SecureKey raises US$20.5M to fund digital identity network, CEO returns

SecureKey Technologies has raised $27 million CAD $20.5 million USD) in growth capital to fund the commercial rollout of a privacy-enhancing digital identity network. This latest investment funding round was led by financial institutions, including BMO Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, CIBC, Desjardins, Royal Bank of Canada and TD. “SecureKey is creating an ecosystem for customers to manage their digital assets securely and conveniently. It’s a model that is being developed with substantial input from TD and other

IDEX’s touch fingerprint sensor in new LG mobile device

LG has launched a handset featuring IDEX’s touch fingerprint sensor Cardinal Q. The handset is a specific model for US carrier Verizon Wireless named LG Stylo 2 V. “We are very pleased that a second handset with our touch sensor now has been launched in the market by another leading mobile carrier in the US,” said Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. “The design win was announced by IDEX on July 18, and we are pleased about being launched in

Amazon files patent for voice recognition drone

Amazon has filed for a U.S. patent on voice-control “pocket drone” technology, which expands on the company’s efforts in voice recognition applications and virtual assistant by bringing it into the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, according to a report by Voice commands for drones have been in development for years, with hobbyists modifying drones to take simple voice directional commands as early as 2010. Today, many of these basic systems can be purchased online and in stores. Earlier this

Veridos will continue to provide ePassport to the Republic of Kosovo

Veridos announced it will continue to provide the Republic of Kosovo with ePassports for the next five years. In addition to providing Kosovo with ePassports, Veridos has been delivering an advanced system solution to personalize the ePassports for the last three years and will continue to do so. Veridos will also oversee data management as well as service and maintenance for the software and hardware infrastructure. “We are very proud that our partnership with the Republic of Kosovo will carry

Uniken to showcase authentication solutions at Money 20/20 conference

Cybersecurity firm Uniken is demonstrating its line of authentication solutions at the 2016 Money 20/20 conference being held October 23 to 26 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Uniken’s REL-ID family of authentication solutions is built on its patented security protocol that combines identity and channel to verifies the user, application, and device posture and identity before granting access to applications. At the conference, Uniken is announcing a new feature of REL-ID and REL-IDverify offerings which expands on Uniken’s existing

Dutch soccer team to use Panasonic face recognition system at stadium

Dutch club FC Groningen has kicked off a season-long trial initiative in which it has installed security cameras with facial recognition software at Noordlease Stadium, according to a report by Computer Business Review. The soccer club has installed four Panasonic Full HD security cameras with facial recognition software at the turnstiles. “Panasonic has always been a strong player in the security sector and the quality and reliability of our solutions are being proven by some strong installation growth,” said Jeroen

Philippines immigration to deploy facial recognition system at airports

Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI) will deploy a facial recognition system that connects to the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) as part of its ongoing initiative to strengthen border security and to prevent undesirable foreign nationals from entering the country, according to a report by The Daily Tribune. According to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, the project will photograph all arriving and departing passengers when being processed at the immigration counters of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The images will

U.S. privacy rights group calls for facial recognition regulation

According to a report recently published by the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law on unregulated face recognition, at least 117 million adults are included in face recognition databases maintained by U.S. law enforcement. The report is part of a year-long investigation by the privacy rights group, based upon the results of more than 100 government record requests. The report voices concerns about facial recognition and other biometric tools because the technology is unregulated. The report found, that

NTechlab launches facial recognition as a service for businesses

Russian facial recognition developer NTechlab has released FindFace.Pro, a facial recognition as a service that uses a deep learning approach, according to a report by Techcrunch. NTechlab’s new facial recognition system has performed well on the open and ongoing facial recognition challenge, MegaFace, and even outscored Google’s FaceNet. Earlier this year, the facial recognition system created a proof-of-concept service that let users match submitted faces to those found on social networking community VKontakte. FindFace.Pro also offers more practical applications, such

Unisys wins CBP border security contract

Unisys Corporation has been awarded a contract by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), part of the Department of Homeland Security, to update the agency’s technology for identifying people and vehicles entering and exiting the U.S. The Integrated Traveler Initiatives (ITI) contract, awarded as a task order under the Department of Homeland Security’s EAGLE II contract, includes a base plus four additional optional years. The new ITI contract represents the next version of CBP’s Land Border Integration (LBI) project, awarded