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Facial Recognition

A facial recognition system is a computer application for automatically identifying or verifying a person from a two- or three-dimensional digital image or a frame from a video source. It is typically used in security systems alone or in combination with other factors. Can also be used to perform liveness detection. Find facial recognition solutions here.

 

Scottish local authority switches off facial recognition citing legal, ethical concerns

A Scottish local authority, Falkirk Council, has recently spent over £1 million (U.S.$1.4 million) on upgrading 76 state-of-the-art CCTV cameras…

 

SenseTime seeks to break Chinese biometrics giants’ IPO stalemate with $2 billion offering

Chinese face biometrics giant SenseTime has filed to go public in Hong Kong, South China Morning Post reports. The company…

 

The varied applications of contactless biometrics, remote authentication on full display

U.S. federal government spending was a theme common to many of the top stories of the week on Biometric Update,…

 

IBIA breaks down biometrics misconceptions with NIST analysis

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has addressed persistent myths about facial recognition, analyzing and presenting in clear language…

 

Facebook joins ID2020, fined $5.5M for facial recognition violations by South Korea

Facebook is the latest company to join ID2020 to contribute to its efforts pioneering user-managed, privacy-protecting digital ID. According to a…

 

CyberLink and QNAP partner on face biometrics for surveillance and security

CyberLink and QNAP Systems have entered a new partnership to collaborate on face biometrics solutions for surveillance and security applications….

 

US federal agencies plan to increase facial recognition use, GAO report says

Three-quarters of U.S. federal agencies surveyed for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report are already using facial recognition and more…

 

Alcatraz AI to expand biometric access control in Europe via property manager deal

London based property efficiency and security firm Switched on Space has formed a partnership with Alcatraz AI to bring autonomous access…

 

US Army pandemic biometric access project awarded to Identity Strategy Partners

Defense personnel could soon navigate facilities with just their face biometrics. The U.S. Army has awarded Identity Strategy Partners (IdSP) a…

 

EU studies ethics of biometrics in public spaces at request of parliamentary committees

A new study commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs analyzing the ethical and…

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