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Internet Freedom Advocate Raises Alarm Over Facial Recognition

Internet Freedom Advocate Raises Alarm Over Facial Recognition

“The efforts reflect the larger, increasingly contentious debate around facial recognition technology, which largely revolves around the axes of privacy advocates’ fears of Big Brother-style surveillance, and police organizations’ insistence that it offers a useful security and policing tool.” Fight for the Future, a non-profit advocacy group aimed at promoting a free internet, is now…

Blink Identity CEO to Discuss Trust in the Marketplace at KNOW 2019

Blink Identity CEO to Discuss Trust in the Marketplace at KNOW 2019

Blink Identity‘s Co-Founder and CEO, Mary Haskett, will speak at next week’s KNOW Conference, the company has announced. It’s a good fit for the identity-focused conference, with Blink Identity specializing in facial recognition for biometric identification. The company made headlines last year with its development of biometric ticketing technology in collaboration with Ticketmaster, and its…

Biometric Venue Ticketing Firm Gets $1.5M in Seed Funding

Biometric Venue Ticketing Firm Gets $1.5M in Seed Funding

A live entertainment-focused biometric ticketing firm is getting a higher profile thanks to new seed funding: Austin-based Blink Identity says it has brought in $1.5 million. The investment round was led by Sinai Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in emerging companies in the internet and software spaces; and it featured contributions from Techstars, a…

Ticketmaster Considers Making Your Face Your Ticket

Ticketmaster Considers Making Your Face Your Ticket

Ticketmaster appears to be considering swapping concert tickets for face scans. The potential plans came to light in the Q1 update of its parent company Live Nation, which revealed that the company had partnered with and invested in a facial recognition specialist called Blink Identity. The company’s technology is designed to scan individuals’ faces as…