face biometrics

New 5G Vending Machine Processes Customers with Facial Recognition

New 5G Vending Machine Processes Customers with Facial Recognition

A pair of Chinese tech companies are teaming up to release a smart vending machine that processes customers with 5G and facial recognition technologies. UTStarcom and China Mobile Group have called their refrigerated vending machine the goBox, and are presenting it as one of several retail solutions that will leverage 5G to transform the shopping…

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…

Biometrics Startup Saffe Boasts World Class FRVT Performance

Biometrics Startup Saffe Boasts World Class FRVT Performance

The facial biometrics provider Saffe has aced the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The company’s proprietary face matching technology achieved a top 15 performance against all other competitors, which is an impressive accomplishment for a startup that has only been around for four years.…

Google Nest Hub Max Features Facial Recognition

Google Nest Hub Max Features Facial Recognition

Google is consolidating its Nest and Google Home divisions with the Google Nest Hub Max, a slightly bigger version of the Google Home Hub (now the Google Nest Hub) speaker. Beyond the larger size (a 10-inch touchscreen instead of a 7-inch touchscreen), the Nest Hub Max’s most noteworthy addition is a new camera with 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…

Hertz Rental Car App Gets Biometric Upgrade

Hertz Rental Car App Gets Biometric Upgrade

Hertz has released a refurbished mobile app designed to streamline the car rental process and make it easier for customers to get on the road. The app will allow users to log in using fingerprint or facial recognition, at which point they can use the app to make reservations, manage their accounts, and access services…

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…

Jumio and Monzo Renew Award-Winning Partnership

Jumio and Monzo Renew Award-Winning Partnership

“As Monzo continues to grow, we know that Jumio will scale with our business, helping Monzo create the best-possible experience for our banking customers while fighting financial crime,. – Natasha Vernier, Head of Financial Crime, Monzo Jumio has renewed its award-winning partnership with Monzo. The two parties first teamed up back in 2017, with Jumio…

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…

New Aware White Paper Outlines Enterprise Security Challenges, and Biometric Solutions

New Aware White Paper Outlines Enterprise Security Challenges, and Biometric Solutions

“Work will continue to change, but identity will always remain a fundamental element of enterprise security.” That observation is key to the perspective offered in Aware, Inc.‘s newest white paper, “Enterprise Security in the Age of Remote and Mobile Work”, a newly published resource offering a compelling assessment of the enterprise security landscape in the…

Kairos Places Facial Recognition Software on RapidAPI Marketplace

Kairos Places Facial Recognition Software on RapidAPI Marketplace

Kairos is hoping to expand its customer base thanks to a renewed partnership with RapidAPI. The facial recognition specialist has announced that its deep learning API platform will be listed on the RapidAPI marketplace, where it will be available to more than 500,000 developers. “Refreshing our partnership with RapidAPI reinforces our commitment to bring accurate…

Yoti Commits to Biometrics Institute’s Seven Ethical Principles

Yoti Commits to Biometrics Institute’s Seven Ethical Principles

Yoti has come out in support of the Biometrics Institute’s seven ethical principles for biometrics. The recently published principles are designed to guide companies in the biometrics space to ensure that they use the technology for the public good. For its part, Yoti discussed the seven ethical principles in a blog post that outlined the…

Ipsidy Grants Access to Security Company in Peru

Ipsidy Grants Access to Security Company in Peru

Ipsidy is bringing its biometric identity technology to a new partnership with Boxer Security, S.A., a private security firm operating in Peru. Boxer provides its clients with a raft of security services that range from perimeter control and fleet transportation to consulting and events, and will be using Ipsidy’s Access platform to ensure employees make…

New Logistics IT Partner to Extend Reach of Ipsidy’s Biometric Tech in Latin America

New Logistics IT Partner to Extend Reach of Ipsidy’s Biometric Tech in Latin America

A new partnership should help to further extend Ipsidy‘s reach in the Latin American market. The biometric authentication specialist’s latest partner is Mobile Solutions Peru, a GPS solutions provider for the trucking industry. The company is going to offer Ipsidy’s major identity solutions – Access, Verified, Proof, and Transact – to its client network, which…

Amazon Requests Selfie Authentication from its Delivery Drivers

Amazon Requests Selfie Authentication from its Delivery Drivers

Amazon is hoping to raise accountability and reduce fraud with a new policy that requires Amazon Flex delivery drivers to take a selfie to confirm their identity. The new requirement specifically applies to Amazon Flex drivers working as independent contractors, who make deliveries with their personal vehicles. This is not the first time that a…

Microsoft Refused to Sell Facial Recognition Tech to California Law Enforcement

Microsoft Refused to Sell Facial Recognition Tech to California Law Enforcement

In recent months, many companies have made headlines for selling biometric technology to police forces around the world. Microsoft, on the other hand, has done the opposite. Speaking at a conference at Stanford, company President Brad Smith revealed that Microsoft refused to sell its facial recognition tech to an unnamed law enforcement agency in California.…

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