Biometric

Princeton Identity Upgrades Auburn University Access Control System

Princeton Identity Upgrades Auburn University Access Control System

“We are honored to have Auburn University as a long-term partner and customer. Their adoption of Princeton Identity’s technology demonstrates a team committed to offering both security and convenience to its student-athletes and staff members.” -Jeff Kohler, Business Development Director, Princeton Identity Princeton Identity has upgraded the biometric access control system of Alabama’s Auburn University,…

Amazon Patent Brings Biometric Surveillance to Your Front Door

Amazon Patent Brings Biometric Surveillance to Your Front Door

A newly published patent application from Amazon outlines a smart doorbell designed to use facial recognition for a kind of technologically-enhanced neighborhood watch. The essential idea is to let users add suspicious individuals to a watch list, which is shared by a given community network based on connected houses using the biometric doorbell system. When…

Facial Recognition Tech Secretly Deployed at Taylor Swift Concert

Facial Recognition Tech Secretly Deployed at Taylor Swift Concert

Facial recognition was secretly used to scan attendees of a Taylor Swift concert earlier this year, it has now been revealed. The technology was deployed at a kiosk set up at California’s Rose Bowl in May. The kiosk featured a display showing highlights from the pop star’s rehearsal, attracting the attention of Swift fans; and…

Applied Recognition Tech Adopted by ‘the PayPal of Vietnam’

Applied Recognition Tech Adopted by ‘the PayPal of Vietnam’

Biometric technology from Toronto-based Applied Recognition is now being used to verify individuals signing up for SmartPay, a mobile-based financial services platform operating in Vietnam. The integration of Applied Recognition’s Ver-ID facial recognition technology means that end users can confirm their identities simply by submitting a selfie photo through the platform. At the same time,…

Fraudsters Back in Business Over 2018 Black Friday – Cyber Monday Weekend: Jumio

Fraudsters Back in Business Over 2018 Black Friday – Cyber Monday Weekend: Jumio

“2018 witnessed the largest increase in attempted ID fraud in five years and this highlights why organizations need to use more sophisticated digital identity verification solutions to take extra precaution during the online account opening process, especially during the holidays.” – Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer, Jumio After a bit of a lull in 2017,…

Fingerprints Partners with China-Based Door Lock Firms

Fingerprints Partners with China-Based Door Lock Firms

“The agreement appears to reflect Fingerprint Cards’ recent strategy of diversification with respect to the applications of its biometric technology.” New partnerships with two China-based firms open the door to smart lock integrations for Fingerprints‘ biometric technology. The Sweden-based company announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Synodata and Jianfeng. Both of…

ZKTeco Digs Into Access Control Tech with Brazilian Partner

ZKTeco Digs Into Access Control Tech with Brazilian Partner

ZKTeco is reporting back from the latest stop in its roadshow, with its Brazilian division having recently showcased the company’s biometric access control solutions in collaboration with domestic partner Khronos Segurança. A number of security professionals were invited to the event in the city of Chapecó, with the seminar hosted in Restaurant Donsini. Khronos Business…

NEXT Biometrics Teams with M2M IoT Specialist

NEXT Biometrics Teams with M2M IoT Specialist

“The integration of IOTA into NEXT Biometrics sensors is a key step to build solutions that enable safe, effective user identification at the device level. Together these solutions will provide digital trust as we move towards the Internet of Everything.” – Holger Köther, Director of Partnerships, IOTA Foundation NEXT Biometrics is getting more involved in the…

ID R&D Appoints Chief Product Officer

ID R&D Appoints Chief Product Officer

ID R&D has further expanded its executive team, announcing the appointment of Ilya Ozerets as its new Chief Product Officer. Ozerets has actually been working with ID R&D for a little over a year in an advisory role, which he performed at the same time as he served as Mitek Systems’ Senior Product Manager. Before that,…

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Looking back on the year in biometrics, it’s impossible to ignore a trend that was already well underway at the end of 2017 – the ascent of airport biometrics. It’s an ascent that has been propelled by a number of actors and forces, with a key one being the US Customs and Border Protection agency.…

ZKTeco Makes Impressive Showing at Cairo ICT

ZKTeco Makes Impressive Showing at Cairo ICT

ZKTeco is celebrating another successful promotional event, having showcased its time tracking, access control, and biometric security offerings at the recent Cairo ICT event in Egypt. Cairo ICT is a major industry exhibition, with ZKTeco asserting that last year’s event attracted over 83,000 purchasers. This year’s edition, which ran from November 25th to 28th at…

Nigerian Gov’t Looks to Biometrics to Help Flooding Victims

Nigerian Gov’t Looks to Biometrics to Help Flooding Victims

“Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency is deploying automated biometric identification systems to camps housing the displaced individuals, with officials currently training government staff.” With heavy rains having caused serious flooding across rural areas in Nigeria earlier this year, the country’s government is looking to biometric technology to help identify displaced persons. According to a government…

Healthcare Nonprofit Piloting Android-Based Biometric Patient Identification

Healthcare Nonprofit Piloting Android-Based Biometric Patient Identification

“Element offers a software-based system for Android devices that is designed to capture a subject’s palm or face biometrics using the smartphones’ or tablets’ built-in cameras.” A nonprofit healthcare organization is seeking to leverage biometric identification technology in the field to identify younger patients who lack official identification. The organization, Population Services International (PSI), was initially founded…

IDEMIA Delivers Biometric e-IDs to Nepalese Government

IDEMIA Delivers Biometric e-IDs to Nepalese Government

“Each ID card features a microchip containing the citizen’s photograph, signature, and fingerprint biometrics, while the card itself is laser-engraved polycarbonate.” IDEMIA has just delivered its latest batch of national ID cards to government authorities in Nepal, the company has announced. It’s the latest development in a partnership that extends back to 2016, when Safran…

Financial Services Leaders Want Biometric Smart Cards: Survey

Financial Services Leaders Want Biometric Smart Cards: Survey

Financial services industry leaders have a strong appetite for biometric payment cards and are even willing to pay for one, suggest the results of a Zwipe survey at last week’s Fintech Connect event in London. Eighty percent of respondents said their payments are ‘always’ contactless, with 19 percent saying they make contactless payments ‘sometimes’. More…

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is raising red flags over the Transportation Security Administration’s plans to expand its use of biometrics at US airports. The EFF’s warnings, outlined in a new blog post, come in response to the TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience published in October. The document laid out a…

Machine Learning Algorithms Make In-Display Sensor Faster Over Time: OnePlus

Machine Learning Algorithms Make In-Display Sensor Faster Over Time: OnePlus

“The claims offer a counterargument to initial reviews of the OnePlus 6T noting that the in-display fingerprint sensor, while technologically impressive, was a bit slower than the standard fingerprint sensors usually placed in smartphone home buttons.” OnePlus continues to put the in-display fingerprint sensor of its latest flagship smartphone in the spotlight, asserting in a…

BIO-key CEO to Present at Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference

BIO-key CEO to Present at Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference

“We are grateful to Imperial for inviting us to participate at the conference over the past several years as we’ve found it to be a great platform to expand awareness of BIO-key’s secure solutions and extend our strategic relationships.”- Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key BIO-key CEO, Mike DePasquale, will deliver a presentation at the 15th annual Imperial…

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