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FinTech Messaging App with Onfido Security Stokes Investor Interest

FinTech Messaging App with Onfido Security Stokes Investor Interest

A UK FinTech startup is celebrating a big new funding round: Manchester-based Nivo brought in £2 million from GP Bullhound, the Angel CoFund, and EG Solutions CEO Elizabeth Gooch, and other investors. The startup only just launched in late 2018 as a spinoff from Barclays Bank, and specializes in secure instant messaging for financial services…

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…

ISC West: Ever AI CEO Doug Aley on His Startup’s Rapid Growth [Audio]

ISC West: Ever AI CEO Doug Aley on His Startup’s Rapid Growth [Audio]

One of the security industry’s biggest events has just wrapped up, and FindBiometrics is still unpacking ISC West’s plethora of biometrics news and interviews. Before the end of the show, FindBiometrics Director of Digital Content Susan Stover had the opportunity to catch up with Ever AI CEO Doug Aley. At only about a year and…

ISC West: Ipsidy’s Philip Beck Talks Face-Based Onboarding and Access Control [Audio]

ISC West: Ipsidy’s Philip Beck Talks Face-Based Onboarding and Access Control [Audio]

One of the security industry’s biggest events has just wrapped up, and FindBiometrics is still unpacking ISC West’s plethora of biometrics news and interviews. Before the end of the show, FindBiometrics Director of Digital Content Susan Stover was lucky enough to get the opportunity to speak with Ipsidy CEO Philip Beck. Ipsidy is an important…

Serve Guarantees Delivery with Biometric Receipts

Serve Guarantees Delivery with Biometric Receipts

Serve users will now be able to verify their deliveries with biometric receipts. The company has officially added its facial recognition tech to its blockchain-based logistics platform, allowing customers to request a facial recognition scan at every stage of the shipping journey.      The scans will help boost security, reliability, and accountability for important deliveries.…

Knightscope Adds Biometric Facial Recognition to Reduce Violence in the Workplace

Knightscope Adds Biometric Facial Recognition to Reduce Violence in the Workplace

Knightscope has integrated facial recognition technology into its stationary K1 security robot in the hopes that it will reduce the threat of violence in the workplace. The company has launched the beta version of its new software after a successful round of testing at the Pechanga Resort Casino in California. “We began working with Knightscope…

IDEMIA’s Biometric Facial Recognition Tech Sails to Miami, New Jersey Ports

IDEMIA’s Biometric Facial Recognition Tech Sails to Miami, New Jersey Ports

“The solution we deployed in collaboration with CBP and Royal Caribbean demonstrates how facial recognition can simultaneously improve the customer experience and strengthen the U.S. Entry/Exit processes.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America at IDEMIA IDEMIA‘s biometric facial recognition technology is taking to the seas. The company has announced that…

SecureRedact Makes Videos Anonymous with Facial De-Recognition

SecureRedact Makes Videos Anonymous with Facial De-Recognition

When it comes to facial recognition, most providers are trying to make it easier to identify individual faces in a crowd. With the launch of SecureRedact, Pimloc is trying to to do the opposite. The new platform uses machine learning technology to scan thousands of hours of video footage, scrubbing any faces that it finds…

CampDoc Integrates Waldo Photos to Help Parents Find Pictures of Their Kids

CampDoc Integrates Waldo Photos to Help Parents Find Pictures of Their Kids

Waldo Photos has teamed up with CampDoc to make it easier for parents to find pictures of their kids while they’re away at summer camp. As the name suggests, Waldo Photos is a startup that uses facial recognition to find someone in a crowd (or a group of photos), while CampDoc is an electronic health…

Athens Airport Begins Trial of SITA’s Smart Path

Athens Airport Begins Trial of SITA’s Smart Path

Athens Airport has become the first airport in Europe to adopt SITA’s Smart Path biometric identity verification platform. The new system is now in a trial phase for people flying with Aegean Airlines. To use the service, travelers must first scan their passport and have their photo taken when they check in at the airport.…

INTERVIEW: Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai

INTERVIEW: Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai

Having started up in 2012 as the brainchild of a few Oxford graduates, Onfido has in recent years established itself as a leading provider of biometric authentication technology. The company takes a selfie-based approach that has become particularly popular over the last couple of years, enabling identity verification with a combination of facial recognition and…

IDEMIA’s Facial Recognition Algorithm Comes Out Ahead in NIST Testing

IDEMIA’s Facial Recognition Algorithm Comes Out Ahead in NIST Testing

IDEMIA can boast that its improved facial recognition algorithm is the best available to US government agencies thanks to new testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The latest NIST Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) evaluated 127 algorithms from 39 different developers, and found that IDEMIA’s solution outperformed those of similar US…

Cognitec Wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Customer Value Award

Cognitec Wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Customer Value Award

Frost & Sullivan is singing the praises of Dresden-based Cognitec, recognizing the biometrics specialist with the 2019 Global Customer Value Leadership Award. The award is intended for companies that implement strategies to increase value and ROI for their customers, and was bestowed to this year’s winner in recognition of Cognitec’s FaceVACS line of biometric solutions.…

Jumio and ComplyAdvantage Launch Anti-Money Laundering Solution

Jumio and ComplyAdvantage Launch Anti-Money Laundering Solution

Jumio has launched an anti-money laundering service through a new partnership with ComplyAdvantage. The platform is called Jumio Screening, and it combines Jumio’s award-winning Netverify identity verification solution with ComplyAdvantage’s extensive watchlist for financial crime. “As more and more companies onboard new customers remotely, it’s increasingly important for online businesses to flag individuals who appear…

Japanese Gov’t Plan Outlines Use of Facial Recognition to Fight Gambling Addiction

Japanese Gov’t Plan Outlines Use of Facial Recognition to Fight Gambling Addiction

The Japanese government has formally announced a plan this week to fight gambling addiction that include the use of biometric technology. The aim is to have operators of gambling facilities use facial recognition technology to automatically identify gambling addicts and restrict entry. Individuals’ faces would be added to such automated watch lists by request, either…

Ipsidy’s Proof App Combines Government IDs with Selfie Authentication

Ipsidy’s Proof App Combines Government IDs with Selfie Authentication

Ipsidy has a released a new biometric security app that combines government IDs with selfie authentication to make customer onboarding more convenient and more secure. Dubbed Proof, the app allows customers to use an Android or Apple camera to scan their government ID, and uses the digital signature to verify its authenticity. Proof then relies…

Japan Will Use Facial Recognition to Secure the Emperor’s Anniversary Ceremony

Japan Will Use Facial Recognition to Secure the Emperor’s Anniversary Ceremony

For the first time, Japan will be using facial recognition technology to enhance security during a government-sponsored event. Government officials and journalists attending Emperor Akihito’s 30th anniversary ceremony at Tokyo’s National Theatre will need to register images of their faces ahead of the event on February 24th. Those images will then be matched with the…

Eurotunnel Boosts Border Security With Facial Recognition Technology in Anticipation of Brexit

Eurotunnel Boosts Border Security With Facial Recognition Technology in Anticipation of Brexit

Brexit continues to have unexpected repercussions. Eurotunnel has announced that it will be adding facial recognition technology to the road and rail border between France and the UK, tightening security at the Channel Tunnel with PARAFE E-Gates similar to those already being used in airports around the world. The new PARAFE gates will be delivered…

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