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India’s Election Commission Pitches Biometric Voter Authentication

India’s Election Commission Pitches Biometric Voter Authentication

India’s Election Commission could use face and voice recognition to verify the identities of citizens in upcoming elections. The technology is primarily geared toward remote voters who are unable to make it to a polling station in their registered constituency. To take advantage of the service, voters would first need to notify election officials to…

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FPC Places BM-Lite in Biometric Door Lock from Fueb Labs

FPC Places BM-Lite in Biometric Door Lock from Fueb Labs

Fingerprint Cards has placed its FPC BM-Lite fingerprint module in a new smart door lock from Fueb Labs. The locks are geared towards the smart home market, and will allow residents to unlock their doors with only a fingerprint scan. The Fueb locks will support RFID access control in addition to fingerprint recognition. The locks…

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TypingDNA Looks to 2019 to Build Momentum for 2020

TypingDNA Looks to 2019 to Build Momentum for 2020

TypingDNA is taking a look back at 2019 to give customers a better sense of what they can expect in 2020. In that regard, the company highlighted some of its key accomplishments from the past year, and explained how it will be able to build on that momentum moving forward. To that end, TypingDNA is…

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Google Removes Gendered Labels from Cloud Vision API

Google Removes Gendered Labels from Cloud Vision API

Google has decided to remove gendered terminology from its Cloud Vision API in an effort to avoid bias on the AI platform. The Cloud Vision API is an object recognition service that automatically identifies and labels items in photos. The API can identify anything from animals to brand logos, making it much easier to search…

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Idaptive Introduces Passwordless Authentication with Latest Update

Idaptive Introduces Passwordless Authentication with Latest Update

The Identity and Access Management specialist Idaptive is bringing passwordless authentication to its Next-Gen Access (NGA) platform. The latest NGA update will allow users to take advantage of FIDO’s WebAuthn standards, which enable device-based authentication for people using online services. In plain terms, that means that Idaptive users will be able to use passwordless authentication…

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Auraya Integrates Zendesk Support and Guide Services

Auraya Integrates Zendesk Support and Guide Services

Voice biometrics technology company Auraya has announced it will be integrating Zendesk, a customer service software company offering cloud-based support and customer service applications, into its support services, along with an expansion of services to its sandbox evaluation portal. Auraya’s integration of Zendesk’s Support and Guide services — replacing its previous ‘support forum structure’ —…

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Pew Charitable Trusts, RTI International to Study Biometric Patient Record Matching

Pew Charitable Trusts, RTI International to Study Biometric Patient Record Matching

Nonprofit NGO Pew Charitable Trusts has announced a partnership with research institute RTI International to study the use of biometrics in improving patient medical record matching. The two institutions will work to develop a roadmap that looks into the use of improving patient medical records through the implementation biometric identifiers. The current practice is to…

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ISC West Reduces Scope of China Pavilion in Response to Coronavirus

ISC West Reduces Scope of China Pavilion in Response to Coronavirus

Next month’s ISC West event will still take place as scheduled, but the organizers have been forced to make a few changes in response to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus. Most notably, Reed Exhibitions – which organizes ISC West – has announced that it will be restructuring the China Pavilion and handing the space…

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UCLA Backs Away from Campus Facial Recognition Scheme

UCLA Backs Away from Campus Facial Recognition Scheme

Administrators at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have abandoned their plans to bring facial recognition to the campus. The proposed surveillance system would have used facial recognition to identify people trying to gain access to various buildings, and to spot people who are not supposed to be on university grounds. However, the scheme…

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Houston’s Hobby Airport to Launch Biometric Entry/Exit for International Travellers

Houston’s Hobby Airport to Launch Biometric Entry/Exit for International Travellers

Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport is set to launch a facial recognition system for international passengers, making it the first airport in Texas to have biometric entry and exit for international passengers. “Hobby Airport has taken a big leap into the future of travel,” Houston Aviation Director Mario Diaz said. “We could not have reached…

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IBIA Emphasizes Range of Algorithm Quality in NIST’s Report on Face Recognition

IBIA Emphasizes Range of Algorithm Quality in NIST’s Report on Face Recognition

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is trying to put a more charitable spin on a recent NIST report that examines the performance of various facial recognition algorithms. The report was based on the NIST’s evaluation of 189 different algorithms. In its response, the IBIA takes issue with those who raised concerns about accuracy…

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SecuGen Heading to Connect:ID with New Fingerprint Sensor Module

SecuGen Heading to Connect:ID with New Fingerprint Sensor Module

SecuGen will be showcasing its new U20-ASFX fingerprint sensor module at the upcoming Connect:ID event in Washington, D.C. The standalone U20-ASFX is compliant with the FAP 20 standard and can store up to 20,000 fingerprint templates, a figure that is 10 times greater than the module’s U20-ASF predecessor. The new module can be used right…

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Will the iPhone SE2 See the Return of Touch ID Biometric Security?

Will the iPhone SE2 See the Return of Touch ID Biometric Security?

According to a new report from German tech outlet iPhone Ticker, Apple is gearing up to re-introduce an updated version of its budget iPhone model in the form of the iPhone SE2 at an event at the end of March. The iPhone SE (Special Edition) was initially launched in 2016 by Apple as a more…

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Yandex Testing Biometric Driver Safety Tech in Ride Haling Service

Yandex Testing Biometric Driver Safety Tech in Ride Haling Service

According to a report from VentureBeat, Russian tech giant Yandex is testing a proprietary system for its Yandex.Taxi ride-hailing service that it says will combat drowsy and dangerous driving. The system uses Yandex’s SignalQ1 Camera to monitor 68 points on a driver’s face, and uses machine learning algorithms to detect when the individual is tired…

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BSI Makes Case for Biometric Gesture Signature Solution with Client Stats

BSI Makes Case for Biometric Gesture Signature Solution with Client Stats

Dallas-based authentication specialist Biometric Signature ID (or BSI) has released some statistics about how its signature authentication solution is working out in real world deployments. The system, BioSig-ID, essentially revolves around gesture recognition: end users are prompted to draw a series of four characters using a finger or mouse, and BioSig-ID assesses behavioral patterns in…

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NEC America’s Biometric Center Receives ISO Certification

NEC America’s Biometric Center Receives ISO Certification

NEC America’s Biometric Center of Excellence has received ISO 9001:2015 certification. The center is located in Rancho Cordova, California, and serves as a base of operations for the company’s Advanced Recognition Systems (ARS) Division. The certification itself was awarded by National Quality Assurance (NQA), and indicates that NEC America meets the latest quality assurance standards…

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Unisys Highlights Need for Better Security in Air Cargo Industry

Unisys Highlights Need for Better Security in Air Cargo Industry

Unisys will be advocating for change in the air cargo industry at the upcoming Air Cargo India conference in Mumbai. To that end, Unisys Cargo Industry Director Niranjan Navaratnarajah will be giving a talk that details some of the changes that the air cargo industry will need to make to counter digital security threats and…

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Thales Releases New Azure AD Security Devices

Thales Releases New Azure AD Security Devices

Thales has released new passwordless authentication devices that can be used to log into Microsoft Azure AD apps and services. The devices are geared towards enterprise customers, and are compliant with the latest FIDO2 standards. To that end, the devices will act as a hardware token that can be deployed for PKI-FIDO use cases. The…

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Mastercard Exploring Gait Recognition for Transit Fares

Mastercard Exploring Gait Recognition for Transit Fares

According to MarketWatch, payment provider Mastercard is working with transport firms to develop a system that would authenticate passengers based on their gait. The system would be an alternative to using a physical transit pass, allowing passengers to access public transport networks via technology that would identify them by the way they walk. In addition…

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AMR Forecasts $33.9 Billion Emotion Recognition Market

AMR Forecasts $33.9 Billion Emotion Recognition Market

Allied Market Research (AMR) has released a new report that predicts that the market for emotion detection and recognition technology will climb from $5.8 billion in 2016 to $33.9 billion by 2023. Those numbers represent a CAGR of 28.9 percent between 2017 and 2023. AMR credited much of that growth to the rising ubiquity of IoT devices, including…

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