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Chinese Police Surveillance App Features Megvii Biometrics Tech: Human Rights Watch

Chinese Police Surveillance App Features Megvii Biometrics Tech: Human Rights Watch

“Responding to media inquiries, Megvii has asserted that it has no agreement for the use of its technology in the Chinese police app, and indeed that it has no knowledge of how its technology was integrated into the app.” The surveillance state that Chinese authorities have built in the country’s Xinjiang region is more intensive…

MWC 2019: Sensory Brings Face Biometrics to Latest Nokia Smartphones

MWC 2019: Sensory Brings Face Biometrics to Latest Nokia Smartphones

“We’re excited to be working with HMD Global to outfit the latest Nokia smartphones with powerful on-device facial recognition-based authentication. Our technology offers users an extremely convenient means of unlocking their devices and apps, while offering extreme protection against intruders.” – Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory Mobile World Congress 2019 is a hub of biometrics and…

Face ID Supplier AMS Announces Another Partnership with an Apple Rival

Face ID Supplier AMS Announces Another Partnership with an Apple Rival

“AMS’s solutions portfolio includes Time-of-Flight, CMOS, optical sensor, IR pattern, and VCSEL technologies, with the latter two being key focus areas in a collaborative partnership with Qualcomm announced last autumn.” Austria-based sensor specialist AMS has entered into another partnership aimed at delivering 3D facial recognition technology to more mobile devices beyond the Apple ecosystem. The…

Controversial Biometrics Program Catches 17-Year Fugitive

Controversial Biometrics Program Catches 17-Year Fugitive

The FBI has announced that with the help of biometric identification technology, it has arrested a fugitive who has been on the run for 17 years, reports Ars Technica. The fugitive was suspected of being the culprit in a child abduction and molestation case in Indiana back in February, 2000. At the time, the suspect…

Alipay Facial Recognition Comes To iOS & Android

Alipay Facial Recognition Comes To iOS & Android

Alipay has now launched facial recognition for user authentication on its mobile app. Users with iOS and select Android devices can now use the system for biometric login. The system has been a long time in the making. Reports first emerged of a facial recognition-based system called ‘Smile to Pay‘ back in March of this…

Bio-Metrica Announces Multi-Modal ID Management Platform

Bio-Metrica Announces Multi-Modal ID Management Platform

Florida-based Bio-Metrica has announced a new biometric identity management platform. Called the Biometric Identification Infrastructure, or BII, it’s a web-based framework that can keep track of various biometric and non-biometric data. The company has gone for a comprehensive approach. BII is able to keep track of biometric face, iris, speech, signature, iris, and vein data,…

Alipay’s Facial Recognition Developer Raises $47 Million

Alipay’s Facial Recognition Developer Raises $47 Million

Like the mPayment killer app, Apple Pay, Alipay is going to use biometric authentication for payments; but rather than having users scan their fingerprints, the platform will use Face++ facial recognition technology. Face++, a China-based company specializing in facial recognition technology, has raised $47 million in its latest round of funding, according to a TechCrunch…

News Roundup: Mobility, Biometrics, Controversy

News Roundup: Mobility, Biometrics, Controversy

This week at FindBiometrics we continued Mobile Month with a look at five major applications of biometric technology in mobility. Meanwhile the industry news was filled with facial recognition, controversy, new releases and some exciting solutions we’ll be seeing very soon. Here is how the past week shaped up in identity management: Mobility Matters Mobile…

Cognitec Unveils Real Time Face Detection Camera

Cognitec Unveils Real Time Face Detection Camera

Germany-based facial recognition technology developer Cognitec has unveiled a new video camera featuring a built-in facial recognition system. The FaceVACS-VideoScan C5 camera is an IP video camera that offers high image quality over low bandwidth. The video camera’s face biometrics technology employs gapless, real-time face detection and tracking, and produces lossless video streams for each…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Voice in a Multi-Modal Future

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Voice in a Multi-Modal Future

This week served as the epic climax to Voice Month at FindBiometrics, our four week investigation of voice recognition. In the industry news we also saw a great deal of diversity and innovation with major announcements, a potential new modality, some surprising uses for facial recognition and much more. Here is our look back on…

Facial Recognition Tech May Offer Clue to Rare Portrait

Facial Recognition Tech May Offer Clue to Rare Portrait

Facial recognition software has been used to discover a possible portrait of Anne Boleyn, according to an article by Ian Sample in The Guardian. Boleyn – a central character of the acclaimed novel Wolf Hall and its popular BBC screen adaptation – met her demise in 1536, after which all images of her were destroyed. The…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Talking About Voice Biometrics

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Talking About Voice Biometrics

This week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Voice Month with our primer in the featured articles section and the announcement of an upcoming webinar: Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future. Meanwhile in the industry news section we saw applications of biometrics ranging from the novel to the noble and everywhere in between. Here is how…

Multiple Biometric Modalities to Protect UAE Borders Thanks To New Morpho Contract

Multiple Biometric Modalities to Protect UAE Borders Thanks To New Morpho Contract

The United Arab Emirates will soon see its border security bolstered thanks to a new contract that will see Morpho (Safran) providing fingerprint, voice and face recognition technology through an e-Border project. Morpho received the contract (which was awarded through the UAE Ministry of Interior) through eIMASS. The project will see the implementation of a…

Celebrations, Obama Visit Prompt Unprecedented Security Measures in Delhi

Celebrations, Obama Visit Prompt Unprecedented Security Measures in Delhi

It’s Republic Day in India, and amid the celebrations the country is also welcoming a visit from US President Barack Obama. And according to an article on India TV’s website, the Indian officials are utilizing an unprecedented level of security for the visit, including biometric technology. For the first time ever, security officials will use…

Facial Recognition Tech Used in Effort to Thwart Killer’s Passport Fraud

Facial Recognition Tech Used in Effort to Thwart Killer’s Passport Fraud

Facial recognition technology was used to aid law enforcement authorities in tracking down convicted murderer Phillip John Smith, according to an article by Paloma Migone on Radio New Zealand’s website. The biometric technology was used to determine the extent of the individual’s passport fraud. It appears that despite his conviction, Smith was able to fraudulently…

Tygart Announces Faster, More Robust Facial Recognition System

Tygart Announces Faster, More Robust Facial Recognition System

Tygart Technology, a developer of image analysis solutions, has announced a new facial recognition system called MXSERVER. The cloud-based system is capable of quickly analyzing huge amounts of video and photo data. It’s designed for security applications, particularly in the area of law enforcement. Because it can quickly analyze large amount of data from multiple…

Research Shows Young People Prefer Biometrics To Passwords

Research Shows Young People Prefer Biometrics To Passwords

Tweet: Have you seen the #NewFindBiometrics ? The site that you depend on for all your #biometric news has a fresh new look! Check it out now http://ctt.ec/vKauZ+ #Biometrics In that timeworn tradition of youthful rebellion, young people today are keen to reject the archaic password-based security systems of their parents in favor of biometric…

New USAA App Uses Facial Recognition, NFC Technology

New USAA App Uses Facial Recognition, NFC Technology

United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a financial services company focusing on customers in the military, has released a new mobile app with some impressively advanced functions and features. The app includes both biometric user authentication and NFC payment functionality. The app’s biometric logon system is based on face recognition. To set it up, the user needs…

Sensory Brings Multi Factor Biometrics To Android Devices

Sensory Brings Multi Factor Biometrics To Android Devices

Tweet: Have you seen the #NewFindBiometrics ? The site that you depend on for all your #biometric news has a fresh new look! Check it out now http://ctt.ec/vKauZ+ #Biometrics Today, Sensory has announced the release of its AppLock software through the Google Play Store. Aiming to to offer a solid, convenient and secure solution to…

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