facial recognition

Biometric Payment Authentication May be Around the Corner on Chrome

Biometric Payment Authentication May be Around the Corner on Chrome

A new Google Chrome flag recently uncovered hints that the popular browser may soon be adding biometric authentication for payments on Android as well as other major OSs. The flag — titled “Allow using platform authenticators to retrieve server cards” — indicates that users will be able to “use a platform authenticator”, likely the fingerprint…

Jumio Announces French Portfolio to Meet Growing Demand

Jumio Announces French Portfolio to Meet Growing Demand

Jumio is creating a new French portfolio in an effort to increase its appeal in French language markets. The company has also appointed Frederic Ly as its first sales leader for the region. As sales leader, Ly will be asked to expand Jumio’s current clientele, and to oversee the formation of a new regional sales…

IDnow Reports Ten-Fold Increase in Authentication Transactions Over Past Six Months

IDnow Reports Ten-Fold Increase in Authentication Transactions Over Past Six Months

“In announcing the tenfold growth in the use of AutoIdent, IDnow cited a few key factors in driving customer interest: new business models, heightened security efforts, and increasing digitization.” IDnow is reporting a 1000 percent increase in transaction volumes for its AutoIdent authentication solution over the past six months. Developed in collaboration with DERMALOG, AutoIdent…

Passbase Launches Codeless Biometric Onboarding Solution

Passbase Launches Codeless Biometric Onboarding Solution

Passbase has launched a new biometric authentication solution to help organizations that are trying to update their digital security practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s web-based platform utilizes facial recognition with 3D liveness detection to compare an image of a customer to the image on an official government ID. In that regard, the technology…

SOFTwarfare Launches Passwordless Security Solution for Enterprise

SOFTwarfare Launches Passwordless Security Solution for Enterprise

The cybersecurity integration specialist SOFTwarfare has released a new passwordless security solution for the enterprise. Dubbed BioThenticate, the new platform can be deployed in conjunction with other cybersecurity applications to help protect sensitive corporate materials. According to SOFTwarfare, BioThenticate will be especially useful to remote workforces during the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform leverages the biometric…

BIPA Doesn’t Apply to Photos, Argues Google

BIPA Doesn’t Apply to Photos, Argues Google

Google is planning to contest a class action lawsuit that alleges that the company violated the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in Illinois. The lawsuit was filed in February, and specifically concerns a facial recognition database that was created after extracting facial templates from photos on the company’s platform. BIPA prevents companies from obtaining and…

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

A new Apple patent suggests that the company is still working to enhance its sophisticated facial recognition technology. The patent describes a compact, next-gen apparatus for Apple’s TrueDepth camera system. This is the component of the iPhone that powers Apple’s Face ID authentication system, projecting a grid of infrared light onto a user’s face in…

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook is looking to strengthen the security of its popular Messenger app on iOS devices. The social media giant is now testing a new authentication feature that would force users to confirm their identities before gaining access to their messages. The updated app would support both Face ID and Touch ID in addition to a…

Wells Fargo is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

Wells Fargo is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

The list of apps that support Face Unlock on the Pixel 4 keeps growing at a steady pace, with the Wells Fargo app recently joining in as the latest to accommodate Google’s take on biometric facial recognition for authentication. Face Unlock was first introduced with the launch of the Pixel 4 in November of 2019…

FacePhi Achieves Biometric Liveness Detection Milestone

FacePhi Achieves Biometric Liveness Detection Milestone

“As per iBeta criteria, FacePhi’s technology was able to fend off all attacks during the PAD evaluation process.” FacePhi has achieved an important milestone with its sophisticated facial recognition technology, announcing that it’s biometric technology is compliant to Level 1 of iBeta’s anti-spoofing test program, which assesses biometric liveness detection in accordance with the ISO…

Onfido Completes UK Digital ID Pilot

Onfido Completes UK Digital ID Pilot

Onfido has successfully completed its FCA regulatory sandbox pilot in the UK. The pilot began in February of 2019, and was carried out in collaboration with Evernym and Deloitte. The project was specifically set up to test the viability of reusable digital identities in commercial situations. Onfido is now reporting that the results were extremely…

StrongPoint Integrates Yoti Age Scan Into Self-Checkout Solutions

StrongPoint Integrates Yoti Age Scan Into Self-Checkout Solutions

Yoti is expanding the scope of its partnership with StrongPoint. The two companies have been working together since 2018 to automate age checks in the retail industry and facilitate the sale of age-restricted goods at self-checkout terminals. The updated arrangement specifically concerns Yoti Age Scan, which estimates someone’s age based on a live photo of…

FacePhi Establishes New LATAM Support Team in Uruguay

FacePhi Establishes New LATAM Support Team in Uruguay

FacePhi is establishing a new team in Uruguay to provide better support to its customers in Latin America. The facial recognition specialist currently provides secure onboarding services for financial institutions throughout the region, with recent clients including Argentina’s Banco de Corrientes and Uruguay’s own Creditel credit service. The company previously entered the country through a…

Yoti Approved for Online Age Verification in Germany

Yoti Approved for Online Age Verification in Germany

Yoti is now an approved form of age verification for age-restricted sites in Germany. The news comes courtesy of the German Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media service providers (FSM), which is an established self-regulatory organization that oversees telemedia in the country. The certification specifically concerns Yoti Age Scan and Yoti’s Digital ID app, which…

Yoti to Verify Child Trust Fund Beneficiaries’ IDs

Yoti to Verify Child Trust Fund Beneficiaries’ IDs

OneFamily has announced that Child Trust Fund beneficiaries will be able to use the Yoti app to prove their identity when claiming their accounts. The trust funds in question were introduced as part of a 2005 UK initiative to encourage families to save money for their children, which created a trust fund for every child…

WorldRemit Looks to Onfido For Biometric Costumer Onboarding

WorldRemit Looks to Onfido For Biometric Costumer Onboarding

Onfido has a new client in the international remittances sector. The company’s biometric authentication technology will be used to onboard customers of WorldRemit, a UK-based specialist in online international money transfers. It’s an apt partnership for a disruptive remittances service whose operations are 100 percent digital. Using Onfido’s technology, the company will allow customers to…

Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Now Supported in Chrome

Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Now Supported in Chrome

Google appears to have flipped the switch on a server side update to its Chrome browser that enables users with a Windows Hello compatible device to use biometric authentication to verify their identity when making an online payment through the browser. To enable the feature — which requires a Windows 10 device — users need…

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