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Facial recognition stories

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The future of authentication: Are you embracing biometrics?
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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Biometric technology is experiencing exponential growth and is predicted to transform the future of authentication.
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i-PRO shares key tips on data privacy protection
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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Security solutions firm i-PRO underscores the importance of data privacy in a world increasingly under surveillance.
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Privacy Commissioner scrutinises Foodstuffs' facial recognition trial
Mon, 12th Feb 2024
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Privacy Commissioner scrutinises Foodstuffs North Island's facial recognition trial over potential privacy issues and concerns about accuracy and bias among New Zealand's diverse populations.
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CAMS enters insurance sector with major Oriental Insurance mandate
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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Financial technology provider Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) secures an expansive contract from Oriental Insurance Company.
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Biometric-enabled POS transactions set to surge, says Juniper Research
Thu, 1st Feb 2024
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juniper research
Juniper Research predicts a 138% jump in transactions via biometric-enabled Point of Sale (POS) terminals, climbing from 19.5 billion in 2023 to 46 billion by 2028.
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Barracuda Networks tackle rising Aussie credential stuffing scams
Wed, 24th Jan 2024
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Barracuda Networks proposes sturdy measures against escalating Australian credential stuffing scams, affecting around 20,000 consumers, with increased bot-assisted logins and poor password hygiene.
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The transformational power of AI in security
Wed, 17th Jan 2024
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising security with advanced surveillance cameras that augment monitoring, improve threat detection and streamline emergency responses, reshaping public safety and crime prevention.
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Biometrics shift in UK security highlights privacy concerns
Wed, 3rd Jan 2024
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Simon Alderson, of First Response Group, addresses privacy and security concerns emerging from the shift from CCTV to biometric technologies for surveillance.
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European Union unveils groundbreaking AI Act for ethical AI use
Tue, 12th Dec 2023
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EU unveils landmark AI Act, setting precedent with guidelines for ethical and responsible AI usage and regulation.
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INTERPOL and IDEMIA launch advanced BioHUB across 196 member nations
Wed, 6th Dec 2023
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INTERPOL and IDEMIA have launched BioHUB, an advanced biometric identification system, across 196 member states for rapid, precise identification.
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Livestock facial recognition tech Stoktake getting popular
Wed, 16th Aug 2023
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Stoktake takes a photo of the animal's face on a smartphone or tablet and uploads it to Stoktake’s proprietary AI and machine learning cloud platform.
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SALTO Systems acquires UK technology innovator TouchByte
Tue, 23rd May 2023
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SALTO Systems acquires UK tech innovator TouchByte to enhance its secure face recognition access control solutions.
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Ramco Systems appoints senior leaders for its Global Payroll Business
Fri, 21st Apr 2023
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Ramco Systems has appointed Paul Nikhil Prasad as Business Head of Managed Payroll Services to contribute to its HR and Payroll business growth.
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Privacy Commissioner mulls biometrics code of practice
Fri, 16th Dec 2022
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The Privacy Commissioner is looking into whether the use of biometrics needs to be regulated by a new code of practice.
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Outdoor advertisers using smart technology to reach more customers
Tue, 13th Dec 2022
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Technology that lets outdoor advertisers track people in the street is spreading, though the marketing industry says it is at pains not to invade privacy.
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Foodstuffs trialling an expansion of facial recognition tech to further stores
Mon, 28th Nov 2022
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Foodstuffs admits using facial recognition in some NZ stores, facing criticism while expanding technology trial.
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Identity Check online system pilot launched despite gaps over privacy, rights
Tue, 22nd Nov 2022
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Government's online identity check system raises concerns over human rights, ethics, and Māori engagement. Nationwide pilot underway.
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Incode partners with Hoteza for biometric check-in
Thu, 10th Nov 2022
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Incode has announced a new strategic partnership with Hoteza, which is said to offer seamless and secure hotel self-check-In through biometric authentication.
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Exclusive: HID offers cutting-edge access management
Mon, 31st Oct 2022
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HID powers the hardware and software that help businesses, schools and governments secure access and allow insight into their people, places and things.
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Iris biometrics market set to expand nearly 4X by 2030
Thu, 13th Oct 2022
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Iris biometrics market to expand 4X by 2030, with COVID-19 driving adoption for safety reasons, says Persistence Market Research.
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Incode Omni to be sold in Indonesia by TOTM Technologies
Fri, 9th Sep 2022
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Incode and TOTM Technologies have formed a strategic partnership to meet accelerated demand for Omnichannel identity experiences in Indonesia.
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Benefits vs risks of facial recognition technology
Wed, 17th Aug 2022
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Once a distant, futuristic concept, facial recognition technology is now found in many technological applications with a variety of different functions.
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Māori data specialists not consulted on facial recognition technology - data sovereignty expert
Thu, 28th Jul 2022
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Māori data specialists are accusing the government of ignoring them while going ahead and expanding the reach of facial recognition technology.
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DeFi blockchain ecosystem powered by facial recognition becomes Aus first
Fri, 21st Jan 2022
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BAXE, IDEMIA, and Haventec have partnered to launch a decentralised blockchain ecosystem using facial authentication for identity verification in Australia. .