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Is Samsung Hinting at In-Display Biometrics for the Galaxy S10?

Is Samsung Hinting at In-Display Biometrics for the Galaxy S10?

Another year, another coy invitation from Samsung to its upcoming ‘Unpacked’ event, where the company will unveil its next flagship smartphone. The company’s latest invitation is even more tight-lipped about what’s in store than last year’s. At that time, Samsung’s Unpacked invitation made it pretty clear that the focus for its Galaxy S9 smartphone would…

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Apple and AuthenTec Patent New Form of Biometrics for Apple Watch

Apple and AuthenTec Patent New Form of Biometrics for Apple Watch

Apple jumpstarted the consumer biometrics industry when it rolled out Touch ID with the iPhone 5S. However, the electronics giant has exchanged the platform for Face ID on newer models, and a new patent suggests the company is still searching for new forms of biometric authentication. The US Patent and Trademark Office recently published a…

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WISeKey’s Preliminary Results Show Solid Growth for 2018 FY

WISeKey’s Preliminary Results Show Solid Growth for 2018 FY

“The company’s ISTANA security certificate solution is expected to play an important role in that growth, particularly in the Germany and China markets, as will monetization of its recently-launched WISeKey Blockchain Platform.” Switzerland-based IoT security solutions provider WISeKey is reporting solid revenues from its initial, unaudited fiscal results for 2018. The company says its Cybersecurity…

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NEC, NTT DOCOMO Trial Facial Recognition Over 5G

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Trial Facial Recognition Over 5G

“…with NEC’s ‘Context-aware Service Controller’, the system is designed to dynamically allocate network resources as needed, switching to high-definition images only when faces are detected.” A trial of facial recognition technology from NEC could point to how such technology could be used in the 5G future. The company has announced that it has provided a…

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16% of U.S. Households Share Streaming Video Passwords: Parks Associates

16% of U.S. Households Share Streaming Video Passwords: Parks Associates

These days, many of us are more than happy to share the Netflix password with the entire family. A new report from Parks Associates has found that 16 percent of U.S. broadband households share account passwords for online video services like Amazon Prime and Hulu. “Innovations in Authentication and Personalization Technologies” goes on to suggest…

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Voice Recognition Market Expected to Hit $15.5B by 2029: IDTechEx Research

Voice Recognition Market Expected to Hit $15.5B by 2029: IDTechEx Research

Voice recognition technology has been commercially available since Radio Rex hit store shelves in the 1920s, but it is only in the past decade that it started making serious inroads into the consumer market. The latest research suggests that trend will continue in the next ten years.   A new report from IDTEchEx Research suggests…

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Newest Yoti Exec to Head Scottish Government Collaboration

Newest Yoti Exec to Head Scottish Government Collaboration

Yoti has a new executive to lead growth in Scotland, and he brings to the team a wealth of experience in public safety. The company’s new Regional Business Growth and Partnerships Executive, Gordon Scobbie, is an ex-cop. He served as Chief Inspector for the Strathclyde Police from 1980 to 2004, and proceeded to hold multiple…

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OPPO’s Latest In-Display Biometric Sensor

OPPO’s Latest In-Display Biometric Sensor

“…the system can scan two fingerprints at once, allowing for potentially even greater security for end users.” Having become one of last year’s pioneers in the new area of in-display fingerprint scanning, OPPO is promising an even more sophisticated version of this technology in at least one smartphone destined for launch this year. At a…

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Cloud-based Access Control Platform Integrates Support for Invixium Tech

Cloud-based Access Control Platform Integrates Support for Invixium Tech

“The integration represents Keep by Feenix’s first integration with a biometric hardware maker.” Invixium‘s biometric hardware has been integrated into another access control platform: The company has announced that its latest partner is Feenix, a Canadian firm offering a cloud-based platform. The firms’ new agreement will see Feenix offer Invixium’s lineup of biometric scanners to…

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DFW Airport, a TSA Innovation Site, Named ‘Airport of the Year’

DFW Airport, a TSA Innovation Site, Named ‘Airport of the Year’

“The airport was selected as an Innovation Task Force site by the Transportation Security Administration near the start of 2018, establishing it as hub for ITF experimentation in technologies like biometric authentication and automated passenger screening.” Air Transport World, a longstanding trade magazine focused on the aviation industry, has named Dallas Fort Worth International Airport…

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‘Self-directed Care’ Provider Looks to Face Biometrics to Fight Fraud

‘Self-directed Care’ Provider Looks to Face Biometrics to Fight Fraud

“Rather than relying on healthcare professionals to take care of individuals afflicted by health issues in their homes, FreedomCare compensates relatives and friends who sign up to act as caregivers.” A New York-based home healthcare company has announced a new mobile app that is designed to use facial recognition to make sure caregivers are working…

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APAC Mobile Biometrics Market Undergoing ‘Strong Growth’: Frost & Sullivan

APAC Mobile Biometrics Market Undergoing ‘Strong Growth’: Frost & Sullivan

“Key driving factors include growing adoption in mobile banking applications, collaborative innovations, updating smart devices, and, of course, security concerns.” As the mobile biometrics revolution continues, the APAC market will play an important role in driving growth, suggests Frost & Sullivan. Announcing a new report focused on the APAC region, the market research firm asserts…

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AlwaysAI Brings in $4M in Series-A Round

AlwaysAI Brings in $4M in Series-A Round

“The platform’s tools will allow for the development of computer vision systems that can detect, classify, count, and track objects, and that can perform facial recognition.” San Diego-based computer vision startup AlwaysAI has brought in $4 million in funding through a series-A investment round, the company has announced. The round was led by BRV, a…

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90 Advocacy Groups Call On Big Tech to Stop Selling Facial Recognition to Gov’t

90 Advocacy Groups Call On Big Tech to Stop Selling Facial Recognition to Gov’t

“By targeting three of the world’s biggest tech companies, the letters could help to focus attention on the issue.” A coalition of 90 advocacy and activist groups have signed open letters urging Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to pledge not to sell facial recognition technology to government authorities. Signatories include the American Civil Liberties Union, the…

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IDEX to Show Off Biometric Card Solutions at APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific

IDEX to Show Off Biometric Card Solutions at APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific

IDEX Biometrics will attend the APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific event in Malaysia next week, the company has announced. The APSCA event offers an opportunity for the company to showcase its fingerprint sensor technology for dual-interface biometric payment cards to a financial services crowd, with IDEX having joined the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association last…

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Biometric Attendance Tracking Goes to School in Malaysia

Biometric Attendance Tracking Goes to School in Malaysia

“Five fingerprint readers were implemented in the school, and are being used to identify its 728 students as well as its 82 teachers.” Biometric student scanning has spread to Malaysia, with a secondary school in the town of Kota Tinggi using fingerprint readers to track attendance. As The Star Online reports, the SMK Bandar Tenggara’s…

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Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock, Rules California Judge

Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock, Rules California Judge

“Thanks to the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, criminal suspects can’t be compelled to divulge their passcodes for unlocking their phones; but some have argued that biometric scans are not information, and therefore can’t be subject to the same limitation.” Another judge has weighed in on the issue of whether police have the right to…

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Fingerprint Cards Looks to Expand Reach with New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards Looks to Expand Reach with New Partnership

“…Identity Devices will leverage fingerprint and iris scanning technology from Fingerprint Cards through their multi-year partnership.” Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has teamed up with a compatriot in the biometric authentication space in its latest bid to expand its reach beyond the mobile sector. Its new partner is Identity Devices, a firm founded by former FIDO…

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Integrated Biometrics Sensor Aids Ukrainian Border Control Effort via Tablet Integration

Integrated Biometrics Sensor Aids Ukrainian Border Control Effort via Tablet Integration

“Dubbed the “BPT800″ tablet, the handheld is designed for use in extreme environmental conditions and remote locations; and over a hundred such units are currently being used by the State Border Guard Service to identify travelers seeking to cross the border.” Integrated Biometrics technology is helping to secure the Ukrainian border. The company has revealed…

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ID R&D Opens Silicon Valley Office

ID R&D Opens Silicon Valley Office

“With the vast and increasing numbers of companies looking to ID R&D for zero-effort, voice and multi-modal biometric authentication, combined with unique anti-spoofing protection, we needed to expand in size and location to continue the tremendous growth we experienced in 2018.” – Alexey Khitrov, CEO, ID R&D New York-based ID R&D has expanded into Silicon…

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