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Applause Looks to Eliminate AI Bias With Larger Datasets

Applause Looks to Eliminate AI Bias With Larger Datasets

Crowdsource app tester Applause is looking to target bias in the world of artificial intelligence (AI) with a new AI training and testing service focused on diversity and size. Applause — formerly uTest — has spent years providing testing platforms for apps and services, and now it aims to eliminate any bias in AI by…

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WeWork Among Latest Caught in BIPA Net

WeWork Among Latest Caught in BIPA Net

A lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against WeWork, global real-estate company and provider of shared office space, alleging the use of facial recognition scans without consent. The plaintiff in the case, Elliot Osborne, alleges that “When individuals arrive at a WeWork office space, each Defendant requires them to have their facial geometry scanned to…

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Onfido to Leverage ID Expertise in Fraud-focused Presentation

Onfido to Leverage ID Expertise in Fraud-focused Presentation

Identity verification specialist Onfido is preparing to share some expert insights with an upcoming webinar event. Entitled “5 identity fraud predictions for 2020”, the hour-long webinar is slated for Thursday, November 14th starting at 2:30pm GMT. The webinar follows the publication of Onfido’s 2019 Global Fraud Index, in which the company’s analysis concluded that an…

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HID DigitalPersona Receives Champion Rating in SoftwareReviews Report

HID DigitalPersona Receives Champion Rating in SoftwareReviews Report

SoftwareReviews has officially crowned HID Global’s DigitalPersona platform in its 2019 Identity and Access Management (IAM) Emotional Footprint Diamond Report. The report slots IAM solutions into one of four quadrants based on user reviews from customers. HID DigitalPersona was listed in the “Champion” category, which is reserved for solutions that offer a “Fair Cost to…

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IDEX Restructuring in Response to Evolving Biometric Card Environment

IDEX Restructuring in Response to Evolving Biometric Card Environment

IDEX Biometrics has announced that the company will be restructuring in an effort to reduce its operating costs. The restructuring will take place in the fourth quarter of 2019, and is expected to lower the company’s break-even shipments point by 50 percent. According to IDEX CEO Stan Swearingen, the changes reflect the unpredictable nature of…

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SITA: Air Travel’s Record IT Spend Leads to Better Passenger Experiences

SITA: Air Travel’s Record IT Spend Leads to Better Passenger Experiences

Passengers are reaping the benefits of the air travel industry’s record spending on IT. At least, that’s the conclusion SITA has drawn from its 2019 Air Transit IT Insights report, which found that airlines and airports spent $50 billion on IT in 2018. Much of that money went towards technology to streamline the passenger experience,…

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ISC East: Boon Edam to Demo Biometric Turnstiles

ISC East: Boon Edam to Demo Biometric Turnstiles

Boon Edam Inc., a Dutch manufacturer of security entrances and revolving doors, announced it will be demonstrating a range of biometrically integrated optical turnstiles at International Security Conference (ISC) East 2019 in New York City later this month. Boon Edam is the official turnstile sponsor for ISC East for the 12th year in a row,…

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Jumio Announces Improvements in Speed, Accuracy and UX

Jumio Announces Improvements in Speed, Accuracy and UX

Jumio, the AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, announced gains in the speed and accuracy of its verification services, as well as a more intuitive user experience. These gains come after a two year period during which Jumio invested heavily automation enabled through a variety of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optical character recognition…

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YubiKey Bio Adds Fingerprint Recognition to Security Key

YubiKey Bio Adds Fingerprint Recognition to Security Key

“The device features an embedded fingerprint sensor; once a fingerprint is enrolled on the device, it is stored in a Secure Element and can be used for on-device authentication going forward.” Microsoft Ignite, the company’s annual tech conference, is underway this week in Orlando, and Yubico has taken the opportunity to unveil its first biometric…

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CBP Deploys Facial Recognition at Laredo Border

CBP Deploys Facial Recognition at Laredo Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is deploying facial recognition technology to streamline screening procedures at the Laredo Port of Entry. The organization will install cameras at three pedestrian lanes sometime in early November, and plans to expand the program to the remaining 19 pedestrian lanes during the week of December 2. The facial matching…

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Innovatrics Sees Significant Potential in Developing LATAM Market

Innovatrics Sees Significant Potential in Developing LATAM Market

Innovatrics is looking to Latin America in an effort to increase its international profile, with plans to widen its reach in the region. The company notes that it already has extensive public and private partnerships in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru, and has enrolled more than 30 million customers across the region. “We are expecting…

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BioSec Brings Palm Vein Solutions to Fujitsu Forum

BioSec Brings Palm Vein Solutions to Fujitsu Forum

The Hungarian biometric software development company BioSec has officially returned to the Fujitsu Forum. The palm vein recognition specialist will be showcasing solutions featuring its technology – including the ID LifePass, ID GateKeeper and the ID Login V2 – at the Munich event from November 6 to 7. BioSec and Fujitsu have developed a strong…

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NEC to Showcase Biometric Identity Tech at SFF X Switch Event

NEC to Showcase Biometric Identity Tech at SFF X Switch Event

NEC and NEC Asia Pacific will have a significant presence at the upcoming SFF X Switch conference in Singapore. The inaugural SFF X Switch will blend the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) with the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) to create a single event with an emphasis on FinTech and digital solutions for the…

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Zwipe CEO Says Q3 ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Zwipe CEO Says Q3 ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Zwipe has issued an ‘Operational Update’ for the third quarter, highlighting its most important recent developments. These include a few important partnerships. In September, the fingerprint recognition specialist announced that it had teamed up with IDEMIA to develop a streamlined biometric payment card solution, with the companies aiming to get it to market in the…

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IDEX Biometrics to Issue Q3 Results on Nov. 13

IDEX Biometrics to Issue Q3 Results on Nov. 13

IDEX Biometrics has set a date for its third quarter update: the results will be published on November 13th, and will arrive alongside a conference call slated for 10:00 CET. The call will be helmed by IDEX CEO Stan Swearingen as well as CFO Derek D’Antilio. In announcing the plans, IDEX offered no details about…

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Unisys Launches SaaS Version of Stealth(identity) Platform

Unisys Launches SaaS Version of Stealth(identity) Platform

Unisys has released a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) version of its biometric Stealth(identity) platform. The new SaaS version of Stealth(identity) will make it easier (and cheaper) for small businesses to deploy the identity management and authentication platform. Stealth(identity) made its debut earlier this year, with a launch that was geared towards large enterprises. The SaaS release…

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Banesco Panamá Embraces FacePhi’s Biometric Tech

Banesco Panamá Embraces FacePhi’s Biometric Tech

“FacePhi has indicated that Banesco Panamá will integrate [SelphID] technology into its mobile app and desktop site, allowing customers to open new accounts from the comfort of their personal devices.” FacePhi has solidified its position in the Panama market and in the Latin American region more broadly through a new contract with Banesco Panamá. The…

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Vehicle Access Market Empowered by Biometric Tech: Report

Vehicle Access Market Empowered by Biometric Tech: Report

A new report from Grand View Research is predicting significant growth for the vehicle access control market over the next several years, with biometric technology poised to play an important role. The overall market is forecast to reach a value of $17.3 billion by 2025, reflecting a CAGR of 10.6 percent for the 2019-2025 forecast…

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Fingerprint Cards Touts New Biometric Module’s IoT Applications

Fingerprint Cards Touts New Biometric Module’s IoT Applications

“IoT is connecting the world around us, so the ways we access our homes and digital services need to keep up.” – Thomas Rex, SVP BL Smartcards, Automotive & Embedded, Fingerprints Fingerprint Cards has announced an updated version of its FPC-BM solution. Like its predecessor, the new FPC BM-Lite is a biometric module designed to…

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Datasonic and Digent Place Focus on Biometrics with New Joint Venture Company

Datasonic and Digent Place Focus on Biometrics with New Joint Venture Company

Datasonic and Digent have teamed up to form a joint venture company that will work to develop “next generation biometric applications.” Datasonic will be the majority shareholder with a 60 percent stake in the company, which has been dubbed Datasonic Digent Sdn Bhd (DDSB). Digent will control the remaining 40 percent of the venture. Datasonic…

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