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Financial Biometrics Month: The Next Big Wave in Payments

Financial Biometrics Month: The Next Big Wave in Payments

The technological areas of biometrics and smart cards have overlapped for many years now, most notably in the domain of access control, where multiple access terminals and kiosks have supported both biometric and smart card-based authentication. And smart cards with built-in biometric capabilities started to emerge several years ago, in various forms: Face Forensics, for…

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TECH5 Partners with Pepper & Ink for Mobile ID Solution

TECH5 Partners with Pepper & Ink for Mobile ID Solution

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition TECH5 has teamed up with Pepper & Ink Technologies to release a new ID storage app that eliminates the need for a physical identity card. The mobile app blends Pepper & Ink’s compression technology with TECH5’s facial recognition tech to encode identifying information – including face biometrics – as a…

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Lufthansa Launches Biometric Boarding at JFK Airport

Lufthansa Launches Biometric Boarding at JFK Airport

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Lufthansa Airlines has launched a biometric self-boarding gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 1. This comes almost 11 months after JetBlue debuted a similar service at JFK’s Terminal 5 following an extensive pilot project at Logan International Airport in Boston. During that trial, over 50,000 passengers used biometric…

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Atos to Upgrade AENA Airports with Biometric Tech

Atos to Upgrade AENA Airports with Biometric Tech

AENA is looking to make its airport operations more efficient with the help of Atos. The two companies have signed a three-year contract worth just under €12 million (€11.8 million, to be precise), with an option to extend for another two years if everything goes well. AENA currently operates 46 airports and 2 heliports in…

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Konami Loyalty Program Uses Face Recognition Instead of Physical Cards

Konami Loyalty Program Uses Face Recognition Instead of Physical Cards

Konami Gaming will be showcasing its latest facial recognition tech when it heads to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas later this month. Specifically, the company will be running demos of the SYNKROS casino management system, which combines the company’s SYNK Vision face tech with the SynkConnect mobile app. SYNKROS is essentially a…

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Trueface Tech Helps Identify Missing Persons After Hurricane Dorian

Trueface Tech Helps Identify Missing Persons After Hurricane Dorian

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Trueface is hoping its facial recognition technology can help find missing hurricane survivors in the Bahamas. The company has partnered with the Bahamian blockchain startup Bluestone Technology to create a FindMeBahamas missing persons registry, which will use facial recognition to identify the people found as rescue workers continue to sort…

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Expert Biometrics Interviews Top This Week’s Most Popular Stories

Expert Biometrics Interviews Top This Week’s Most Popular Stories

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles is a chatty one. Two of the week’s most popular posts were interviews. One is a wide-ranging discussion with TECH5 executives and founders Machiel Van Der Harst and Rahul Parthe; and the other is an audio interview with NEC’s Benji Hutchinson, conducted on FindBiometrics’ ID Talk podcast:…

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Ipsidy Partners with National ID Registry to Bring Proof to Peru

Ipsidy Partners with National ID Registry to Bring Proof to Peru

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Ipsidy is bringing its Proof Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution to Peru. The Proof platform arrives in the country through a partnership with RENIEC, Peru’s National ID Registry. As the ID Registry, RENIEC handles the distribution of all national identities, including the country’s electronic ID cards. The Proof app…

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WorldReach App Integrates Cognitec’s Face Matching Solution

WorldReach App Integrates Cognitec’s Face Matching Solution

WorldReach has deployed Cognitec’s secure facial recognition tech in a smartphone app that automates the ID application process. The app asks users to take a selfie when applying for a passport or a visa, or when they’re enrolling in some kind of digital service. After that, Cognitec’s facial recognition algorithm will match the photo against…

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Chooch Releases Edge AI Computer Vision Platform

Chooch Releases Edge AI Computer Vision Platform

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Chooch AI has released a new computer vision service that allows users to detect and categorize events in any kind of local video stream. Dubbed Chooch Edge AI, the technology was unveiled at this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt startup event in San Francisco and leverages Chooch AI’s object recognition capabilities. “Our…

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Nuance Unveils Multimodal Gatekeeper Authentication Platform

Nuance Unveils Multimodal Gatekeeper Authentication Platform

Biometrics News – Voice Recognition – Behavioral Biometrics Nuance Communications has released a new cloud-based authentication solution that verifies people’s identities during voice and text interactions. Dubbed Nuance Gatekeeper, the platform combines Nuance’s ConversationPrint text authenticator with the voice recognition Lightning Engine and behavioral biometrics. Together, the three technologies will empower enterprises to fight fraud…

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[WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT] Biometrics & Money: Enabling the Future of Identity-First Finance

[WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT] Biometrics & Money: Enabling the Future of Identity-First Finance

Over the past five years, biometrics have fully transformed the financial experience, enabling secure mobile payments, frictionless anti-fraud measures, and trusted remote banking enrollment. Now, as we come to the end of the decade, with biometrics established as the foundation of strong identity, we look ahead to the potential of fingerprint-powered payment cards, biometrics enabled…

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India, Aware, and More in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

India, Aware, and More in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

The biometrics industry spans across a wide range of technologies and sectors, and this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top news stories runs the gamut. First up is news about an extra-early round of funding for India-based digital identity startup Syntizen Technologies. The company didn’t disclose how much money it brought in through the funding round,…

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Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

With September coming to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of FindBiometrics’ featured coverage of Government Biometrics Month. The government sector is one of the most important components of the broader biometrics industry – indeed, it’s a driving force – so it’s always well worth taking a look at some…

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Iris ID White Paper Outlines Biometric Needs, Opportunities in Healthcare

Iris ID White Paper Outlines Biometric Needs, Opportunities in Healthcare

Iris ID has issued a new white paper on the exciting opportunities emerging in healthcare through biometric technology – and, of course, iris recognition in particular. It’s a timely analysis. As the report notes, multiple industry reports have predicted that the global healthcare biometrics market will see considerable growth over the next several years; Credence…

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Magisto User Sues Vimeo for BIPA Violations

Magisto User Sues Vimeo for BIPA Violations

Vimeo is the latest tech company to get hit with a BIPA lawsuit in Illinois. The lawsuit specifically concerns the video editing app Magisto, which Vimeo acquired earlier this year. Filed in Cook County by Bradley Acaley, the lawsuit alleges that Magisto does not obtain sufficient consent for its use of facial recognition data. The…

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