biometric surveillance

California Assembly Approves Ban of Body Cam Facial Recognition

California Assembly Approves Ban of Body Cam Facial Recognition

“The legislation not only bans the live use of facial recognition through police body camera feeds, but also bans the application of this technology to any data collected through such cameras.” The California Assembly has voted in favor of a piece of legislation – Assembly Bill 1215 – aimed at banning the use of facial…

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…

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…

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…

Chinese Police Surveillance App Features Megvii Biometrics Tech: Human Rights Watch

Chinese Police Surveillance App Features Megvii Biometrics Tech: Human Rights Watch

“Responding to media inquiries, Megvii has asserted that it has no agreement for the use of its technology in the Chinese police app, and indeed that it has no knowledge of how its technology was integrated into the app.” The surveillance state that Chinese authorities have built in the country’s Xinjiang region is more intensive…

Synectics Adds AnyVision to its Surveillance Platform

Synectics Adds AnyVision to its Surveillance Platform

AnyVision has found another customer for its facial and object recognition software. The company’s plug-and-play solution has been integrated into the Synergy 3 surveillance platform from Synectics, giving Synectics customers access to better facial recognition data and analytics.  “As we endeavor to deepen our business across key sectors, partnering with the leading technology providers in…

ISC West: RealNetworks’ Mike Vance on the Rise of SAFR Security [AUDIO]

ISC West: RealNetworks’ Mike Vance on the Rise of SAFR Security [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is reporting live from ISC West in Las Vegas this week, bringing you biometrics news and interviews straight from the biggest converged security trade show in the Americas. Today is the final day of the ISC West exhibition, and among the companies FindBiometrics caught up with on the show floor is RealNetworks, a major…

ISC West 2019: RealNetworks Launches Upgraded Face Biometrics Surveillance System with New Partners

ISC West 2019: RealNetworks Launches Upgraded Face Biometrics Surveillance System with New Partners

RealNetworks is making a splash at this year’s ISC West security conference with its official announcement of SAFR for Security, an upgraded version of its SAFR facial recognition platform for surveillance security. In announcing SAFR for Security, RealNetworks suggested that its key upgrade it its integration “with leading Video Management Systems”, or VMS’s. On that…

MGI Adds VSBLTY’s Biometric Perimeter Access Platform to its Portfolio

MGI Adds VSBLTY’s Biometric Perimeter Access Platform to its Portfolio

Muller Group International (MGI) has added VSBLTY technology to its turnkey security solutions portfolio. VSBLTY is the provider of VSBLTY Vector, a perimeter access solution that uses facial recognition and weapon detection to identify potentially dangerous individuals. “Heightened security is needed virtually everywhere,” said VSBLTY Co-Founder and CEO Jay Hutton. “In most instances, our face-on cameras…

Biometrics Institute Publishes Ethical Guideline Based on Seven Principles

Biometrics Institute Publishes Ethical Guideline Based on Seven Principles

The Biometrics Institute has issued seven ethical principles meant to serve as a guideline for how contemporary biometrics technology should be deployed. The list of principles begins with a bit of a tautology – “Ethical behaviour” – and goes on to include “Ownership of the biometric and respect for individuals’ personal data”, “Serving humans”, “Justice…

The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 16-22

The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 16-22

This week’s most-read articles on FindBiometrics cover a range of topics, including liveness detection, security in the Internet of Things, and even a bit of biometrics controversy. First, though, some good news. Despite incursions from facial recognition in the wake of Apple’s launch of Face ID, the overall fingerprint biometrics market is going to continue…

RealNetworks Forms SAFR Partnership with Digifort

RealNetworks Forms SAFR Partnership with Digifort

RealNetworks is expanding the reach of its SAFR facial recognition platform. The company has announced a partnership with the Brazilian video surveillance company Digifort to make SAFR available to Digifort customers around the world. “We are delighted to partner with Digifort to accelerate the availability of SAFR for security professionals working to keep cities, airports,…

Implicated in Chinese Surveillance Program, Microsoft Denies Official Ties

Implicated in Chinese Surveillance Program, Microsoft Denies Official Ties

“…Microsoft has stated that it is not involved in a partnership with SenseNets, and that it has asked the company to remove the Microsoft logo from its website as it had been used without permission.” Microsoft is denying that its technology is being used in an intrusive and controversial Chinese surveillance program after being implicated…

Facial Recognition Specialist CyberExtruder Teams with Video Surveillance Firm

Facial Recognition Specialist CyberExtruder Teams with Video Surveillance Firm

“Aureus 3D is designed to use AI-driven biometric technology to enable 3D facial recognition based on video analysis.” Seeking to get its 3D facial recognition software into more cameras, New Jersey-based CyberExtruder has teamed up with Hanwha Techwin, a video surveillance specialist. The partnership revolves around the integration of CyberExtruder’s Aureus 3D solution into Hanwha…

Australian Casino Uses Facial Recognition Cameras to Identify Potential Thieves

Australian Casino Uses Facial Recognition Cameras to Identify Potential Thieves

An Australian casino is getting a biometric security upgrade after an employee tried to smuggle a $5,000 chip out of the building in a sock. Though the aspiring thief was caught by overhead CCTV cameras, Sydney’s Star Casino has nevertheless decided to deploy new facial recognition cameras to assist its large surveillance team. Specifically, The…

Amazon Calling For Government Regulation of Facial Recognition Tech

Amazon Calling For Government Regulation of Facial Recognition Tech

Amazon is now calling for government regulation of facial recognition technology, even as it defends sales of its own such technology to law enforcement authorities. In a new post on the Amazon Web Services Machine Learning blog, the company’s VP of Global Public Policy, Michael Punke, writes, “We support the calls for an appropriate national…

New NEC Tech Matches Faces to Bodies, Enhancing Surveillance Capabilities

New NEC Tech Matches Faces to Bodies, Enhancing Surveillance Capabilities

NEC has announced a new computer vision solution that builds on its acclaimed facial recognition technology to enable the automated identification of individuals even when they’re not facing a given camera. Dubbed “Person Re-identification Technology”, the solution is essentially designed to assess not only a subject’s face, but their entire body. Once scanned, subjects can…

UK Police Say Facial Recognition Trial Delivered Three Arrests

UK Police Say Facial Recognition Trial Delivered Three Arrests

Police in the UK are ramping up their use of facial recognition technology in the fight against crime, with London’s Metropolitan Police announcing this week that a live trial of the technology in the city’s east end had led to the result of three individuals wanted for violent crimes. The deployment caused some consternation among…

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