Facial recognition for online stores: Q&A with Hoyos Labs CEO Hector Hoyos

The Dutch online pharmacy Koopjesdrogisterij has become the first online store to use facial recognition or fingerprint authentication for purchases. The website’s new payment recognition method, which is based on Hoyos Labs’ 1U platform, replaces the use of credit cards or additional banking devices. The 1U app provides the frontend customer experience for HoyosID platform’s identity authentication process, allowing Koopjesdrogisterij customers to take a selfie or conduct a four-finger scan to authorize purchases. After downloading the app, users will be

Biometrics fuelling growth for Australian security firm

Australian security solutions firm MaxSec Group Limited has reported that it has achieved its fifth consecutive full year as a profitable company, fuelled by customer interest in biometric security solutions and growth in the US, Middle East and South East Asia markets, according to a report by ARN. MaxSec’s overall revenues saw a 65% increase for 2015 from $3.14 million to $5.2 million. Additionally, the company’s net profit after tax saw a 123% increase from $187,000 to $411,000. The landmark

Biometrics in the data center, fingerprints, authentication and privacy concerns top this week’s news

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week Authentication A recent White House report has found that Federal agencies have been slow to adopt two factor authentication despite an order more than a decade ago that Federal agencies secure their information systems with strong authentication technologies. Biometrics in mobile devices will generate US$9 billion by 2018 for the biometrics industry through multi-factor authentication services and the approval of instant electronic

Sthaler trialing biometric payment solution with Visa Europe Collab and Worldpay

Sthaler is currently trialing its Fingopay biometrics payment solution with Visa Europe Collab and Worldpay, which enables consumers to authenticate payments using their unique finger vein patterns, according to a report by IT Pro. Both WorldPay and Visa Europe Collab are currently undergoing a three-week trial, which is designed to test the feasibility and value of Sthaler’s Fingopay reader in a high volume transaction retail environment. Worldpay staff is currently testing the system in a restaurant located at WorldPay’s London

New white paper highlights how biometrics could improve air travel

Tascent, Inc. has published a new white paper, “A New Golden Age for Air Travel,” which looks at a handful of ways in which biometrics technology can be implemented to improve the air travel experience for passengers. The specific requirements of the aviation industry simplifies the process of deciding which technology to implement. For example, iris recognition could expedite processes throughout the airport, including self-service bag drop, self-service airplane boarding and automated frequent-flier lounge entry, according to the report. Additionally,

Facial recognition use by retailers raise privacy concerns

Big-box retailers such as Walmart are using facial recognition technology to identify suspected thieves, which has raised a number of privacy concerns among the public, according to a report by Fortune. Earlier this year, Walmart tested a facial recognition system that automatically scanned the face of all customers entering several of its stores across many states. The facial recognition technology matches faces against a database containing a number of alleged offenders. If a match is found, the system promptly notifies

Verificient Technologies signs the Student Privacy Pledge

Verificient Technologies has signed the Student Privacy Pledge developed by The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The Student Privacy Pledge is designed to safeguard student privacy regarding the collection, maintenance and use of student personal information and is endorsed by President Barack Obama. Verificient joins several other education technology providers in signing the Student Privacy Pledge, including Amplify, Apple, Blackboard, Canvas, Google, Kahn Academy, Microsoft, Parchment, Schoology, and Turnitin. The Student Privacy

Biometrics insight service, four-finger smartphone solution, facial recognition platforms top this week’s news

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. In one of the top stories of the week, Goode Intelligence launched its new subscription-based Biometrics Insight Service which gives organizations access to current and scheduled biometrics market analyst and market intelligence reports, as well as priority access to Goode Intelligence analysts. In an announcement involving biometrics in border control, Daon has delivered automated passport control (APC) kiosks to Dublin Airport in support

Security Canada Expo: Video interview with Richard McMullen of CANASA

Organized by CANASA (Canadian Alarm and Security Association), Security Canada Expo brought the largest international security conference and exhibition, October 21-22, at the Toronto Congress Center. This year’s conference featured both leading and up-and-coming vendors providing biometric technologies for the security market, including Panasonic, Samsung, HID Global, and Morpho (Safran). In the video interview, Richard McMullen, president of the board at CANASA, discusses the conference, the role of biometric technologies in the residential and commercial security space, and the future

ImageWare Systems to provide biometric authentication to CDW customers

ImageWare Systems announced that it is partnering with IT solutions firm CDW Corporation to offer customers IWS biometric authentication products for mobile and cloud use cases. GoVerifyID combines multimodal biometrics with a mobile device to provide out-of-band verification, without the need for any mobile front-end coding. The functionality can also be integrated into existing enterprise applications. The IWS CloudID full product suite features configurable, server-based software modules designed to add or improve cloud identity management and credential issuance capabilities for