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Korean Authentication Solution Gets FIDO UAF Certification

Korean Authentication Solution Gets FIDO UAF Certification

“Utilizing Megazone’s Mine Pass, we will be able to customize development and deployment to meet the needs of enterprise customers in addition to SaaS services in the future, and will provide customers with a market-proven solution that has been officially accredited by FIDO.” – Max Lee, CEO, Megazone Korea-based cloud services provider Megazone has acquired FIDO…

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New Cognitec Algorithm Offers Facial Recognition Performance Boost Across All Applications

New Cognitec Algorithm Offers Facial Recognition Performance Boost Across All Applications

“The company emphasized its technology’s applications in scanning facial images from passports, national IDs, and mugshots, and in scanning faces that are partially turned away from a given camera.” Cognitec has upgraded the face matching algorithm of its FaceVACS facial recognition engine. In a statement announcing the upgrade, the company asserted that its own in-house…

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Fingerprint and Face Biometrics Now Protect Bank of America Merrill’s Mobile App

Fingerprint and Face Biometrics Now Protect Bank of America Merrill’s Mobile App

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has brought fingerprint and facial recognition to its mobile app, CashPro Mobile. The biometric technology is used for mobile login, offering stronger security and greater convenience for end users. A lot of users stand to benefit from the move. Aimed primarily at treasurers in businesses, the CashPro app is used…

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Vivo Works With Megvii for Advanced Mobile 3D Facial Recognition Applications

Vivo Works With Megvii for Advanced Mobile 3D Facial Recognition Applications

Vivo is now working with a facial recognition specialist on 3D face and head modelling technology. The partnership was detailed at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where both companies showed off technology allowing attendees to have their heads scanned and then built into a physical 3D model they could hold in their hands.…

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New Smartphones From Huawei and Xiaomi Feature FPC Sensors

New Smartphones From Huawei and Xiaomi Feature FPC Sensors

“In a statement announcing the new integrations, FPC said it is ‘very proud to provide world class biometrics for two new and cool smartphones…’” Two high-profile new smartphones are using fingerprint sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards, the company has announced. And they’re both from repeat customers. One of the devices is the latest addition to…

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Illinois Supreme Court Weighs Whether to ‘Defang’ Biometrics Law

Illinois Supreme Court Weighs Whether to ‘Defang’ Biometrics Law

“Essentially, the court will decide whether the law should concern the unauthorized collection of biometric data alone, or whether alleged victims of malfeasance should have to prove that they have actually been somehow injured or wronged through the collection of such data.” The Illinois Supreme Court is poised to make a major ruling on how…

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Sydney Airport, Qantas Begin Biometric Boarding Trial

Sydney Airport, Qantas Begin Biometric Boarding Trial

Sydney Airport and Qantas’s trial of facial recognition technology for passengers is now underway. First announced this past February, the program is meant to allow travelers to board their flights without presenting physical documentation: Instead, their faces would be scanned and matched the flight manifest, with automated terminals allowing them entry to the boarding area.…

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Mastercard Touts Biometric Credit Card’s PSD2 Compliance

Mastercard Touts Biometric Credit Card’s PSD2 Compliance

Mastercard is anticipating a big jump in biometrically authenticated payments thanks to new regulations in the European Union. The PSD2 regulation has already officially been implemented in the EU, but its requirements for Strong Customer Authentication won’t come into play until this September. When they do, online payments and account access will require two of…

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Korean Researchers Detail Transparent, Flexible Fingerprint Sensor System

Korean Researchers Detail Transparent, Flexible Fingerprint Sensor System

“As the researchers explain, transparent fingerprint sensor technology ‘is highly sought after’ given the growing prevalence of biometric security on smartphones and smartwatches, and device makers’ interest in maximizing screen space. “ Korean researchers have developed a capacitive fingerprint sensor technology that is both transparent and flexible. As outlined in a paper for Nature Communications,…

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UK’s Biometrics Commissioner Calls for More Transparency from Home Office

UK’s Biometrics Commissioner Calls for More Transparency from Home Office

The UK’s Biometrics Commissioner is not satisfied with the recently published Home Office Biometrics Strategy. In a formal response to the Strategy, which was issued last week, Biometrics Commissioner Paul Wiles bemoaned the document’s lack of detail about where the UK government’s use of biometric technology is headed, asserting that it “says little about what future…

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Netverify Identity Verification Solution Wins Two IT World Awards

Netverify Identity Verification Solution Wins Two IT World Awards

“These awards from Network Products Guide are further validation that our Netverify solution is the most accurate and advanced solution on the market. The threat of data breaches has shaken the trust of consumers, and as a result, online identity verification is now a critical must-have for most online organizations.” – Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio…

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Nine New Companies Become FIDO Certified

Nine New Companies Become FIDO Certified

The FIDO Alliance has announced that nine additional companies have become FIDO certified. The newly certified organizations include Acceptto, AirCUVE, Fishbag Technology, Gemalto, Jazz Networks, and Smart Technology Investment and Development. The certifications demonstrate the continuing momentum of the FIDO Alliance’s standards. This time last year, FIDO announced that the number of devices supporting is…

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Vision-Box Officially Arrives in India

Vision-Box Officially Arrives in India

Vision-Box is now open for business in India, with its new New Delhi office having officially opened last week. First announced in early June, the office is intended to help the Portugal-based company target opportunities for its biometric air travel solutions in the Indian market, where biometric services are increasingly prominent thanks to its Aadhaar…

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Aware Wins $38M Contract from UK Home Office

Aware Wins $38M Contract from UK Home Office

“BioSP is the leading biometric platform because of its rich feature set, rapid configurability, and proven reliability for mission-critical applications, all provided as an off-the-shelf software product.” – Rob Mungovan, Vice President Biometrics at Aware. Aware, Inc. has won a major biometric contract with the UK government, the company has announced. It’s going to assist…

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Juggalo Makeup Disrupts Facial Recognition Tech

Juggalo Makeup Disrupts Facial Recognition Tech

“…it’s funny that Juggalos, who tend toward anti-establishment and conspiratorial philosophies – one Insane Clown Posse song rejected scientific explanations for magnetism – have become de facto disruptors of biometric surveillance just by being themselves.” As police authorities’ use of facial recognition continues to rise – along with opposition to such practices from privacy and…

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Ipsidy, Skypatrol Seek to Establish Mobile Payments Ecosystem for Truckers

Ipsidy, Skypatrol Seek to Establish Mobile Payments Ecosystem for Truckers

A big new partnership is poised to lock truck drivers in Latin America into a mobile payments network secured with biometric authentication. Ipsidy, the provider of a recently launched mobile facial recognition app, has teamed up with Skypatrol, the provider of a GPS-based truck fleet management solution that supports over a million vehicles across Latin…

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Here’s How Biometric Authentication Will Be Stronger on Android P

Here’s How Biometric Authentication Will Be Stronger on Android P

Google’s developers are going to make biometric authentication stronger on Android P, the next iteration of the company’s popular mobile operating system; and in a new post on the company’s blog, Security Engineer Vishwath Mohan explains how. Essentially, Android’s managers are looking to move beyond FAR and FRR, the standard measures of an authentication mechanism’s…

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July Member Meeting of the U.S. Payments Forum to Feature Biometics

July Member Meeting of the U.S. Payments Forum to Feature Biometics

Biometrics and other innovative methods of authentication will be a key topic at the July Member Meeting of the U.S. Payments Forum, a non-profit cross-industry alliance that encompasses the whole payments ecosystem. Organizers have announced the agenda for this year’s event, and it’s going to kick off with a plenary panel entitled, “Next Generation Consumer…

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Will The Galaxy Tab S4 Have In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics?

Will The Galaxy Tab S4 Have In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics?

It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet won’t have a traditional fingerprint sensor, suggesting the company is opting for some more sophisticated biometric security to replace it. All we have to go by are a couple of images leaked to the press, depicting a tablet device with no traditional home button, nor a fingerprint sensor…

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Hoyos Challenges Hackers to Steal Its Cryptocurrency

Hoyos Challenges Hackers to Steal Its Cryptocurrency

Hoyos Integrity Corporation is challenging hackers to steal its RISEN cryptocurrency tokens. One hundred million dollars’ worth of the RSN tokens have been loaded by the company into a public cryptocurrency wallet, and Hoyos has issued its public address and its private key. The company is banking on its biometric security, with its H-RISEN biometric…

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