facial recognition

Google Officially Releases Pixel 4 Face Unlock Update

Google Officially Releases Pixel 4 Face Unlock Update

Google has followed through on its promises and fixed a major security flaw in the Pixel 4. The issue stems from the smartphone’s Face Unlock feature, which would grant access to people who had their eyes closed when the phone was released in October. Thankfully, the latest Pixel software update finally closes that loophole. The…

AU10TIX is the Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

AU10TIX is the Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

AU10TIX has become the latest member of the FIDO Alliance. The authentication startup believes that FIDO membership will give it a greater voice on the international stage, especially as the FIDO Alliance continues to advocate for passwordless security and identity solutions. “Providing safer and compliant solutions requires us to be at the forefront of global…

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…

OneSpan Brings Biometrics, Anti-fraud Tech to Sony Bank

OneSpan Brings Biometrics, Anti-fraud Tech to Sony Bank

Sony Bank is now using OneSpan’s Mobile Security Suite to safeguard its app and its mobile transactions. The Mobile Security Suite includes Application Shielding, which will monitor the Sony Bank network to detect (and reduce) fraudulent activity. It will also enable biometric authentication, with support for both face and fingerprint recognition.   With that in…

Face ID Comes to Digital Document Signing, Care of SignEasy

Face ID Comes to Digital Document Signing, Care of SignEasy

3D facial recognition is now making its way into the digital document signing space, thanks to a software update for the SignEasy app on iOS. As 9to5Mac reports, SignEasy has become the first digital document signing app to enable support for Face ID, the sophisticated biometric authentication system of Apple’s latest iPhones. In addition to…

Interview: Jumio’s Dean Nicolls on Free ID Verification For Pandemic Relief

Interview: Jumio’s Dean Nicolls on Free ID Verification For Pandemic Relief

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has dramatically accelerated the migration to remote work across all business sectors, giving rise to fraud threats and digital identity needs on an unprecedented scale. This is especially true in the realm of telemedicine. That’s why Jumio announced it is helping keep the economy running by offering its award winning identity…

Kneron Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Kneron Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Kneron has been recognized with a 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award from the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). The awards were set up to honor pioneering AI achievements that help address real world problems for employees and consumers alike. To that end, Kneron is developing embedded hardware and software solutions that will improve the edge AI…

Apple Patent Application Hints at Face ID for Mac Computers

Apple Patent Application Hints at Face ID for Mac Computers

Face ID could finally be on its way to MacBook and iMac computers. At least, that’s the takeaway from a newly published Apple patent application that details a “Light Recognition Module for Determining a User of a Computing Device.” While the language in the title is more generic, the patent essentially describes a facial recognition…

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio has announced that its Jumio Go identity verification platform will be available for free to organizations that are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations that qualify for the service include (but are not limited to) healthcare providers, delivery services, and educational institutions. Those interested in the offer are invited to fill out…

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…

HUMBL and DIPL Team Up to Provide India with Better Mobile Financial Services

HUMBL and DIPL Team Up to Provide India with Better Mobile Financial Services

The U.S. fintech company HUMBL is entering the Indian market through a strategic partnership with Digital India Payments Limited (DIPL). DIPL currently provides payment processing services at more than 30,000 locations in India, and at additional locations in Nepal, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. HUMBL, meanwhile, is a mobile payments specialist. The company…

New Apple Products Include iPad Pro with Lidar Scanner

New Apple Products Include iPad Pro with Lidar Scanner

Apple has unveiled some new products including an update to its entry-level MacBook Air laptop, and a new iPad Pro that comes equipped with a lidar scanner, which would bolster the popular tablet’s augmented reality capabilities. The 3D depth-sensing lidar — which stands for Light Detection and Ranging — scanner uses pulsed laser light to…

Apple Files Patent to Protect Privacy by Tracking User’s Gaze

Apple Files Patent to Protect Privacy by Tracking User’s Gaze

Tech giant Apple has recently filed a patent for a technology that protects the user’s privacy by tracking their gaze. The tech is referred to in the patent as “Gaze-dependent display encryption”, and relies on facial recognition to determine if the device owner is the one looking at the screen, and eye tracking to determine…

Onfido and SecureKey Team Up on Comprehensive Identity Verification

Onfido and SecureKey Team Up on Comprehensive Identity Verification

SecureKey and Onfido have joined forces in an effort to provide customers with a more comprehensive identity verification on solution. The joint offering will blend SecureKey’s real-time authentication tech with Onfido’s document and facial recognition. Onfido’s platform uses facial biometrics to compare a selfie to the photo on an official government ID document. Doing so…

Zenoo Onboarding Platform Gets ID R&D Liveness Detection Tech

Zenoo Onboarding Platform Gets ID R&D Liveness Detection Tech

Zenoo is turning to ID R&D to safeguard its digital onboarding platform. The company will specifically be deploying ID R&D’s IDLive Face solution, which adds an extra layer of passive liveness detection and is compatible with any facial recognition software. ID R&D argues that IDLive Face is more convenient than the alternatives, largely because the…

Infineon, Qualcomm Announce 3D Authentication Reference Design

Infineon, Qualcomm Announce 3D Authentication Reference Design

Infineon and Qualcomm have teamed up to develop a reference design for a new 3D authentication system. The system is built with Infineon’s REAL3 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, and is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform. The news comes shortly after the two companies unveiled a new 3D image sensor with VGA resolution…

iOS 14 Code Heralds Touch ID’s Return in Spring iPhone: Report

iOS 14 Code Heralds Touch ID’s Return in Spring iPhone: Report

We now have perhaps the strongest evidence yet that Apple is planning to bring back Touch ID, care of allegedly leaked operating system code obtained by 9to5Mac. The code indicates that Touch ID will return in a new iPhone slated for release this spring, which is expected to be called either the iPhone SE 2…

Clearview AI Let Investors Try its Biometric Identification App on a Personal Basis

Clearview AI Let Investors Try its Biometric Identification App on a Personal Basis

Clearview AI is in the news again. This time, the company is being flagged for having allowed wealthy investors to try its biometric identification app on a personal basis. The company has already generated more than its share of controversy, first when a New York Times report revealed that the company had been providing police…

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