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Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

“As previously communicated, we are expecting modest initial volumes of biometric smart cards to be delivered at the end of 2019, followed by larger volumes in 2020.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly results, depicting a dip in revenues but continuing progress in the company’s three key…

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WhatsApp Finally Bringing Fingerprint Biometric Security to Android

WhatsApp Finally Bringing Fingerprint Biometric Security to Android

“The fingerprint lock feature has been in the works for several months, and brings the Android version of the app closer to its iOS counterpart, which gained Face ID and Touch ID authentication back in February.” WhatsApp is finally introducing a fingerprint lock security feature for Android phones. The utility is available as part of…

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Melissa Announces Latest Selfie Solution

Melissa Announces Latest Selfie Solution

The identity verification specialist Melissa is hoping to simplify the onboarding process with a new selfie-based Know Your Customer solution. Appropriately dubbed Melissa KYC, the mobile app combines document reading with liveness detection and facial biometrics to confirm the identities of new customers during registration. “Whether verifying an address or working to prevent online fraud, the business process…

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DISA Shares Details About Assured Identity Platform

DISA Shares Details About Assured Identity Platform

The US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has shared more information about the new forms of biometric authentication it has been designing for military smartphones. The project was undertaken because the fingerprint and facial authentication tech found in most consumer devices was not as useful to soldiers who may be wearing gloves or masks while…

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UK Commissioner Investigates Use of Biometric Surveillance in London

UK Commissioner Investigates Use of Biometric Surveillance in London

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an investigation into the use of facial recognition surveillance technology in the Granary Square development. Located near King’s Cross station in central London, the development consists of 50 separate buildings spread across 67 acres of land in the middle of the city. The British privacy watchdog opened…

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ImageWare CEO Optimistic in Q2 Update

ImageWare CEO Optimistic in Q2 Update

ImageWare has issued its Q2 results for 2019, with the company’s senior executive remaining upbeat in the face of lower-than-expected numbers. Revenues for the quarter ended June 30th came in at $812,000, compared to revenues of $1,885,000 in Q2 of 2018. In reporting the change, ImageWare noted that last year’s Q2 earnings reflected one-time, non-recurring…

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Goodix Provides Biometric Fingerprint Sensor for Huawei Mate 20 X

Goodix Provides Biometric Fingerprint Sensor for Huawei Mate 20 X

With the Huawei Mate 20 X now on the market – that is, where the company hasn’t been blacklisted – Goodix has revealed that it has provided biometric technology being used in the device. The Huawei Mate 20 X is most notable for its 5G connectivity, with dual SIM support for both 5G and 4G.…

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BIO-key CEO Upbeat Despite Ongoing Trade Tensions in Q2 Update

BIO-key CEO Upbeat Despite Ongoing Trade Tensions in Q2 Update

BIO-key has issued its results for the second quarter of 2019, ended June 30th. The results reflect, to some extent, the impact of ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, alongside ongoing progress in BIO-key’s other business activities. Revenues for the quarter came in at $728,383, a slight decline (2.7 percent) against Q2 revenues…

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IDEX Emphasizes Smart Card Progress in Q2 Update

IDEX Emphasizes Smart Card Progress in Q2 Update

IDEX Biometrics has issued its corporate update for the second quarter and first half of 2019, emphasizing the progress the fingerprint biometrics specialist has made in positioning itself in the emerging biometric payment cards market. Highlights in the update include the establishment of IDEX’s largest customer commitment to date – a multi-year, multimillion dollar deal…

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BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

“The national IDs will increase financial inclusion, allowing people with no other form of official ID to open bank accounts and conduct transactions…” The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects to print 23 million biometric IDs in the Philippines in 2020. In addition to a photo, the new IDs will contain fingerprint and iris biometrics…

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Ohio Defends, but Limits Access to, Facial Recognition Database

Ohio Defends, but Limits Access to, Facial Recognition Database

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has announced that law enforcement officers will now need to undergo training in order to gain access to the state’s Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG), which includes the state’s facial recognition database. Until then, the AG is cutting off access to thousands of state officials, dropping the number of people…

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Facial Recognition Specialist VSBLTY Brings on a Pair of New Executives

Facial Recognition Specialist VSBLTY Brings on a Pair of New Executives

VSBLTY has added two new members to its executive team. The company has announced that Matthew Pruitt will be taking over as the new Chief Experience Officer (CXO), while Paul Rinaldi has signed on as the company’s first Senior Client Services Director for Retail. The latter is a newly created position that will focus on…

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Amazon Rekognition Learns to See Human Fear

Amazon Rekognition Learns to See Human Fear

Amazon is claiming that it can see fear thanks to improvements to its Rekognition facial recognition platform. The latest update introduces more accurate gender and age identification. It will also be better at reading people’s emotions based on their facial characteristics, adding fear to a list that already includes happy, sad, angry, surprised, disgusted, calm,…

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BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Stops More Complex Forms of Fraud

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Stops More Complex Forms of Fraud

BioCatch is once again highlighting the advantages of behavioral biometrics in a new blog post that details two case studies in which the BioCatch platform was used to stop more complex forms of fraud. In the post, the company notes that many anti-fraud solutions protect a single access point, either with a password or a…

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NEXT Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Unnamed Access Control Provider

NEXT Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Unnamed Access Control Provider

NEXT Biometrics is expanding its market reach through a new partnership with an unnamed provider of access control solutions for the global market. The deal specifically concerns NEXT’s One Touch ID 2010 ultra-slim FAP20 fingerprint sensor, which will be integrated into a range of identity verification and access control devices over the course of the…

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Security Researchers Allege Vulnerability in Popular Biometric Access Control System

Security Researchers Allege Vulnerability in Popular Biometric Access Control System

Researchers with the digital security firm VPNMentor have alleged a serious security issue concerning Biostar 2, Suprema’s popular biometric access control system. The researchers say they were able to gain access to BioStar 2 databases containing fingerprint and facial biometrics data, usernames and passwords, and the personal information of employees of companies using BioStar 2.…

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Five More Airlines Join the TSA’s PreCheck Program

Five More Airlines Join the TSA’s PreCheck Program

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added five new airlines to the PreCheck expedited screening program. PreCheck passengers flying with Austrian Airlines, Swoop, PAL Express, VivaAerobus, and Interjet will now be able to move through the airport without removing their shoes or taking out their laptops. The TSA’s PreCheck program allows eligible passengers to register…

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Credence ID’s Flagship Biometric Handheld Gets Tough in Major Upgrade

Credence ID’s Flagship Biometric Handheld Gets Tough in Major Upgrade

“ID applications such as border control, benefit distributions, healthcare, elections, law enforcement and public safety will all benefit from these enhancements.” – Yash Shah, CTO, Credence ID Credence ID has announced a new, ruggedized version of its CredenceTWO biometric handheld – the CredenceTWO-R. The device builds on the foundation of the CredenceTWO’s core features, including…

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Biometric IDs Issued to Half a Million Rohingya Refugees: UNHCR

Biometric IDs Issued to Half a Million Rohingya Refugees: UNHCR

Over half a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have now received biometric identity documents, the United Nations’ refugee agency has announced. Speaking at a press conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic called the biometric identity cards “fraud-proof”, and explained that they have been jointly issued by UNHCR and Bangladeshi…

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