A step in the marketing of biometric payment cards is the most read story in Biometric update This week, with the slow march towards regulation and a little less slow progress towards the income of various facial recognition applications, a common theme in our other main stories.
the launching most visitors read a biometric credit card with limited commercial launch in Switzerland Biometric update this week. The card is produced by Gemalto with fingerprint card technology, and issued in association with Visa, and is the latest sign that the payment card market is on the way to explosive growth.
A new bipartisan bill has been inserted in the United States Congress, which would force government agencies to obtain court orders before using facial recognition, in the last of a series of initial actions. The proposal comes just when Fight for the Future conducted biometric searches of facial identification in DC as an advertising trick. Across the Atlantic, the digital regulator of France CNIL issued guide, with examples, to clarify their position on the criteria for facial recognition displays to complain about the country's human rights norms, in another of the main stories of the week. Some biometric skeptics decline to use access codes instead of fingerprints or facial recognition to unlock their smartphones, The Washington Post reports and support your decision with the usual confusion of erroneous information about the technology and the justified lack of confidence in the privacy of the data.
CPO Magazine An editorial this week from ImageWare Systems Business Development Representative Alex Hunter argues, arguing that because biometric data is easy to hack, regulations that require supervision and strong security are needed.
A human rights organization that has not had a large share of recent headlines expressing concerns about facial recognition is Amnesty International, which has instead been working on a report in which he suggests that the business model of Facebook and Google is equivalent to perpetual vigilance, and constitutes "one of the defining human rights challenges of our era". Consumer and government concerns about data exchange may also be increasing, since NBC Connecticut reports.
In positive developments for the biometric market, the new smart home cameras and the different types of locks are being thrown to the US consumer market UU., Which may indicate a growing sense that enough people are convinced of the convenient benefits of biometrics safety to boost demand. Business too continue investing in facial recognition, with a financial technology company offering facial biometric payments to Australia, a Spanish grocery retailer that launches a similar solution and a cannabidiol products company that buys a controlling stake in a biometric vending machine manufacturer.
The use of facial recognition and other digital technologies by physical retailers in their attempt to compete with online retailers is widely explored by Abacus. The number of people who bought clothes online and who also bought in physical stores in the last three months increased by 5 percent from the 2017 figures, among other indications that the strategy might be working. At the same time, the friction caused by the entry of payment details in traditional e-commerce authentication processes is driving online retailers towards biometrics, The Financial Times he writes, although not everyone has access to mobile device biometrics, and the modalities that will be used seem uncertain.
An avalanche of market analyst reports growth forecast in several areas of the biometric industry, and the demand for advanced security systems, subscriptions to cloud services and investment by the Pentagon is expected to boost others.
Editorials and opinion articles are prominent among digital identification news outside of Africa This week, along with developments in biometric implementations for telecommunications regulation, distribution of industry subsidies and access control. Biometric update is pleased to report that the co-founder of Women in Identity, Emma Lindley, has raised more than £ 7,900 (more than US $ 10,100) in her GoFundMe campaign to finance the assistance of more women to ID4Africa 2020. Then he did his part to mountaineering The highest mountain in North Africa.
In industry financial news, Viisights has Announced An impressive round of $ 10 million Series A financing, which you will use to further develop your computer vision technology for behavioral recognition. The company also has strategic integrative partnerships with NEC and Motorola Solutions.
Third quarter results also continued, and fingerprint sensor manufacturers reported reasons for optimism in the middle of a market that has become, for several reasons, somewhat tumultuous. Precise Biometrics is one of those companies, and moves to other areas, including the recently announced integration of passive life technology in its facial recognition system for physical access control, it could be considered a reflection of both tumult and opportunity.
More on the issue of strategic change, ZDNet offers an interesting interview with a couple of executives from Hue regarding the company's new approach to conversational AI and biometrics. Nuance still has a controlling interest and a strong relationship with his automatic spin-off Cerence, but it has broken down all its internal silos so that the company is more unified.
In the online identification, Ubisecure CEO Simon Wood writes for ITProPortal that the increase in API-based IDaaS offers is allowing developers to create SSO and other digital identity tools in their applications to meet business objectives without compromising security. The professionalization of the cybercrime industry, complete with a criminal ecosystem of commercial services, is examined in an interesting but disturbing way. blog post of the behavioral biometrics fraud search company buguroo. Dark reading interviews Nok Nok Labs CEO Phil Dunkelberger and the creator of HaveIBeenPwned, Troy Hunt, on the future of the password. Hunt offers a "gentlemen's bet" that we have more of them in five years.
Does the new work of former Yahoo executive director Marissa Mayer have anything to do with online identity? Possibly; according to the Observer, involves AI and the "space of contacts, events and groups". According to reports, we will find out in the coming months.
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