SmartMetric names South America distributor of its biometric credit card

SmartMetric has appointed Bogota, Colombia-based Hogier Gartner & Cía as distributor for SmartMetric’s biometric credit and security card within South America. The SmartMetric biometric card uses a person’s fingerprint to activate the card in a secure on card scan and match. The card is self-powered with a rechargeable battery, conforms to ISO size standards for credit cards and is protected by five recently issued patents. Founded 60 years ago, Hogier Gartner & Cía is an established Visa and MasterCard certified

TSA piloting facial recognition technology at LAX

In an effort to enhance security while easing the screening process for travelers, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing facial recognition and enhanced body scanner technology at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. The facial recognition pilot automates the identification and boarding pass verification process. Travelers who are ticketed on an international flight can opt to use the biometric recognition system to verify their identity. After a traveler scans their boarding pass and passport,

Credence ID launches new mobile device and announces major deployments

Credence ID has announced the launch of CredenceTWO compact handheld device, which the company says is the first to combine Android 7.1 (Nougat) with an enrollment-quality FAP 30 fingerprint scanner, contact and contactless smart card reading capabilities and a 5-inch HD multi-touch LCD display. The CredenceTwo also integrates a camera with dual illumination with Credence’s single board computer (SBC), and along with the Credence ID SDK enables developers to create Android applications for a wide range of identity-based projects, according

UK financial institutions lag global counterparts in adopting authentication technology

More than four out of five UK financial institutions (84 percent) are concerned about their ability to correctly identify customers, and companies in the sector lag behind their counterparts in China, Singapore, the U.S., and Australia in adopting new approaches to customer authentication, according to a new study by Forrester Consulting. The study, commissioned by data intelligence firm GBG, found that UK financial service firms are less focussed on new technology, and more on cost-control, than those in other countries.

Rostelecom voice and facial recognition system reaches beta launch

Rostelecom has announced the launch of the beta version of its Unified Biometrics System (UBS) in partnership with three Russian banks to integrate voice and facial recognition into their systems. The cloud-based digital platform was created by Rostelecom, the state telecom, at the request of Russia’s Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications and the Bank of Russia, and banks can access it through the Interagency Electronic Interaction System. User data is encrypted in transmission, and Rostelecom’s IT solutions subsidiary RT

EFF calls for independent oversight and privacy protection in facial recognition report

U.S. law enforcement agencies are implementing facial recognition with little in the way of oversight or privacy protections, which could lead to faulty systems, the implication of innocent people in crimes, and negative outcomes for people of color, according to a report released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). “Face Off: Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Technology,” written by EFF Senior Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch, says that new technologies are being developed and adopted without realistic field testing or

Bitstamp selects Onfido to to verify user identities, scale customer onboarding

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has selected identity verification provider Onfido to help it scale and onboard new customers following the recent spike in digital currency trading interest. According to the partnership announcement, Bitstamp has more than 3 million customers registered on its platform. “Onfido’s powerful machine-learning technology has allowed us to automate our new customer identity verification process, and still maintain our high standards when it comes to KYC,” said Bitstamp CEO, Nejc Kodric. “We’re already seeing positive results when it

European Banking Forum: Digital Transformation in Retail Banking 2018

European Banking Forum: Digital Transformation in Retail Banking 2018 May 15–16, 2018 London, United Kingdom Following last year’s event, EBF will maintain its focus on Digital Transformation within Retail Banking. The 2018 edition will once again provide a platform for leading European retail banks to come together to discuss their strategy for digital transformation. The scope of the forum includes insights into how banks can collect and leverage data to create customer-centric products and a seamless customer journey, how best

LifeMed ID integrates ImageWare tech into its patient authentication solution

LifeMed ID has entered into a partnership agreement with ImageWare Systems. The partnership combines LifeMed IDs Authoritative Identity Management Exchange, a patent pending comprehensive ID platform for healthcare enterprises, with ImageWare’s multi-modal biometric authentication platform GoVerifyID. “Our partnership with ImageWare combines our proven methods of patient identity proofing with multi-modal biometrics to streamline patient authentication,” said Rick Resnick, Co-CEO at LifeMed ID. “Healthcare organizations can now have the means to assure that every patient will have one identity permanently linked

NVIDIA and AnyVision partner for facial recognition solution for smart cities

Facial recognition platform provider AnyVision has joined NVIDIA’s Metropolis Software Partner Program to provide AI and deep learning-powered automatic facial recognition for “smart city” CCTV deployments, according to an announcement. NVIDIA Metropolis is a scalable system utilizing the company’s GPU processors to provide AI capabilities, and AnyVision’s proprietary algorithms. With optimization from NVIDIA’s GPUs, AnyVision can simultaneously process more than 40 video streams on a single server in real-time. The company plans to increase the number of streams on each