facial recognition

Aratek Takes Aim at China’s Facial Recognition Market with CPSE 2019 Plans

Aratek Takes Aim at China’s Facial Recognition Market with CPSE 2019 Plans

Having recently launched its new TruFace facial recognition solution, Aratek is now looking to target the growing Chinese market for such biometric technology with plans to showcase its solutions at the CPSE 2019 security expo. The event is scheduled to run from October 28th to 31st in Shenzhen. “China’s rapid and continuous growth drives innovation…

Chinese Tourist Attraction Uses Facial Recognition to Ration Toilet Paper

Chinese Tourist Attraction Uses Facial Recognition to Ration Toilet Paper

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Tourists and locals visiting Shamian Island in Gaungzhou China may want to learn how to say ‘I can’t spare a square’ in as many languages as possible, as toilet paper dispensers using facial recognition have been implemented at the popular tourist destination. The dispensers are designed to remove two feet…

Biometrics a Key Factor in Comparitech Ranking of Countries’ Privacy, Surveillance Practices

Biometrics a Key Factor in Comparitech Ranking of Countries’ Privacy, Surveillance Practices

The United States ranks just as poorly as the worst European Union members when it comes to privacy laws and government surveillance, according to a new analysis from Comparitech. Conducted by privacy advocate and tech journalist Paul Bischoff, the analysis scores various countries out of five, with 4.1-5 indicating that a country ‘upholds privacy standards…

Finnair and Finavia Seek Seamless Air Travel with SisuID Pilot

Finnair and Finavia Seek Seamless Air Travel with SisuID Pilot

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Finnair and Finavia are working to make air travel more efficient through a partnership with Finland’s Sandbox of Trust. The Sandbox of Trust is a Nixu digital identity pilot that is developing the SisuID platform, an app that links the user’s face to an official identity document. SisuID enables face-based…

Security Flaw Makes Pixel 4 Face Unlock Vulnerable to Spoofing

Security Flaw Makes Pixel 4 Face Unlock Vulnerable to Spoofing

Google has delivered a sophisticated biometric security feature in its latest Pixel smartphones, but it has a glaring potential flaw: the devices’ Face Unlock system can authenticate a user even if they’re eyes are closed. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL‘s Face Unlock system is otherwise pretty impressive. Taking a cue from Apple, Google…

CBP Request for Information Points to Face Scanning Body Cams at the Border

CBP Request for Information Points to Face Scanning Body Cams at the Border

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a branch of The Department of Homeland Security, have filed a Request for Information to vendors seeking information and/or recommendations on biometric identity verification and body worn cameras. According to the RFI, the aim is to outfit Border Patrol agents with body cameras with the…

Financial Biometrics Month: Mobile Revolutions in FinTech

Financial Biometrics Month: Mobile Revolutions in FinTech

The rise of the smartphone has been transformative in a number of profound ways. Just as pedestrians in the early 20th century couldn’t have imagined the preponderance of cars that would soon clog their streets, in the 21st century we’ve moved from landlines and answering machines to a smartphone in every pocket (not to mention…

Thales CEO Explores the Airport of the Future

Thales CEO Explores the Airport of the Future

Thales Group Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine has given readers a glimpse of the future in a recent LinkedIn blog post, walking them through an average plane trip in 2030. In doing so, he highlights the growing significance of biometric boarding, which allows passengers to check in and board the plane with only a facial…

FaceTec Expands Into Biometric e-Voting with Neuvote Integration

FaceTec Expands Into Biometric e-Voting with Neuvote Integration

“The integration of FaceTec’s ZoOm, shown to be the most secure biometric authentication method available, provides a solid foundation of trust for the rest of our solution.” – Matthew Heuman, CEO, Neuvote Having developed one of the most sophisticated mobile biometric authentication solutions in play, FaceTec is now taking a big step into the world…

Megvii Aiming for Nevember IPO Despite Blacklisting: Report

Megvii Aiming for Nevember IPO Despite Blacklisting: Report

“The blacklisting does not prevent companies from purchasing Megvii’s products and services, but it does prevent companies from selling to Megvii, which means that Megvii has been unable to buy things like Nvidia processors used in its business.” China-based facial recognition specialist Megvii is preparing to push ahead with a planned IPO on the Hong…

SnapPay Brings Naked Payments to North America

SnapPay Brings Naked Payments to North America

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition SnapPay is bringing face-based naked payments to North America. The Ontario startup currently allows North American retailers to accept Alipay and WeChat Pay, and is hoping to offer even greater utility with technology that allows shoppers to pay for their goods with a simple facial recognition scan. The company’s facial…

Is 3D Face Unlock Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S11?

Is 3D Face Unlock Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S11?

A new patent filed by Samsung shows a smartphone with three front-facing sensors in a hole-punch display. Assuming that at least two of the sensors are cameras, this raises some interesting speculation as to what purpose the third sensor on the front could mean for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line of smartphones. Launched earlier this…

Michigan Lawmakers Call for Examination of Facial Recognition and Racial Bias

Michigan Lawmakers Call for Examination of Facial Recognition and Racial Bias

Detroit lawmakers are expressing concern about law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology. City council member Roy McCalister, Jr. will be discussing the technology at an upcoming community forum, while US Representative Brenda Lawrence is planning to introduce legislation that would regulate the technology at the federal level. The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners formally…

UK Home Office Deployed Face Recognition Platform with Known Racial Biases

UK Home Office Deployed Face Recognition Platform with Known Racial Biases

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition The UK Home Office has come under fire for a passport checking system with significant racial biases. The platform has trouble identifying people with very dark and very light skin, and has repeatedly mistaken lips for open mouths when trying to map the faces of darker skinned individuals. The system…

RealNetworks to Issue Q3 Update on Oct. 30

RealNetworks to Issue Q3 Update on Oct. 30

Seattle-based RealNetworks has set a date for the publication of its third quarter results for 2019: they will be issued on October 30, after market close. Judging by RealNetworks’ Q2 report issued in August, the forthcoming should reflect an interesting revenue mix. RealNetworks acquired the music streaming platform Napster by doubling its stake in the…

Unisys Lands Contract with US Department of Health and Human Services

Unisys Lands Contract with US Department of Health and Human Services

Biometrics News – Healthcare Biometrics Unisys has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide Artificial Intelligence solutions for the government agency. The five year contract with a potential value of $49 million is aimed at enabling the HHS to use automation and other innovative solutions to…

NEC XON’s New Biometric Kiosk Dispenses Bank and SIM Cards on the Spot

NEC XON’s New Biometric Kiosk Dispenses Bank and SIM Cards on the Spot

Biometrics News – Financial Services NEC XON has released a self-service biometric kiosk that automates the distribution of SIM and bank cards. Developed in collaboration with Wavetec, the kiosk is essentially an ATM that gathers people’s personal information before dispensing a new bank card. The kiosk is built with NEC software and is able to…

Oxygen Upgrades Flagship Mobile Forensics Platform

Oxygen Upgrades Flagship Mobile Forensics Platform

Oxygen Forensics has released the latest iteration of its flagship mobile forensics suite. Oxygen Forensics Detective 12.0 features a redesigned interface and significant back-end enhancements that will drastically increase the speed and processing power of the platform. “We provide our customers with the tools, resources, and support they need to extract data from hundreds of…

TECH5 Partners with Pepper & Ink for Mobile ID Solution

TECH5 Partners with Pepper & Ink for Mobile ID Solution

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition TECH5 has teamed up with Pepper & Ink Technologies to release a new ID storage app that eliminates the need for a physical identity card. The mobile app blends Pepper & Ink’s compression technology with TECH5’s facial recognition tech to encode identifying information – including face biometrics – as a…

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