biometrics

Orlando Police Abandon Trial of Amazon Rekognition

Orlando Police Abandon Trial of Amazon Rekognition

The Orlando Police Department is giving up on its trial deployment of Amazon’s Rekognition platform, once again ending its on again/off again relationship with the tech giant. The facial recognition tech was supposed to be part of a surveillance pilot that would allow the OPD to track suspicious individuals through the city in real time.…

Experian Hires New SVP of Product Management

Experian Hires New SVP of Product Management

Experian is looking to build its profile in the identity authentication space. The company has announced that EK Koh will be stepping up as the new Senior Vice President of Product Management for Global Identity & Fraud Solutions, bringing more than 20 years of product management experience to the position. “Being able to resolve, identify…

Goodix Accuses Egis of Fingerprint Sensor Patent Infringement

Goodix Accuses Egis of Fingerprint Sensor Patent Infringement

“The accusation specifically concerns Goodix’s In-display Fingerprint Sensor, which was released in 2017 and has since been integrated into more than 50 smartphone models, including Huawei’s P30 series and Vivo’s Nex S…” Goodix Technology has accused Egis Technology of patent infringement, filing a complaint with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court to settle the matter. Goodix…

G+D, FPC Partner On Biometric Card with T-Shape Sensor

G+D, FPC Partner On Biometric Card with T-Shape Sensor

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is teaming up with Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security (G+D) to produce a contactless biometric payment card featuring FPC’s T-Shape sensor. The new card is already on its way to the market, and will be deployed in FPC’s newly announced card trial with the French bank Crédit Agricole. The trial with Crédit…

Digital Onboarding Trend Drives Demand for Tech Solutions

Digital Onboarding Trend Drives Demand for Tech Solutions

The growing trend toward digital onboarding is fueling considerable growth in a burgeoning digital identity and document verification market, according to a new report from Goode Intelligence. Looking at a forecast period between 2019 and 2024, the report predicts that this market will grow from about 518 million identity checks in 2019 to more than…

CLEAR’s Biometric Screening Program Expands in the South

CLEAR’s Biometric Screening Program Expands in the South

“We’re excited to open here in Birmingham and proud to have created 25 new jobs, which will enhance the BHM experience, and help support the local community as well.” – Howard Kass, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, CLEAR CLEAR has come to another airport in the South, enabling expedited passenger screening at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International…

POS AG Deploys BioID’s PhotoVerify for SIM Card Activation

POS AG Deploys BioID’s PhotoVerify for SIM Card Activation

The Austrian software company POS AG has deployed BioID’s identity verification services to allow its customers to self-activate their SIM cards. POS AG will specifically be leveraging BioID’s PhotoVerify solution, which will eliminate the need to speak with an agent (in person or online) when activating a card. PhotoVerify combines document verification and facial recognition…

European Banking Authority Approves the Use of Typing Biometrics

European Banking Authority Approves the Use of Typing Biometrics

The European Banking Authority has approved the use of typing biometrics as a secure component for multi-factor authentication. The decision places typing biometrics alongside other forms of biometric authentication that are inherent to the user, like fingerprint and voice recognition. The news comes courtesy of TypingDNA, which used the opportunity to promote its own typing…

Blink Identity Earns Pilot Program in Contest with Manchester City FC

Blink Identity Earns Pilot Program in Contest with Manchester City FC

The biometric ticketing startup Blink Identity has been selected as the winner of the City Startup Challenge organized by the City Football Group in Manchester, England. The City Football Group manages the Manchester City Football Club, and launched the City Startup Challenge in an effort to find new technology with soccer-specific applications.    Blink Identity…

UNHCR Seeks Help as Biometrics-driven ID Efforts Ramp Up

UNHCR Seeks Help as Biometrics-driven ID Efforts Ramp Up

“The UNHCR has proven to be an enthusiastic proponent of biometric identification in recent years, deploying such technologies in major refugee camps and highlighting its utility in providing displaced individuals with a reliable form of official documentation.” The United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR) is looking for some expert assistance in its efforts to establish digital…

NEXT Biometrics Gets Another India-focused POS Partner

NEXT Biometrics Gets Another India-focused POS Partner

NEXT Biometrics‘ roster of POS partners focused on the Indian market continues to grow, with the company announcing that it has now teamed up with Beijing-based Wiseasy. The latter will integrate NEXT Biometrics’ fingerprint sensors into POS terminals designed for compatibility with Aadhaar Enabled Payment System applications. Aadhaar is, of course, India’s pioneering biometric national…

BehavioSec Updates Biometrics Platform Ahead of PSD2 Deadline

BehavioSec Updates Biometrics Platform Ahead of PSD2 Deadline

BehavioSec has updated its behavioral biometrics platform ahead of the European Union’s upcoming PSD2 compliance deadline. Version 5.1 of the platform offers better mouse recognition and anomaly detection, in addition to other accuracy and authentication upgrades. The upgraded platform also guards against fraud associated with new accounts. BehavioSec 5.1 will compare the behavior of a…

NEC’s Facial Recognition Tech Played Key Security Role in EU Summit

NEC’s Facial Recognition Tech Played Key Security Role in EU Summit

“… the Romanian Protection and Guard Service selected NEC as its partner based on its high-performing NeoFace facial recognition engine.” NEC recently had a high-profile opportunity to provide biometric security for European Union members, the company has revealed. The Tokyo-based firm delivered a security system based on facial recognition at an informal EU Summit held…

Oakland Vote Could Further Backlash Against Facial Recognition

Oakland Vote Could Further Backlash Against Facial Recognition

This week could see the further development of a small but growing trend toward banning the government’s use of facial recognition technology, with the Oakland City Council set to discuss a proposed ban in a meeting scheduled for Tuesday. Introduced earlier this year, the proposed ban would only apply to the municipal government, prohibiting it…

SkyBiometry and Neurotechnology Upgrade Face Recognition API

SkyBiometry and Neurotechnology Upgrade Face Recognition API

“SkyBiometry is pitching the API for user authentication, access management, and attendance tracking, as well as interactive marketing and database management for companies who need to sort through a large number of photos…” The Neurotechnology subsidiary SkyBiometry has improved its facial recognition API with an upgraded algorithm that allows the platform to detect and recognize…

HID Global Gets Another Perfect Score in ISO Anti-spoofing Testing

HID Global Gets Another Perfect Score in ISO Anti-spoofing Testing

“HID Global’s multispectral imaging technology is designed to capture image data from both the surface of a fingerprint and its subsurface, helping it to detect presentation attacks that do no involve live, human fingers.” HID Global has another feather in its cap thanks to its Lumidigm multispectral imaging technology. The company has announced that its…

More Wisconsin Authorities Embrace Biometric Breathalyzer Kiosks

More Wisconsin Authorities Embrace Biometric Breathalyzer Kiosks

“… the Kiosk coordinates and conducts all the alcohol screening for the County thereby freeing up deputies for higher-value work.” – Patrick McKinney, General Manager, Precision Kiosk Technologies The use of automated breathalyzer kiosks for court-mandated alcohol screening continues to spread, with Minneapolis-based Precision Kiosk Technologies playing a key role in the state of Wisconsin.…

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