facial biometrics

iOS Beta 13.5 Lets Users Wearing Face Masks Skip Biometric Authentication

iOS Beta 13.5 Lets Users Wearing Face Masks Skip Biometric Authentication

Apple has released the latest beta version of iOS 13, which includes an adjustment to the Face ID biometric authentication system in which if a user is wearing a face mask they can skip the process and go straight to the passcode screen. The change comes at a time when a growing number of people…

Xpert Decision Systems Launches Automated Face Biometrics Solution

Xpert Decision Systems Launches Automated Face Biometrics Solution

South African credit information bureau Xpert Decision Systems (XDS) announced that it has launched a new web-based automated facial biometrics solution that will allow its clients to remotely and securely authenticate their identity in real time. This announcement comes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic which has caused a large number of enterprises and consumers to…

Bluink Expands eID-Me Program to Quebec

Bluink Expands eID-Me Program to Quebec

Ottawa-based digital identity and access management company Bluink has announced the launch of its eID-Me program in Quebec, allowing residents of the province to store a digital copy of their driver’s license on their iOS or Android-powered smartphone. The addition of Quebec to the eID-Me app comes via an update that has already been pushed…

New Dynabook Laptops Support Biometric Security, New Privacy Features

New Dynabook Laptops Support Biometric Security, New Privacy Features

Dynabook Americas Inc (formerly known as Toshiba America) has announced new additions to its Portégé X Series laptops. The 13.3-inch Portégé X30-G, 14-inch Portégé X40-G and 15.6-inch Portégé X50-G feature biometric authentication for security as well as new privacy features, and new Intel processors. “The Portégé X Series is Dynabook’s premier collection of thin &…

Google Plans Debit Card with Biometric Security

Google Plans Debit Card with Biometric Security

Tech Giant Google appears close to announcing a new physical debit card to be used with its Google Pay payment platform, complete with biometric security. The news — which comes via a series of leaked documents obtained by TechCrunch — would position Google in the FinTech industry alongside competitor Apple, following the launch of the…

Discover App is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

Discover App is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

The Pixel 4 was launched by Google back in November of 2019 featuring Face Unlock, Android’s version of biometric facial recognition that functions similar to Apple’s Face ID. The introduction of Face Unlock was seen by many as a big step for Google and Android, as until that point previous Pixel phones had all relied…

New Apple Patents Aimed at Improving Underwater UX, Screen Orientation

New Apple Patents Aimed at Improving Underwater UX, Screen Orientation

A pair of new patents filed recently by Apple hint that the tech giant is looking into how to make future iPhones fully functional while completely submerged underwater, and using the Face ID system to determine the device’s orientation. As AppleInsider reports, the first patent — titled “Underwater User Interface” — focuses on the usability…

OPPO Launches Reno3 Pro in Middle East with 64MP Camera, Facial Recognition

OPPO Launches Reno3 Pro in Middle East with 64MP Camera, Facial Recognition

Chinese tech company OPPO has announced the launch of its Reno3 Series of smartphones in the Middle East, featuring a 64MP camera and facial recognition for biometric security. “We are extremely excited to bring Reno3 Series to the Middle East market,” said OPPO President, Middle East and Africa Ethan Xue. “Many cutting-edge imaging technologies and design techniques…

Google Fixes Biometric Flaw in Latest Android Developer Preview Release

Google Fixes Biometric Flaw in Latest Android Developer Preview Release

Google has fixed what has been termed by many to be a major flaw in its new Face Unlock biometric authentication system that was released with the Pixel 4 late last year. In the latest release of the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 (DP2), the “require eyes to be open” feature is live, meaning users…

Galaxy Note 10 Updated With Improved Facial Recognition, Gesture Support

Galaxy Note 10 Updated With Improved Facial Recognition, Gesture Support

Samsung has released an update for its Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ that contains improvements for facial recognition for use with face unlock features, as well as gesture support and other changes. The updates are listed as firmware versions N975FXXU2BTB5, N975FOXM2BTB3, and N975FXXU2BTB3, and are now rolling out to devices in Germany — the update was originally released…

Trinamix Teams with Qualcomm to Bring Facial Recognition Tech to Android

Trinamix Teams with Qualcomm to Bring Facial Recognition Tech to Android

Trinamix, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant BASF, has announced a partnership with Qualcomm’s Software Accelerator Program to promote its facial recognition technology to Android phone manufacturers. Founded in 2015 by researcher Ingmar Bruder, Trinamix has a unique proprietary technology that uses the backscatter from infrared beams in combination with 2D infrared images and…

Jumio Announces Gains in Speed, Accuracy, User Experience

Jumio Announces Gains in Speed, Accuracy, User Experience

Jumio, the AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, announced gains in the speed and accuracy of its verification services, as well as a more intuitive user experience. These gains come after a two year period during which Jumio invested heavily automation enabled through a variety of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optical character recognition…

Hearsay Systems Launches Biometric and PIN Security for Hearsay Relate App

Hearsay Systems Launches Biometric and PIN Security for Hearsay Relate App

Hearsay Systems has announced the launch of improved security for its Hearsay Relate app in the form of a multimodal approach featuring biometric and PIN-based authorization. Hearsay Systems is a provider of business solutions for financial services organizations through its various products and services, including Hearsay Cloud, Hearsay Social, and the Hearsay Relate app. Agents…

Jumio Recognized as Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio Recognized as Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio has been recognized as a Representative Vendor by Gartner’s Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Corroboration for the second straight year. Jumio, a provider of biometric and artificial intelligence-enabled trusted identity as a service was recognized by the report from a field of several other providers of identity proofing and corroboration. The Guide states…

Year in Review: Reflecting on the Good and Bad of Facial Recognition’s Big Year

Year in Review: Reflecting on the Good and Bad of Facial Recognition’s Big Year

Facial recognition technology has had a big year, in good ways and bad. On the positive side, Apple signaled a more or less definitive switch to 3D facial recognition as the primary mechanism for user authentication on its flagship smartphones: Having made a big splash last year with its introduction of Face ID on the…

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

“…Yoti’s Head of Social Impact, Ken Banks, explained that many charity organizations felt that technological solutions based on smartphones would actually hinder access to services, since many charity recipients will either not have the required hardware or technological literacy to confidently use the new tools.” Yoti has concluded its research on the digital identity needs…

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

A new Windows 10 update has delivered FIDO2 authentication, with Microsoft placing its Windows Hello biometric authentication platform closer to front and center for end users. With respect to the latter, Windows’ development team has now placed a Windows Hello setup button right on the OS’s lock screen. It’s clearly a move aimed at encouraging…

Jumio Returns to REGTECH100 for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio Returns to REGTECH100 for Second Consecutive Year

“…the number of candidates nominated for this year’s REGTECH100 had nearly doubled over last year, reaching 824 – a sign of the vitality of this market area in the wake of major new regulations such as the European Union’s GDPR and PSD2 rules.” The industry accolades continue for Jumio, with the company making the REGTECH100…

BioID and Pikcio Are Developing Facial Recognition Age Verification for UK Websites

BioID and Pikcio Are Developing Facial Recognition Age Verification for UK Websites

“The technology will be used by the jointly-developed service to verify the age of individuals in the UK seeking to access adult websites.” BioID has teamed up with Swiss blockchain specialist Pikcio to develop an age verification service based on facial recognition. The latter technology comes by way of BioID, which upgraded its BWS solution…

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