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San Francisco Bans City’s Use of Facial Recognition-Based Surveillance

San Francisco Bans City’s Use of Facial Recognition-Based Surveillance

City officials in San Francisco have approved a proposed ban on the city’s use of facial recognition, clearing the way for it to become law. First proposed at the end of January, the legislation is designed to prohibit the use of facial recognition-based surveillance technology by city departments, and requires them to seek approval from…

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NEXT Supplies Newland with Fingerprint Sensors for POS Terminals

NEXT Supplies Newland with Fingerprint Sensors for POS Terminals

“We have evaluated several options and NEXT Biometrics’ excellent sensor technology and performance have won us over.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying fingerprint sensors for Newland Payment Technology’s Point-of-Sale terminals. Newland ranks as the top manufacturer of POS terminals in China and the second leading manufacturer internationally. The company will deploy…

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HYPR Joins FIDO Alliance Board of Directors

HYPR Joins FIDO Alliance Board of Directors

HYPR is the latest company to be appointed to the Board of Directors for the FIDO Alliance, with company co-founder and CTO Bojan Simic stepping up to serve as HYPR’s official delegate. “HYPR believes that FIDO standards provide enterprises with a powerful framework for securing their customers and employees without the use of passwords,” said…

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BIO-key Q1 Update Shows US-China Trade War’s Impact

BIO-key Q1 Update Shows US-China Trade War’s Impact

The escalating trade war between the US and China has made an impact on BIO-key‘s bottom line, the company’s CEO says. The comments came via the fingerprint sensor specialist’s Q1 update for 2019, in which the company saw a $289,832 year-over-year drop in revenues, which came in at $551,623, compared to $841,455 in revenues a…

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Neurobiometrics Specialist Now Scanning Thousands of Brains with Backing from Media, DoD

Neurobiometrics Specialist Now Scanning Thousands of Brains with Backing from Media, DoD

“Applying machine-learning AI to this and its other technologies, SPARK Neuro says it is continuously advancing its platform’s capability to measure attention and emotion as subjects are exposed to various media…” Neuroanalytics startup SPARK Neuro is on the ascent, heralding a brave new world for marketing and brain biometrics. The New York-based company, founded in…

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Jumio Partners with Anti-Fraud Specialist TruNarrative

Jumio Partners with Anti-Fraud Specialist TruNarrative

Another digital-focused platform is taking advantage of Jumio‘s identity verification technology: The company has announced a partnership with TruNarrative, an anti-fraud, eKYC and AML compliance platform. The partnership will extend Jumio’s identity verification solutions to TruNarrative’s client base through the latter’s ‘Appstore’ solutions portfolio, allowing them to take advantage of its extensive ID document verification…

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New Report Forecasts Booming Identity Verification Market

New Report Forecasts Booming Identity Verification Market

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the market for identity verification tech will more than double from $6 billion in 2019 to $12.8 billion by 2024, with a CAGR of 16 percent. The rising demand for reliable identity verification solutions and services is expected to drive much of that growth as companies…

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NEC Forges New Partnership to Improve Digital Services in Rural India

NEC Forges New Partnership to Improve Digital Services in Rural India

“CSC SPV will leverage NEC’s AI and data analytics expertise to deliver better services in an array of different industries…” NEC India has solidified and formalized its relationship with CSC e-Governance Services India (CSC SPV). The two companies have announced that they will be working together to bring more robust digital services to 900 million…

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First Full-Screen Fingerprint Sensor Emerges as Mobile Biometrics Move Into the Display

First Full-Screen Fingerprint Sensor Emerges as Mobile Biometrics Move Into the Display

“…given the growing consensus that mobile fingerprint sensors are moving into device displays, extending the scanning capability across the entire display surface would seem to be a logical next step for smartphone brands…” In the midst of the SID Display Week trade show in San Jose, Taiwan-based optoelectronics specialist AU Optronics (or “AUO”) has announced…

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New BioCatch CRO to Oversee Behavioral Biometrics Firm’s ‘Ambitious Growth Plan’

New BioCatch CRO to Oversee Behavioral Biometrics Firm’s ‘Ambitious Growth Plan’

BioCatch has a new Chief Revenue Officer; Bill Sytsma will lead the company’s sales and professional services team, and will oversee “an ambitious plan for growth,” according to a statement announcing his appointment. Sytsma comes to the company from ThreatMetrix, another provider of an enterprise-focused digital security platform, where he served as the company’s Americas…

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Biometrics Institute Updates Privacy Guidelines to Reflect GDPR Standards

Biometrics Institute Updates Privacy Guidelines to Reflect GDPR Standards

The Biometrics Institute has released new privacy guidelines for any and all organizations operating in the biometrics space. The universal guidelines are specifically written to ensure that biometrics researchers, manufacturers, and operators know how to handle people’s personal information responsibly. While the Institute generally updates its privacy guidelines every two years, this is the first…

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New SecuGen SDK Aimed at Broadening Use of Biometric Fingerprint Readers

New SecuGen SDK Aimed at Broadening Use of Biometric Fingerprint Readers

SecuGen has launched a new solution designed to let users of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services to plug in a SecuGen fingerprint reader to their local device and remotely authenticate through a SecuGen biometric app during a Remote Desktop session. What’s more, the aptly-named SDK Plugin for Remote Desktop is offered gratis for up to two…

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Unisys Study Highlights the Importance of Data Security for Hong Kong Banking Customers

Unisys Study Highlights the Importance of Data Security for Hong Kong Banking Customers

A new report from Unisys suggests that data security is crucial for Hong Kong banking customers. The regional study looked at people’s banking preferences in Australia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, and found that the majority (61 percent) of those in Hong Kong cited safety as their primary criteria when searching for…

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Vision-Box Provides Biometric eGates for Updated Bahrain Airport

Vision-Box Provides Biometric eGates for Updated Bahrain Airport

The Bahrain International Airport is overhauling its infrastructure with a new Passenger Terminal Building, which will feature 22 biometric eGates courtesy of Vision-Box. The new building is part of the BIA’s ongoing Airport Modernization Programme, and is designed to up the airport’s yearly capacity to 14 million passengers. “The new Automated Border Control platform will…

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NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

“It’s an important development for NEXT Biometrics, which has been keenly focused on the emerging biometric payment cards market.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it’s working with one of the top five US payment networks to develop Biometric System-on-Card, or “BSoC”, specifications for biometric payment cards. NEXT says it has delivered technical documentation as part…

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Full-Screen Fingerprint Scanning is Next Phase in Mobile Biometrics: Precise CEO

Full-Screen Fingerprint Scanning is Next Phase in Mobile Biometrics: Precise CEO

“Its new Precise YOUNiQ solution, which combines fingerprint, facial, and behavioral recognition with geodata, is also an area of intensifying focus, with Precise Biometrics aiming for commercialization in 2020.” Full-screen fingerprint scanning could be the next big thing in mobile biometrics, according to comments from Precise Biometrics‘ CEO in the company’s latest quarterly update. “The…

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Nuance Show Enterprise ‘Overachievement’ in Q2 Update

Nuance Show Enterprise ‘Overachievement’ in Q2 Update

“…Nuance emphasized that its performance exceeded the expectations of its leadership in terms of margins and earnings per share, and delivered revenues at the high end of its guidance range.” Nuance Communications has issued its results for the second quarter of 2019, illustrating a stronger than expected performance in certain areas. Effective October 1st of…

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New 5G Vending Machine Processes Customers with Facial Recognition

New 5G Vending Machine Processes Customers with Facial Recognition

A pair of Chinese tech companies are teaming up to release a smart vending machine that processes customers with 5G and facial recognition technologies. UTStarcom and China Mobile Group have called their refrigerated vending machine the goBox, and are presenting it as one of several retail solutions that will leverage 5G to transform the shopping…

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