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May 22, 2020

ID R&D releases voice biometrics-based user intelligence tech to prevent contact center fraud

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ID R&D has released IDFraud Contact Center to prevent fraudsters from using stolen or fake identities to create new accounts and gain access to telco services and equipment, the company announced.

The solution leverages ID R&D’s Text Independent Voice Biometric technology to analyze the voices of new subscribers to identify fraud attempts by comparing voice prints against a database of known fraudster voices.

According to a Europol report, telco fraud is on the rise, generating an annual global loss of some $32 billion.

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May 19, 2020

Secure smart-home entry via earprint

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Fingerprints and DNA are widely known forms of biometrics, thanks to crime dramas on television. But as technology advances the Internet of Things, the interconnection of computer devices in common objects, other forms of biometrics are sought for security. For example, distinctive physical characteristics of users are increasingly used in computer science as forms of identification and access restriction. Smartphones use fingerprints, iris scans and face recognition in this way. Other biometrics that are likely to come into use include retinas, veins and palm prints.

The ear is another potential biometric. According to research published recently in the Journal of Electronic Imaging, ear recognition technology, or “earprints,” could one day be used as personal identification to secure via smartphones.

May 18, 2020

Behavioral biometrics and continuous authentication advance as business adapts to remote everything

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Even as dramatic social change has been imposed by COVID-19, the kinds of fraud attacks companies experience and the biometric authentication technologies they use to prevent them have remained basically the same. What has changed is that online volumes of traffic, transactions and authentications have reached levels they were expected to years in the future, BehavioSec VP of Products Jordan Blake told Biometric Update in an interview.

As a result, he says, “timelines are getting advanced.”

Demand is coming from new verticals, according to Blake, as numerous people begin using the online channel to interact with many organizations they never have dealt with that way before.

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May 17, 2020

CloudWalk raises $250M and plans IPO as biometrics firms flourish in China during pandemic response

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CloudWalk has raised RMB 1.8 billion (US$254 million) in funding from a group of provincial and municipal funds in China to become the fourth most well-funded biometric facial recognition company in the country, according to a report in Chinese-language publication 36Kr covered by its English-language affiliate KrAsia.

CloudWalk intends to launch an IPO on Shanghai’s Star Market by the end of 2020, according to the report. The company has raised a total of RMB 2.8 billion ($400 million) so far.

CloudWalk provides facial recognition for numerous public agencies, including the Bank of China, Shanghai Pudong Airport, and China Mobile’s brick and mortar stores.

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Apr 24, 2020

The FDA has approved the first digital pill

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Circa 2017


Abilify MyCite raises new privacy concerns.

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Apr 21, 2020

Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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On the eve of his memoir ‘Permanent Record’ being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC’s Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. This is their discussion in its entirety, edited down slightly for clarity.
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Apr 14, 2020

Shelter in Place with Shane Smith & Edward Snowden (Full Episode)

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Shane chats with former NSA spy and whistleblower Edward Snowden on the rise of authoritarianism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr 12, 2020

The Virus Gives AI a Chance to Prove It Can Be a Force for Good

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Governments set aside privacy concerns as they use surveillance software to fight Covid-19.

Apr 11, 2020

I made a meme. #NSA #DeepState #Police

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Apr 10, 2020

Fever detection and facial recognition systems launched to help prevent virus spread

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From surveillance to access control to restaurant payments, companies continue to develop biometric and temperature-detection technologies to assist global disease-containment efforts.

A new line of fever-detection cameras has been developed by Silent Sentinel, and is recommended for integration with facial biometrics when deployed as part of a standalone system or part of a network feeding back to centralized command and control.

The Fixed Modum consists of a thermal camera accurate to within 0.3 degrees Celsius and an HD visible-spectrum camera for fast identification and recording of a subject with a fever detected, according to the announcement. SDK support, a high-resolution 640×512 imager, and IP65 durability.

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