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Aware Announces Mohamed Lazzouni as CTO

Aware Announces Mohamed Lazzouni as CTO

Aware Inc., a provider of biometric software and services, has announced Mohamed Lazzouni as its new Chief Technology Officer. “I’m excited to be taking on the role of Chief Technology Officer at Aware,” said Lazzouni. “I have extensive experience in leading research and development teams in the areas of biometrics, authentication and identity.  I have great…

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Two-year Study Makes Case for BSI’s Gesture Authentication in Online Testing

Two-year Study Makes Case for BSI’s Gesture Authentication in Online Testing

“We are embarking on a new frontier in credentialing of individuals online with secure ID authentication using gesture biometrics with BioSig-ID.” – Jeff Maynard, CEO, Biometric Signature ID Biometric Signature ID (or “BSI”) has a high-profile speaking engagement coming up, and the company’s chief executive plans to take the opportunity to highlight the benefits of…

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In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Featured on Vivo S5 Smartphone

In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Featured on Vivo S5 Smartphone

Vivo has announced the launch of the Vivo S5 smartphone in China, featuring an in-display fingerprint scanner. Biometric security in smartphones has been a major focus for years now. Apple popularized fingerprint recognition when it the released Touch ID on the iPhone 5S back in 2013, and since then most manufacturers have included some form…

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D-ID Teams Up with Toppan to Sell De-identification Tech in Asian Market

D-ID Teams Up with Toppan to Sell De-identification Tech in Asian Market

The privacy protection specialist D-ID has joined forces with Toppan Printing in an effort to boost its sales in the Asian market. Toppan will specifically be selling D-ID’s de-identification platform to third parties in Japan and ASEAN member nations, and expects to generate $9.1 million in sales within the next two years. D-ID’s de-identification tech…

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IDEMIA Brings Biometric Security Solutions to Milipol Paris

IDEMIA Brings Biometric Security Solutions to Milipol Paris

IDEMIA will be showcasing a variety of biometric security solutions at this week’s Milipol Paris event, which runs from November 19 to 22. The technology on display is primarily designed for law enforcement and government organizations. IDEMIA’s offerings have been slotted into three separate categories based on the intended purpose of each solution. Some of…

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BIO-key Opens New African Subsidiary

BIO-key Opens New African Subsidiary

BIO-key has opened a new African subsidiary in Nigeria. BIO-key Africa will operate under the leadership of Managing Director Maduawuchi “Steve” Uwazie, and will handle local sales and government relations while building new biometric products specifically for the African market.  “Though we have conducted business in Africa for years, BIO-key Africa serves as a local…

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Kenyan Authorities Prepare to Launch Biometric Identification System for HIV Patients

Kenyan Authorities Prepare to Launch Biometric Identification System for HIV Patients

A new system for registering people living with HIV using biometric scanning is being declared ready for use after extensive testing in Kenya. In a joint study conducted by the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenyatta National Hospital, and the University of Washington 8,794 individuals throughout western Kenya were registered using a biometric iris-scanning technology. As…

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The 2019 Biometrics Year in Review Survey Arrives at a Critical Time

The 2019 Biometrics Year in Review Survey Arrives at a Critical Time

As another big year in the biometrics industry reaches its conclusion, it’s time once again to reflect on the state of the art through FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey. Now in its 17th year, the Year in Review survey is the biggest of its kind in the biometrics industry. Thanks to FindBiometrics’ unique readership of…

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Aratek Bringing TruFace Solutions to TRUSTECH Cannes

Aratek Bringing TruFace Solutions to TRUSTECH Cannes

Aratek’s TruFace facial recognition solution will make its European debut at the upcoming TRUSTECH 2019 event in Cannes. Though the company is best known for its fingerprint recognition tech, Aratek has been working to expand its facial recognition portfolio and recently demoed new TruFace terminals at October’s SDW Asia event in Singapore. “We are excited…

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Colocation America Highlights Security Benefits of Facial Recognition

Colocation America Highlights Security Benefits of Facial Recognition

The data hosting company Colocation America pitched facial recognition as a potential solution to data breaches in a recent post on its company blog. In the post, Colocation America explained that data breaches can often be attributed to one of three reasons, each of which can be addressed with better biometric security practices. The first…

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Viisights Receives $10 Million in Series-A Funding

Viisights Receives $10 Million in Series-A Funding

The Israeli startup Viisights has received $10 million in a round of Series-A funding led by Canada’s Awz Ventures. Viisights is a behavioral recognition specialist and the developer of the Viisights Wise solution, which uses AI to analyze video surveillance footage in real time. Unlike traditional object recognition platforms that can only identify discreet objects,…

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Fujitsu Adds Multimodal and PC Support for AuthConductor V2

Fujitsu Adds Multimodal and PC Support for AuthConductor V2

Fujitsu has released an updated version of its AuthConductor authentication platform. The new AuthConductor V2 combines the AuthConductor Server with Fujitsu’s PC login technology to create a more comprehensive authentication solution for large and small businesses alike. Like its predecessor, AuthConductor V2 allows clients to leverage palm vein recognition for secure authentication in the workplace.…

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IDEX Biometrics Secures $9.9M Through Private Placement

IDEX Biometrics Secures $9.9M Through Private Placement

IDEX Biometrics has obtained subscriptions for 120 million new shares in a private placement, the company has announced. The shares were priced at NOK 0.75 each, allowing the company to raise NOK 90.0 million, or about $9.9 million USD, in total. In pursuing the private placement, IDEX’s Board of Directors decided to waive existing shareholders’…

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Q3 Update Finds Precise Biometrics on Solid Footing

Q3 Update Finds Precise Biometrics on Solid Footing

Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly update, which suggests the company is on solid footing. Net sales for the third quarter of 2019 came in at about SEK 27.5 million, compared to net sales of SEK 16.8 million in Q3 of 2018. And Precise Biometrics is back in black with respect to its operating…

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BIPA Suit Filed Against Amazon Web Services

BIPA Suit Filed Against Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the subject of a lawsuit for violating the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA). This is the latest in a string of BIPA violation suits filed against major corporations in the state of Illinois, where the act aims to protect individuals from having their biometric data recorded, stored, or used without…

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Bipartisan Bill Would Limit Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Bipartisan Bill Would Limit Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

A pair of senators from both sides of the political aisle have tabled a new bill that would place restrictions on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies. The Facial Recognition Technology Warrant Act — sponsored by Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) — would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant and…

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FPC Continues to Battle Falling ASPs in Q3 Update

FPC Continues to Battle Falling ASPs in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards has issued its results for the latest quarter, showing a dip in revenues as mobile fingerprint sensors ASPs continue to fall. The company saw revenues of SEK 352.5 million in Q3 of 2019, compared to revenues of SEK 431.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. Commenting on the results, CEO Christian Fredrikson…

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BIO-key’s Q3 Results Reflect Business Model Transition, Trade Tensions

BIO-key’s Q3 Results Reflect Business Model Transition, Trade Tensions

BIO-key has issued its Q3 update for 2019, with CEO Mike DePasquale detailing why the company is on solid footing for long-term success despite a dip in revenues. The company’s Q3 2019 revenue came in at $452,714, compared to revenues of $739,750 in the third quarter of 2018. The company attributed the drop to a…

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UNHCR Issues Call for Interoperability Coordinator

UNHCR Issues Call for Interoperability Coordinator

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has put out a call for an Interoperability Coordinator. The Coordinator will work at the organization’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and will be asked to implement an Interoperability Program that will make the UNHCR’s Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES) more compatible with the technology infrastructure…

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VSBLTY and Energetika Deploy First Surveillance Kits in Mexico City

VSBLTY and Energetika Deploy First Surveillance Kits in Mexico City

VSBLTY and Energetika have moved on to the deployment phase of their smart city partnership in Mexico City. The two companies first joined forces back in June, working together to develop a surveillance solution that pairs Energetika’s smart lighting tech with VSBLTY’s crowd analytics and facial recognition platform. The resulting security kits contain wireless alarms,…

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