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NEC Enhances Gurugram Traffic Cameras with Facial Recognition Tech

NEC Enhances Gurugram Traffic Cameras with Facial Recognition Tech

NEC India has landed a CCTV surveillance contract with the Indian city of Gurugram. The 24-hour cameras will primarily be used for traffic enforcement, using AI software to spot traffic violations and issue fines at hundreds of locations spread across Gurugram and Manesar. However, the system’s utility extends well beyond a few speeding tickets. Many…

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Keyper Biometric Smart Card Features Novel Encrypted Audio Security Factor

Keyper Biometric Smart Card Features Novel Encrypted Audio Security Factor

MeReal’s latest biometric smart card is a keeper, in the most literal sense of the word. Dubbed the Keyper, the FIDO-certified smart card features fingerprint authentication, a tamper-resistant chip, and a slew of other features designed to make the card as versatile as possible. Those features include Java Card compatibility, which is noteworthy because it…

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Biometric Card From IDEX and Hengbao Showcased at Digital China Summit

Biometric Card From IDEX and Hengbao Showcased at Digital China Summit

IDEX Biometrics is finally ready to share the results of its collaboration with Hengbao. The company first announced that it was partnering with the Chinese card manufacturer back in September, and has now revealed that it has provided the fingerprint sensor for a dual-interface biometric card that will be on display at the second annual…

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Biometric Tech Enhancement, Partnerships Drive Ipsidy Growth in Q1 Update

Biometric Tech Enhancement, Partnerships Drive Ipsidy Growth in Q1 Update

“Our identity platform offers mobile biometric services that work great on their own and even better together,” – Philip Beck, Chairman and CEO, Ipsidy Ipsidy has reported its results for the first quarter of 2019, showing a dramatic year-over-year improvement for the biometric identification specialist. Revenues for the quarter ended March 31st came in at…

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Fingerprint Cards Has Now Shipped a Billion Biometric Fingerprint Sensors

Fingerprint Cards Has Now Shipped a Billion Biometric Fingerprint Sensors

Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a big milestone this week, announcing that it has now shipped over a billion fingerprint sensors. The Sweden-based biometrics specialist established itself over the last several years as one of the most prominent suppliers of fingerprint sensors to the mobile market, particularly with respect to Asia-made smartphones. While Fingerprint Cards never…

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UNHCR’s Biometric IDs Help Protect Refugees from Itself

UNHCR’s Biometric IDs Help Protect Refugees from Itself

The United Nations’ refugee agency has been vocal about the benefits of biometric identification for those in its charge for years, but recently the organization invoked this technology in its own defense. The UNHCR was responding to an extensive investigative report from NBC alleging widespread corruption at the refugee agency. Usually this involves bribery in…

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RealNetworks Brings On New CRO to Further SAFR Sales

RealNetworks Brings On New CRO to Further SAFR Sales

Jay Burrell has joined the RealNetworks team as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer for computer vision. As the CRO, Burrell will primarily be responsible for overseeing global sales and business development for the company’s SAFR facial recognition platform. “The facial recognition market is growing at an exponential rate, with a variety of uses cases…

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IDEX Granted US Patents for Biometric Card Enrollment Method

IDEX Granted US Patents for Biometric Card Enrollment Method

“Our enrollment invention not only addresses privacy concerns, it potentially aids financial inclusion by offering a cost-effective, practical solution for developing countries.” – Fred Benkley, Chief Innovation Officer, IDEX IDEX has been granted two US patents for important technology associated with its biometric payment cards solutions. The patents both pertain to the enrollment of a…

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CLEAR’s Biometric Stadium Access Comes to Cleveland

CLEAR’s Biometric Stadium Access Comes to Cleveland

“The news comes just about a month after CLEAR announced a trio of partnerships with other MLB teams – the Texas Rangers, the Minnesota Twins, and the Baltimore Orioles – to bring its screening program to their home stadiums, as well.” CLEAR‘s biometric expedited screening program has come to another ballpark, this time at Cleveland’s…

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Hertz Rental Car App Gets Biometric Upgrade

Hertz Rental Car App Gets Biometric Upgrade

Hertz has released a refurbished mobile app designed to streamline the car rental process and make it easier for customers to get on the road. The app will allow users to log in using fingerprint or facial recognition, at which point they can use the app to make reservations, manage their accounts, and access services…

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FinTech Messaging App with Onfido Security Stokes Investor Interest

FinTech Messaging App with Onfido Security Stokes Investor Interest

A UK FinTech startup is celebrating a big new funding round: Manchester-based Nivo brought in £2 million from GP Bullhound, the Angel CoFund, and EG Solutions CEO Elizabeth Gooch, and other investors. The startup only just launched in late 2018 as a spinoff from Barclays Bank, and specializes in secure instant messaging for financial services…

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ZKTeco Celebrates ‘Outstanding’ Showing at ISC West

ZKTeco Celebrates ‘Outstanding’ Showing at ISC West

ZKTeco is celebrating “another outstanding performance” at a major security trade show, recounting its showing at the recent ISC West 2019 event in a new blog post. The company’s focus at this event was on facial recognition technology, with ZKTeco showcasing its applications of the biometric technology in the areas of access control, time and…

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UK Tax Agency to Delete 5 Million Voice Files After GDPR Violation

UK Tax Agency to Delete 5 Million Voice Files After GDPR Violation

The United Kingdom’s tax authority has until June 5th to delete 5 million voice recordings that were used to provide biometric authentication for British citizens. The program dates back to 2017, when HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) began asking callers to use the phrase “My voice is my password” to register their voice biometrics and…

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Benefits Program Enrolls Indian Farmers with Mantra’s Iris Recognition

Benefits Program Enrolls Indian Farmers with Mantra’s Iris Recognition

The Government of India is using biometric tech to implement a new program that will provide monetary support to small farmers in the country. The program is called Pradhan Mantri Samman Nidhi Yojana (or PM-Kishan Yojana), and provides eligible farmers (those with less than two hectares of land) with 6,000 rupees every year. To receive…

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Ipsidy Makes the Case for MFA Security in the Face of Rising Cybercrime

Ipsidy Makes the Case for MFA Security in the Face of Rising Cybercrime

“Ipsidy is an expert on this specific topic, offering authentication solutions like Verified by Ipsidy, a mobile biometric MFA technology that ‘helps enterprises authenticate the identity of the person on the other side of everyday transactions.’” Ipsidy is singing the praises of multi-factor authentication in a new blog post. Entitled “The Benefits of MultiFactor Authentication…

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New Dell Latitude Computers Feature Biometric Security Tools

New Dell Latitude Computers Feature Biometric Security Tools

Dell has unveiled the latest iteration of its Latitude series of computers, offering a raft of new features to enterprise-level customers. In addition to the expected performance upgrades – including better connectivity and battery life – Dell is delivering biometric security tools to better address the data safety concerns of modern employees.      Specifically, the…

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Biometric Authentication Makes LastPass Account Recovery a Breeze

Biometric Authentication Makes LastPass Account Recovery a Breeze

LastPass has upgraded its iOS and Android apps to better serve its increasingly mobile user base. In the case of a forgotten master password, the password manager will now allow users to complete the entire account recovery process using only their mobile device thanks to a new software update that incorporates secure biometric authentication. To…

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Ban on Oakland’s Use of Facial Recognition Gets First Round of Approval

Ban on Oakland’s Use of Facial Recognition Gets First Round of Approval

The city of Oakland’s Privacy Commission has approved a proposal to ban the municipal government’s use of facial recognition. As CBS’s local news station reports, the proposed legislation still has a long way to go before it can take effect. It will need to be approved by the Public Safety Committee, and then by the…

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