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Auckland Airport Deploys Vision-Box Pre-Security Gates

Auckland Airport Deploys Vision-Box Pre-Security Gates

New Zealand’s Auckland Airport has partnered with Vision-Box to automate some of its security procedures. The airport has deployed 12 new pre-security eGates that will scan passenger boarding passes before allowing them to move on to security areas. The eGates will replace the two employees who manually checked boarding passes under the previous system, and…

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ABI Expects Public Security Demands to Drive Biometric Hardware Market

ABI Expects Public Security Demands to Drive Biometric Hardware Market

ABI Research is predicting that the demand for better security solutions will drive the market for biometric hardware to $19 billion by 2024. The firm expects Body-Worn Cameras (BWC), surveillance cameras, and access control technology to display the most growth over that time period, with much of that revenue coming from the public sector. Law…

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Juniper Forecasts Rise of Biometric Mobile Payments

Juniper Forecasts Rise of Biometric Mobile Payments

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that biometric technology will revolutionize the mobile payments industry over the next few years. The firm predicts that consumers will use biometric authentication to conduct $2.5 trillion in payment transactions on mobile devices by 2024. That number represents a massive 1,000 percent increase over the comparable $228 billion…

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FacePhi Announces Tenth Deal of 2019

FacePhi Announces Tenth Deal of 2019

“The partnership helps to further consolidate FacePhi’s already strong position in the Latin American financial services market…” FacePhi has closed its tenth deal of the year, announcing that Mexico-based Albo has opted to use its biometric authentication solutions. Launched in 2016, Albo is a startup digital banking platform that offers digital accounts, a budgeting app,…

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Year in Review: Will Fingerprint Recognition Take Back Some of the Spotlight?

Year in Review: Will Fingerprint Recognition Take Back Some of the Spotlight?

The 2019 Year in Review survey is officially open, which means it’s time to start thinking about some of the biggest questions, issues, and themes in the biometrics industry. And one thing that’s on pretty much everyone’s mind as the industry approaches its year-end is which biometric modalities have had a big 12 months. There’s…

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Kaspersky Lab Shows Off Ring with Fake Fingerprint

Kaspersky Lab Shows Off Ring with Fake Fingerprint

Digital security firm Kaspersky Lab has shown off a new ring with a fake fingerprint that is meant to protect the wearer’s biometric data. With the increased reliance on the use of biometric data for user authentication has come an increased concern about that biometric data being stolen or compromised. The ring, made of “thousands…

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Apple Pay Express Transit Speeds Up Fare Processing for London Commuters

Apple Pay Express Transit Speeds Up Fare Processing for London Commuters

Apple Watch and iPhone users can now use Apple Pay Express Transit to pay for buses, trams, and the Underground in London. The feature allows the city’s commuters to purchase transit fare without Touch ID or Face ID authentication (or a double click of the Apple Watch), thereby allowing them to pass through turnstiles and…

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New Rule Requires Face Scan for Mobile Account Registration in China

New Rule Requires Face Scan for Mobile Account Registration in China

The government of China has formally implemented a new rule that makes a facial recognition scan a required part of the mobile registration process. Anyone hoping to sign up for mobile phone services will now need to undergo a scan, expanding on the previous system that only asked customers to provide an identity card. The…

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VSBLTY Retains Canadian Investor Relations Firm

VSBLTY Retains Canadian Investor Relations Firm

VSBLTY is looking to get more visibility in the capital markets. The Philadelphia-based company, which specializes in AI-infused visual display technology, has retained CHF Capital Markets, a major Canadian investor relations firm focused on small and mid-cap companies. VSBLTY has made some headline-grabbing moves in recent months with its smart signage technology, thanks in part…

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Amazon’s Rekognition Gets New ML Capability for Object Recognition

Amazon’s Rekognition Gets New ML Capability for Object Recognition

“Amazon claims that its system can be used to train an AI to detect an object using as few as 1- images, as opposed to the hundreds or thousands that are usually required for object recognition.” Amazon has announced a new machine learning capability for object recognition through its Rekognition platform. Called “Amazon Rekognition Custom…

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IriTech Promotes IriKey as Secure ID and Financial Platform

IriTech Promotes IriKey as Secure ID and Financial Platform

IriTech is highlighting the utility of the IriKey wallet for people who need to secure and transfer high-value financial assets. In a new statement, the company specifically mentions online gambling, cryptocurrency, and overseas remittances, presenting the IriKey as a more secure alternative to conventional financial platforms.   The IriKey itself is a hardware wallet with…

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SITA Report Foresees Major Expansion of Self-Screening Tech at Chinese Airports

SITA Report Foresees Major Expansion of Self-Screening Tech at Chinese Airports

China’s air travel industry is investing heavily in AI technology. According to SITA’s latest 2019 China IT Insights report, 88 percent of the country’s airlines and airports plan to have some form of AI program in the development or deployment phase by 2022, with a heavy focus on chatbots and virtual assistants. Roughly half (43…

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Indian Authorities Issue Biometric IDs to Migrant Workers

Indian Authorities Issue Biometric IDs to Migrant Workers

Department officials from Kochi in the Ernakulam district of India have reported that the coverage of migrant workers in the area with biometric identification cards has reached 80%. A department official speaking to The Times of India said, “We have provided biometric ID cards to 1,04,000 migrant workers in Ernakulam bringing 80% of them under…

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Startup to Unveil Multi-Camera Facial Recognition System at International Security Expo

Startup to Unveil Multi-Camera Facial Recognition System at International Security Expo

The Face Recognition Company (FRC), a software development company specializing in facial recognition security technology, has announced that it will be unveiling its multi-camera facial recognition system at the International Security Expo in London next week. FRC’s ‘ultra-accurate’ system is based on using multiple cameras — up to five at a time — to provide…

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IDEMIA Wins Biometric ID Contract for Morocco

IDEMIA Wins Biometric ID Contract for Morocco

“…IDEMIA suggested that the biometric national ID cards ‘will accelerate rollout of Morocco’s online services and will ramp up development of the digital economy.’” IDEMIA has won a contract to provide the Moroccan government with new biometric ID cards for citizens. The deal was signed with the country’s Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nationale, or…

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Lockport Schools Closer to Using Facial Recognition Technology

Lockport Schools Closer to Using Facial Recognition Technology

Schools in the district of Lockport, New York, are closer to being allowed to use facial recognition technology to monitor persons on school property after the New York State Education Department outlined four additional steps required in order for permission to be granted. In a statement to local news outlet 2WGRZ, an official said that…

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HID Global White Paper Makes Strong Case for Biometric Identity

HID Global White Paper Makes Strong Case for Biometric Identity

As physical and digital security continue to converge, HID Global has issued a new White Paper illustrating how biometric technology can be used to establish irrefutable identity and maintain trust. Entitled “Powering Trusted Identities with Biometrics“, the paper begins with the premise that ‘identity is who you are, not what you know’. Knowledge-based authentication mechanisms…

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Ola Utilizes Facial Recognition to Verify New Drivers in London

Ola Utilizes Facial Recognition to Verify New Drivers in London

The Indian ride sharing company Ola is moving forward with its UK expansion efforts and is now onboarding new drivers in London. Licensed British drivers can register through the Ola app. Unlike other ride sharing services, Ola is noteworthy for using facial recognition to provide continuous authentication of its drivers. The tech compares the driver’s…

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Google Updates Photos App Adds AI-Assisted Manual Face Tagging

Google Updates Photos App Adds AI-Assisted Manual Face Tagging

Google has released an update to its wildly popular Photos app that allows users to manually tag people in their pictures, so long as Google’s facial recognition algorithm recognizes there is a face in the photo. Up until now, Photos users have had the option of enabling the “face grouping” feature in the app, which…

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Cyprus Turns to Veridos to Overhaul its Biometric Document Capabilities

Cyprus Turns to Veridos to Overhaul its Biometric Document Capabilities

Veridos will be upgrading Cyprus’ biometric registration and e-document capabilities after landing a contract with the country’s Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior. The contract will allow the country to issue electronic passports, ID cards, residency permits, and other documents that are in line with the latest EU regulations. Veridos will…

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