biometrics

BioCatch Calls Attention to Rising Rates of Digital Fraud

BioCatch Calls Attention to Rising Rates of Digital Fraud

BioCatch is taking a look back at 2019 to warn consumers about the growing threat of digital fraud. The company noted in a new blog post that digital fraud has been steadily rising every year, and cited several studies that show that that trend continued heading into 2020. With that in mind, BioCatch explained that…

CBP Brings Biometric Boarding to Philadelphia Airport

CBP Brings Biometric Boarding to Philadelphia Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is moving forward with another facial recognition pilot program. This time, the technology is being installed at Philadelphia International Airport, where it will be deployed for international travelers on selected departing flights with Qatar, British Airways, Lufthansa, and American Airlines. During the pilot, passengers will encounter a facial recognition…

FacePhi Reveals Record Breaking Growth Numbers for 2019 Fiscal Year

FacePhi Reveals Record Breaking Growth Numbers for 2019 Fiscal Year

“In a statement announcing the 2019 results, FacePhi noted that it had established 13 major contracts through the course of the year in the LATAM sector, and suggested that it is aiming to replicate the growth trend it has seen in this area in the APAC market…” FacePhi has delivered on its promise of strong…

Q5id Launches ‘Proven Identity Management’ Solution

Q5id Launches ‘Proven Identity Management’ Solution

Newly-formed identity verification solution provider Q5id has announced the launch of its new multi-factor Proven Identity Management (PIM) biometric identification technology. Q5id uses a combination of biometric and live real-time authentication to prove an individual’s identity for secure digital transactions. With identity fraud being a major concern for both consumers and businesses, Q5id hopes to…

Vancouver Gets World’s First Biometric Opioid Vending Machine

Vancouver Gets World’s First Biometric Opioid Vending Machine

As part of the MySafe Project, the City of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is the site of the world’s first biometric opioid vending machine deployment. The MySafe Project is an initiative implemented as a response to an opioid crisis that has led to more than 5,000 deaths since 2016, when a public health emergency was declared…

European Union Considers Temporary Ban on Facial Recognition

European Union Considers Temporary Ban on Facial Recognition

The European Union is reportedly considering a temporary ban on the public use of facial recognition technology. The news comes courtesy of a leaked draft of a European Commission white paper, the final version of which is set to be published in February. If the report proves to be accurate, the proposed legislation would completely…

House Committee Hears Testimony as Lawmakers Mull Facial Recognition Regulations

House Committee Hears Testimony as Lawmakers Mull Facial Recognition Regulations

The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform held its third hearing on facial recognition technology this week, as House members work on a bill aimed at regulating the use of this technology. At present, little is known about the legislation’s details, but the Committee on Oversight and Reform extended the opportunity to comment…

NEXT Supplies Fingerprint Readers for Government Project in India

NEXT Supplies Fingerprint Readers for Government Project in India

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will be receiving a substantial number of fingerprint readers from NEXT Biometrics. Andhra Pradesh plans to use NEXT’s Aadhaar-certified readers to facilitate the distribution of government services and improve the living standards for people in rural areas as part of the state’s Navarathnalu program. The full order is worth…

Werum IT Solutions Adopts Nymi Band Authentication

Werum IT Solutions Adopts Nymi Band Authentication

Werum IT Solutions has teamed up with Nymi to provide its customers in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry with fast, simple, and secure biometric authentication. To that end, Werum has integrated the Nymi band into its new K.ME-IN platform, thereby enabling biometric authentication for those using the PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System (MES). PAS-X is designed for…

Stay Up to Date on Our 17th Annual Biometrics Year in Review Coverage with Our Ongoing Roundup

Stay Up to Date on Our 17th Annual Biometrics Year in Review Coverage with Our Ongoing Roundup

In many industries, openness and dialogue between constituent businesses, even if they’re rivals, is often a critical condition for fostering overall industry growth. Knowing not only what competitors and peers are doing, but also what they’re thinking, can help industry leaders to set their objectives and adapt to market and regulatory changes. That may be…

Year in Review: When Do We Think Biometrics Will Replace the Password?

Year in Review: When Do We Think Biometrics Will Replace the Password?

The annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey always delivers a number of interesting and sometimes complicated insights into how the biometrics industry sees itself, but one of the simplest and most interesting of its findings comes from the question about when biometrics will finally kill off the password. For the 2019 edition of the survey,…

VIVOTEK Integrates CyberLink’s FaceMe Tech into Surveillance Platorm

VIVOTEK Integrates CyberLink’s FaceMe Tech into Surveillance Platorm

CyberLink has formed a strategic partnership with the IP surveillance specialist VIVOTEK. The alliance specifically concerns CyberLink’s FaceMe facial recognition engine, which will now be integrated into VIVOTEK’s various surveillance solutions. Both companies are based in Taiwan. According to VIVOTEK, the partnership will allow the company to provide customers with more comprehensive and more responsive…

Zwipe Schedules First North Listing for End of January

Zwipe Schedules First North Listing for End of January

Zwipe will soon be listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market (First North) in Stockholm. The company’s shares are already available on the Merkur Market at Oslo Børs, and are expected to remain on both stock exchanges for the foreseeable future. First North Zwipe trading will officially begin on Tuesday, January 28, under the…

Cambridge, MA, Becomes Latest City to Ban Facial Recognition

Cambridge, MA, Becomes Latest City to Ban Facial Recognition

The Cambridge City Council has unanimously voted to ban the public use of facial recognition technology. The decision makes Cambridge the fourth (and largest) Massachusetts community to issue such a ban, following similar initiatives in Somerville, Brookline, and Northampton. The legislation specifically bars the deliberate use of facial recognition (and any information gathered through facial…

Onfido Receives SOC-2 Certification

Onfido Receives SOC-2 Certification

Onfido has officially met the requirements for (and received) Service Organization 2 (SOC-2) Type 2 certification. The news comes after an independent audit that was carried out by BDO Limited. The SOC-2 standard was developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to evaluate the data security and privacy practices of other organizations.…

Konami Gaming’s SYNKROS Platform Takes Gold at Data Quadrant Awards

Konami Gaming’s SYNKROS Platform Takes Gold at Data Quadrant Awards

Konami Gaming has taken home the top casino prize in the Casino Management Systems category at this year’s Data Quadrant Awards. The Awards are handed out by SoftwareReviews, and were selected based on reviews from verified industry professionals. Konami was recognized for its SYNKROS casino management system, a rewards program that utilizes Konami’s SYNK Vision…

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