facial recognition

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung wants its phones to play a bigger part in police work, and has launched a new system designed to make them a key component of police car IT. Called Samsung DeX in Car, the system is essentially designed to turn a Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a police car computer. Officers can plug in a…

Facial Recognition To Fight Human Trafficking

Facial Recognition To Fight Human Trafficking

Attorneys General from the US and Mexico are poised to unveil a new facial recognition system designed to track victims of human trafficking this week. According to a Hypopotamus report, the system will allow families to upload photos of missing persons, and will then use these photos to identify individuals caught on surveillance feeds. The…

Remote Onboarding Specialist Teams Up with Melissa

Remote Onboarding Specialist Teams Up with Melissa

California-based Melissa and Israel-based Scanovate have partnered up to offer an enhanced remote identity verification solution. Scanovate offers an automated onboarding system that uses facial recognition and document reading to match end users to their identity documents – an increasingly popular approach to remote onboarding and mobile authentication. Melissa, meanwhile offers a range of identity…

BIO-key Wins Patent For Continuous Mobile Biometric Authentication

BIO-key Wins Patent For Continuous Mobile Biometric Authentication

“Essentially, it’s designed to use facial and fingerprint recognition to enable continuous, passive biometric authentication of a smartphone user.” BIO-key has been granted a patent that it believes could be highly valuable to the company given current trends in mobile biometrics market. Entitled, “Utilization of Biometric Data”, the patent was first filed in 2015, and…

JCB Extends Apple Pay Support Beyond Japan

JCB Extends Apple Pay Support Beyond Japan

“The move comes soon after JCB enabled Google Pay in its home country, reflecting the company’s growing interest in novel payment technologies.” Japanese credit card company JCB is now supporting Apple Pay in Taiwan, the company has announced. JCB’s support in Taiwan comes in partnership with E.SUN Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan, with Taiwan…

Experian Brings More Biometrics to its CrossCore Platform

Experian Brings More Biometrics to its CrossCore Platform

Experian is bringing yet more biometric capabilities to its CrossCore anti-fraud platform, thanks to a new partnership with Acuant. The latter is bringing to the table its AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition in order to match end users against their government-issued IDs. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies suggested…

New iOS 12 Feature May Point to Face ID for the iPad

New iOS 12 Feature May Point to Face ID for the iPad

With the iOS 12 beta now rolling out, it’s becoming clear that Apple has reversed course on a previous policy restricting Face ID authentication to one user per device. As 9to5Mac reports, there is a new feature in the Face ID & Passcode Settings area of iOS 12 allowing users to “Set Up an Alternate…

Apple Patent Details How a Device Can Look Back at You

Apple Patent Details How a Device Can Look Back at You

A newly revealed patent application from Apple suggests the company is exploring technology that would allow a device to track a user’s gaze, head position, hand gestures, face biometrics, and more. Newly published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the patent was filed in Q4 of last year. It specifically concerns applications of its…

NEC Enters Mobile Biometrics Market with Smartphone Integration

NEC Enters Mobile Biometrics Market with Smartphone Integration

NEC has long enjoyed some renown as a provider of sophisticated facial recognition technology to government and enterprise clients, but the company is now branching out into the mobile authentication market through the application of its software in new smartphones. Its mobile partner, Algeria-based Bomare, isn’t exactly a global brand. But the company makes devices…

Goode Intelligence Predicts Serious Growth for Biometrics in Banking

Goode Intelligence Predicts Serious Growth for Biometrics in Banking

Goode Intelligence is predicting some serious growth for biometric technology in the banking sector. In a new report entitled “Biometrics for Banking: Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2018-2023 – Second Edition,” the market research firm predicts that by the end of 2020, 1.9 billion bank customers around the world will be using…

Market Research Firm to Leverage NEC Biometrics

Market Research Firm to Leverage NEC Biometrics

NEC is aiming to extend its presence in the retail sector through a new partnership with Macromill, a Tokyo-based market research firm. Essentially, the companies are looking to combine their expertise in order to offer enhanced market research services. Macromill claims to have a network of 90 million individuals across 90 countries at its disposal…

Crossmatch Announces Accordant Technology as Latest DigitalPersona Distribution Partner

Crossmatch Announces Accordant Technology as Latest DigitalPersona Distribution Partner

“The DigitalPersona platform supports multiple biometric factors, including fingerprint, facial, and voice recognition, as well as more traditional authentication mechanisms like passwords, PINs, and security questions.” Crossmatch has acquired a new distribution partner for its DigitalPersona multi-factor authentication platform. A provider of virtual work environments and cloud solutions, Accordant Technology also assists its clients with…

Apple Pay Lets Concertgoers Order Drinks from the Dance Floor

Apple Pay Lets Concertgoers Order Drinks from the Dance Floor

Apple may have found a new venue for the promotion of its biometric mobile payment platform: concerts. The company trialed a new order-ahead system at the recent BottleRock music festival near San Francisco, allowing Apple Pay users to order a drink from a concession stand, pay for it, and then just walk up and grab…

Google Commits to Ethical Principles for AI in Wake of Pentagon Contract Controversy

Google Commits to Ethical Principles for AI in Wake of Pentagon Contract Controversy

In the wake of the controversy over Google’s recent military contract to provide ‘weaponized AI’ to the Pentagon, the company is attempting to clarify its stance on the matter with an outline of ethical principles guiding its work in artificial intelligence. As detailed by CEO Sundar Pichai in a recent blog post, there are seven:…

Facepoint Aims to Dramatically Reduce Fraud With Facial Recognition and AI

Facepoint Aims to Dramatically Reduce Fraud With Facial Recognition and AI

A new participant in the NVIDIA Inception Program is aiming to dramatically reduce online fraud using facial recognition, AI, and a watch list approach. Called Facepoint, the Paris-based company is working on an anti-fraud online platform that would rely on a database of “heightened risk individuals,” as the company puts it on its website. The…

Acuant Wins Patent for Document Reading Solution

Acuant Wins Patent for Document Reading Solution

“It’s an important component of Acuant’s AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition to verify that a piece of ID does indeed pertain to an end user.” Acuant has further extended its IP portfolio with the awarding of a new patent for its identity document processing technology. Entitled “System and methods for remote…

Google’s Face Scanning Doorbell Hits UK Market

Google’s Face Scanning Doorbell Hits UK Market

Google’s face-scanning smart doorbell has hit the UK market. Called Nest Hello, it’s a doorbell with an integrated camera and speaker system, and is designed to connect to other smart home devices via wifi. When someone is at the door, it will send an alert to the user – through a smartphone or Google Home…

BRIEF: A Major Week For Mobile Biometrics

BRIEF: A Major Week For Mobile Biometrics

It has been a particularly busy week for mobile biometrics, with industry news running the gamut from security fiascos to pioneering innovations. In some ways, the week has marked the culmination of some of the biggest trends that have been underway over the past year – the rise of facial recognition, the ongoing proliferation of…

OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Fooled by Black-and-White Photo

OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Fooled by Black-and-White Photo

“The spoofing also highlights the importance of liveness detection, which can involve a number of different methods of making sure that it’s the actual user in front of the phone.” OnePlus’s new flagship smartphone can be unlocked with a photo of the user’s face, and it doesn’t even need to be in color, suggests a…

Jibo Looks for Familiar Faces in Smart Home Race

Jibo Looks for Familiar Faces in Smart Home Race

“The table lamp-sized device is equipped with a camera and facial recognition technology allowing it to personally identify the different members of a household…” A Boston-based tech company is aiming to shake up the Alexa- and Google-dominated smart speaker market. Called Jibo, the company’s eponymous offering was launched last October, and has now been upgraded…

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