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Chinese Conglomerate Scans Faces for Biometric Marketing

Chinese Conglomerate Scans Faces for Biometric Marketing

“…the store is equipped with sensors designed to use facial recognition and data analysis to assess visitors and their behavior as they proceed through the facility.” A China-based multinational conglomerate is taking advantage of biometric and AI-driven marketing in a new store in Shenzhen. The company, Tiens Group, has a hand in a number of…

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ImageWare On Upswing In Q2 Results

ImageWare On Upswing In Q2 Results

“In its statement, ImageWare also highlighted important business developments including its partnership established with Japan-based security solutions provider TwoFive in July…” ImageWare is on the upswing in its newly published fiscal results for Q2. Revenues for the quarter came in at $1.9 million, compared to $1.1 million in Q2 of 2017 – a 78 percent…

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Synaptics Unfazed By Mobile Challenges In Corporate Update

Synaptics Unfazed By Mobile Challenges In Corporate Update

Synaptics has issued fiscal results for its 2018 fourth quarter, ended June 30th. Revenues for the quarter were down nine percent year over year, at $388.5 million, and the company saw a net loss for the quarter of $1.5 million. For the fiscal year, revenues came in at $1.63 billion, a year-over-year decrease of five…

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Amazon Defends Rekognition Against Critics

Amazon Defends Rekognition Against Critics

“Amazon offers the example of Rekognition technology being used to crack a sex trafficking case by identifying 20 victims and helping to send the perpetrator to prison…” Amazon is trying to put its own spin on its sale of facial recognition technology to police with a new case study put together by Marinus Analytics. It…

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Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest Note smartphone, and it once again features sophisticated biometric security provided by Princeton Identity technology. That means the Galaxy Note9 maintains Samsung’s flagship authentication mechanism, iris recognition. Operating in tandem with facial recognition, the system allows for contactless authentication – as with Apple’s iPhone X, a user can unlock…

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ZKTeco Featured in Belt and Road Program

ZKTeco Featured in Belt and Road Program

ZKTeco is enjoying a little time in the limelight, with a new China Global Television Network (CGTN)program highlighting the company’s participation in China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative. Sometimes translated as ‘One Belt One Road’, the initiative is a government-led program in promotion of economic partnerships between China and other states, and likewise between businesses therein. And…

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SmartMetric Adapts Biometric Card Tech for Medical Records

SmartMetric Adapts Biometric Card Tech for Medical Records

“…like SmartMetric’s payment card solution, the product features an embedded fingerprint scanner, which will authorize only the cardholder to access the card’s data.” SmartMetric has found another application of its biometric smart card technology, announcing a card designed to hold the user’s medical information, and to be accessed only with their fingerprint. The solution is…

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Remittance Firm TransferGo Uses Onfido Biometrics for Onboarding

Remittance Firm TransferGo Uses Onfido Biometrics for Onboarding

London-based remittance company TransferGo is taking advantage of selfie-based biometric customer enrollment, care of Onfido. Onfido’s solution will allow newcomers to the TransferGo platform to sign up simply by taking images of their official identity documents, and themselves. Onfido’s facial recognition technology is designed to compare and match the images, ensuring that the submitted IDs…

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BBVA Banks On Biometric Mobile Enrollment

BBVA Banks On Biometric Mobile Enrollment

“The system operates through the BBVA mobile app, and the bank says that 27 percent of its new customers have used it to join the bank.” Spain-based BBVA has become the latest financial services provider to embrace selfie-based biometric enrollment. The technology was developed more or less in-house, by Veridas, a tech company that spun…

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Ipsidy Q2 Results Show Positive Trends

Ipsidy Q2 Results Show Positive Trends

“…Ipsidy credited its jump in revenues primarily to its work providing biometric voter identification technology to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.” Ipsidy has issued its Q2 results, depicting a company on the upswing. The company saw revenues of $1.8 million in its second quarter, up from $0.6 million in Q2 of 2017. Likewise, revenues for the…

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AI Specialist BrainChip Gets Scandinavian Distribution Partner

AI Specialist BrainChip Gets Scandinavian Distribution Partner

A new partnership between a San Francisco-based AI specialist and a Danish security systems integrator is poised to deliver powerful new surveillance tools to police in Scandinavia. The Danish firm, Telesikring, has agreed to promote and implement BrainChip’s BrainChip Studio solution, which is designed to deliver facial and object recognition to video feeds. In so…

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SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

The Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has become the latest in the country to partner with the US Customs and Border Protection agency on biometric border control based on facial recognition technology. The collaboration actually started several weeks ago, with SJC implementing a face scanning system for arriving international travelers on June 25th. Going…

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Philippine Authorities to Pilot Biometric ID by Year’s End

Philippine Authorities to Pilot Biometric ID by Year’s End

Government authorities in the Philippines are proceeding in their effort to establish a national biometric ID program, with plans to begin issuance in Metro Manila and the Calabarzon region by the year’s end. Announcing the developments in a CNN Philippines interview, Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles referred to these municipal zones as “pilot areas” for…

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HID Global Announces Two Major Appointments to Executive Team

HID Global Announces Two Major Appointments to Executive Team

“I am pleased that we have added top talent to HID’s senior leadership team and strengthened our ability to deliver on our exciting vision for the future.” – Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. HID Global has burnished its executive acumen with two high-profile new appointments. The company’s new VP and Citizen ID Business…

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Phishing Tool Uses Facial Recognition to Track Down Targets’ Social Media Accounts

Phishing Tool Uses Facial Recognition to Track Down Targets’ Social Media Accounts

With facial recognition technology now causing some serious consternation and controversy through its use in public surveillance, it’s now poised to grow more invasive on social media as well. The credit goes to Trustwave, which has developed a new system called Social Mapper that uses facial recognition technology to automatically identify individuals’ social media accounts.…

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Canadian Homeless Shelter to Implement Face Scanning for Visitors

Canadian Homeless Shelter to Implement Face Scanning for Visitors

The Calgary Drop-In Centre, or “DI”, is poised to become the first homeless shelter in Canada to introduce facial recognition technology to identify the people it serves. In announcing its plans to implement the system on its blog, the DI framed the effort as one that can help it to improve its service, allowing it…

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Honor 10 Launches in Indonesia, Brings Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Honor 10 Launches in Indonesia, Brings Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei’s Honor 10 smartphone has made it to Indonesia. At a launch event this week, Huawei subsidiary Honor Indonesia placed a strong emphasis on the device’s artificial intelligence technology, officially announcing the device with the tagline “Beauty in AI”. Its sophisticated AI has been applied mainly in the area of imaging, with its 24MP and…

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Apple Patent Describes Face Recognition For Macs

Apple Patent Describes Face Recognition For Macs

A newly published Apple patent suggests the company has been exploring the possibility of using facial recognition for user identification on its Mac computers for a couple of years now. First filed in Q3 of 2016, the patent is primarily concerned with the creation of a depth map through a Mac’s embedded camera that could…

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CLEAR Delivers on Naked Payments Promise in Seattle

CLEAR Delivers on Naked Payments Promise in Seattle

CLEAR has followed through on its promise to bring biometric transactions to the sports stadium concession stand: Fans of the Seattle Sounders soccer team, the Seahawks football team, and the Mariners baseball team can now buy snacks and drinks just by performing a fingerprint scan. It’s probably the most high-profile US deployments yet of a…

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2020 Olympics Organizers Announce Biometric Security System

2020 Olympics Organizers Announce Biometric Security System

“NEC’s NeoFace system will be used to identify authorized individuals, including athletes, staff, and volunteers, seeking entry into venues such as the International Broadcast Centre, the Olympic Village, and the main stadium.” Organizers of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have confirmed that they are planning to implement biometric security based on facial recognition.…

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