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Japanese Authorities Expand Use of NEC’s Biometric Airport Tech

Japanese Authorities Expand Use of NEC’s Biometric Airport Tech

“…the scope of the order appears to extend beyond temporary visitor processing, with NEC describing it as an “electronic customs procedure system” and highlighting the anticipated large-scale influx of visitors entering Japan.” Japanese authorities are expanding their use of NEC‘s facial recognition technology to more airports in the country, with the Japanese company announcing that…

Documents Reveal ICE’s Biometric Scans of DMV Databases

Documents Reveal ICE’s Biometric Scans of DMV Databases

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has been scanning DMV records with facial recognition to find undocumented immigrants, according to a new report from The Washington Post. The revelation arrives via public records requested by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology, and show that ICE agents requested facial recognition searches of DMV databases…

Kairos Supplies Hospitality Software Platform with Facial Recognition Tech

Kairos Supplies Hospitality Software Platform with Facial Recognition Tech

The hospitality software provider Nuvola is integrating facial recognition technology from Kairos into its flagship guest management platform. The new tech will speed up the check-in and check-out process for customers, in addition to other interactions that require some form of identity verification. “Our mission is to bring new technologies to the world of hospitality,”…

New GEMADEC and Daon App Uses Selfies to Ensure Pensioners are Alive

New GEMADEC and Daon App Uses Selfies to Ensure Pensioners are Alive

GEMADEC is leveraging Daon’s facial recognition technology in a new app developed for the Moroccan Interprofessional Pension Fund (CIMR). The CIMR DIALCOM app uses Daon’s IdentityX facial recognition platform to verify the identity of the pension recipient, and to make sure the recipient is a living person and not a spoofing attempt. Once the app…

Cognitec Delivers Biometric License Renewal for Dutch Drivers

Cognitec Delivers Biometric License Renewal for Dutch Drivers

“In addition to performing the biometric matching, Cognitec’s system also ensures that the uploaded photos match ISO/IEC standards for biometric images.” Facial recognition specialist Cognitec has been contracted to deliver a cutting-edge system for driver’s license renewal in the Netherlands. The contract comes by way of RDW, the country’s vehicle authority, and entails the delivery…

Biometric Facial Recognition Market to Reach $7B by 2024: Report

Biometric Facial Recognition Market to Reach $7B by 2024: Report

“Notably, despite the growing popularity of facial recognition in consumer technology since Apple helped to popularize selfie authentication with its Face ID system, MarketsandMarkets points to demand in government, surveillance, and industry areas as being key to the modality’s growth.” The global facial recognition market will grow from an estimated value of $3.2 billion this…

Breached CBP Data Used to Train Biometric Face Matching: Report

Breached CBP Data Used to Train Biometric Face Matching: Report

“The CBP said that the subcontractor had transferred the image data to its own network, violating security rules, and that its own systems were not affected in the attack. Somewhere under 100,000 people were impacted, the agency said.” It appears that a US government subcontractor’s use of biometric border control technology has resulted in the…

Biometrics Institute Stresses Importance of Ethical Best Practices for Biometrics

Biometrics Institute Stresses Importance of Ethical Best Practices for Biometrics

The Biometrics Institute is asking law enforcement, border control, and other government agencies to exhibit good behavior when deploying biometric technology, warning that it may be regulated for them if they use it irresponsibly and go on to lose public trust. “It is vital that anyone using biometrics to identify individuals follows responsible and ethical…

BRIEF: The Legislative Pushback Against Biometric Facial Recognition

BRIEF: The Legislative Pushback Against Biometric Facial Recognition

Apple’s introduction of the face-scanning Face ID system in 2017’s iPhone X went a long way in helping to make facial recognition for authentication a mainstream technology among consumers. But it was Amazon that really made facial recognition for large-scale public identification explode into the national discourse as an ethical issue, after an ACLU report…

CyberLink Will Display Numerous FaceMe Solutions at Computex 2019

CyberLink Will Display Numerous FaceMe Solutions at Computex 2019

CyberLink is bringing its FaceMe facial recognition platform to Computex 2019 in Taiwan. The company will be showcasing a number of different applications of the technology, including retail, banking, access control, and robotics.    “Facial recognition is currently one of the most exciting areas for innovation, and many industries are eager to add this new…

New 5G Vending Machine Processes Customers with Facial Recognition

New 5G Vending Machine Processes Customers with Facial Recognition

A pair of Chinese tech companies are teaming up to release a smart vending machine that processes customers with 5G and facial recognition technologies. UTStarcom and China Mobile Group have called their refrigerated vending machine the goBox, and are presenting it as one of several retail solutions that will leverage 5G to transform the shopping…

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…

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