facial recognition

Selfie Biometrics Specialist Jumio Gets New CEO

Selfie Biometrics Specialist Jumio Gets New CEO

Jumio has a new chief executive. Robert Prigge, who previously served as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer, has been promoted to the role of President. In a statement announcing the change, Jumio’s Board of Directors highlighted Prigge’s “track record of success” as the company’s CRO, as well as his previous experience in high-level positions with…

Jumio Provides Identity Verification for P2P Cryptocurrency Exchange

Jumio Provides Identity Verification for P2P Cryptocurrency Exchange

With Bitcoin, it can be difficult to know who’s on the other end of the transaction. Paxful is hoping to fix that problem through a new partnership with Jumio. The former is the world’s second largest peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, and will be using Jumio’s identity verification services to raise the level of trust its users…

Eighth Argentinian Bank Signs On for FacePhi Biometric Authentication

Eighth Argentinian Bank Signs On for FacePhi Biometric Authentication

“The bank is taking advantage of two of FacePhi’s solutions: SelphID, its pioneering selfie-based authentication platform; and Look&Phi, a biometric solution that focuses specifically on the user’s eyes for authentication. “ FacePhi is consolidating its leading position in Argentina. The company has announced that it has a new partner in the country – Banco Supervielle,…

Mitek Brings Enhanced ID Capture to Desktop Version of Selfie Authentication Solution

Mitek Brings Enhanced ID Capture to Desktop Version of Selfie Authentication Solution

“Integrated into partner platforms, the system enables end users to confirm their identities just by taking a selfie photo and a picture of their official identity documents, which it automatically matches.” Mitek has enhanced the desktop version of its selfie-based authentication system, bring its MiSnap solution over from the mobile experience. The company’s technology is…

Precise Biometrics Sets Date and Agenda for AGM

Precise Biometrics Sets Date and Agenda for AGM

Precise Biometrics has set a date and revealed the agenda for its Annual General Meeting, and it looks like the company is eager to get some incentives in place for its top leadership. Among the proposals for Precise Biometrics’ shareholders to vote on is a reverse share split, in which ten existing shares would be…

Aflac Japan will Authenticate Cancer Insurance Customers with Biometrics

Aflac Japan will Authenticate Cancer Insurance Customers with Biometrics

“[Nok Nok Labs’] S3 Authentication Suite will allow Aflac’s 15 million customers to biometrically verify their identities and log into their accounts using only their mobile devices.” Cancer patients in Japan should have an easier time getting reimbursed for treatments thanks to a new agreement between Nok Nok Labs, Fujitsu, and Aflac Japan. Specifically, Aflac,…

Biometric Tech Wins Subaru Forester Some Safety-Minded Acclaim

Biometric Tech Wins Subaru Forester Some Safety-Minded Acclaim

“The ranking should help to further illuminate the potential for biometric technology in automotive applications…” The 2019 Subaru Forester’s biometric technology has helped the car to earn a spot on Parents magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Family Cars of 2019”. The car was selected in the category of “The Best Two-Row SUVs”, with the…

Precise Biometrics to Maintain Focus on Biometric Cards, Mobile Fingerprint & Multimodal ID

Precise Biometrics to Maintain Focus on Biometric Cards, Mobile Fingerprint & Multimodal ID

Precise Biometrics will focus on biometric payment cards, smartphone fingerprint scanning, and multi-modal digital identity for the foreseeable future, with its new YOUNiQ solution being key to the latter over 2019, suggests its newly-published Annual Report. A glossier, more in-depth publication than Precise Biometrics’ year-end results, which were published in February, the Annual Report offers…

HSBC Brings FacePhi Biometric Tech to Uruguay

HSBC Brings FacePhi Biometric Tech to Uruguay

“The new partnership marks FacePhi’s first foray into the Uruguayan market, though this isn’t the first time it has worked with the global bank.” FacePhi‘s upwards trajectory continues, with HSBC Uruguay becoming the latest financial services firm to embrace its selfie-based biometric authentication technology. The new partnership marks FacePhi’s first foray into the Uruguayan market,…

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

While the original announcement of LG’s next flagship smartphone made waves with its focus on 3D facial recognition, the LG G8 ThinQ has another innovative biometric system up its sleeve. Or maybe just beneath it: its new ‘Hand ID’ system is designed to scan the veins in users’ hands for authentication. The unusual approach makes…

New ChromeOS Signage Solution Supports Face Biometrics

New ChromeOS Signage Solution Supports Face Biometrics

A new ChromeOS media player supports Ultra-High Definition video as well as facial recognition and gaze tracking. Unveiled by AOPEN at this week’s Digital Signage Expo 2019, the AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2 is designed to power UHD 4K screens, and to support external Internet of Things applications. It can run on a 7th generation Intel…

Ipsidy Partners with Noftek, Expanding Caribbean Presence

Ipsidy Partners with Noftek, Expanding Caribbean Presence

Atlanta-based IT firm Noftek has joined the Ipsidy Partner Network, expanding their product and services offering to include Ipsidy’s Identity-as-a-Service platform. Noftek will initially focus its sales efforts on the British Virgin Islands, a key focus area for the firm. At the partnership’s outset, Noftek will sell Verified, a biometric authentication solution for mobile devices…

Face ID is Key to New Platform That Rewards Ad Watching with Movie Tickets

Face ID is Key to New Platform That Rewards Ad Watching with Movie Tickets

A co-founder of MoviePass is looking to leverage Apple’s Face ID system for a new movie ticket platform, according to Adweek. The aim is to force members to watch ads in exchange for movie tickets, and the company is hoping that early adopters will pay for the privilege through a Kickstarter campaign. Whereas the idea…

Samsung Extends In-Display Fingerprint Scanning to Mid-Range Line

Samsung Extends In-Display Fingerprint Scanning to Mid-Range Line

Samsung is bringing in-display fingerprint scanning to at least one mid-range smartphone, signalling that this could become a mainstay feature in the company’s overall mobile lineup. The newly-announced Galaxy A70 smartphone (pictured above) echoes the recent flagship Galaxy S10 in some other ways, too. There’s a strong focus on imaging, with the A70 sporting a…

Apple Innovates on the Credit Card Concept with Biometric Security, Daily Cash Back

Apple Innovates on the Credit Card Concept with Biometric Security, Daily Cash Back

“A titanium physical card will also be available for shopping in stores, but the card won’t feature a card number, CVV, signature, or even an expiry date – all of that information will need to be accessed from the iPhone.” The rumors were true: Among its other announcements this week, Apple has unveiled a new…

Yoti Partners with FaceTec for Advanced Biometric Liveness Detection

Yoti Partners with FaceTec for Advanced Biometric Liveness Detection

Seeking to enhance the biometrics of its digital identity platform, Yoti has teamed up with 3D facial recognition specialist FaceTec. The companies have announced that the latter’s FaceTec ZoOm 3D Authentication solution is now part of the Yoti portfolio. A New Kind of ID At just about a year and a half after its launch,…

Alcatraz AI Rakes-in $6 Million in Funding Round

Alcatraz AI Rakes-in $6 Million in Funding Round

“Alcatraz AI has indicated that it will use its new capital to further refine its computer vision technology…” Alcatraz AI, a biometric AI startup founded by a former Apple engineer, has brought in $6 million in venture capital through a new funding round. The company specializes in 3D facial recognition for access control. It was…

Frost & Sullivan Award Cognitec for Leadership in Customer Value

Frost & Sullivan Award Cognitec for Leadership in Customer Value

Frost & Sullivan is singing the praises of Dresden-based Cognitec, recognizing the biometrics specialist with the 2019 Global Customer Value Leadership Award. The award is intended for companies that implement strategies to increase value and ROI for their customers, and was bestowed to this year’s winner in recognition of Cognitec’s FaceVACS line of biometric solutions.…

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