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CBP Boasts of Second Bust in Biometric Entry Screening

CBP Boasts of Second Bust in Biometric Entry Screening

Another impostor has been caught trying to enter the United States through the Washington Dulles International Airport, thanks to newly implemented biometric screening technology. According to a press release from the US Customs and Border Protection agency, the suspect in this case was a 26-year-old woman who arrived via a flight from Accra, Ghana. She…

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Voice Control System for TVs Now Processing 1B Transactions Per Month: Nuance

Voice Control System for TVs Now Processing 1B Transactions Per Month: Nuance

Nuance Communications says its voice control system for smart TVs is now seeing about a billion transactions a month. The solution, Dragon TV, essentially brings the functionality of a voice-controlled virtual assistant like Alexa to the television, allowing users to search for shows and perform other actions through voice queries. Nuance has established itself as…

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IDEX Sensor Integrated Into Biometric Remote Control

IDEX Sensor Integrated Into Biometric Remote Control

IDEX has announced a novel integration of its fingerprint sensor technology: Korea-based Ohsung Electronics has used it to bring fingerprint scanning to one of its remote control solutions, the product of a collaboration with TW Electronics, a UK-based remote control specialist that offers tailored remote solutions to other device makers such as TV brands. In…

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Yoti is Investigating the Digital Identity Needs of UK Charities

Yoti is Investigating the Digital Identity Needs of UK Charities

Yoti continues to feed its curiosity, announcing a new research project aimed at exploring the digital identity needs of charities in the United Kingdom. The research project carries forward the momentum of Yoti’s recent investigations in Africa and Southeast Asia, which found some compelling potential use cases for Yoti’s facial recognition-driven mobile ID technology, such…

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All Three New iPhones Feature Face ID Biometric Authentication

All Three New iPhones Feature Face ID Biometric Authentication

“Nothing succeeds like excess,” Oscar Wilde wrote, and it’s a lesson Apple has taken to heart. The company has unveiled its newest iPhones, and one of them is the biggest smartphone (some would say “phablet”) that Apple has ever produced. First things first, though: The standard new iPhone is the iPhone Xs. No one was…

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ImageWare Raises Capital Through Private Placement, Debt Conversion

ImageWare Raises Capital Through Private Placement, Debt Conversion

“We are extremely pleased with the financial commitment that our new investors and our existing debt holders have shown in support of the Company’s efforts through this financing and debt conversion. The proceeds from the Series C Financing will enable us to expand our sales and marketing efforts.” – Jim Miller, CEO, ImageWare ImageWare has…

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FPC Alleges Patent Infringement Against Goodix

FPC Alleges Patent Infringement Against Goodix

Fingerprint Cards has filed a complaint with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court over alleged patent infringement by Shenzhen based Goodix Technology Co. In announcing the complaint, FPC offered few details concerning its specific allegations against Goodix, explaining only that “some of the fingerprint sensing chips” sold by Goodix violate one of FPC’s patents. In appealing…

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NEC Exec to Talk AI at GovWare

NEC Exec to Talk AI at GovWare

“The company said its booth would showcase its NeoFace Image data mining solution, which uses facial recognition to scan through a trove of image data for particular individuals…” NEC Asia Pacific will participate in next week’s GovernmentWare exhibition, with an executive slated to deliver a talk. The company will use its platform to delve into…

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New Report Lays Out Business Case for Biometric Authentication

New Report Lays Out Business Case for Biometric Authentication

A new report from Goode Intelligence makes a strong business case for biometric authentication. Commissioned by Daon, the report is based on organization surveys and other research and analysis conducted by Goode Intelligence. The firm found that 56 percent of survey respondents reported reduced call center volumes; according to Goode Intelligence’s calculations, this produces an…

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Behavioral Biometrics Can Thwart Cross-Channel Fraud: BioCatch

Behavioral Biometrics Can Thwart Cross-Channel Fraud: BioCatch

BioCatch is raising the alarm over cross-channel fraud. As the company explains in a new blog post, “cross-channel fraud” simply refers to fraud conducted between two multiple different channels – for example, using a phishing attack via social media to get a user’s credentials for their bank’s web app. It’s a way of exploiting businesses’…

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Galaxy S10 to Sport Qualcomm In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, says Supplier

Galaxy S10 to Sport Qualcomm In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, says Supplier

Samsung is planning to incorporate in-display fingerprint sensor technology from Qualcomm into its next flagship smartphone, the hotly anticipated Galaxy S10, according to a new report. The news reportedly comes directly from a supplier, Taiwan-based General Interface Solutions. According to Korea’s ETNews, GIS is working with Qualcomm to adapt the latter’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor…

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Code Hack Allows for Creation of Fraudulent Aadhaar Identities, Report Alleges

Code Hack Allows for Creation of Fraudulent Aadhaar Identities, Report Alleges

“Responding to the report today, the UIDAI issued a statement in which it reaffirmed that each Aadhaar identity is linked to 10 unique fingerprints and a pair of irises, and that these biometrics are checked against the entire Aadhaar database for duplicate entries, so it is therefore ‘not possible’ to create fraudulent entries in the…

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New Zwipe Partnerships VP Brings Payments Sector Experience

New Zwipe Partnerships VP Brings Payments Sector Experience

Zwipe‘s executive team has a new appointee with considerable experience in the payments sector. Marcio Stervid, the company’s new VP of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, comes to Zwipe from a previous role as the head of Strategic Partnerships for secure payment solutions provider AltaPay, a position he held for just under a year and a…

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D-ID Officially Launches Facial Recognition Jamming Solution

D-ID Officially Launches Facial Recognition Jamming Solution

Tel Aviv-based D-ID has officially launched its facial recognition-jamming technology, after showcasing it to attendees of last week’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018 event. The company’s image processing technology is designed to alter images in subtle ways that will disrupt scanning attempts by facial recognition software, while ensuring the images are still recognizable to human eyes.…

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Alibaba Brings Biometric Check-In to 50 Hotels in Hainan

Alibaba Brings Biometric Check-In to 50 Hotels in Hainan

“The process is entirely automated, and in a statement announcing the Hainan deployments, Shiji asserted that it ‘takes 30 seconds from arrival to room card issued including payment authorization.’” Biometric check-in technology for hotels appears to be gaining traction in China, thanks in large part to Alibaba, the country’s e-commerce giant. Together with Shiji, a…

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Fujitsu Places Next Big Bet On Naked Payments with the Japan Racing Association

Fujitsu Places Next Big Bet On Naked Payments with the Japan Racing Association

“Fujitsu says the the JRA will implement the machines at the Tokyo Racecourse on September 22nd, with plans to later expand the biometric terminals to racecourses in Chukyo, Hanshin, and Fukushima, as well as off-course betting facilities.” Fujitsu has found a rather novel application of its palm vein recognition technology: It’s going to be used…

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Volopa Leverages Onfido’s Biometrics and Document Reading for Onboarding

Volopa Leverages Onfido’s Biometrics and Document Reading for Onboarding

Volopa has become the latest FinTech company to take advantage of Onfido‘s biometric and document reading technology for customer onboarding. Based in London, Volopa is the operator of multiple white label prepaid card programs in the European Economic Area, and also offers money transfer services through its platform. As such, it’s very much in line…

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OnePlus 6T to Sport In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

OnePlus 6T to Sport In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

“The company has not yet indicated which biometrics company is supplying the fingerprint sensor technology, though Goodix and Synaptics have emerged as the leading providers this year with their integrations into devices from Vivo and Huawei.” OnePlus is poised to become the next major smartphone maker to implement in-display fingerprint scanning. The Shenzhen-based company has…

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iBeta is First Lab Accredited for FIDO’s Biometrics Component Certification Program

iBeta is First Lab Accredited for FIDO’s Biometrics Component Certification Program

“By meeting the rigorous FIDO Alliance training and testing process to become the first accredited biometrics test lab, iBeta has augmented our already mature biometrics testing program to include the FIDO standards certification efforts.” -Gail Audette, Program Manager, iBeta Colorado-based iBeta Quality Assurance has become the first lab accredited for the FIDO Alliance‘s Biometrics Component…

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IDEMIA Celebrates Strong Performance in DHS’s Biometric Technology Rally

IDEMIA Celebrates Strong Performance in DHS’s Biometric Technology Rally

“As IDEMIA explains, only five of the 11 companies that participated in the Rally put forward dual, rather than unimodal, systems; and OneLook was one of the top performers, attaining a 93 percent user satisfaction score – one of the top three rankings across all 11 companies.” IDEMIA is celebrating its success in the Department…

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