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Crossmatch Files Lawsuit Against Integrated Biometrics Over Alleged Patent Infringement

Crossmatch Files Lawsuit Against Integrated Biometrics Over Alleged Patent Infringement

“In its lawsuit, Crossmatch is demanding that Integrated Biometrics be prevented from continuing to sell the offending devices, and also seeks compensation…” Crossmatch has filed a lawsuit against Integrated Biometrics, accusing the company of patent infringement. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court of Delaware. In a statement, Crossmatch claimed that multiple…

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Veridium Showcases Updates For VeridiumID, VeridiumAD, and 4 Fingers TouchlessID

Veridium Showcases Updates For VeridiumID, VeridiumAD, and 4 Fingers TouchlessID

Veridium is on hand at this week’s Connect:ID expo to showcase software updates to its VeridiumID, VeridiumAD, and 4 Fingers TouchlessID solutions. The VeridiumID update introduces a new security protocol enabling biometric authentication for mobile applications. It also brings transaction signing and behavioral biometrics capabilities into play, and allows biometric matching to be performed on…

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Gemalto Finalizes Acquisition of 3M Cogent

Gemalto Finalizes Acquisition of 3M Cogent

Gemalto has completed its acquisition of 3M’s identity management business, which includes 3M Cogent—a fully owned subsidiary specializing in biometrics for law enforcement, border control, and civil ID. The deal was first announced toward the end of last year. At the time of the initial announcement in December 2016, the acquisition was valued around $850 million. In…

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Visa Moves Toward a Future of Ambient Authentication

Visa Moves Toward a Future of Ambient Authentication

Visa is moving gradually toward a future of “ambient authentication” for payments, reports International Business Times. That means passive authentication mechanisms that will largely go unnoticed by the consumer — behavioral biometrics like how a user interacts with a keyboard or a screen, but also patterns related to how often and how long she charges a…

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BitPay Update Protects Bitcoin Payments With Fingerprints

BitPay Update Protects Bitcoin Payments With Fingerprints

Mobile bitcoin wallet provider BitPay has announced a new version of its eponymous app that introduces biometric security. In addition to other features including UI improvements and support for Portuguese, BitPay version 3.1 now features fingerprint-based app locking, along with a new PIN code feature. Announcing the improvement in a blog post, the company called…

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FIDO to NIST: Add Multi-Factor Security Requirement to Cybersecurity Framework

FIDO to NIST: Add Multi-Factor Security Requirement to Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is getting ready to update its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, and the FIDO Alliance is urging it to heed its call for the need for multi-factor authentication. The guideline was first published in 2014, at a time when Apple’s Touch ID system was only just…

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Transamerica Enables Voice Authentication with Nuance Tech

Transamerica Enables Voice Authentication with Nuance Tech

“… in a statement announcing the new system, Transamerica said it “analyzes more than 100 physical and behavioral voice characteristics” to verify customers’ identities.” Insurance, investment, and retirement specialist Transamerica has enabled voice authentication for customers calling in to the company. Customers who register will be able to confirm their identities simply by saying, “At…

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Call Center Fraud Increased 113% Last Year: Pindrop

Call Center Fraud Increased 113% Last Year: Pindrop

Call center fraud increased by 113 percent last year, says voice authentication solutions provider Pindrop. The number comes from the latest edition of Pindrop Labs’ annual Call Center Fraud Report, an analysis of data collected through the company’s Phoneprinting platform, which the company says processed half a billion calls last year. According to Pindrop, the…

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JENETRIC GmbH Announces JENETRIC Inc.

JENETRIC GmbH Announces JENETRIC Inc.

“The establishment of the subsidiary is another sign of the company’s growth, with JENETRIC claiming a 27 percent staffing increase in 2016.” German fingerprint biometrics specialist JENETRIC GmbH has announced its establishment of a wholly owned subsidiary aimed at dealing specifically with the American market. In a statement announcing the expansion JENETRIC revealed that the subsidiary will be headed by…

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NEC’s NeoFace Express Aimed at High-Traffic Applications

NEC’s NeoFace Express Aimed at High-Traffic Applications

NEC has announced NeoFace Express, the latest iteration of the company’s facial recognition technology. The company is demonstrating the system at this week’s Connect:ID expo in Washington. In a statement announcing NeoFace Express, NEC outlined a range of potential applications for the technology, including “airports, border management, stadiums, ports of entry/exit, amusement parks, enterprises and…

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Crossmatch Announces Mobile-Focused ‘Nomad’ Line of Fingerprint Tech

Crossmatch Announces Mobile-Focused ‘Nomad’ Line of Fingerprint Tech

Crossmatch is taking the opportunity of this week’s Connect:ID conference to unveil its newest line of fingerprint scanners. The company’s new Nomad lineup includes modules and readers that use thin film transistor technology to ensure that they’re compact and lightweight. They’re also “impervious to sunlight”, according to a statement announcing the devices; and the lineup will…

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Fujitsu’s New Lifebook U937 Sports Fingerprint and Palm Vein Biometrics

Fujitsu’s New Lifebook U937 Sports Fingerprint and Palm Vein Biometrics

Fujitsu has announced the newest addition to its line of Lifebook devices. Called the Lifebook U937, it’s an extremely lightweight notebook, weighing in at only two pounds. The device’s featherweight status belies its tough security, offering embedded support for fingerprint-based authentication or, in keeping with Fujitsu’s specialty, palm vein recognition. Such palm vein biometrics were…

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Jumio Reports Considerable Growth in Adoption of Netverify TIaaS

Jumio Reports Considerable Growth in Adoption of Netverify TIaaS

“In a statement announcing the growth, Netverify highlighted the implementation of document reading and facial recognition capabilities to its platform, which have evidently seen an enthusiastic market response…” Jumio is celebrating its success with very encouraging fiscal results and recognition through an industry award. The company says that it saw considerable growth in adoption of…

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SecuGen, Precise Biometrics to Show Off Liveness Detection Tech

SecuGen, Precise Biometrics to Show Off Liveness Detection Tech

“Precise Biometrics’ involvement comes by way of its acquisition of NexID Biometrics, which had developed liveness detection technology for the device.” SecuGen and Precise Biometrics will be on hand at the Connect:ID conference to demonstrate the Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint scanner and its embedded liveness detection technology, the companies have announced. It’s part of SecuGen’s…

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Behavioral Biometrics Offers Considerable ROI: BioCatch

Behavioral Biometrics Offers Considerable ROI: BioCatch

Security based on behavioral biometrics can offer a considerable return on investment, BioCatch says. And to prove it, the company has launched an ROI calculator for organizations considering implementing the technology. In a blog post announcing the ROI calculator, BioCatch cites Experian, its new credit specialist partner, in asserting that as much as 10 percent…

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FotoNation to Demo Tech at Embedded Vision Summit

FotoNation to Demo Tech at Embedded Vision Summit

Xperi Corporation subsidiary FofoNation will show off some of its biometric technologies at next week’s Embedded Vision Summit, the company has announced. The company will demonstrate face and body detection and tracking technology along with iris recognition technology at the event. And its general manager, Petronel Bigioi, will deliver a presentation. Entitled “Ultra-Efficient VPU: Low-Power…

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Goodix Wins Edison Award for Live Finger Detection Solution

Goodix Wins Edison Award for Live Finger Detection Solution

Goodix is celebrating a win at the 2017 Edison Awards, which took place recently in New York. The company won a Gold Edison Award in the category of Applied Technology for its Live Finger Detection fingerprint sensor technology. The technology combines fingerprint recognition with cardiac biometrics, sensing whether a heartbeat can be detected in a…

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Safran Identity & Security to Provide Biometric Tech for Kenya Elections

Safran Identity & Security to Provide Biometric Tech for Kenya Elections

“Over 45,000 MorphoTablet devices will be used to verify voter lists and to authenticate voters using both their photos and fingerprint recognition.” Kenyan authorities have selected Safran Identity & Security to provide biometric technology to be used in this year’s general elections, the company has announced. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission launched its voter…

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Mobile and Wearable Biometrics Markets To Exceed $6.2 Billion by 2022: Goode Intelligence

Mobile and Wearable Biometrics Markets To Exceed $6.2 Billion by 2022: Goode Intelligence

The mobile and wearable biometric authentication markets will reach a combined value exceeding $6.2 billion by the year 2022, according to a new report from Goode Intelligence. Entitled Mobile & Wearable Biometric Authentication Market Analysis and Forecasts 2017-2022 (third edition), the report also predicts that more than 3.3 billion users will be reaping the benefits of…

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Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree 5.0 Boasts Upgraded AI

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree 5.0 Boasts Upgraded AI

“Sensory says TrulyHandsfree is the most widely deployed speech recognition system in the world and is now featured on over two billion devices.” Sensory Inc. has upgraded the AI of its TrulyHandsfree voice activation technology. Designed primarily to let users ‘wake up’ their devices, it has been integrated into headsets and even into smartglasses. Now,…

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Integrated Biometrics Announces Pocket-Sized 10-Fingerprint Scanner

Integrated Biometrics Announces Pocket-Sized 10-Fingerprint Scanner

Integrated Biometrics has announced a new optical 10-fingerprint scanner that is small enough to fit into a shirt pocket. Called FIVE-0, the device is AFIS-compatible and sports FBI FAP50 certification. Like the company’s FAP60 TFT sensor announced last autumn, FIVE-0 uses thin film transistor technology to help ensure that it’s small and lightweight, and its…

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Coast Guard Looks to Voice Biometrics to Thwart Hoax Mayday Calls

Coast Guard Looks to Voice Biometrics to Thwart Hoax Mayday Calls

America’s national maritime security authority is looking into using voice biometrics to thwart prank calls, reports The Verge. It’s a serious issue for the National Coast Guard, which reports that fake distress calls can occur on a daily basis, wasting time and resources for the authority, which must investigate each call. Because it receives such…

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FaceSense Turns Facial Recognition into VR User Interface

FaceSense Turns Facial Recognition into VR User Interface

An experimental technology lab within Samsung has come up with a new virtual reality system, called FaceSense, that relies on facial biometrics for user interaction. The system assesses changes in expression and gaze, as well as basic voice commands – “home”, “back”, “cancel”, and “select” – to intuit how users navigate VR worlds. It was…

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Researchers Say Perception of Light Can Be Used for Authentication

Researchers Say Perception of Light Can Be Used for Authentication

A research team at the National Technical University of Athens has proposed a new authentication mechanism based on how individuals perceive light. As the MIT Technology Review explains, the system relies upon variations in how each individual perceives the photons of which light consists. The human eye is capable of detecting even a single photon,…

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BIO-key Announces Substantial Connect:ID Presence, Here Are The Highlights

BIO-key Announces Substantial Connect:ID Presence, Here Are The Highlights

BIO-key International will be exhibiting at next week’s Connect:ID conference in Washington, DC. The show’s exhibition floor is open May 2-3, hosted in the Walter E Washington Convention Centre, where BIO-key will be manning booth #205. As an established biometrics industry veteran, providing software and hardware solutions for easy and secure user authentication, BIO-key is…

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New EyeLock Patent Further Refines Iris Imaging

New EyeLock Patent Further Refines Iris Imaging

“U.S. Patent No. 9,633,260 details a system meant to further refine iris imaging.” EyeLock LLC has announced another new patent for its iris scanning technology. U.S. Patent No. 9,633,260 details a system meant to further refine iris imaging. It assesses certain conditions during iris capture — sharpness of the image, the position of the iris — to…

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SpeechPro Shows Off Voice Biometrics Tech at Finovate Spring 2017

SpeechPro Shows Off Voice Biometrics Tech at Finovate Spring 2017

STC Group subsidiary SpeechPro is going to show off its VoiceKey biometric technology at this week’s Finovate Spring 2017 conference, the company has announced. In particular, it’s going to show off its VoiceKey.AGENT and VoiceKey.FRAUD systems, which are aimed at call center applications. The company recently announced upgrades for both systems. VoiceKey.AGENT applies voice biometrics…

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Aware Inc. Q1 Results Meet Company’s Expectations

Aware Inc. Q1 Results Meet Company’s Expectations

Aware, Inc. has announced its Q1 results for 2017, the quarter having concluded March 31st. The company’s revenues decreased by about 10 percent compared to Q1 of 2016, dropping from $4.8 million to $4.3 million. Net income also decreased, from $0.6 million in Q1 of 2016 to $0.4 million in this latest quarter. In a…

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Nok Nok Labs Says It’s Time to Go ‘Beyond Basic FIDO’

Nok Nok Labs Says It’s Time to Go ‘Beyond Basic FIDO’

With the FIDO Alliance’s authentication standards becoming increasingly well-respected and widespread, FIDO co-founder Nok Nok Labs says that for some organizations it’s time to go “beyond basic FIDO.” In a recent blog post, the company argues that industry standards “typically represent the lowest common denominator of functionality that can be agreed to across a large…

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Appdome and BehavioSec Team Up on Sophisticated Mobile Authentication

Appdome and BehavioSec Team Up on Sophisticated Mobile Authentication

“BehavioSec, a member of the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), specializes in the emerging field of behavioral biometrics; its technology analyzes users’ interaction patterns with their devices, as well as other metadata, to assess potential fraud threats” Appdome and BehavioSec have teamed up to bring more sophisticated authentication technologies into mobile apps. Appdome specializes in integrating…

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Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Not Ready For Payments: Report

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Not Ready For Payments: Report

Samsung won’t use facial recognition to confirm Samsung Pay payments anytime soon, reports The Korea Herald. While Samsung’s newest flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, use the technology together with iris scanning for device unlocking, a source from within the company reportedly told the newspaper that the facial recognition technology will not be…

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Precise Biometrics Licenses Software to Korea-Based MELFAS

Precise Biometrics Licenses Software to Korea-Based MELFAS

Precise Biometrics has entered into a new licensing agreement with MELFAS, a Korea-based sensor maker, the company has announced. The deal will see Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software integrated into mobile devices via MELFAS sensors. That in turn will bring per-unit licensing fees to Precise Biometrics, along with an annual fee and a fee…

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FST Biometrics Celebrates ISC West Wins

FST Biometrics Celebrates ISC West Wins

FST Biometrics is celebrating a big win at this year’s ISC West security conference. Its IMID Access 4.0 platform was recognized in the 2017 SIA New Product Showcase, winning the award for Best User Authentication, Identification, Credentialling and Management Product; and it won in the Access Control – Biometrics category of Security Today’s Govies awards.…

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HSBC Launches Voice ID Biometric Authentication System for US Customers

HSBC Launches Voice ID Biometric Authentication System for US Customers

HSBC has enabled voice-based authentication for customers in the US. Called Voice ID, the system uses voice biometrics for authentication, with a given customer needing only to repeat a passphrase to confirm their identity. In a statement announcing the system, HSBC US Head of Direct Channels LuAnne Kingston emphasized the superiority of this kind of biometric…

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Zwipe Gives Details on New Partnership With Iris Corporation

Zwipe Gives Details on New Partnership With Iris Corporation

Zwipe is offering more details on its new partnership with Malaysia-based Iris Corporation Berhad. The companies’ collaboration was reported immediately in the wake of the Seamless Asia expo, where Zwipe demonstrated its new biometric payment card solution. Details at the time were scant, but it has now come to light that the partnership comes in…

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Aware Announces First in New ‘Indigo’ Line of SaaS Services

Aware Announces First in New ‘Indigo’ Line of SaaS Services

Aware, Inc. has announced a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for biometric onboarding and matching. Called Indigo|Onboard, it’s the first in the company’s new Indigo line of SaaS offerings. Aware says the new solution offers browser-based face and even fingerprint scanning through the company’s WebEnroll system. Biometric records can then be searched through a separate application,…

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Microsoft Offers Passwordless Access Via Authenticator App

Microsoft Offers Passwordless Access Via Authenticator App

“For users who choose to take advantage of the system, the new sign-in process will completely do away with passwords…” Microsoft has announced phone-based sign-in for Microsoft account users. The process operates via the Microsoft Authenticator app, available on iOS or Android. For users who choose to take advantage of the system, the new sign-in…

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Samsung’s Mutlimodal Biometric Smartphones Hit The Market

Samsung’s Mutlimodal Biometric Smartphones Hit The Market

“While the full-size display is the most eye-grabbing feature of the S8, its biometric capabilities will also come as notable enhancements over previous Samsung smartphones…” Samsung has officially released its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the S8+, in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, and South Korea. For industry watchers and smartphone enthusiasts, the…

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Novetta VP to Help Lead Development of ISO/IEC Anti-Spoofing Standard

Novetta VP to Help Lead Development of ISO/IEC Anti-Spoofing Standard

“The appointment further raises Novetta’s profile as an analytics company capable of assessing sophisticated technologies.” A Novetta executive will help to lead the development of an ISO/IEC JTC1 standard concerning spoofing attacks against smartphone biometric authentication systems, the company has announced. ISO/IEC JTC1 is a joint committee of the International Organization for Standardization and the…

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Chief Minister Expands Biometric Attendance Tracking in Uttar Pradesh

Chief Minister Expands Biometric Attendance Tracking in Uttar Pradesh

“The move follows earlier efforts to bring biometric attendance tracking to government offices at a higher level.” The Chief Minister of India’s most populous state is ordering the expansion of biometric attendance tracking in government offices. During a presentation of the Rural Development Department, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asserted that such systems must be…

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FPC to Present Interim Q1 Report Next Week

FPC to Present Interim Q1 Report Next Week

Fingerprint Cards will release its Q1 interim report on May 4th, the company has announced. The report’s publication will be followed by a telephone conference and webcast hosted by CEO Christian Fredrikson and CFO Johan Wilsby. The announcement follows an Annual General Meeting at which the company’s leadership followed through on a proposal to maintain…

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SecuGen Offers Another Early Look at FAP 45 Reader at Connect:ID

SecuGen Offers Another Early Look at FAP 45 Reader at Connect:ID

SecuGen will be on hand at next week’s Connect:ID Conference to showcase its Hamster Pro 45 fingerprint reader, the company has announced. The Hamster Pro 45 is a two-finger and rolled finger reader with FAP 45 certification. It also adheres to the FBI’s Appendix F standard, and the company is targeting the device primarily at…

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Iris ID Radio Talks Canadian Biometric Border Control With FindBiometrics [AUDIO]

Iris ID Radio Talks Canadian Biometric Border Control With FindBiometrics [AUDIO]

A collaboration between Iris ID and IBM recently brought iris recognition biometrics to the Canada US border crossing via the Canadian Border Services Agency’s NEXUS program. The Iris ID Radio podcast interviewed two Canadian travelers familiar with the process—including FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill—to provide an end user perspective on the experience of border crossings enhanced with…

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Zwipe To Team Up with Malaysia’s Iris Corp

Zwipe To Team Up with Malaysia’s Iris Corp

Malaysia-based Iris Corp. and Norway-based Zwipe are looking to partner up, according to a report from The Edge Markets. Iris Corp. specializes in iris-based biometric authentication, particularly in the area of access control; while Zwipe focuses on fingerprint recognition and payment cards. The two companies are going to explore the possibility of biometric smart card applications in Malaysia.…

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Trust Stamp Aims to Impress in Money20/20 Startup Challenge

Trust Stamp Aims to Impress in Money20/20 Startup Challenge

“Trust Stamp further burnishes authentication by employing facial recognition within its digital identity platform, scanning users’ faces after prompting them to upload selfie photos, and employing liveness detection in the process.” Atlanta-based startup Trust Stamp has been selected to participate in Money20/20’s Startup Challenge. The company’s eponymous platform is designed to enable consolidate identity verification,…

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NuData Success Stories Demonstrate Power of Behavioral Biometrics

NuData Success Stories Demonstrate Power of Behavioral Biometrics

NuData is highlighting some success stories to show how its NuDetect platform is helping to protect its clients from digital fraud. One client, a Fortune 200 company, was using NuDetect on its main eCommerce website, but hadn’t applied the technology to its loyalty program, which was being exploited by a criminal organization using an automated…

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Texas Law Could Nullify Municipal Fingerprint Check Requirements for Uber, Lyft

Texas Law Could Nullify Municipal Fingerprint Check Requirements for Uber, Lyft

The Texas House of Representatives has passed a bill bringing the regulation of ride-hailing companies like Uber under state jurisdiction. While the bill requires such companies to pay annual $5,000 fees to the state, it could nullify municipal regulations in Austin and Houston requiring them to perform fingerprint-based background checks on drivers. The bill, introduced by…

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Mastercard Biometric Payment Card Uses IDEX Sensor

Mastercard Biometric Payment Card Uses IDEX Sensor

“The biometric payment cards are a long-sought technological innovation, adding further security to payment cards by requiring that a user scan her thumb when holding the payment card over a POS terminal.” IDEX technology is powering the biometric functionality of Mastercard’s new payment card, the company has revealed. Mastercard announced yesterday that it had completed…

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Google Home AI Can Now Tell User Voices Apart

Google Home AI Can Now Tell User Voices Apart

Google is enabling voice recognition for its smart home AI assistant. It isn’t being used for authentication purposes, but rather to allow users to set up multiple accounts for voice interaction with the same device. In other words, once configured, Google Home can tell who’s talking, and will tailor its responses to that person’s preferences.…

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