Apple addresses Senator’s privacy and security concerns regarding Face ID

Senator Al Franken expressed his appreciation to Apple for addressing his privacy and security concerns over the company’s Face ID facial recognition technology, which will be available in the upcoming iPhone X, according to a report by CNet. Franken had previously sent Apple a letter following the company’s announcement of the iPhone X, which raised concerns about whether the company could protect people’s privacy. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has said the company used more than 1 billion photos to

3DiVi, Orbbec to deliver body recognition and face tracking software

3D computer vision software development company 3DiVi has partnered with depth sensor manufacturing firm Orbbec to deliver 3D full body and face tracking technology to consumer and corporate markets. 3DiVi is the developer of virtual reality mapping device, VicoVR, which is equipped with skeletal tracking software Nuitrack and top-ranked face recognition SDK. The NIST Face Recognition Vendor Test 2017 recognized 3DiVi face recognition algorithm as the world’s fastest recognition software. Under the partnership, Nuitrack and 3DiVi face SDK will be

Australian startups want access to facial biometrics database

The Australian government’s initiative to allow law enforcement agencies to access facial recognition images stored on a national database has raised privacy and state surveillance concerns. However, the executive of E4 Australia is calling on the government to take the measure one step further by allowing the private sector to access the biometric images, according to a report by Business Insider. Earlier this month, the federal government signed an agreement with its state and territory counterparts to provide law enforcement agencies

China developing huge facial recognition database to identify citizens

China is developing what is expected to be the world’s most powerful facial recognition system with the capacity to identify any one of its 1.3 billion citizens within three seconds, according to a report by South China Morning Post. The system aims to match an individual’s face to their ID photo with approximately 90 percent accuracy for the purpose of tracking wanted suspects and public administration. Launched by the Ministry of Public Security in 2015 and developed in conjunction with

KGI Securities analyst predicts iPhone models in 2018 to ditch fingerprint recognition

In a note to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple will likely replace the Touch ID fingerprint sensor with facial recognition capabilities on all iPhone units planned for manufacturing in 2018, according to a report by MacRumors. According to Kuo, Apple will fully adopt Face ID as its authentication method to give it a competitive edge over Android smartphones. In the past, Kuo has forecasted that it could take years for Android smartphone manufacturers to produce comparable

Pegasystems integrates facial recognition into KYC and CLM apps

Pegasystems Inc. has integrated new facial recognition and identification capabilities from Electronic IDentification (eID) into its Pega Know Your Customer (KYC) and Pega Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) applications. Using advanced biometrics, AI, and optical character recognition (OCR), eID’s facial recognition and identification capabilities match the person’s face with their legal documentation, such as a passport, to quickly and accurately confirm their identity. The process complies with any eID-supported legal ID card and all major international regulations, including Electronic Identification Authentication

CBP begins 30-day facial recognition pilot at JFK airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have deployed facial recognition technology at one TSA checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport for 30 days. CBP is partnering with TSA in this pilot project to assess the use of biometric technology to verify international travelers’ identities at a TSA checkpoint using international travelers’ photographs taken at TSA’s Terminal 7 international checkpoint to compare against travel document photographs. “As we continue to deploy technical demonstrations, CBP is assessing the use of biometric

Dubai Airport to install virtual aquarium tunnel that scans faces and irises

The Dubai International Airport is replacing facial recognition security booths with a virtual aquarium tunnel that will scan the faces and irises of passengers using up to 80 hidden cameras, according to a report by Interesting Engineering. Passengers merely need to walk through the virtual aquarium tunnel and their faces and irises will automatically be scanned by the cameras. The airport authority has not confirmed whether there will be a separate scanner for a suitcase, however, the Al Bayan News’

BioID’s face recognition integrated in any2any’s mobile cloud platform

BioID and any2any have partnered to deliver convenient on-boarding and check-in processes for use cases such as physical and virtual access, secure payment, navigation and collaboration, enabling companies to migrate to secure and authenticated working environments. Under the partnership, BioID’s face recognition will be used to provide the user experience when using any2any’s “experience platform.” BioID’s cloud-based authentication software features advanced liveness detection, offering multimodal face, eye and voice recognition with the highest levels of data privacy, reliability and security. “To

Hong Kong International Airport rolls out face recognition-enabled departure for visitors

The Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced that Hong Kong International Airport has rolled out a face recognition-based self-service departure for visitors to Hong Kong, according to a report by Xinhua Net. The Hong Kong government first announced in January that it would introduce a facial biometrics-enabled electronic channel service at airport departure gates. Using face recognition technology for identity verification, Smart Departure is designed to provide greater travel convenience for visitors while improving the