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Study Shows Iris Recognition is Less Effective for People with Diabetes

Study Shows Iris Recognition is Less Effective for People with Diabetes

“To account for the results, the researchers noted that diabetes can affect the eyes in a number of ways that may not be obvious, causing retinal damage, cataracts, and glaucoma.” A recent study published in Biomedical Engineering examined the relationship between iris recognition and diabetes, finding that iris recognition is less accurate for people with…

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Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Tascent’s InSight Face cooperative facial recognition solution has bested its competitors in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) second annual Biometric Technology Rally. The Rally measured 14 biometric capture products in a test designed to mimic high-traffic environments like airports or other travel hubs. During the test, subjects were asked to move through an eight-foot…

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Bernie Sanders Proposes Ban on Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech

Bernie Sanders Proposes Ban on Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech

“Police use of facial recognition software is the latest example of Orwellian technology that violates our privacy and civil liberties under the guise of public safety and it must stop.” Bernie Sanders has made facial recognition an important component of his campaign platform, calling for a complete ban on the police use of the technology.…

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ZKTeco Shows Off Biometric Tech to Tennessee Cops

ZKTeco Shows Off Biometric Tech to Tennessee Cops

ZKTeco‘s ongoing roadshow has finally come to the US, with the company having recently showcased its offerings at the Annual Summer Conference for the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association. As the company explained in a new post on its website, the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1971, and its led by a director…

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Precise Biometrics Pivots to Access Control in First YOUNiQ Application

Precise Biometrics Pivots to Access Control in First YOUNiQ Application

“It represents an important step forward for Precise, which has established itself as a leading provider of biometric algorithm software for fingerprint sensors, but is now aiming to expand its reach into new market areas.” Precise Biometrics has announced the first major application of its forthcoming YOUNiQ biometric solution, pivoting into face-based access control. Still…

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Goodix to Acquire NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solutions Business

Goodix to Acquire NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solutions Business

Goodix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) business. The deal includes offices in Europe and Asia as well as intellectual property holdings related to VAS. Having established itself as an important supplier of fingerprint scanning solutions for smartphones, including the in-display sensor technology that is currently…

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NICE Actimize Welcomes Jumio to the X-Sight Marketplace

NICE Actimize Welcomes Jumio to the X-Sight Marketplace

NICE Actimize has added another high-profile partner to its rapidly expanding X-Sight Marketplace, announcing that Jumio’s identity verification technology will now be listed on the platform. The X-Sight Marketplace collects a range of financial crime and risk management solutions, making it easy for financial institutions to keep up to date with the latest security innovations…

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Fujitsu Turns to ImageWare to Secure IoT Devices

Fujitsu Turns to ImageWare to Secure IoT Devices

Fujitsu is safeguarding its RunMyProcess Digital Suite with biometric authentication technology from ImageWare Systems. RunMyProcess is an enterprise-level cloud platform that can be used to develop a range of applications for different IoT devices. ImageWare’s IoT DNA Security, meanwhile, will help protect the data on those devices in addition to the devices themselves. The partnership…

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King’s Cross Investor was Unaware of Site’s Use of Facial Recognition

King’s Cross Investor was Unaware of Site’s Use of Facial Recognition

One of the investors in a major development near King’s Cross station in central London is investigating the use of facial recognition technology on the property. The 67-acre development includes Google and Samsung offices, in addition to shops, schools, and other public-facing services and amenities. The investor in question is the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS),…

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Fingerprint Cards Back in Black in Q2 Update

Fingerprint Cards Back in Black in Q2 Update

Fingerprint Cards is back in the black in its latest quarterly update, showing a slight profit for Q2 2019 after a challenging period of adjustment to dropping ASPs in the mobile fingerprint sensor market. Improved Results Revenues for the April-June period came in at SEK 381.8 million. That’s a two percent drop against Fingerprint Cards’…

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Manchester Co-working Space Opts for Biometric Payments Tech

Manchester Co-working Space Opts for Biometric Payments Tech

All Work & Social, the operator of a co-working space in Manchester, England, has become the latest organization to embrace Fingopay‘s biometric payments platform. The partnership means that members of All Work & Social’s XYZ building in Spinningfields will be able to pay for food and beverages – the building features an in-house coffee bar…

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Traces AI Developing Computer Vision-Based Facial Recognition Alternative

Traces AI Developing Computer Vision-Based Facial Recognition Alternative

A new Y Combinator startup called Traces AI is working on a surveillance alternative to facial recognition. The computer vision solution tracks people moving through crowds based on a number of other visual factors. “It’s a combination of different parameters,” explained Traces AI Co-Founder Veronika Yurchuk. “We can use your hair style, whether you have…

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RefNow Leverages Yoti for ID Verification, Simplifying the Hiring Process

RefNow Leverages Yoti for ID Verification, Simplifying the Hiring Process

Yoti is teaming up with RefNow in an effort to make the hiring process less of a hassle for employers and candidates alike. RefNow is a London-based human resources company that tracks down and contacts people’s employment references, which saves companies the trouble of doing it themselves.  To use the platform, employers submit the name…

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Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

“As previously communicated, we are expecting modest initial volumes of biometric smart cards to be delivered at the end of 2019, followed by larger volumes in 2020.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly results, depicting a dip in revenues but continuing progress in the company’s three key…

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WhatsApp Finally Bringing Fingerprint Biometric Security to Android

WhatsApp Finally Bringing Fingerprint Biometric Security to Android

“The fingerprint lock feature has been in the works for several months, and brings the Android version of the app closer to its iOS counterpart, which gained Face ID and Touch ID authentication back in February.” WhatsApp is finally introducing a fingerprint lock security feature for Android phones. The utility is available as part of…

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Melissa Announces Latest Selfie Solution

Melissa Announces Latest Selfie Solution

The identity verification specialist Melissa is hoping to simplify the onboarding process with a new selfie-based Know Your Customer solution. Appropriately dubbed Melissa KYC, the mobile app combines document reading with liveness detection and facial biometrics to confirm the identities of new customers during registration. “Whether verifying an address or working to prevent online fraud, the business process…

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DISA Shares Details About Assured Identity Platform

DISA Shares Details About Assured Identity Platform

The US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has shared more information about the new forms of biometric authentication it has been designing for military smartphones. The project was undertaken because the fingerprint and facial authentication tech found in most consumer devices was not as useful to soldiers who may be wearing gloves or masks while…

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UK Commissioner Investigates Use of Biometric Surveillance in London

UK Commissioner Investigates Use of Biometric Surveillance in London

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an investigation into the use of facial recognition surveillance technology in the Granary Square development. Located near King’s Cross station in central London, the development consists of 50 separate buildings spread across 67 acres of land in the middle of the city. The British privacy watchdog opened…

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ImageWare CEO Optimistic in Q2 Update

ImageWare CEO Optimistic in Q2 Update

ImageWare has issued its Q2 results for 2019, with the company’s senior executive remaining upbeat in the face of lower-than-expected numbers. Revenues for the quarter ended June 30th came in at $812,000, compared to revenues of $1,885,000 in Q2 of 2018. In reporting the change, ImageWare noted that last year’s Q2 earnings reflected one-time, non-recurring…

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Goodix Provides Biometric Fingerprint Sensor for Huawei Mate 20 X

Goodix Provides Biometric Fingerprint Sensor for Huawei Mate 20 X

With the Huawei Mate 20 X now on the market – that is, where the company hasn’t been blacklisted – Goodix has revealed that it has provided biometric technology being used in the device. The Huawei Mate 20 X is most notable for its 5G connectivity, with dual SIM support for both 5G and 4G.…

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