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Year in Review: Is ‘Biometrics’ Becoming a Dirty Word?

Year in Review: Is ‘Biometrics’ Becoming a Dirty Word?

Biometric technology has been around for quite some time, and in recent years has become an integral part of the mobile revolution, helping to deliver security and convenience to many millions of consumers as they use their smartphones to log into bank accounts, transfer money, and perform many other sensitive transactions online. But in the…

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IPVM Opens New Facility to Test Surveillance Equipment

IPVM Opens New Facility to Test Surveillance Equipment

IPVM has officially opened a 12,000 square foot facility to test video surveillance equipment. The new facility was built to determine how well different surveillance solutions perform in a simulated real-world setting, and whether or not those solutions live up to the marketing expectations. “Increasingly, security products claim to include AI, deep learning, and facial…

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Year in Review: The Importance of Looking Back on Biometrics

Year in Review: The Importance of Looking Back on Biometrics

“…it remains a critical matter to get as much accurate information as possible about how the industry is doing, where it’s headed, and how its leaders are thinking – and the best way to do that is through this year’s survey.” The 2019 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey is now open, offering industry insiders, analysts,…

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Precise Licenses Innovatrics Facial Recognition Tech

Precise Licenses Innovatrics Facial Recognition Tech

Precise Biometrics has integrated facial recognition into its YOUNiQ access control platform through a new partnership with Innovatrics. The arrangement is part of Precise’s ongoing efforts to expand beyond fingerprint recognition and offer security solutions with full multimodal utility. To that end, Precise will pay Innovatrics an annual licensing fee to deploy its passive facial…

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How Do We Feel About the Government’s Use of Biometrics?

How Do We Feel About the Government’s Use of Biometrics?

FindBiometrics’ annual Year in Review survey asks our industry a number of compelling questions, but one of the most interesting of them in 2019 is surely the matter of whether we are comfortable with how our governments are using biometric technology. This issue exploded into the spotlight last year, thanks in large part to the…

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SenseTime Anticipates $750 Million in Revenue Despite U.S. Blacklisting

SenseTime Anticipates $750 Million in Revenue Despite U.S. Blacklisting

Chinese Artificial Intelligence startup SenseTime has reported that it expects revenue for the 2019 fiscal year to come in at $750 million, despite being one of a number of Chinese entities placed on a U.S. blacklist in October. SenseTime, which has its headquarters in Hong Kong and has reported its valuation at more than $7.5…

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Aluf to Acquire Two Biometrics Companies

Aluf to Acquire Two Biometrics Companies

Aluf Holdings is looking to add two more biometric tech companies to its portfolio after sending non-binding Letters of Intent to acquire outstanding stock. The additions would represent the third and fourth companies that Aluf has acquired since the Board of Directors announced a new mergers and acquisitions strategy earlier this year. The first was…

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Aware Puts Biometrics in the Driver’s Seat in New Automotive White Paper

Aware Puts Biometrics in the Driver’s Seat in New Automotive White Paper

“It’s a compelling case for bringing biometrics into the car, and given Aware’s expertise in the world of biometric authentication, it’s coming from an expert source.” As today’s cars get increasingly sophisticated on the technological and IT front, Aware Inc. wants to put biometric technology in the driver’s seat. The company has published a new…

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TSA Planning to Increase Biometric Checkpoints

TSA Planning to Increase Biometric Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Authority (TSA) has announced plans to increase the testing of biometric facial recognition systems at airport security checkpoints and baggage drops by its agents next year, as it evaluates the technology for a potential future deployment. The aim of the program is to help TSA officers with the process of passenger and…

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CBP Abandons Plans for Mandatory Facial Scans of U.S. Citizens at Airports

CBP Abandons Plans for Mandatory Facial Scans of U.S. Citizens at Airports

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has announced it has abandoned its plans to require U.S. citizens entering and exiting the country to submit to facial scans as an expansion of its Biometric Exit program. “There are no current plans to require U.S. citizens to provide photographs upon entry and exit from the United…

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InCadence Lands $20 Million Army Contract

InCadence Lands $20 Million Army Contract

InCadence has landed a $20 million contract to provide biometric technology and support services for the U.S. Army. The contract covers a two-year period, and was handed out as part of the Army’s $37.4 billion Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services program. The contract specifically concerns a Near Real Time Identity Operations (NRTIO) task order from…

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Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

With the year coming to a close, the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey has just opened. It has been an eventful year in the biometrics industry (but then again, what year in recent memory hasn’t?), and looking back, there’s a lot to take in. But one particularly interesting question that this year’s survey should…

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Face Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Face Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Fingerprint recognition is the biometric modality that is most often used in everyday life thanks to the prevalence of such sensors on contemporary smartphones, but it’s probably facial recognition that jumps to mind for most people when they think of biometric technology. It’s a modality that’s constantly in the news, thanks to sophisticated new consumer-facing…

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New Rule Requires Face Scan for Mobile Account Registration in China

New Rule Requires Face Scan for Mobile Account Registration in China

The government of China has formally implemented a new rule that makes a facial recognition scan a required part of the mobile registration process. Anyone hoping to sign up for mobile phone services will now need to undergo a scan, expanding on the previous system that only asked customers to provide an identity card. The…

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HID Global White Paper Makes Strong Case for Biometric Identity

HID Global White Paper Makes Strong Case for Biometric Identity

As physical and digital security continue to converge, HID Global has issued a new White Paper illustrating how biometric technology can be used to establish irrefutable identity and maintain trust. Entitled “Powering Trusted Identities with Biometrics“, the paper begins with the premise that ‘identity is who you are, not what you know’. Knowledge-based authentication mechanisms…

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Dynamism and Growth in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

Dynamism and Growth in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

It’s been another richly varied week in biometrics news, and FindBiometrics’ latest roundup of our top stories reflects that. But if there’s one theme common to all of these articles, it’s that they each reflect the dynamism and progress of the overall biometrics market as it continues to grow and its technologies continue to evolve.…

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Ola Utilizes Facial Recognition to Verify New Drivers in London

Ola Utilizes Facial Recognition to Verify New Drivers in London

The Indian ride sharing company Ola is moving forward with its UK expansion efforts and is now onboarding new drivers in London. Licensed British drivers can register through the Ola app. Unlike other ride sharing services, Ola is noteworthy for using facial recognition to provide continuous authentication of its drivers. The tech compares the driver’s…

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