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Facebook Gives More Users an ‘Off’ Switch for Facial Recognition

Facebook Gives More Users an ‘Off’ Switch for Facial Recognition

The ongoing controversy about the public use of facial recognition technology may have given Facebook a little chill in recent months, with the company recently announcing changes in how it uses facial recognition technology on its social media platform. Essentially, the changes are about turning Facebook’s use of facial recognition into an ‘opt-in’, rather than…

Nest Hub Max to Feature Face Matching, According to Google Assistant

Nest Hub Max to Feature Face Matching, According to Google Assistant

The Nest Hub Max isn’t expected to hit store shelves until September 9th, but Google Assistant is already listing Face Match in its settings menu. The facial recognition feature will allow the Nest Hub Max to recognize the faces of different people when they enter the room and display calendars, alerts, and other information customized…

TSA Tests Facial Recognition Tech at Las Vegas Airport

TSA Tests Facial Recognition Tech at Las Vegas Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching a new facial recognition trial at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The opt-in system is available only to TSA PreCheck passengers, and utilizes Credential Authentication Technology to compare a photo of a person’s ID to a live photo of the person carrying it. According to the TSA,…

CyberLink Takes Biometric FaceMe Solution to GSX 2019

CyberLink Takes Biometric FaceMe Solution to GSX 2019

CyberLink is taking its facial recognition portfolio to the 2019 edition of the Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Chicago. The event will run from September 2nd to 12th at McCormick Place, where CyberLink will be showcasing its wares at Booth #2394 in Exhibit Hall A. At GSX, Cyberlink will be showcasing its FaceMe facial recognition platform,…

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.…

Air France Trials Facial Recognition at New York and Houston Airports

Air France Trials Facial Recognition at New York and Houston Airports

Air France-KLM will be introducing biometric boarding through a trial program at two major US airports, with plans to expand the technology to all US airports by 2020. The program uses facial recognition to identify passengers before they step onto the plane, allowing for a much faster boarding process. “We are excited to embrace an…

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…

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