Face biometrics roll out for retail, airports and edge as players work to refine the technology

Face biometrics roll out for retail, airports and edge as players work to refine the technology

Facial recognition is the common theme of the week’s top digital identity news with retail applications, new edge servers, and biometric border control deployments around the world. A new software partnership on biometric cryptography has also been announced, a report shows the importance of selfie biometrics in fraud reduction published, and the industry, as well as society more broadly, continues to contend with the issue of algorithmic bias. ID4Africa’s online event last week and the latest iPhone rumors also made headlines.

Facial recognition used for retail security in convenience stores is expanding with VSBLTY technology in Mexico, and has a happy Facewatch customer in the UK, while biometrics are being used for payments in a Singaporean store, ahead of a possible wider rollout. Retail facial recognition rules are becoming stricter in New York, meanwhile.

At the other end of the biometrics spectrum, the…

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