face biometrics

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nok Nok Labs to Boost BBVA’s Mobile Security

Nok Nok Labs to Boost BBVA’s Mobile Security

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be covered through the arrangement,…

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…

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

When it comes to the matter of which biometric modality was the most exciting one in 2019, the big question going into the latest edition of the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey – to one industry watcher, at least – was whether fingerprint recognition would take back some of the spotlight that facial recognition…

Cardiff Soccer Fans Protest Face-Based Stadium Surveillance

Cardiff Soccer Fans Protest Face-Based Stadium Surveillance

Fans of the Cardiff City football club in Wales protested the use of facial recognition technology ahead of a recent game against Swansea City. The South Wales police had deployed two surveillance vans in the area around Cardiff City’s stadium, arguing that the vans would help catch perpetrators wanted for football-related crimes. The Cardiff City…

FacePhi to Preview Strong 2019 Results Next Week

FacePhi to Preview Strong 2019 Results Next Week

FacePhi is drumming up some excitement over its performance in 2019 and prospects for 2020, announcing that it will preview its 2019 fiscal results at a special investors event on January 20th. The event will take place at the Palacio de la Bolsa in Madrid, starting at 10am, and will be conducted by FacePhi CEO…

Intel Tests Facial Recognition Algorithms on Thermal Images

Intel Tests Facial Recognition Algorithms on Thermal Images

Intel researchers published a study in which they looked into whether artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms trained to identify individuals’ faces can also be applied to thermal images of faces. Thermal imaging is seen by many as a way to protect an individual’s privacy, as it obscures some of the details of an image such as…

Beijing Railway Adds Facial Recognition to Help with Spring Festival Travel

Beijing Railway Adds Facial Recognition to Help with Spring Festival Travel

Facial recognition software has been installed in 30 self-service ticket machines by Beijing Railway in anticipation of the increase in travellers for the Spring Festival. With more than 8.34 million passengers expected to use the railway to make it to festival events — which began last week — officials are looking to facial recognition to…

RealNetworks Brings on Interim CFO to Navigate Transition Period

RealNetworks Brings on Interim CFO to Navigate Transition Period

RealNetworks has announced that Mike Ensing will be stepping up as the company’s new Interim CFO. Ensing will be taking over from Cary Baker, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities after three years with the company. “We wish Cary the best in his future endeavors,” said RealNetworks Chairman and CEO Rob Glaser. “Mike is a…

abode Brings New Indoor/Outdoor Home Security Camera to CES

abode Brings New Indoor/Outdoor Home Security Camera to CES

The home security provider abode systems has unveiled a new Indoor/Outdoor Smart Camera that can be easily deployed anywhere in the home. The camera comes with a number of different mounts designed for different areas of the house. “Doorbell and external video cameras should not require a security expert to setup,” said abode Founder and CEO…

Swann Unveils New Security Cameras and Doorbells with Face Recognition Capabilities

Swann Unveils New Security Cameras and Doorbells with Face Recognition Capabilities

The home security specialist Swann is showcasing a pair of new security cameras at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. The first is a standard Wire-Free Security Camera, and the second is a Wi-Fi Security Tracker Camera that received a CES 2020 Innovation Award. Swann is displaying a wireless video doorbell in addition to…

Aratek to Show TruFace at Intersec 2020

Aratek to Show TruFace at Intersec 2020

Aratek has announced that it will be taking its TruFace facial recognition terminals to the Middle East for the Intersec 2020 event in Dubai. Aratek’s wares can be found at Booth #2-A29 for the duration of the event, which runs from January 19-21. “We are excited to show the Arab market how Aratek’s multi-biometric technology…

Worldline to Debut Pay by Face System in New York

Worldline to Debut Pay by Face System in New York

European payment and transaction services company Worldline has announced that it will be debuting its new ‘pay by face’ system at the National Retail Federation Expo in New York later this month. The biometric payment system was developed by Swiss cyber-security startup OneVisage, the winner of Worldline’s e-Payments Challenge, which was held in mid-September in…

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