facial recognition

Optical Filter Tech Supplier Reaches Settlement with LG

Optical Filter Tech Supplier Reaches Settlement with LG

California-based tech company Viavi has reached a settlement with Korea’s LG over complaints of patent infringement, the company has announced. Viavi brought legal action against LG Innotek, LG Electronics, and LG Electronics U.S.A. – as well as Optrontec, another Korean firm – late last year, filing complaints with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and…

Clearview Quietly Sells Face Recognition Tech to Law Enforcement Agencies

Clearview Quietly Sells Face Recognition Tech to Law Enforcement Agencies

Privacy advocates are in an uproar in the wake of a bombshell report from the New York Times. The report details the activities of a company called Clearview AI, an American startup that has quietly provided facial recognition services to more than 600 law enforcement agencies. Unlike other facial recognition tools – which often limit…

CBP Brings Biometric Boarding to Philadelphia Airport

CBP Brings Biometric Boarding to Philadelphia Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is moving forward with another facial recognition pilot program. This time, the technology is being installed at Philadelphia International Airport, where it will be deployed for international travelers on selected departing flights with Qatar, British Airways, Lufthansa, and American Airlines. During the pilot, passengers will encounter a facial recognition…

FacePhi Reveals Record Breaking Growth Numbers for 2019 Fiscal Year

FacePhi Reveals Record Breaking Growth Numbers for 2019 Fiscal Year

“In a statement announcing the 2019 results, FacePhi noted that it had established 13 major contracts through the course of the year in the LATAM sector, and suggested that it is aiming to replicate the growth trend it has seen in this area in the APAC market…” FacePhi has delivered on its promise of strong…

European Union Considers Temporary Ban on Facial Recognition

European Union Considers Temporary Ban on Facial Recognition

The European Union is reportedly considering a temporary ban on the public use of facial recognition technology. The news comes courtesy of a leaked draft of a European Commission white paper, the final version of which is set to be published in February. If the report proves to be accurate, the proposed legislation would completely…

House Committee Hears Testimony as Lawmakers Mull Facial Recognition Regulations

House Committee Hears Testimony as Lawmakers Mull Facial Recognition Regulations

The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform held its third hearing on facial recognition technology this week, as House members work on a bill aimed at regulating the use of this technology. At present, little is known about the legislation’s details, but the Committee on Oversight and Reform extended the opportunity to comment…

Digital Twins and Interactive Experiences Lead Deloitte’s Tech Trends for 2020

Digital Twins and Interactive Experiences Lead Deloitte’s Tech Trends for 2020

Deloitte has released the 11th iteration of its annual Tech Trends report. The 2020 edition explains how enterprises are blending multiple technologies to drive innovation and deliver more rewarding interactive experiences for consumers. The report places a particular emphasis on artificial intelligence, analytics, and digital technologies, all of which have transformed the way that large…

VIVOTEK Integrates CyberLink’s FaceMe Tech into Surveillance Platorm

VIVOTEK Integrates CyberLink’s FaceMe Tech into Surveillance Platorm

CyberLink has formed a strategic partnership with the IP surveillance specialist VIVOTEK. The alliance specifically concerns CyberLink’s FaceMe facial recognition engine, which will now be integrated into VIVOTEK’s various surveillance solutions. Both companies are based in Taiwan. According to VIVOTEK, the partnership will allow the company to provide customers with more comprehensive and more responsive…

iPhone Rumors Point to Face ID on a Budget Friendly Handset

iPhone Rumors Point to Face ID on a Budget Friendly Handset

Tech analysts are sorting through a confusing pile of iPhone rumors in the wake of a new report from MacOtakara. The rumors primarily concern the anticipated iPhone SE 2 and an updated version of the iPhone 8. For those interested, the main takeaway is that Apple seems to be developing a new, budget friendly iPhone…

Cambridge, MA, Becomes Latest City to Ban Facial Recognition

Cambridge, MA, Becomes Latest City to Ban Facial Recognition

The Cambridge City Council has unanimously voted to ban the public use of facial recognition technology. The decision makes Cambridge the fourth (and largest) Massachusetts community to issue such a ban, following similar initiatives in Somerville, Brookline, and Northampton. The legislation specifically bars the deliberate use of facial recognition (and any information gathered through facial…

Nok Nok Labs to Boost BBVA’s Mobile Security

Nok Nok Labs to Boost BBVA’s Mobile Security

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be covered through the arrangement,…

Konami Gaming’s SYNKROS Platform Takes Gold at Data Quadrant Awards

Konami Gaming’s SYNKROS Platform Takes Gold at Data Quadrant Awards

Konami Gaming has taken home the top casino prize in the Casino Management Systems category at this year’s Data Quadrant Awards. The Awards are handed out by SoftwareReviews, and were selected based on reviews from verified industry professionals. Konami was recognized for its SYNKROS casino management system, a rewards program that utilizes Konami’s SYNK Vision…

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

When it comes to the matter of which biometric modality was the most exciting one in 2019, the big question going into the latest edition of the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey – to one industry watcher, at least – was whether fingerprint recognition would take back some of the spotlight that facial recognition…

Cardiff Soccer Fans Protest Face-Based Stadium Surveillance

Cardiff Soccer Fans Protest Face-Based Stadium Surveillance

Fans of the Cardiff City football club in Wales protested the use of facial recognition technology ahead of a recent game against Swansea City. The South Wales police had deployed two surveillance vans in the area around Cardiff City’s stadium, arguing that the vans would help catch perpetrators wanted for football-related crimes. The Cardiff City…

FacePhi to Preview Strong 2019 Results Next Week

FacePhi to Preview Strong 2019 Results Next Week

FacePhi is drumming up some excitement over its performance in 2019 and prospects for 2020, announcing that it will preview its 2019 fiscal results at a special investors event on January 20th. The event will take place at the Palacio de la Bolsa in Madrid, starting at 10am, and will be conducted by FacePhi CEO…

Flooid Launches Comprehensive New Retail App Suite

Flooid Launches Comprehensive New Retail App Suite

Flooid has released a new Flooid App Suite that was designed as a comprehensive checkout and payments solution for virtually any retail environment. The App Suite provides technology for everything from mobile and in-store POS to follow-me baskets and self-checkout, and was unveiled at this week’s NRF 2020 event in New York. The various offerings…

Intel Tests Facial Recognition Algorithms on Thermal Images

Intel Tests Facial Recognition Algorithms on Thermal Images

Intel researchers published a study in which they looked into whether artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms trained to identify individuals’ faces can also be applied to thermal images of faces. Thermal imaging is seen by many as a way to protect an individual’s privacy, as it obscures some of the details of an image such as…

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