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Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Looking back on the year in biometrics, it’s impossible to ignore a trend that was already well underway at the end of 2017 – the ascent of airport biometrics. It’s an ascent that has been propelled by a number of actors and forces, with a key one being the US Customs and Border Protection agency.…

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INTERVIEW: Aware’s David Benini On Knomi, FIDO UAF, and Industry Trends

INTERVIEW: Aware’s David Benini On Knomi, FIDO UAF, and Industry Trends

Aware, Inc. has long been a heavy-hitter in the biometric security industry, but it has had a particularly eventful year in 2018. The company won a huge contract from the UK Home Office this summer to work on an important biometric services project that will have applications in border control, immigration, and law enforcement. And…

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ACI Worldwide Embraces BioCatch Security for UP Payments Risk Management Platform

ACI Worldwide Embraces BioCatch Security for UP Payments Risk Management Platform

“As online and mobile banking proliferates, fraudsters are consistently finding new ways to infiltrate banks’ systems, creating havoc for consumers and businesses alike. By using behavioral data to distinguish between a genuine customer and a fraudster – whether human or non-human – we are able to detect fraudulent activity in real-time and protect consumers.” – Avi…

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Year in Review: Facial Recognition Was in the Spotlight in 2018, Warts and All

Year in Review: Facial Recognition Was in the Spotlight in 2018, Warts and All

Facial recognition technology has had a big year, in good ways and bad. On the positive side, Apple signaled a more or less definitive switch to 3D facial recognition as the primary mechanism for user authentication on its flagship smartphones: Having made a big splash last year with its introduction of Face ID on the…

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INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory – On Biometrics, AI and Connected Cars

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory – On Biometrics, AI and Connected Cars

Sensory, Inc. closed out 2017 as the provider of one of the world’s most sophisticated biometrics platforms for mobile devices. Having demoed a virtual bank teller AI assistant that uses facial and voice recognition to identify the user at the FinovateFall event, the company saw its technology integrated into a major new smartphone from LG,…

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Year in Review: The Rise of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Year in Review: The Rise of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

This week brought some important news in the world of mobile biometrics: At its Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm announced that it had developed a new, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Called the 3D Sonic Sensor, it was unveiled alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, its flagship chip solution for the coming year. Together with the launch of…

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New FaceTec White Paper Highlights Importance of Anti-Spoofing Standards

New FaceTec White Paper Highlights Importance of Anti-Spoofing Standards

“It comprehensively lays out the growing proliferation of biometric security, the serious risks that presentation attacks pose, and the consequent importance of independent, accredited industry testing…” Toward the end of this summer, FaceTec‘s ZoOm 3D Face Login authentication solution became the first in the world to attain Level 1 certification in iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection…

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Ever AI Facial Recognition Gets Top Ranking in FRVT 1:1 Testing for Wild Images

Ever AI Facial Recognition Gets Top Ranking in FRVT 1:1 Testing for Wild Images

“This independent evaluation establishes us as the de facto leader of mission-critical face recognition in the US.” – Doug Aley, CEO, Ever AI Ever AI is celebrating an important win in the latest round of facial recognition testing conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): The firm’s technology tied for first in the…

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Asian Bank Begins Trial of Feitian/IDEX Biometrics Payment Cards

Asian Bank Begins Trial of Feitian/IDEX Biometrics Payment Cards

A trial of biometric payment cards featuring IDEX sensors is now underway in Asia, the company has announced. It’s the product of IDEX’s partnership with Feitian, which developed a dual interface biometric payment card using an IDEX fingerprint sensor just about a year ago. In a statement announcing the trial, IDEX did not name the…

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BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

Artificial intelligence has always been an important component of biometric technology. In a sense, biometric recognition is artificial intelligence, enabling a computer system to correctly match a fingerprint or an iris pattern to a template on file. But it’s undeniable that AI in its broader sense is coming to play a bigger role in biometric…

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Industry Leaders IDEMIA, NEC, BioConnect, Daon, Aware and More Featured in the New FindBiometrics Directory

Industry Leaders IDEMIA, NEC, BioConnect, Daon, Aware and More Featured in the New FindBiometrics Directory

As the biometrics industry continues to grow at an accelerated pace, with authentication and identification solutions proliferating the market, relying parties looking to deploy technologies in the enterprise, financial services, government, retail and healthcare markets are presented with a daunting abundance of choice. The quick pace at which the biometrics industry has grown left little…

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Financial Biometrics Month 2018 – The Roundup

Financial Biometrics Month 2018 – The Roundup

In business, and perhaps especially in finance, timing is important. Borrowing at low rates, selling at high valuations, fundraising ahead of a market boom – success across a range of ventures depends so much upon acting when conditions are exactly right. For FinTech players involved in biometrics, that time is now, as our Financial Biometrics…

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2018 Women in Biometrics Awards Winners Announced

2018 Women in Biometrics Awards Winners Announced

“FindBiometrics applauds this year’s winners and the rest of the nominees for helping to push the biometric security industry forward both in terms of technological and business innovation, and in terms of bringing about greater representation in the industry.” The five winners of the Security Industry Association‘s 2018 Women in Biometrics Awards have been revealed.…

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FindBiometrics Webinar To Tackle FinTech & What Happened In Vegas

FindBiometrics Webinar To Tackle FinTech & What Happened In Vegas

“…while they say that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, that doesn’t always strictly hold true.” With biometric technology playing an ever-expanding role in securing customers and service providers in the banking and financial services industry, many of the major players in biometrics converged in Las Vegas last week for this year’s US-based Money20/20…

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INTERVIEW: Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Crossmatch CEO Rich Agostinelli. The interview begins with talk of the autumn’s big news: in September Crossmatch was acquired by HID Global. After detailing how the acquisition will affect the company, Agostinelli shed some light on Crossmatch’s product line and use cases for its NOMAD biometric readers, as well as…

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