face biometrics

Onfido Tech Integrated Into European CIAM Platform

Onfido Tech Integrated Into European CIAM Platform

“Ubisecure will be a key ally in expanding that reach even further and exploring new use cases, with their prominent and varied customer base.” – Husayn Kassai, CEO, Onfido Onfido‘s selfie-based authentication technology is being integrated into another platform thanks to a new partnership with Ubisecure. Based in Europe, the latter offers a Customer Identity…

Year in Review: Is ‘Biometrics’ Becoming a Dirty Word?

Year in Review: Is ‘Biometrics’ Becoming a Dirty Word?

Biometric technology has been around for quite some time, and in recent years has become an integral part of the mobile revolution, helping to deliver security and convenience to many millions of consumers as they use their smartphones to log into bank accounts, transfer money, and perform many other sensitive transactions online. But in the…

IPVM Opens New Facility to Test Surveillance Equipment

IPVM Opens New Facility to Test Surveillance Equipment

IPVM has officially opened a 12,000 square foot facility to test video surveillance equipment. The new facility was built to determine how well different surveillance solutions perform in a simulated real-world setting, and whether or not those solutions live up to the marketing expectations. “Increasingly, security products claim to include AI, deep learning, and facial…

Is Partial Biometric Facial Recognition Coming to Apple’s Face ID?

Is Partial Biometric Facial Recognition Coming to Apple’s Face ID?

Apple has filed a patent application for an improved version of Face ID that would be able to recognize partial faces and overcome poor lighting conditions. The newly published application was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent specifically concerns a neural network module for a device equipped with a TrueDepth camera.…

Second Massachusetts Town Bans Facial Recognition

Second Massachusetts Town Bans Facial Recognition

The town of Brookline, Massachusetts, has officially moved forward with its facial recognition ban. The proposed ban was first tabled back in August with the blessing of Brookline State Senator Cynthia Creem. The new law bars the government’s use of facial recognition technology for surveillance and other purposes. It passed with an overwhelming 179 votes…

Precise Licenses Innovatrics Facial Recognition Tech

Precise Licenses Innovatrics Facial Recognition Tech

Precise Biometrics has integrated facial recognition into its YOUNiQ access control platform through a new partnership with Innovatrics. The arrangement is part of Precise’s ongoing efforts to expand beyond fingerprint recognition and offer security solutions with full multimodal utility. To that end, Precise will pay Innovatrics an annual licensing fee to deploy its passive facial…

Keesing Adds Biometric Remote Onboarding API to AuthentiScan Suite

Keesing Adds Biometric Remote Onboarding API to AuthentiScan Suite

Keesing Technologies has released a new web API that was built to facilitate the remote onboarding of new customers for financial institutions. The solution is part of the company’s broader AuthentiScan suite, and leverages document reading and facial recognition capabilities. To that end, Keesing is a document verification specialist with a reference database that includes…

Trulioo Expands ID Verification Services to Nigeria and Ghana

Trulioo Expands ID Verification Services to Nigeria and Ghana

Trulioo’s mobile identity verification services are now available to customers in Nigeria and Ghana. The news will greatly expand Trulioo’s presence in Africa, and facilitate its efforts to raise financial inclusion through the creation of secure digital identities. “Financial institutions are reluctant to do business with citizens who lack a verified digital identity, as it…

Onfido Expands Identity Verification Partnership with bunq

Onfido Expands Identity Verification Partnership with bunq

Onfido has renewed (and expanded) its identity verification partnership with bunq, a mobile bank that operates out of the Netherlands. According to the terms of the new agreement, Onfido will continue to provide secure facial recognition technology for the mobile onboarding process, allowing users to create new accounts with a photo of their ID and…

Seattle Airport Authorities Block Biometric Boarding Plan

Seattle Airport Authorities Block Biometric Boarding Plan

“The moratorium will be in place until the commission is able to establish concrete policies concerning the use of facial recognition.” Administrators of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, or Sea-Tac, have implemented a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology in the parts of the airport over which they have jurisdiction, putting a halt to…

Omnigo Outfits Macau Casinos with Incident Reporting System

Omnigo Outfits Macau Casinos with Incident Reporting System

Omnigo has revealed that its iTrak Incident Reporting platform has become a major component of the security infrastructure in Macau. The software solution has now been deployed by all six of the city’s primary casino operators. iTrak provides casinos with face-based surveillance tech that makes it easer to track persons of interest and respond to…

ForgeRock Integrates Onfido Identity Verification Tech

ForgeRock Integrates Onfido Identity Verification Tech

Onfido and ForgeRock have joined forces to create a new Digital Access as a Service (DAaaS) platform to facilitate customer onboarding and authentication. The joint solution combines Onfido’s document and identity verification tech with ForgeRock’s CIAM platform. Onfido’s identity verification tech uses facial recognition to compare a selfie to a photo ID to ensure that…

Osaka Subway Operator Trials Biometric eGates

Osaka Subway Operator Trials Biometric eGates

“Osaka Metro officials’ goal is to bring these biometric eGates to all train stations by 2024, in time for the 2025 World Expo, which is slated to take place in the city.” Osaka Metro Co., the operator of the city’s subway system, has begun trialling biometric eGates. The automated eGates operate based on facial recognition,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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