Surveillance with a smile: Biometrics firms seek to incentivize facial recognition

Operating on the gradual model of Google and Facebook, biometrics companies are plotting a slow rollout of facial recognition technology, barbed with incentives to hook customers and distract them from the demise of privacy. Arenas, airports and stores are already adopting facial recognition software to identify criminals, from shoplifters to potential terrorists – so marketing […]

Galaxy S9+ review—Faster specs, better biometrics in a familiar package

Ron Amadeo Believe it or not, the high-end Android smartphone market isn’t super competitive. LG’s mobile unit is regularly the company’s worst-performing division, so much so that the company is backing away from a yearly release cycle and delaying its flagship smartphone. HTC’s January 2018 was the company’s worst month in over a decade—until even worse […]

Facial recognition is only the beginning: What to expect next from biometrics on your phone

Apple With the introduction of the iPhone X, Apple shined a new spotlight on a decades-old technology that has never worked well on the phone: facial recognition for things like unlocking and paying with the device. It’s a big bet, but one that may very well pay off—and pave the way for easier-to-use, more secure […]

Biometrics catches violent fugitive 25 years on the run

Here at Ars, we often speak of facial-recognition technology as some Orwellian surveillance method that will one day be deployed by governments or other actors to chronicle our every move—perhaps for nefarious purposes. We reported Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security is pushing a plan that would require all Americans to submit to a facial-recognition scan when […]

Helios and Matheson Analytics and RedZone Acquire License to Facial Recognition Technology from Israeli Biometrics Technology Company, IsItYou™

PRESS RELEASE: RedZone MapTM to Integrate Facial Recognition Technology with Its Proprietary Artificial Intelligence Solution to Enhance Situational Awareness MIAMI & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 23, 2017– Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY) and RedZone, creator of the RedZone Map™ navigation app, a tool for situational awareness and enhancement of personal safety, announced today that Helios […]

Experian turns to biometrics startup to combat fraud

(Reuters) – Credit bureau Experian has joined forces with technology firm BioCatch to use behavioral biometrics to help its clients spot fraudsters applying for credit cards and other lending products online, the companies said on Friday. BioCatch’s software, which was integrated in Experian’s fraud prevention platform, analyzes the way users interact with devices and websites […]