Biometrics and Authentication

CLEAR – A Biometrics Stock With Big Ambitions

Oftentimes when we write about certain topics, we can predict the responses we’ll get. Our piece on RFID chips in humans resulted in so many schizophrenics emailing us that we published a piece on it – How To Go About Treating Schizophrenia. They still email us to this day, and many are highly intelligent individuals […]

How Companies Can Stop Using Passwords

Whoever said crime doesn’t pay didn’t consider how much money there is to be made as a hacker. Last year, we visited one of the leading threat intelligence war rooms on this planet, where experts monitor chatter on the dark web in real-time. It was there we learned about how Russian computing graduates are often […]

Solving the Global Identity Verification Problem

The entire world is as connected as the closest WiFi spot, which means that as a business, you need to be thinking globally. While more than half our audience hails from the United States, we have readers coming from every single country on this planet – except the DPRK. If you’re a business that provides a location-agnostic […]

11 Public Safety Solutions for Smart Cities Using IoT

If you watch the news regularly, you might think the world is a dangerous place, especially if you subscribe to one of the many online news aggregators that feed your paranoid echo chamber with personalized news feeds. In reality, both violent and property crimes have dropped significantly over the last 25 years. Public perception is […]

Russian Computer Vision Company is World Leader

Russia seems to get a bad rap these days when in fact it’s a fascinating place to visit. Say what you will about Russia’s President Putin, but he’s managed to turn Moscow into a great city in which every Russian wants to live – and you probably would too after spending a few weeks there. […]

Zero Sign-on – Replacing Passwords with Smart Phones

Making sure someone is who they say they are – also referred to as authentication – is something that’s frequently conducted by soliciting the user with a string of characters that only that user is supposed to know. In an age where we’re creating synthetic life, this primitive method of authentication has changed very little. The requirements […]

The Best Facial Recognition Algorithms Today

It’s not easy getting people to listen to what you have to say. After years and years of providing the masses with free research, you just might start getting a decent sized following of regular readers. Or not. It just depends on how long you can get away with paying MBAs peanuts and convincing them “it’s […]

Pindrop – Voice Authentication and Voice Verification

Voice authentication and voice verification methods may have some obvious use cases – when you call your bank for example – but there is a far more important need for such solutions. That’s because there’s an interesting scam going around these days which targets the elderly. Here’s how it works. First, the scammer looks for […]

8 Top-funded Facial Recognition Startups

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the face is the door through which we can enter the future. OK, we’re a bunch of underpaid MBAs, not starving poets, but that was our less prosaic way of introducing the topic of this article: facial recognition technology. Facial recognition technologies are becoming ubiquitous, […]

How Background Checks Use Artificial Intelligence

People are creepy, and we’re not just talking about clowns and people who drive cargo vans. We recently learned that nearly one-third of our fellow American adults, more than 70 million people, have been arrested on a felony charge at some point in their lives. We should note that arrests do not equal convictions, so […]