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Intent Provides Biometric Pill Dispenser for Hepatitis  C Treatment Program

Intent Provides Biometric Pill Dispenser for Hepatitis C Treatment Program

Intent Solutions is partnering with the University of Kentucky in an effort to eliminate Hepatitis C in Perry County. The $15 million Kentucky Viral Hepatitis Treatment Study (KeY Treat) program is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and will seek to curb an outbreak that accelerated due to…

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Documents Reveal ICE’s Biometric Scans of DMV Databases

Documents Reveal ICE’s Biometric Scans of DMV Databases

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has been scanning DMV records with facial recognition to find undocumented immigrants, according to a new report from The Washington Post. The revelation arrives via public records requested by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology, and show that ICE agents requested facial recognition searches of DMV databases…

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Ipsidy Launches Browser-Based Identity Portal

Ipsidy Launches Browser-Based Identity Portal

Ipsidy is trying to simplify identity verification and authentication with a new web browser interface that does not require any back-end coding or software integration. Dubbed the Identity Portal, the new platform combines Ipsidy’s flagship Proof and Verified services to enable mobile identity verification and authentication with minimal technical expertise. Proof is a mobile document…

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Kairos Supplies Hospitality Software Platform with Facial Recognition Tech

Kairos Supplies Hospitality Software Platform with Facial Recognition Tech

The hospitality software provider Nuvola is integrating facial recognition technology from Kairos into its flagship guest management platform. The new tech will speed up the check-in and check-out process for customers, in addition to other interactions that require some form of identity verification. “Our mission is to bring new technologies to the world of hospitality,”…

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Biometric Onboarding Helps Gogoro Users Get on the Smart Road

Biometric Onboarding Helps Gogoro Users Get on the Smart Road

The smart scooter company Gogoro is expanding with a new ride sharing app designed specifically for smart cities. The new app is called GoShare, and will launch in the Taiwanese city of Taoyuan in August. “Cities have proven consumer demand for mobility sharing, but few have established ongoing viability because of the operational inefficiencies in…

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Philippines’ Election Commission Seeks New Voters in Latest Registration Drive

Philippines’ Election Commission Seeks New Voters in Latest Registration Drive

“Comelec has proven to be a pioneering elections body on the global stage with its collection of voters’ biometric data, used for identity verification during polling.” The Philippines’ 2019 general election concluded earlier this year, but the country’s Commission on Elections (or ‘Comelec’) is pushing ahead with a big new effort to get voters registered.…

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Malaysian Wealth Fund Adds SenseTime, Tencent Execs to Board

Malaysian Wealth Fund Adds SenseTime, Tencent Execs to Board

“The two new board members are Tencent Holdings Senior Executive Lau Seng Yee and SenseTime Founder Tang Xiao’ou…” A pair of tech executives with China’s SenseTime and Tencent have joined the board of Khazanah Nasional, a sovereign wealth fund in Malaysia. The appointees are the first representatives of Chinese companies on the Khazanah board, which…

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Precise Explains How Biometric Onboarding Stops Abandoned Applications

Precise Explains How Biometric Onboarding Stops Abandoned Applications

Precise Biometrics is highlighting some of the benefits of selfie authentication and the new Precise YOUNiQ onboarding solution. In an interview on the company’s blog, Precise YOUNiQ Senior Business Developer Ermin Kosovac explains that biometric authentication is more convenient and more secure than current alternatives like passwords. Those advantages will be familiar to anyone in…

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Good News For Biometric Cards: Contactless Payments Were Huge at the World Cup

Good News For Biometric Cards: Contactless Payments Were Huge at the World Cup

During the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Visa found that fans across the host cities in France made purchases using contactless payment technology 51 percent of the time. The financial services giant, which is FIFA’s Official Payment Services Partner, says these purchases were performed using a variety of mechanisms, including smartphones, wristbands…

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STMicroelectronics ToF Sensor Brings Energy-Saving Presence Detection to PCs

STMicroelectronics ToF Sensor Brings Energy-Saving Presence Detection to PCs

STMicroelectronics has found a novel application for its FlightSense Time-of-flight (ToF) sensor, which has now been integrated into Intel’s Context Sensing technology. The ToF sensor will specifically be used for presence detection, conserving power and improving security by letting the computer know when a real person is sitting at the screen. The ToF sensor can…

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Fujitsu’s Blockchain ID Tech Generates Trust Scores for Digital Transactions

Fujitsu’s Blockchain ID Tech Generates Trust Scores for Digital Transactions

Fujitsu is developing a blockchain-based Decentralized Identity (DID) platform that will give people and businesses more confidence in digital transactions. The platform will essentially vouch for the legitimacy of the entity at the other end of the line, letting users know that it is safe to transfer money even when no one is physically present…

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Panasonic’s FacePRO Secures Danish Soccer Stadium

Panasonic’s FacePRO Secures Danish Soccer Stadium

Panasonic’s facial recognition technology will soon be used to safeguard another soccer stadium. The company has announced that Denmark’s Brondby IF football club will be deploying Panasonic cameras and its FacePRO software at its Danish Superliga home site. Brondby will be the first Danish club to utilize facial recognition, although Panasonic’s tech was previously installed…

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Voice Recognition Update Lets HomePod ID Multiple Users

Voice Recognition Update Lets HomePod ID Multiple Users

“…the multi-user feature should help Apple compete with rivals like Google Assistant, which already offers personalized functions through voice recognition.” Apple’s HomePod is getting a voice recognition update that will allow it to identify different individuals. The multi-user feature will enable the smart speaker to recognize multiple voices, which will in turn allow it to…

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Biometric Authentication Protects the Trinity Wallet

Biometric Authentication Protects the Trinity Wallet

The non-profit IOTA Foundation has released a new cryptocurrency wallet to facilitate the seamless storage and exchange of IOTA tokens. Dubbed the Trinity Wallet, the open-source platform offers customizable user features and is already compatible with most major operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. The design itself was put together with input…

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IDEX Biometrics Wins Australian Patent for Payment Card Fingerprint Enrollment

IDEX Biometrics Wins Australian Patent for Payment Card Fingerprint Enrollment

“In IDEX’s system, a smart card – eg. a biometric credit card – would be mailed to an end user together with a lightweight receptacle featuring an integrated power source. The card is inserted into the receptacle, and then the user registers their fingerprint on the card.” IDEX Biometrics has won an Australian patent for…

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SOCOM Wants a Touchless Fingerprinting App

SOCOM Wants a Touchless Fingerprinting App

The US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is searching for a technology partner to develop a touchless fingerprinting app. The app would allow military personnel to register new individuals in remote locations using only their smartphones, eliminating the need to carry a larger, separate device. “We want an app on a phone so that you basically…

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New GEMADEC and Daon App Uses Selfies to Ensure Pensioners are Alive

New GEMADEC and Daon App Uses Selfies to Ensure Pensioners are Alive

GEMADEC is leveraging Daon’s facial recognition technology in a new app developed for the Moroccan Interprofessional Pension Fund (CIMR). The CIMR DIALCOM app uses Daon’s IdentityX facial recognition platform to verify the identity of the pension recipient, and to make sure the recipient is a living person and not a spoofing attempt. Once the app…

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Signicat Acquires API Solutions Provider Idfy

Signicat Acquires API Solutions Provider Idfy

“With the acquisition of Idfy, we strengthen our ability to execute faster and deliver better digital identity solutions to the market,”- Gunnar Nordseth, CEO, Signicat Signicat, a Norway-based provider of digital identity management and e-signature solutions, has announced its acquisition of Idfy, a compatriot firm specializing in API-based solutions for online authentication. The acquisition entails…

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SITA Enjoys Record Revenues Thanks to New Technology

SITA Enjoys Record Revenues Thanks to New Technology

SITA is celebrating its 70th birthday with the strongest year in company history. The air travel specialist brought in a record $1.7 billion in revenue in 2018, a figure that speaks to the company’s successful efforts to pivot its business in response to changes in the airline industry. “For the first time in our 70-year…

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NEC Biometric Authentication Platform Gets FIDO2 Upgrade

NEC Biometric Authentication Platform Gets FIDO2 Upgrade

NEC is upgrading its NC7000-3A server software to make the biometric authentication platform FIDO2 compliant.  The multimodal software allows clients to verify the identities of their users without sharing their biometric information beyond the authentication terminal, which means that that information is less likely to be compromised in the event of a security breach.  Previous…

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