facial recognition

Face ID to Return in iPhone 12: Leaker

Face ID to Return in iPhone 12: Leaker

An ostensibly leaked design image for the forthcoming iPhone 12 suggests that Apple is sticking with biometric facial recognition for its main line of smartphones, even if its latest device uses fingerprint scanning instead. The image comes by way of Jon Prosser, a leaker who previously forecasted the date of the launch of the iPhone…

Vietnamese AI Group Touts Mask-ready Facial Recognition for Smartphones

Vietnamese AI Group Touts Mask-ready Facial Recognition for Smartphones

VinAI Research says it has developed facial recognition technology that can identify users wearing masks, and that it will bring the tech to mobile devices. The firm is a subsidiary of the Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup, which also owns VinSmart, an electronics maker that also produces smartphones. VinAI Research says it is working with VinSmart to…

iOS Google Drive Users to Get Biometric Security Update

iOS Google Drive Users to Get Biometric Security Update

Google announced that it will be rolling out a new biometric security feature for the iOS version of its Google Drive app this week. The feature, called ‘Privacy Screen’, will give users the option to lock access to the app behind biometric authentication via Face ID , Touch ID, or a password. The Privacy Screen…

BBC Doc Uses Yoti Age Estimation to Spotlight Underage Nudes Issue on Social Media

BBC Doc Uses Yoti Age Estimation to Spotlight Underage Nudes Issue on Social Media

Yoti‘s age estimation technology has been used in a new BBC exposé on the prominence of underage pornographic content on social media platforms. Titled “Nudes4Sale” and helmed by BBC reporter Ellie Flynn, the documentary explores the trend of teenagers selling nude photos online using the hashtag #Nudes4Sale. To that end, Yoti’s technology was used to…

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 OnePlus Devices Maintain In-display, Face-Scanning Trends

New OnePlus Devices Maintain In-display, Face-Scanning Trends

With the mobile industry among the many others that are seeing supply chain disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, two of the biggest trends in mobile biometrics are marching right along thanks to the launch of a new pair of smartphones from OnePlus. The trends in question are in-display fingerprint scanning and face-based authentication; the phones…

FacePhi Provides Biometric Onboarding for Uruguay’s Creditel

FacePhi Provides Biometric Onboarding for Uruguay’s Creditel

FacePhi has picked up a second financial customer in Uruguay. The facial recognition specialist has announced that it will be delivering the SelphID onboarding and authentication platform for Creditel, which is one of the largest credit providers in the country. SelphID utilizes document and facial recognition to compare a selfie to the photo on an…

Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Uses FacePhi Biometrics For Patient ID Verification

Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Uses FacePhi Biometrics For Patient ID Verification

FacePhi has been able to maintain all of its primary business operations in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The facial recognition specialist has been able to advance all of its business and R&D initiatives, including the implementation of biometric authentication technology at the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. The Kangbuk deployment came about…

ZenGo Explains Cryptocurrency ‘Paradox’ Amid COVID-19

ZenGo Explains Cryptocurrency ‘Paradox’ Amid COVID-19

“…previously, many economists believed that cryptocurrencies would act as shelter assets at times when other currencies and securities were plummeting in value.” In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and its terrible economic effects, cryptocurrencies are seeing increased adoption, even though the values of the cryptocurrencies themselves have plummeted, writes ZenGo in a new blog…

EFF: COVID-19 Policies Still Need to Respect Civil Liberties

EFF: COVID-19 Policies Still Need to Respect Civil Liberties

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is trying to protect people’s civil liberties in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The watchdog notes that many governments have implemented (or are trying to implement) new, potentially invasive surveillance measures in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. While the EFF acknowledges that stopping the spread…

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…

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