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IDEX Aims for Dynamic Displays for Biometric Cards with Latest Partnership

IDEX Aims for Dynamic Displays for Biometric Cards with Latest Partnership

“The display can be used for a range of features including dynamic CVV to address card-not-present fraud, user-specific information such as account balance, or to provide feedback when enrolling the fingerprint.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics With fingerprint-scanning payment cards still in the trial phase, IDEX Biometrics appears to already be looking ahead to the…

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ACI Worldwide Embraces BioCatch Security for UP Payments Risk Management Platform

ACI Worldwide Embraces BioCatch Security for UP Payments Risk Management Platform

“As online and mobile banking proliferates, fraudsters are consistently finding new ways to infiltrate banks’ systems, creating havoc for consumers and businesses alike. By using behavioral data to distinguish between a genuine customer and a fraudster – whether human or non-human – we are able to detect fraudulent activity in real-time and protect consumers.” – Avi…

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NEXT Biometrics Hones India Focus with Latest Partnership

NEXT Biometrics Hones India Focus with Latest Partnership

“The partnership follows NEXT Biometrics’ announcement in late October that its Level-0 Registered Device Service for Android had attained certification from the Unique Identification Authority of India, which administrates the Aadhaar program.” A new partnership could see NEXT Biometrics extend its presence in the Indian market, but the company and its partner are keeping tight-lipped…

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CLEAR Comes to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

CLEAR Comes to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

“CLEAR is focused on revolutionizing the way we live, work and travel, and we look forward to helping our airport partners and local officials build a bridge to New Orleans’ next 300 years.” – Gina Bruzzichesi, Senior Vice President of Operations, CLEAR The CLEAR biometric expedited screening program has arrived at another major airport, with…

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ImageWare, Gatekeeper Innovation Team Up to Fight Opioid Epidemic

ImageWare, Gatekeeper Innovation Team Up to Fight Opioid Epidemic

“This collaboration could help to fight the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic in America, which is estimated to have resulted in nearly 48,000 overdose deaths last year alone.” A new partnership will see ImageWare intensify its efforts to fight the opioid epidemic: The company has teamed up with Gatekeeper Innovation, a firm that offers a medication…

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CyberLink to Highlight Retail Applications of Face Biometrics Tech at CES 2019

CyberLink to Highlight Retail Applications of Face Biometrics Tech at CES 2019

Taiwan-based CyberLink is aiming to elevate its profile with plans to showcase its facial recognition technology at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company says its FaceMe biometric engine, which was recently delivered a solid performance in the MegaFace Challenge, boasts of a 98.41 percent True Acceptance Rate and a False…

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Indian Gov’t Preparing Opt-Out Legislation for Aadhaar

Indian Gov’t Preparing Opt-Out Legislation for Aadhaar

“…the legislation will offer citizens a six-month window in which they can choose to opt out of the Aadhaar program, with their iris and fingerprint data deleted from the Aadhaar database.” The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is preparing legislation that will allow citizens to withdraw from Aadhaar, India’s biometric national ID program. According…

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Prominent AI Research Group Calls for Gov’t Regulation and End to ‘Trade Secrecy’

Prominent AI Research Group Calls for Gov’t Regulation and End to ‘Trade Secrecy’

An AI research group based in New York University has issued a new paper calling for government regulation of artificial intelligence technologies. Called AI Now, the group is headed by employees from major tech companies including Google and Microsoft. Its latest publication, simply titled “AI Now Report 2018”, highlights the growing use of AI technologies…

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Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Those in the biometrics industry know intuitively that facial recognition has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, but a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) puts numbers to just how far the state of the art has come. NIST, which is the world’s premier agency in the evaluation…

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One Identity Gets UK Distributor

One Identity Gets UK Distributor

One Identity has found a distribution partner for the UK: The company has announced that it has teamed up with Nuvias Cybersecurity Practice. Headquartered in London, the latter is an IT solutions distributor that boasts of having 40 vendor partners across 20 countries in the EMEA region. Nuvias says it serves a network of 5,000…

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Inzenius to Adopt Voice Biometrics in Time and Attendance Solutions

Inzenius to Adopt Voice Biometrics in Time and Attendance Solutions

“The companies’ partnership reflects a broader trend underway around the world, as a growing number of businesses and other organizations opt for biometric time and attendance tracking.” Inzenius is the latest human resources management solutions provider to embrace biometric technology for time and attendance tracking. The company, which is focused on the Australia and New…

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Nuance Opens DRIVE Lab in Germany for Connected Car Research

Nuance Opens DRIVE Lab in Germany for Connected Car Research

“Work at the new lab will complement research in DRIVE Labs in North America and China, and will place a strong focus on new user experience technologies based on things like facial and voice recognition, emotion analysis, gaze tracking, and gesture-based interactions.” Nuance Communications has announced a new AI research center that will focus on…

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IDEMIA Wins Future Digital Award for CloudCard+ Solution

IDEMIA Wins Future Digital Award for CloudCard+ Solution

“IDEMIA’s solution is a mobile application that is designed to leverage one of two biometric factors for user authentication…” IDEMIA has come out a winner in Juniper Research’s Future Digital Awards. Its CloudCard+ solution took the top prize in the category of “Best Payment Authentication Platform/Solution”, ahead of runner-up Accertify and its Dynamic Risk Vectors…

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Gemalto to Trial Biometric Boarding with CBP at LAX

Gemalto to Trial Biometric Boarding with CBP at LAX

Gemalto is going to work with the US Customs and Border Protection agency on a biometric boarding system at Los Angeles International Airport, the company has announced. LAX has been the site of considerable biometric experimentation over the past year. British Airways and Lufthansa both participated in biometric passenger screening trials with the CBP earlier…

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PostFinance Deploys NICE Voice Recognition Tech

PostFinance Deploys NICE Voice Recognition Tech

A major Swiss financial services provider has just deployed a voice authentication system for customers, care of NICE. The latter’s Real-Time Authentication (RTA) is aimed at call center applications, and uses voice biometrics to identify registered customers. As such, it can substantially reduce authentication times, offering greater convenience for the end user and cost savings…

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ID3 Touts FRVT Performance in Latest NIST Testing

ID3 Touts FRVT Performance in Latest NIST Testing

France-based ID3 Technologies has announced that its facial recognition technology has delivered an “excellent performance tradeoff” in the latest evaluations through the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test, or “FRVT”. In a press release, the company explained that the FRVT testing round featured over 50 participants from the commercial biometrics industry.…

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Imprivata Integrates DigiCert Tech Into EPCS Solution

Imprivata Integrates DigiCert Tech Into EPCS Solution

Imprivata has further refined its biometric patient identification platform through a new partnership with DigiCert, a specialist in digital document verification. The companies are collaborating on Imprivata’s Confirm ID solution for Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances, or EPCS. Confirm ID offers DEA-compliant authentication for EPCS through the use of a system called Hands Free Authentication,…

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Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Puts Ultrasonic Biometrics Under the Screen

Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Puts Ultrasonic Biometrics Under the Screen

“…the solution’s announcement at the Snapdragon Technology Summit suggests that it’s going to be an important part of Qualcomm’s product portfolio over the coming year…” Qualcomm has announced a new in-display fingerprint sensor. Called the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor, it’s based on ultrasonic imaging technology. On that note, it isn’t yet clear how the new solution…

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Will 2019 be the Year Biometric Systems are Truly Tested by Hackers?

Will 2019 be the Year Biometric Systems are Truly Tested by Hackers?

“…2019 could be a year in which major hack attacks demonstrate which biometric security systems are truly effective and which are outdated, if Experian’s prediction is proven right.” Experian’s sixth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast finds biometrics in the crosshairs. Assessing the five major security threats expected for 2019, the report predicts that hackers will…

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