face biometrics

Researchers Use Tape and Glasses to Spoof Face ID Liveness Detection

Researchers Use Tape and Glasses to Spoof Face ID Liveness Detection

A team of Tencent researchers has managed to get past Face ID’s liveness detection with a pair of glasses and some tape. To execute the attack, the researchers placed a strip of black tape on each lens. The tape mimics the outline of the eye, while a dot of white tape in the center imitates…

EFF Highlights Significance of Facebook Class Action Lawsuit

EFF Highlights Significance of Facebook Class Action Lawsuit

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has weighed in on the recent Appellate Court ruling that cleared the way for a class action lawsuit against Facebook. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information from users without achieving proper consent. The facts of the case haven’t changed since earlier reports, but the EFF’s breakdown does help explain…

CBP Looking for Vendor Partner in Biometrics Expansion

CBP Looking for Vendor Partner in Biometrics Expansion

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency plans to step up its use of biometrics and facial recognition technologies, and is looking for a vendor to help it in the effort. The government agency has posted a new draft Request for Quote concerning its Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD) with the Office of Information…

Ever AI Rebrands as Paravision After Scoring Top NIST Result

Ever AI Rebrands as Paravision After Scoring Top NIST Result

The American facial recognition specialist Ever AI is formally rebranding as Paravision. The newly renamed company is also celebrating a banner performance in the latest round of the NIST’s ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test, where Paravision’s facial recognition algorithm achieved the top spot on the 1:1 Leaderboard against 87 other vendors. “We believe that it…

ZenGo is First Ever Crypto Wallet with Biometric Account Recovery from FaceTec

ZenGo is First Ever Crypto Wallet with Biometric Account Recovery from FaceTec

“The lion’s share of credit for this achievement goes to FaceTec, which provided the ZoOm authentication software used by ZenGo.” Toward the end of June, cryptocurrency wallet provider ZenGo challenged its users — and any other interested hackers, really — to try to break into its wallet, offering a reward of one Bitcoin. And with…

New Facial Recognition Tech Enables Passive Liveness Detection

New Facial Recognition Tech Enables Passive Liveness Detection

ID R&D has announced a new biometric authentication system based on facial recognition that is entirely passive, requiring no special effort from the end user. Called IDLive Face, the solution is designed for Android or iOS apps, or for web-based apps. Users’ faces are scanned as they use the apps, and their biometrics are matched…

Latest Yoti Funding Round Brings in £8 Million

Latest Yoti Funding Round Brings in £8 Million

Yoti has secured £8 million in new equity investment in the company’s third successful funding round since its debut in 2017. The new funds will be invested in product development and expansion as the company searches for new partners. “Over the past few years we have invested about £65 million to develop our privacy-preserving identity…

London Bar Uses Facial Recognition to Help Serve Customers

London Bar Uses Facial Recognition to Help Serve Customers

The 5cc Harrild & Sons cocktail bar in London is trialing a new facial recognition system that will help with age checks and make it easier for bartenders stay organized during a rush. The system was invented by DataSparQ, and it essentially functions as the digital version of the ticketing system at a grocery store…

Australian Researchers Develop Long Distance Face Recognition Algorithm

Australian Researchers Develop Long Distance Face Recognition Algorithm

“The atmosphere moves and shifts around and your image gets sheared and blurry. Applying my heat dispersal model gets rid of that turbulence and brings it back closer to a focused, sharp image.” A pair of researchers have managed to drastically improve the performance of a facial recognition algorithm for the Australian Department of Defense.…

Capita Integrates Digital Barriers Biometric Tech for Emergency Services

Capita Integrates Digital Barriers Biometric Tech for Emergency Services

“The use of facial recognition, live streaming, and video analytics will improve the quality of information in emergency control rooms, allowing operators to make better decisions when responding to a critical situation in real time…” Digital Barriers has formed a strategic partnership with Capita Secure Solutions, a logistics specialist that provides control room solutions for…

FacePhi Extends Argentinian Presence with Banco del Sol

FacePhi Extends Argentinian Presence with Banco del Sol

FacePhi has found yet another partner for its onboarding services in Argentina. The facial recognition specialist has formed a partnership with Banco del Sol, the online banking arm of the country’s Sancor Seguros group, which will be deploying FacePhi’s SelphID solution for customer onboarding and authentication. Argentina has proved to be a lucrative market for…

Proxyclick Releases ID Match for Enterprise Visitor Security

Proxyclick Releases ID Match for Enterprise Visitor Security

The access management company Proxyclick has released a new facial recognition solution for perimeter control. Dubbed ID Match, the cloud-based platform is designed to help large enterprises verify the identities of visitors while still maintaining a high level of security. To do so, ID Match scans every visitor as they enter a building, and then…

United Airlines Promotes Biometric Screening with CLEAR Investment

United Airlines Promotes Biometric Screening with CLEAR Investment

CLEAR is teaming up with United Airlines to promote biometric screening technology at airports in the United States. In addition to making an equity investment in the company, United will deploy CLEAR’s tech at its Newark Liberty International and Houston George Bush Intercontinental airport hubs, and will support the company’s efforts to introduce CLEAR lanes…

Camatica Uses Mood Analytics to Track Employee Satisfaction

Camatica Uses Mood Analytics to Track Employee Satisfaction

The facial recognition startup Camatica has upgraded its portfolio to offer “mood analytics” to its enterprise-level clients. The technology will scan the faces of employees arriving at work and let management know how those employees are feeling on that particular day. “There’s nothing creepy about understanding when employees are experiencing challenges and putting in place…

Bank ABC Turns to Jumio for Digital Onboarding

Bank ABC Turns to Jumio for Digital Onboarding

Bahrain’s Bank ABC has partnered with Jumio, deploying the latter’s Identity Verification platform to facilitate customer onboarding on its digital banking channels. Jumio’s facial recognition technology will allow new customers to open a Bank ABC account without needing to visit a physical branch location. To use Jumio Identity Verification, prospective Bank ABC clients will need…

Google Wants Your Photo, Will Pay in Gift Cards

Google Wants Your Photo, Will Pay in Gift Cards

Google is handing out $5 gift cards in exchange for five minutes of face time with random people on the street. The company is reportedly training a new facial recognition algorithm that would be deployed in the next generation of Pixel smartphones. The algorithm would essentially give Google an in-house alternative to Apple’s Face ID,…

Proposed Federal Legislation Would Ban Biometric Surveillance in Public Housing

Proposed Federal Legislation Would Ban Biometric Surveillance in Public Housing

“It’s aimed primarily at protecting tenants’ privacy, and defending them against potential over-policing.” A trio of Congresswomen have announced a new piece of legislation aimed at banning the use of biometric recognition in most public and assisted housing units funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Billed “The No Biometric Barriers Housing Act…

Peruvian Bank Embraces Selfie Authentication Tech, Care of SelphID

Peruvian Bank Embraces Selfie Authentication Tech, Care of SelphID

FacePhi continues to solidify its position in the Latin American market. The facial recognition specialist has announced that it has formed a new partnership with Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP), which will be deploying FacePhi’s SelphID platform for customer onboarding and authentication. BCP marks FacePhi’s first foray into Peru, although the company’s client portfolio…

IDEMIA to Issue H1 Results on July 30

IDEMIA to Issue H1 Results on July 30

IDEMIA has set a date for the publication of its financial results for the first half of 2019: The update will arrive on Tuesday, July 30th. The publication will arrive that day alongside a presentation on the results hosted by IDEMIA CEO Yann Delabrière and CFO Laurent Lemaire, slated to start at 9:30am ET. The…

Yoti Explains Delay of UK’s Porn Regulation

Yoti Explains Delay of UK’s Porn Regulation

Last month, Yoti and AgeID teamed up to create an age verification platform that will allow users to view pornographic content without sharing any personal information. The partnership was formed in anticipation of a UK law that was slated to go into effect on July 15th, which would have required proof-of-age for anyone viewing explicit…

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