Humaniq demonstrating biometric wallet app at Consensus 2017

Blockchain technology startup Humaniq is conducting a live demonstration of its Ethereum-based blockchain banking app at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2017, this week at the New York Marriot Marquis, according to a report by Econotimes. Designed for both iOS and Android users, Humaniq’s Mobile Wallet provides users with quick access to their balances as well as transactions with other users/merchants. The app manages private and public keys for the user, which are used to authorize transactions locally. Humaniq also offers an API

Australian passport authority developing facial recognition system

The Australian Passport Office is developing in-house a new facial recognition system to keep pace with the country’s two government biometrics initiatives, according to a report by IT News. The passport authority has been using facial recognition and other biometric technology since 2005 when it began using Cognitec Systems software to detect passport fraud. It later expanded on its use of biometrics in 2011, forming a dedicated panel of providers. The Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) upcoming release of a trusted

Nuance launches AI-powered multimodal biometric solutions

Nuance Communications has released a new suite of biometric security solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI), which includes voice biometrics technology as well as facial and behavioral biometrics. Nuance Security Suite applies deep neural networks (DNN) and advanced algorithms to detect synthetic speech attacks, as well as integrates facial and behavioral biometrics, to provide improved fraud prevention. By combining a range of physical, behavioral, and digital characteristics to provide secure authentication and more accurately detect fraud across multiple channels, the

ID R&D launches multi-factor, multimodal mobile authentication solution

Biometric technology firm ID R&D launched a mobile biometric login solution earlier this week at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2017, marking the company’s first product. The patent-pending IDSquared combines a simple and intuitive user interface with behavioural biometrics, facial recognition and liveness detection. Designed to provide a seamless UX and improved mobile authentication experience, IDSquared requires users to type a word into the mobile device while looking at the screen. By doing so, uses reveal their face to the front-facing camera

Delta to test self-service bag drop with facial recognition in U.S.

Delta Air Lines announced it will introduce four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, one of which will test facial recognition technology to match customers with their passport photos through identification verification. The facial recognition-based bag drop machine marks a first time for a U.S. airline carrier, which is designed to allow customers to quickly, securely and easily check their own bags. “We expect this investment and new process to save customers time,” said Gareth

SensibleVision releases multi-factor face authentication solution for retailers

SensibleVision has launched Autodentity, simultaneous multi-factor face authentication solution that enables enterprise users and consumers to securely access devices. Based on 10 years of R&D and six patents, Autodentity allows retailers to increase the security of their websites through an unobtrusive authentication method. Users simply take a selfie with their computer or mobile device, and every time they log into a site their image is instantly verified. They can then use a second authentication factor selected by the retailer —

Sensory updates multimodal biometric solution with broader mobile OS support

Sensory has released version 3 of TrulySecure, which marks the second major update to the company’s FIDO Certified multimodal biometric authentication technology. TrulySecure 3.0 securely recognizes enrolled users through a combination of face and voice biometric recognition technologies in less than a second. The solution differentiates individuals at a 99.999 percent accuracy rate without requiring any expensive biometric scanners. “We continually improve the security and accuracy offered by TrulySecure to ensure that users are presented with a consistently better user

Trulioo, Mitek release ID document verification platform with facial comparison

Trulioo has released an ID document verification platform with facial comparison technology to further improve authentication capabilities, which marks the first time a global identity verification provider is offering a combined service through a single solution. The combination of electronic identity verification (eIDV) and ID document verification enables clients to establish the ideal balance of offering consumers a simple onboarding experience while ensuring the enterprise adheres to cross-border Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance requirements. By partnering

Security cameras in the UK will scan thousands of soccer fans’ faces in June

This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews, a biometrics and technology writer. From airport body scanners to metal detectors at museums, we’ve become accustomed to increasingly advanced forms of security in public places. However, security officials in the United Kingdom will take things to the next level by using security cameras with face scanners. Learn how this particular advancement might affect human safety, as well as how the security field has changed in recent years. Football Fans and Others

Startup Xjera Labs develops advanced facial recognition system

Singapore-based startup Xjera Labs has developed a face recognition system that uses artificial intelligence to detect and identify a person or an object from CCTV footage within minutes, according to a report by International Business Times. In development for the past five years, Xjera Labs’ neural networks can detect individuals, vehicles and objects from video footage with a 97 percent accuracy, based on a database of 20,000 facial images taken from CCTV footage. Neural networks are large networks comprised of