face biometrics

Victoria Uploads Driver’s Licenses to Australian Surveillance Database

Victoria Uploads Driver’s Licenses to Australian Surveillance Database

The Australian state of Victoria has uploaded all of its driver’s license photos to the National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution (NDLFRS), a comprehensive facial recognition database maintained by the federal government’s Department of Home Affairs. For the moment, the images in the database will only be available to VicRoads and Victoria Police. The Victorian…

Now ForgeRock Users Can Easily Integrate Yoti Digital Identity Tech

Now ForgeRock Users Can Easily Integrate Yoti Digital Identity Tech

“As a verified ForgeRock partner, Yoti also gains access to a large pool of potential customers that will facilitate its efforts to establish itself as a leading identity platform.” Yoti is expanding its reach through a new partnership with ForgeRock. Specifically, the digital identity specialist has announced that it has developed a marketplace app for…

Facebook Gives More Users an ‘Off’ Switch for Facial Recognition

Facebook Gives More Users an ‘Off’ Switch for Facial Recognition

The ongoing controversy about the public use of facial recognition technology may have given Facebook a little chill in recent months, with the company recently announcing changes in how it uses facial recognition technology on its social media platform. Essentially, the changes are about turning Facebook’s use of facial recognition into an ‘opt-in’, rather than…

California Legislature Approves 3-Year Moratorium on Police Use of Face-Scanning Body Cams

California Legislature Approves 3-Year Moratorium on Police Use of Face-Scanning Body Cams

“It’s worth noting that this latest state legislation is concerned specifically with the use of facial recognition technology through police-worn body cameras…” California’s State Assembly has approved a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology through police body cameras. The legislation originated earlier this year as an outright ban, and was passed in the…

Online Gaming Platform Gets Biometric Onboarding

Online Gaming Platform Gets Biometric Onboarding

Lottoland is turning to IDnow to verify the identities and ages of its customers. The European online gaming platform will specifically be using IDnow’s AutoIdent solution to confirm the identities of new users during their initial registration, ensuring that everyone using the platform is legally old enough to do so. AutoIdent is a face-based authentication solution that matches the…

Japanese Bank Begins Deployment of Biometric ATMs Featuring NEC Tech

Japanese Bank Begins Deployment of Biometric ATMs Featuring NEC Tech

“… Seven Bank has revealed that it has been working with facial recognition specialist NEC to develop these new ATMs, and that it will begin to replace current ATMs with the new models starting this month.” Tokyo-based customers of Japan’s Seven Bank will soon have sophisticated new ATMs at their disposal, thanks to technology from…

Smart Lighting, Biometric Surveillance Specialists Team Up to Deliver Security Solution in Mexico City

After an initial trial phase, Philadelphia-based VSBLTY and Mexico City’s Energetika have announced a formal agreement concerning the joint deployment of their smart city solutions. Essentially, the collaboration will see Energetika’s energy-efficient lighting technology combined with VSBLTY’s crowd analytics and facial recognition technology in urban public security deployments. The companies’ contract will run to August…

Unisys Upgrades Face Tech for Biometric Queensland Driver’s Licenses

Unisys Upgrades Face Tech for Biometric Queensland Driver’s Licenses

Unisys has renewed its contract with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to facilitate the creation of secure biometric driver’s licenses, marine licenses, and accreditations. The two organizations first joined forces back in 2009, and TMR has issued more than 4.5 million smart licenses to Queensland residents in the decade since. Now…

Internet Freedom Advocate Raises Alarm Over Facial Recognition

Internet Freedom Advocate Raises Alarm Over Facial Recognition

“The efforts reflect the larger, increasingly contentious debate around facial recognition technology, which largely revolves around the axes of privacy advocates’ fears of Big Brother-style surveillance, and police organizations’ insistence that it offers a useful security and policing tool.” Fight for the Future, a non-profit advocacy group aimed at promoting a free internet, is now…

New Customers and Strategic Partnerships Drive Year-Over-Year Growth for Onfido

New Customers and Strategic Partnerships Drive Year-Over-Year Growth for Onfido

Onfido is boasting about a stellar year after posting a 171 percent year-over-year growth in sales for the second quarter. The company credited the strong growth to a number of different factors, including a series of new customers and strategic partners. “Our core identity verification business is continuing to meet and exceed the market need…

Latest Evidence Points to Future iPhones Sporting In-Display Touch ID

Latest Evidence Points to Future iPhones Sporting In-Display Touch ID

“…Bloomberg reports that Apple is actually planning to deliver in-display Touch ID to the iPhone next year, with the technology currently being tested by its overseas suppliers.” A new report from Bloomberg is offering further evidence that Apple is indeed working on an in-display version of its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Touch ID helped…

NICE Actimize Adds HooYu to the X-Sight Marketplace

NICE Actimize Adds HooYu to the X-Sight Marketplace

The identity verification company HooYu is the latest addition to NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Marketplace. The X-Sight Marketplace offers a collection of solutions for financial institutions looking to reduce the threat of financial crime. To that end, HooYu Identify uses facial recognition tech to match a live face against the picture on an official identity document.…

New NXP MCU Supports Offline Facial Recognition, Emotion Detection for IoT Devices

New NXP MCU Supports Offline Facial Recognition, Emotion Detection for IoT Devices

“The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial and expression recognition for smart devices – a world’s first, according to NXP.” You may soon have a smart thermostat that can recognize your face, thanks to a new piece of technology from NXP Semiconductors. The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial…

Face Biometrics Protect Bitcoin IRA

Face Biometrics Protect Bitcoin IRA

“In implementing biometric security based on facial recognition, Bitcoin IRA joins a growing trend in the cryptocurrency space, with players like the Paxful marketplace and the ZenGo cryptocurrency wallet also having recently embraced face-based authentication.” Bitcoin IRA, a platform designed specifically to allow individuals to buy and sell Bitcoin cryptocurrency through their Individual Retirement Account…

New York School Officials Reach Compromise on Facial Recognition Security

New York School Officials Reach Compromise on Facial Recognition Security

“The Department of Education has approved the use of facial recognition for the identification of sex offenders and individuals deemed to be a credible security threat; but it has ruled out the technology’s use in identifying students who have been suspended from the school.” Officials with the Lockport City School District have reached a compromise…

IDEMIA Pivots to Facial Recognition for Latest High-Throughput Solution

IDEMIA Pivots to Facial Recognition for Latest High-Throughput Solution

“MFace Flex is specifically designed to transform the travel experience by making key travel touch points as frictionless as possible.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America, IDEMIA IDEMIA has unveiled its newest high-throughput biometric solution. Dubbed MFace Flex, it revolves around facial recognition. Running through a standard video feed, it’s capable…

Japanese Immigration Authority Orders More Biometric eGates from Panasonic

Japanese Immigration Authority Orders More Biometric eGates from Panasonic

“While the initial trials of Panasonic’s biometric eGates were aimed at Japanese citizens, the company says that 123 of the 203 units that will be in operation thanks to this latest order will be used to process foreign nationals.” The Immigration Services Agency of Japan’s Ministry of Justice is expanding the use of biometric eGates…

Government Biometrics Month: How Law Enforcement is Driving the Industry

Government Biometrics Month: How Law Enforcement is Driving the Industry

The government market has always been one of the key drivers of the overall biometrics industry. That’s partly because for a long time, the government sector pretty much was the biometrics industry; other areas, like consumer-facing biometrics and FinTech, are much more recent phenomena. But the government sector has also played an outsized role because…

Neoris Selects FacePhi Biometrics to Aid in Digitization Projects

Neoris Selects FacePhi Biometrics to Aid in Digitization Projects

“The partnership will see Neoris use FacePhi’s biometric technologies used in digitization projects with its clients.” A new strategic partnership could help FacePhi to further expand its reach in the financial services sector. The company has teamed up with Neoris, a Miami-based digitization consultancy with a strong focus on FinTech. The partnership will see Neoris…

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