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Onfido CEO Argues Digital Identities Can Reduce Hate Speech on Social Media

Onfido CEO Argues Digital Identities Can Reduce Hate Speech on Social Media

Onfido is arguing that identity verification technology can help reduce misinformation and hate speech in online spaces. Company Co-Founder and CEO Husayn Kassai makes the case in a guest article for the Forbes Technology Council, suggesting that people would be more reticent to express hateful views if they knew that they could be traced back…

Aluf to Acquire Two Biometrics Companies

Aluf to Acquire Two Biometrics Companies

Aluf Holdings is looking to add two more biometric tech companies to its portfolio after sending non-binding Letters of Intent to acquire outstanding stock. The additions would represent the third and fourth companies that Aluf has acquired since the Board of Directors announced a new mergers and acquisitions strategy earlier this year. The first was…

IDnow Adds eID Services Through Partnership with AUTHADA

IDnow Adds eID Services Through Partnership with AUTHADA

IDnow has added eID services to its portfolio through a new partnership with AUTHADA, a German startup that specializes in eID technology. AUTHADA’s solution allows clients to use a standard NFC-enabled smartphone to scan and verify a modern German ID card (issued since November 2010) once that card’s online ID features have been activated.    The…

Laxton Integrates SecuGen Sensor Into Chameleon Tablet

Laxton Integrates SecuGen Sensor Into Chameleon Tablet

“We share a similar commitment to quality, cost, and adaptability with Laxton. Therefore, it has been a delight to partner and work with a world leader like Laxton on this versatile range of hand-helds, tablets and desktop devices.” – Won Lee, CEO, SecuGen SecuGen‘s biometric U20 fingerprint sensor has been integrated into Laxton‘s Chameleon tablet…

RealNetworks Expands Board of Directors

RealNetworks Expands Board of Directors

RealNetworks‘ board of directors has now grown from six to eight members. One of the newly appointed board members is a former RealNetworks employee. Tim Wan joined the company back in 2002 as its Director of Business Planning and Marketing, and didn’t depart until 2012, after serving for three years as its Chief Financial Officer.…

Danish Office Workers Will Soon Buy Lunch with Their Faces

Danish Office Workers Will Soon Buy Lunch with Their Faces

“… a simple face scan will allow the system to retrieve the necessary billing information for a given transaction, and to process it, bypassing the need for the customer to present a physical payment card or any other hardware.” Denmark is once again the site of a pioneering trial of a biometric payments system, this…

Aware Puts Biometrics in the Driver’s Seat in New Automotive White Paper

Aware Puts Biometrics in the Driver’s Seat in New Automotive White Paper

“It’s a compelling case for bringing biometrics into the car, and given Aware’s expertise in the world of biometric authentication, it’s coming from an expert source.” As today’s cars get increasingly sophisticated on the technological and IT front, Aware Inc. wants to put biometric technology in the driver’s seat. The company has published a new…

TSA Planning to Increase Biometric Checkpoints

TSA Planning to Increase Biometric Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Authority (TSA) has announced plans to increase the testing of biometric facial recognition systems at airport security checkpoints and baggage drops by its agents next year, as it evaluates the technology for a potential future deployment. The aim of the program is to help TSA officers with the process of passenger and…

Comparitech Study Details World’s Most Intrusive Biometric Programs

Comparitech Study Details World’s Most Intrusive Biometric Programs

Comparitech has released a comprehensive report that evaluates the pervasiveness of biometric technology in 50 different countries. The report rated the countries based on their use (or non-use) of various technologies, as well as the legal protections those countries put in place to protect the privacy of their citizens. Each country was assigned a numerical…

International Security Conference Celebrates a Successful ISC East

International Security Conference Celebrates a Successful ISC East

The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) is celebrating a successful ISC East event. ISC East ran from November 20 to 21 at the Javits Center in New York City, drawing more than 7,600 verified guests and representatives from upwards of 350 security brands. The guest figure represents a six percent increase over the 2018…

Panasonic Mirror Uses Facial Recognition to Recommend Beauty Products

Panasonic Mirror Uses Facial Recognition to Recommend Beauty Products

Panasonic is teaming up with the KOSÉ Corporation in an effort to provide shoppers with more personalized make-up recommendations. The joint initiative will leverage Panasonic’s Snow Beauty Mirror, a new device that uses facial recognition and image recognition tech to analyze a customer’s skin and suggest KOSÉ beauty products based on the results. The Snow…

Kanguru Releases New Biometric Flash Drive

Kanguru Releases New Biometric Flash Drive

Kanguru has unveiled a biometric flash drive with fingerprint recognition capabilities. Dubbed the Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30, the new USB device is OS agnostic, and is compatible smart TVs and many pieces of industrial equipment in addition to Mac and Windows computers. The key selling point, however, is the device’s fingerprint security. The Bio-Elite30 has a…

Zwipe Announces Next CFO

Zwipe Announces Next CFO

Zwipe has announced a new Chief Financial Officer. Lars Kristian Solheim will take the position starting March 1st of 2020, when he will replace interim CFO Lars Myren. In a statement announcing the new executive’s appointment, Zwipe highlighted his relevant experience. After serving as a Senior Associate at the audit firm Ernst & Young, Solheim…

Thai Bank Embraces Multimodal Biometrics

Thai Bank Embraces Multimodal Biometrics

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has announced the launch of fingerprint and facial recognition authentication methods for customers of its TMRW digital banking brand. With the announcement, TMRW, the first mobile-only bank in Thailand, also becomes the first bank in Thailand to offer multimodal biometric authentication. “At TMRW, we are committed to making banking simpler, more…

CBP Abandons Plans for Mandatory Facial Scans of U.S. Citizens at Airports

CBP Abandons Plans for Mandatory Facial Scans of U.S. Citizens at Airports

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has announced it has abandoned its plans to require U.S. citizens entering and exiting the country to submit to facial scans as an expansion of its Biometric Exit program. “There are no current plans to require U.S. citizens to provide photographs upon entry and exit from the United…

InCadence Lands $20 Million Army Contract

InCadence Lands $20 Million Army Contract

InCadence has landed a $20 million contract to provide biometric technology and support services for the U.S. Army. The contract covers a two-year period, and was handed out as part of the Army’s $37.4 billion Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services program. The contract specifically concerns a Near Real Time Identity Operations (NRTIO) task order from…

3D Sonic Max From Qualcomm Can Scan Two Fingerprints at Once

3D Sonic Max From Qualcomm Can Scan Two Fingerprints at Once

Multinational chipmaker Qualcomm has announced the follow-up to their 3D Sonic Sensor fingerprint sensor, saying the new 3D Sonic Max will be 17 times larger than the original and allow for the scanning of up to two fingerprints at once for increased security. The 3D Sonic Sensor was released last year and uses ultrasonic sound…

ImageWare Achieves SOC-2 Compliance

ImageWare Achieves SOC-2 Compliance

ImageWare’s security practices have officially met the latest Service Organization Control 2 (SOC-2) guidelines. First developed by the American Institute of CPAs, the SOC-2 standard measures an organization’s ability to protect the personal information and user data of its customers when using cloud technology.    ImageWare can boast that it is compliant with those standards…

Yoti Teams with Synectics to Provide Remote Onboarding for Financial Clients

Yoti Teams with Synectics to Provide Remote Onboarding for Financial Clients

Synectics Solutions has deployed Yoti’s Doc Scan technology in an effort to streamline the onboarding process for its clients in the financial industry. Doc Scan is a digital identity verification platform with facial recognition and document reading capabilities.     To use Doc Scan, new clients must first take a photo of their official ID. They…

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

With the year coming to a close, the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey has just opened. It has been an eventful year in the biometrics industry (but then again, what year in recent memory hasn’t?), and looking back, there’s a lot to take in. But one particularly interesting question that this year’s survey should…

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