facial recognition

FaceTec Appoints Biometrics Industry Expert Steve Cook to Executive Team

FaceTec Appoints Biometrics Industry Expert Steve Cook to Executive Team

“In a statement announcing Cook’s appointment, FaceTec emphasized his work consulting with banks on compliance with PSD2, the European Union’s major new payments regulation, and particularly its Strong Customer Authentication requirement.” A big new executive appointment could help FaceTec to promote its ZoOm facial recognition system in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa markets. Steve…

Daon Tech Enables Biometric Mobile Enrollment for New Zealand Digital ID

Daon Tech Enables Biometric Mobile Enrollment for New Zealand Digital ID

“Our strategy remains being committed to delivering a platform through which the identity of a user can be established, authenticated and recovered. Digital onboarding represents an important area and builds on Daon’s history of delivering proven mobile biometric authentication to millions of consumers.” – Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)…

BRIEF: The Flip Side of the Biometric Facial Recognition Debate

BRIEF: The Flip Side of the Biometric Facial Recognition Debate

Facial recognition has been a hot topic for a long time now. But with technological advances now pushing the technology into the public sphere more than ever, it has started to attract even more heat in the form of controversy. Police use of the technology in particular has become the subject of a contentious debate…

Increased VCSEL Orders Foreshadow Face Scanning iPhones

Increased VCSEL Orders Foreshadow Face Scanning iPhones

Evidence that Apple is planning to bring Face ID to its new smartphones this year continues to mount, this time thanks to a quarterly update from VCSEL supplier Lumentum. As a provider of vertical cavity surface emitting laser technology, Lumentum is a key supplier for Apple’s flagship facial recognition system, which is designed to create…

Chinese Conglomerate Scans Faces for Biometric Marketing

Chinese Conglomerate Scans Faces for Biometric Marketing

“…the store is equipped with sensors designed to use facial recognition and data analysis to assess visitors and their behavior as they proceed through the facility.” A China-based multinational conglomerate is taking advantage of biometric and AI-driven marketing in a new store in Shenzhen. The company, Tiens Group, has a hand in a number of…

Amazon Defends Rekognition Against Critics

Amazon Defends Rekognition Against Critics

“Amazon offers the example of Rekognition technology being used to crack a sex trafficking case by identifying 20 victims and helping to send the perpetrator to prison…” Amazon is trying to put its own spin on its sale of facial recognition technology to police with a new case study put together by Marinus Analytics. It…

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest Note smartphone, and it once again features sophisticated biometric security provided by Princeton Identity technology. That means the Galaxy Note9 maintains Samsung’s flagship authentication mechanism, iris recognition. Operating in tandem with facial recognition, the system allows for contactless authentication – as with Apple’s iPhone X, a user can unlock…

Remittance Firm TransferGo Uses Onfido Biometrics for Onboarding

Remittance Firm TransferGo Uses Onfido Biometrics for Onboarding

London-based remittance company TransferGo is taking advantage of selfie-based biometric customer enrollment, care of Onfido. Onfido’s solution will allow newcomers to the TransferGo platform to sign up simply by taking images of their official identity documents, and themselves. Onfido’s facial recognition technology is designed to compare and match the images, ensuring that the submitted IDs…

BBVA Banks On Biometric Mobile Enrollment

BBVA Banks On Biometric Mobile Enrollment

“The system operates through the BBVA mobile app, and the bank says that 27 percent of its new customers have used it to join the bank.” Spain-based BBVA has become the latest financial services provider to embrace selfie-based biometric enrollment. The technology was developed more or less in-house, by Veridas, a tech company that spun…

AI Specialist BrainChip Gets Scandinavian Distribution Partner

AI Specialist BrainChip Gets Scandinavian Distribution Partner

A new partnership between a San Francisco-based AI specialist and a Danish security systems integrator is poised to deliver powerful new surveillance tools to police in Scandinavia. The Danish firm, Telesikring, has agreed to promote and implement BrainChip’s BrainChip Studio solution, which is designed to deliver facial and object recognition to video feeds. In so…

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

The Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has become the latest in the country to partner with the US Customs and Border Protection agency on biometric border control based on facial recognition technology. The collaboration actually started several weeks ago, with SJC implementing a face scanning system for arriving international travelers on June 25th. Going…

Philippine Authorities to Pilot Biometric ID by Year’s End

Philippine Authorities to Pilot Biometric ID by Year’s End

Government authorities in the Philippines are proceeding in their effort to establish a national biometric ID program, with plans to begin issuance in Metro Manila and the Calabarzon region by the year’s end. Announcing the developments in a CNN Philippines interview, Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles referred to these municipal zones as “pilot areas” for…

Phishing Tool Uses Facial Recognition to Track Down Targets’ Social Media Accounts

Phishing Tool Uses Facial Recognition to Track Down Targets’ Social Media Accounts

With facial recognition technology now causing some serious consternation and controversy through its use in public surveillance, it’s now poised to grow more invasive on social media as well. The credit goes to Trustwave, which has developed a new system called Social Mapper that uses facial recognition technology to automatically identify individuals’ social media accounts.…

Canadian Homeless Shelter to Implement Face Scanning for Visitors

Canadian Homeless Shelter to Implement Face Scanning for Visitors

The Calgary Drop-In Centre, or “DI”, is poised to become the first homeless shelter in Canada to introduce facial recognition technology to identify the people it serves. In announcing its plans to implement the system on its blog, the DI framed the effort as one that can help it to improve its service, allowing it…

Apple Patent Describes Face Recognition For Macs

Apple Patent Describes Face Recognition For Macs

A newly published Apple patent suggests the company has been exploring the possibility of using facial recognition for user identification on its Mac computers for a couple of years now. First filed in Q3 of 2016, the patent is primarily concerned with the creation of a depth map through a Mac’s embedded camera that could…

2020 Olympics Organizers Announce Biometric Security System

2020 Olympics Organizers Announce Biometric Security System

“NEC’s NeoFace system will be used to identify authorized individuals, including athletes, staff, and volunteers, seeking entry into venues such as the International Broadcast Centre, the Olympic Village, and the main stadium.” Organizers of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have confirmed that they are planning to implement biometric security based on facial recognition.…

INTERVIEW: Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO, CLEAR

INTERVIEW: Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO, CLEAR

The biometric border control market has been growing for nearly 20 years, with recent innovations in strong authentication technologies spurring impressive growth rates, and and CLEAR is at the forefront of the industry. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR. The following interview begins on the topic of…

Icon Provides Latest Clue Concerning iPad Face ID

Icon Provides Latest Clue Concerning iPad Face ID

There’s now more evidence that Apple is planning to bring its Face ID authentication system to the next version of the iPad. The latest clue, like the last one, comes by way of a beta version of iOS 12, Apple’s mobile operating system. As 9to5Mac reports, someone has discovered an icon in iOS 12 that…

IDScan.net Announces Facial Recognition Solution

IDScan.net Announces Facial Recognition Solution

New Orleans-based IDScan.net has announced a new facial recognition solution aimed primarily at venue security. In announcing the solution, the company emphasized that it can be used to match the faces of individuals against watch lists, offering compelling security applications in “crowded venues like casinos, shopping malls, and stadiums,” according to a statement. But the…

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