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SensibleVision Releases Facial Recognition Security Technology with Liveness Detection

SensibleVision has launched 3DVerify, which it calls the first facial-recognition security technology specifically designed to support simultaneous multi-factor face authentication on tablets and smartphones equipped with 3D cameras.

The new advanced Depth/3D liveness solutions can detect videos, photos and masks, which are all the prominent methods that hackers currently use to exploit 2D cameras on mobile devices.

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Smile to Enter: China Embraces Facial-Recognition Technology

Technology companies shrug off privacy concerns in push to widen commercial use

China’s technology companies are rushing to embrace the commercial use of facial-recognition technology, attempting to leapfrog western rivals that have taken a more cautious approach for fear of alarming privacy-conscious consumers.

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Security Cameras, Bispectral and Thermal, Keep An Eye On Wind Construction Sites and Other Areas

Axis has launched a new generation of positioning cameras, giving operators faster and more accurate pan and tilt capabilities to monitor large-scale sites, perimeters and borders in real-time and are able to respond instantly to security alerts and incidents. Thanks to their enhanced capabilities, the new range of positioning cameras enables surveillance across vast sites with fewer cameras, with the potential for 360-degree unobstructed field of view and at all times, and 135-degree field of view from ground to sky.

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Boston Company Develops Scanner that Could Prevent Terrorist Attacks

A Waltham company has developed a new body scanner that could be a game changer in counter-terrorism. Boston 25 tried out the device to see how it works.

It’s called “The Edge.” While it looks a lot like the metal detectors we see inside Logan Airport or outside Fenway Park, the founders of Evolv Technology say their body scanners can not only detect knives and guns, but explosives and suicide vests.

Boston 25 News anchor Jason Law wore an imitation bomb under a coat at the company’s Threat Lab and walked through the detector. Sure enough, an image appeared with a red box highlighting that simulated bomb under his jacket.

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EyeLock and STANLEY Security Solutions Partner to Deliver Leading Iris Biometric Access Control Solutions

New York, USA - EyeLock LLC, a leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with STANLEY Security, one of the world's largest and most comprehensive security providers, to deliver EyeLock's full suite of hardware and software access control solutions to its broad customer base in North America.

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New Camera Tech May Speed Biometric ID at Land Ports

As the Department of Homeland Security's biometric exit program runs pilots at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and in partnership with JetBlue, visitors leaving the United States are photographed by handheld devices, camera stations or kiosks and their images compared with the photos on the government-issued ID that were used when they entered the country.

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Enterprises Soon to End Reliance on Humans to Fight Cyber Crime

With a 752 percent spike in ransomware attacks in 2016 and increasing reliance on machine learning to fight cyber threats, three-quarters of businesses (76 percent) will lessen the need to rely on human judgment to fight cyber crime, a new research found on Tuesday.

According to the security software and solutions firm Trend Micro Incorporated, these businesses foresee advanced security techniques as an end of the need to rely on humans to capture subtle differences between threat anomalies in the future.

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British Cops Make First Arrest Using Facial Recognition Surveillance Vans

Science fiction authors have been writing about it for decades. Privacy activists have warned it’s just around the corner. Today, perfected facial recognition is one step closer to becoming a reality.

UK authorities landed their first arrest last week relying on an automatic facial recognition (AFR) system, the South Wales Police confirmed to Ars Technica on Tuesday. Not much is known presently about the man or the crime he allegedly committed, but his face is presumed to be one of about 500,000 contained in a law enforcement database.

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ONVIF Sponsors IFSEC International 2017

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that it is a sponsor of IFSEC International 2017 in London, 20-22 June, 2017, at ExCel London. IFSEC International is Europe’s largest security exhibition and more than 27,000 security professionals are expected to attend this year’s event.

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Toshiba to Highlight Video Surveillance Solutions at National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference

New cloud-based network recorders to be center stage at NRF Protect

At the National Retail Federation (NRF) Protect loss prevention conference this week, industry leader Toshiba will share its vision of driving growth for retailers and restaurants through three key areas: video surveillance innovations, cloud-based system management, and new strategies for point-of-purchase security.