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Facial Recognition for All

The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week:

Lost Kiwi Cats and Dogs Found with Facial Recognition Tech| findbiometrics

Lost your cat or dog? Have an Instagram photo of them? New Zealand’s Companion Animal Register can now crossmatch photos of lost animals to a database of photos posted on lost and found Facebook sites. Even if the dog is shaved, the biometrics software is able to identify it through facial alignment. While biometric recognition for animals isn’t new technology, we applaud all efforts to reunite beloved pets with their owners. [Read More]

Facial Recognition for Better Retail Experiences | Forbes

With the increasing ubiquity of facial recognition technologies, retailers and marketers have picked up on the trend. At the National Retail Federation’s annual expo, several companies showcased the benefits of collecting and storing data on customer behavior in the store. One intuitive example can hasten burger purchases. When loyalty members walk into CaliBurger, cameras at ordering kiosks recognize the loyal members and retrieves data on past purchases.  [Read More]

Madison Square Garden Using Face-Scanning Cameras | Digital Music News

Restaurants and animal shelters aren’t the only places you’ll see facial recognition this year. Security personnel familiar with Madison Square Garden’s security procedures revealed the venue’s use of site-wide facial recognition systems that inhabit the large event space. For high traffic events like basketball games, utilizing this technology increases security but could also increase targeted advertising. Viewers raised concerns about a database possessing their data, but MSG continues to be cryptic on the matter.  [Read More]

7-Eleven Thailand Adopts Facial Recognition Tech | WARC

With the power of AI and facial recognition technology, 7-Eleven is changing the shopping experience at Thailand’s local gas stations. Data collected from stores include in-store traffic, stock levels, and staff activity. Because of 7-Eleven’s consumer reach is over ten million Thai consumers each day, Business Insider describes this technology adoption as one of biggest facial recognition deployments in the Asiatic region.  [Read More]

Lufthansa Successfully Pilots Biometric Boarding Program | statescoop

Seeing the success of facial recognition in New York and Miami airports, Lufthansa, Europe’s largest airline, is piloting a biometric boarding program at Los Angeles International Airport. More and more airlines and airports are adopting biometric authentication in boarding process recognizing its efficiency. Lufthansa plans to expand its biometrics program to other airports across the US and maybe even train stations.  [Read More]

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