Thursday, June 21, 2018

Biometric ID to end catfishing in online dating

Stylized graphic of online dating app
Photo credit: LoveBlock

LoveBlock is introducing a technology based on Blockchain to create Biometric IDs for the authentication and security of members of online dating platforms. LoveBlock hopes to revolutionize online dating with their new technology.

When users join a dating platfom, they provide personal information and upload a unique photo or video. As part of the LoveBlock verification process, they would then be required to submit a real time photo or video where they might be asked to hold up a certain number of fingers or recite a sequence of numbers, etc. 

The photos or videos are scanned, matched and verified. The biometric information becomes part of a member’s Biometric ID, which is encrypted and saved on the Blockchain.

If a fraud is reported by a member of the dating app and verified, the information will be recorded and become part of the scammer’s Biometric ID. The user would also be blocked from the LoveBlock network.

LoveBlock plans to reach out and connect with other dating platforms to exchange this information. This cooperation between dating platforms will greatly reduce fraud and enhance security for all members. 

LoveBlock technology is develop by the LB Team, based in Singapore:

The LB Team is working closely with the dating app Luxy, with over 2 million users worldwide.

Loveblock’s Security System To Wipe Out Scammers In The Online Dating Industry

By Jillian Godsil, June 18, 2018, for Irish Tech News

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Biometrics now required to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada

Slide demonstrating fingerprint data collection
Photo credit: Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Every year Canada welcomes millions of visitors, and hundreds of thousands seeking to study, work or become a permanent Canadian resident. Starting in the summer of 2018, visitors, students, workers and immigrants will need to provide fingerprints and facial scan biometrics. There are a few exemptions, including US nationals.

The scope of the program has grown, as the number of countries participating has increased from 30 to about 150 countries, including applicants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The biometrics data is collected at Visa Application Centers (VACs) managed by private companies and international organizations.

Beginning July 31, 2018, applicants will pay an $85 fee CAD ( about $69 USD) for the biometric data collection service to help defray the cost of the program.

Mathieu Genest, a spokesman for Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, emphasizes that applicant privacy concerns are of key importance, “The government of Canada takes its privacy obligations very seriously, and safeguards have been built into policies, procedures and technical systems.”

Biometrics data from the program will be shared with Canada’s international intelligence partners: the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

The data will be stored for 10 years, or destroyed if permanent residency is granted.

For an informational video visit:

To find a Visa Application Center visit:

For detailed information on Canada’s expanded biometrics program, visit this Canadian Government website page:

Ottawa expands program to collect fingerprints, photos from foreign nationals coming to Canada

Kathleen Harris for CBC News, June 5, 2018

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