facial recognition

Panasonic to Launch Server-Based Facial Recognition System This Summer

Panasonic to Launch Server-Based Facial Recognition System This Summer

“Panasonic says that the solution can register 10,000 to 20,000 faces, while an expanded version can register up to 30,000 faces…” Panasonic is preparing to launch server-based facial recognition software this summer. The company’s facial recognition technology has already received considerable marks of validation. It attained the best performance in the National Institute of Standards…

Private, Public Sector Push Australian Airports Toward Biometric Boarding

Private, Public Sector Push Australian Airports Toward Biometric Boarding

“News of these efforts comes after the Australian government contracted Portugal-based Vision-Box to provide biometric SmartGates for departures at the country’s international airports last summer.” Australia is on a path toward comprehensive biometric boarding at its airports. On the private sector side of things, Sydney Airport is preparing to trial a facial recognition system designed…

Next-Generation Captcha Brings in Speech, Facial Recognition

Next-Generation Captcha Brings in Speech, Facial Recognition

The next generation of Captcha, that prove-you’re-not-a-bot staple of the contemporary internet, could revolve around not only whether users are able to respond to a given prompt, but in how they respond on a physiological level – in other words, a biometric Captcha that combines facial and speech recognition with a knowledge-based test. Dubbed “Real-Time…

Collaboration Presents Opportunity for Humaniq to Improve Security For End Users in Africa

Collaboration Presents Opportunity for Humaniq to Improve Security For End Users in Africa

“Users in Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are currently required to upload pictures of their faces to the Humaniq app for registration and authentication based on facial recognition, with behavioral biometrics also playing a role in authentication.” Humaniq has joined the Biometrics Institute, an international organization dedicated to the responsible use of biometrics. In…

EFF Letter Argues CBP Shirking Biometric Responsibilities

EFF Letter Argues CBP Shirking Biometric Responsibilities

In a new letter to CBP Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John P. Wagner, the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the US Customs and Border Protection Agency is relying too much on the private sector in its biometric exit program, and is shirking its own responsibilities and imperiling American’s biometric data in the process. The letter…

Bitstamp Uses Onfido For Customer Onboarding

Bitstamp Uses Onfido For Customer Onboarding

Onfido’s biometric ID verification solution is now being used to onboard customers of Bitstamp, a major cryptocurrency exchange. The Onfido solution is designed to let clients confirm the identities of their end users via tablets or smartphones. The system combines facial recognition and document reading capabilities to biometrically confirm that users are who they say…

TSA Tests Facial Recognition, Body Scanning Solutions in LA

TSA Tests Facial Recognition, Body Scanning Solutions in LA

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now piloting two new security screening technologies at the Los Angeles International Airport and the Tom Bradley International Terminal, one of which revolves around biometric identification. As with the handful of pilots being conducted by the US Customs and Border Protection agency, the TSA’s system is based on facial…

NVIDIA and AnyVision Partner For Smart City Facial Recognition

NVIDIA and AnyVision Partner For Smart City Facial Recognition

Israel-based computer vision specialist AnyVision has teamed up with NVIDIA to promote a facial recognition solution to the government sector. AnyVision has joined NVIDIA’s Metropolis Software Partner Program, and is now able to run its technology on NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units. The company is promoting its solution as a smart city tool that can be…

CBP Commissioner Clarifies Biometric Screening Issues to Concerned Senators

CBP Commissioner Clarifies Biometric Screening Issues to Concerned Senators

The Acting Commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection agency has taken the opportunity of a concerned inquiry from two US senators to clarify the CBP’s actions with respect to biometric border screening. The letter, co-signed by Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Mike Lee, was framed as a request for further information as the…

SITA Wins Industry Award for Biometric Boarding System at Boston Airport

SITA Wins Industry Award for Biometric Boarding System at Boston Airport

SITA has won in Aviation Technology Achievement at the Air Transport World’s 2018 Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards, in recognition of its work on a biometric boarding pilot project at the Boston Logan International Airport. The project was undertaken in collaboration with the US Customs and Border Protection agency and airline JetBlue, and was completed last…

Electronic Gaming Operator GVC Holdings Picks Jumio For Player Onboarding

Electronic Gaming Operator GVC Holdings Picks Jumio For Player Onboarding

GVC Holdings, an electronic gaming operator, is going to take advantage of Jumio‘s ID verification technology for player onboarding, the companies have announced. Customer verification is a critical matter for GVC. The company doesn’t offer Angry Birds-type gaming services, but rather the online gambling variety, with brands in its portfolio like ‘Partypoker’ and ‘Casino Club’.…

Australian Sports Venue Exec Reveals Biometric Security Plans at Gov’t Inquiry

Australian Sports Venue Exec Reveals Biometric Security Plans at Gov’t Inquiry

Administrators at one of Australia’s most high-profile sports venues are considering implementing security based on automated facial recognition, but may have a bit of a tug-of-war with government authorities over the matter. The plans came to light during a parliamentary counterterrorism inquiry, where VenuesWest CEO David Etherton suggested that the firm is evaluating the possibility…

OCBC Sees Positive Customer Feedback from NEC Facial Recognition Solution

OCBC Sees Positive Customer Feedback from NEC Facial Recognition Solution

OCBC Bank’s Holland Village branch in Singapore has been reaping the benefits of an automated system to identify Premier Banking customers, using technology from NEC. The system uses facial recognition to passively identify the bank’s high rollers as they approach the branch’s lounge, with no need for them to stop and look directly at the…

Is Face ID Coming to All 2018 iPhones?

Is Face ID Coming to All 2018 iPhones?

Further signs have emerged of Apple’s commitment to its Face ID facial recognition system with new reports that the company has signed up two additional components suppliers. The unnamed suppliers are both based in China, and are expected to supplement LG Innotek, which will remain the primary vendor of 3D sensing modules needed for the…

INTERPOL Uses Facial Recognition to Catch Fugitive Murderer

INTERPOL Uses Facial Recognition to Catch Fugitive Murderer

“Remarkably, it all happened within 48 hours…” Authorities with INTERPOL have used facial recognition to catch an internationally wanted fugitive after a decade on the run. The criminal, Kristian Danev, was wanted for murder, Czech Authorities having issued a Red Notice through INTERPOL 10 years ago. Police in Argentina recently thought they had found him,…

The Biometric Expectation for the Samsung Galaxy S9

The Biometric Expectation for the Samsung Galaxy S9

About a year after its release, it’s fair to say that Samsung did a great job with its Galaxy S8 devices. It helped to set a new design trend for smartphones that prioritized maximum screen space, and its use of iris scanning was an innovation that demonstrated how biometric authentication could be made even more…

MassMutual Adds Face ID Support To RetireSmart App

MassMutual Adds Face ID Support To RetireSmart App

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, or MassMutual, is now letting its customers access their account information in its RetireSMART mobile app with facial recognition on the iPhone X. The app can contain sensitive information pertaining to users’ 401(k)s and other retirement plans, and accordingly MassMutual emphasized the security of the iPhone’s facial recognition technology in its…

CyberExtruder to Demo 3D Facial Recognition Solution at MIPS

CyberExtruder to Demo 3D Facial Recognition Solution at MIPS

“Now, with its integration into the Milestone XProtect platform and CyberExtruder’s scheduled presence at the MIPS, the company has an opportunity to reach new potential clients.” CyberExtruder‘s 3D facial recognition technology has been incorporated into Milestone’s XProtect IP video management software platform, and the company is going to demo the solution together with its partner…

Time and Attendance Platform Banks on Face ID Excitement

Time and Attendance Platform Banks on Face ID Excitement

“The biometric features arrive alongside the introduction of a chatbot for Replicon’s mobile app called Intelligent Assistant, which is designed to help end users track their own time and approvals from managers.” Time and attendance tracking solutions provider Replicon has added facial recognition to its platform. The new functionality is aimed at allowing end user…

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