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Blockchain
DeFi blockchain ecosystem powered by facial recognition becomes Aus first
BAXE has partnered with IDEMIA and Haventec to launch the first decentralised blockchain ecosystem using a facial authentication solution for identity verification in Australia.
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Surveillance
Review prompts police to halt plans to use facial recognition technology
Police are pressing pause for now on using facial recognition technology to identify people off live camera feeds, but will still use it on stored footage.
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ClearView
Australia's OAIC orders Clearview AI to delete all images of Australians in landmark privacy win
Clearview AI does not comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and ‘interfered with the privacy of Australian invidividuals’.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Torutek?
We speak to CEO Chris Yu to learn about Torutek, a New Zealand-based software firm harnessing the power of AI, IoT, and facial recognition.
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Facial recognition
Facial recognition company Vix Vizion enhances product for AU hospitality workers
Australian facial biometrics and analytics organisation Vix Vizion has responded to user feedback and released an improved user interface.  
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Artificial Intelligence
Software-based facial recognition in payments industry to dominate by 2025
There will be more than 1.4 billion users of facial recognition software used for payments alone in 2025, up from 671 million in 2020.
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Event
How to stage large-scale events in COVID-19 era
The solution manages workforce needs for public events, plus supports contactless clock on and contact tracing.
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Biometrics
Facial recognition control solution hits A/NZ
The facial recognition reader scans users’ faces to identify them before providing access.
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Government
South Australian Govt names Vix Vizion as official provider of facial recognition software
Vix Vizion’s Australian-owned Imagus Facial Recognition Software has been approved as an officially recognised solution, and placed on the government's website for licensed premises and systems integrators to contact.
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Biometrics
COVID-19 crushes fingerprint reader market
However, the biometrics market is expected to regain momentum with alternatives already beginning to find their feet.
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Cybersecurity
Addressing the knowledge gap in the Australian security industry
Nowadays, access control can be combined with video and alarm systems, which can, in turn, link up with licence plate recognition, audio and facial solutions.
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Biometrics
Australians uneasy about facial recognition tech - report
Half of Australians believe their privacy is being invaded by the tech, and two-thirds think they should be able to opt out of databases using it.
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D-Link
D-Link brings thermal scan/facial recognition camera to A/NZ
The device can scan a large crowd and automatically raise an alert if a person with an elevated temperature is found.
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Surveillance
What lies beneath – the new power of video
Top-line cameras now have computing chips inbuilt, which allow them to perform high-level tasks such as self-learning video analytics and advanced functionality across multiple sensors, such as blocking part of a view to maintain privacy.
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Biometrics
Infineon accelerates 3D facial recognition innovation
Infineon says the technology, which uses the REAL3 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, features an easy-to-design integration for smartphone manufacturers. 
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Artificial Intelligence
Computer vision tech market unchallenged by controversy
GlobalData reports that the global computer vision market will continue to head upwards, even in the face of fears around facial recognition.
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Cybersecurity
Public divided over police use of facial recognition - survey
The response comes as the European Union considers a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by law enforcement.
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Artificial Intelligence
Gartner’s nine UX trends for 2020
These digital experience trends fall within two broad categories – how digital technology is experienced and how digital experiences will be built.
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Gartner
Gartner: Top digital experience trends for 2020
“Willingness to engage with digital technology will become a key factor in determining any IT system’s ability to successfully deliver business outcomes."
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Biometrics
Japan rolls out more facial recognition gates at airports
More airports around Japan will soon be rolling out automated facial recognition gates for travellers passing through immigration and passport control.
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Cybersecurity
FaceApp: Pro version scams, privacy concerns
Along with the viral potential of its popular filters, FaceApp has of late, generated a huge wave of media attention amid concerns about online privacy.
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Data Protection
UK privacy watchdog 'deeply concerned' about live facial recognition
UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham says she is deeply concerned about the rollout of LFR.
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Biometrics
Facial recognition helps problem pokies players say no
The New Zealand Community Trust is using facial recognition tech to help problem gamblers exclude themselves from gambling rooms.
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Biometrics
Facial recognition tech can identify partial images of people
We’re now at the point where technology doesn’t even need an entire image of someone to identify them.