facial recognition

US, Mexican Authorities to Track Human Trafficking Victims with Facial Recognition

US, Mexican Authorities to Track Human Trafficking Victims with Facial Recognition

Attorneys General from the US and Mexico are poised to unveil a new facial recognition system designed to track victims of human trafficking this week. According to a Hypopotamus report, the system will allow families to upload photos of missing persons, and will then use these photos to identify individuals caught on surveillance feeds. The…

Melissa and Scanovate Partner to Offer Enhanced Remote ID Verification

Melissa and Scanovate Partner to Offer Enhanced Remote ID Verification

California-based Melissa and Israel-based Scanovate have partnered up to offer an enhanced remote identity verification solution. Scanovate offers an automated onboarding system that uses facial recognition and document reading to match end users to their identity documents – an increasingly popular approach to remote onboarding and mobile authentication. Melissa, meanwhile offers a range of identity…

ACLU Criticism of Amazon Facial Recognition Pays Dividends

ACLU Criticism of Amazon Facial Recognition Pays Dividends

Just a month after the ACLU made Amazon’s sale of facial recognition technology to government authorities a matter of public debate, a group of prominent Amazon shareholders are calling on the company to halt such business activities, at least until the proper oversight is put in place. The controversy concerns Rekognition, Amazon’s machine vision solution,…

BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

When Apple revealed its Face ID system for user authentication with its launch of the iPhone X last autumn, many wondered whether the mobile industry would shift away from fingerprint recognition and to facial recognition for user authentication. Several months later, it’s not clear that fingerprint recognition is going anywhere – that technology is still…

Iris ID Partners with Mentalix for Greater Role in FBI Biometrics Program

Iris ID Partners with Mentalix for Greater Role in FBI Biometrics Program

“Our iCAM R100 cameras add a valuable dimension to the Fed Submit kiosks. The Mentalix solution will make it easier – and faster – for local officials to know who is being booked and released from their facilities.” – Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Business Development and Sales, Iris ID Iris ID is poised to play…

Beijing Subway Seeks to Improve Efficiency with Biometric Passenger Recognition

Beijing Subway Seeks to Improve Efficiency with Biometric Passenger Recognition

Administrators of Beijing’s subway system are planning to implement biometric passenger recognition in the transit network, according to a China Daily report. The announcement was made by a senior Beijing Subway official at last week’s International Metro Transit Exhibition, which was held in the city. The aim is to improve the subway system’s efficiency. Over…

SensibleVision Applies Facial Recognition Tech to Naked Payments

SensibleVision Applies Facial Recognition Tech to Naked Payments

SensibleVision has become the latest pioneer on the frontier of face-based payments for retail. The company has announced a new solution called 3DWALLET, which monitors shoppers in a given store via facial recognition, and charges them for whatever they take out, with no need to line up and pay at a register. It’s a similar…

BIO-key Patent Could Capitalize on In-Display Sensor Trend

BIO-key Patent Could Capitalize on In-Display Sensor Trend

“Essentially, it’s designed to use facial and fingerprint recognition to enable continuous, passive biometric authentication of a smartphone user.” BIO-key has been granted a patent that it believes could be highly valuable to the company given current trends in mobile biometrics market. Entitled, “Utilization of Biometric Data”, the patent was first filed in 2015, and…

Apple Patent Describes User Tracking For Macs and TVs

Apple Patent Describes User Tracking For Macs and TVs

A newly revealed patent application from Apple suggests the company is exploring technology that would allow a device to track a user’s gaze, head position, hand gestures, face biometrics, and more. Newly published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the patent was filed in Q4 of last year. It specifically concerns applications of its…

Anti-Face Fashion Looks to Circumvent Facial Recognition

Anti-Face Fashion Looks to Circumvent Facial Recognition

Fashion meets technology with the CV Dazzel’s “anti-face” looks designed to avoid detection by face-recognition. The company claims at least one trademark look has proven unrecognizable to “several state-of-art face detection algorithms.” CV Dazzle gets its name from a WWI naval camouflage called Dazzle which implemented cubist-inspired designs to disrupt visual continuity of a battleship…

Australian Government Authorities Cancel Biometric Program, Citing Delays

Australian Government Authorities Cancel Biometric Program, Citing Delays

“Responding to the project’s cancelation in a statement, NEC Australia said it is ‘extremely disappointed’ with the ACIC’s decision, and insisted that it ‘has worked closely with the ACIC to deliver the BIS project and have clearly demonstrated to the ACIC that we already have a high quality solution that will meet their needs.’” Australian…

iOS 12 Will Support Multi-User Face ID

iOS 12 Will Support Multi-User Face ID

With the iOS 12 beta now rolling out, it’s becoming clear that Apple has reversed course on a previous policy restricting Face ID authentication to one user per device. As 9to5Mac reports, there is a new feature in the Face ID & Passcode Settings area of iOS 12 allowing users to “Set Up an Alternate…

UK Police Face Legal Challenges Over Use of Facial Recognition

UK Police Face Legal Challenges Over Use of Facial Recognition

Police authorities in the UK are being challenged over their use of public surveillance systems based on facial recognition technology. An organization called Big Brother Watch, working with politician Baroness Jenny Jones, has written letters to the heads of the Home Office and London’s Metropolitan Police Service asking them to either halt the use of…

Experian Maintains Biometric Focus with Acuant Partnership

Experian Maintains Biometric Focus with Acuant Partnership

Experian is bringing yet more biometric capabilities to its CrossCore anti-fraud platform, thanks to a new partnership with Acuant. The latter is bringing to the table its AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition in order to match end users against their government-issued IDs. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies suggested…

Panasonic Brings Face-Based Entry to Belgian Soccer Stadium

Panasonic Brings Face-Based Entry to Belgian Soccer Stadium

Fans of the Belgian soccer club RWD Molenbeek will soon be able to access their home stadium via biometric recognition. The service comes by way of Zetes, and thanks to facial recognition technology from Panasonic. For RWD Molenbeek fans, this means that when season tickets are ordered online, they’ll be asked to upload a selfie.…

NEC Facial Recognition Integrated in New Smartphone

NEC Facial Recognition Integrated in New Smartphone

NEC has long enjoyed some renown as a provider of sophisticated facial recognition technology to government and enterprise clients, but the company is now branching out into the mobile authentication market through the application of its software in new smartphones. Its mobile partner, Algeria-based Bomare, isn’t exactly a global brand. But the company makes devices…

Huawei Unveils Enhanced Airport ICT Solution at CEBIT 2018

Huawei Unveils Enhanced Airport ICT Solution at CEBIT 2018

Huawei has retooled its airport ICT solution and is showcasing it at this week’s CEBIT 2018 exhibition in Germany. Dubbed Smart Airport 2.0, the solution focuses on linking video surveillance, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things to improve efficiency at airports. As Huawei explains it, the advantages of this platform are manifold…

DHS’s Biometric Rally a Success for Gemalto – and for DHS

DHS’s Biometric Rally a Success for Gemalto – and for DHS

The results of the Department of Homeland Security’s first Biometric Technology Rally are out, and Gemalto is celebrating a strong showing. Organized by the DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the 2018 Biometric Technology Rally was aimed at evaluating facial and iris recognition technologies from a select group of successful applicants., using the S&T’s Biometric…

Biometric Banking to Generate $4.8B in Revenues by 2023: Goode Intelligence

Biometric Banking to Generate $4.8B in Revenues by 2023: Goode Intelligence

Goode Intelligence is predicting some serious growth for biometric technology in the banking sector. In a new report entitled “Biometrics for Banking: Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2018-2023 – Second Edition,” the market research firm predicts that by the end of 2020, 1.9 billion bank customers around the world will be using…

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