News Roundup: Meet Us At Money20/20

Last week at FindBiometrics we previewed what to expect at this week’s massive FinTech show, Money20/20. Meanwhile, the headlines were filled with fingerprint biometrics integrations, mobile eye-scanning technology, and even some controversy regarding biometrics and privacy.

Here’s a look back on last week’s top biometrics news stories.

Preparing For Money20/20

News Roundup: Meet Us At Money20/20This week we are in Las Vegas for Money20/20. For the third year in a row, Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, will be moderating a high profile biometrics panel, this time featuring guests from Mastercard, Wells Fargo, Nok Nok Labs, Daon, and Safran Identity & Security. FindBiometrics will also be bringing you all the biometrics-focused action from the exhibition floor. Last week we continued to preview what to expect from biometrics companies at the conference. Here’s a roundup of some of the big biometrics demos, presentations, and event booths to look forward to:

FIDO Alliance Gears Up for Money20/20

BioConnect and Visa to Discuss Post-Password Security at Money20/20

Uniken to Present REL-ID Platform at Money20/20

Daon Americas President to Talk Biometrics at Money20/20

Mastercard to Tackle Biometrics, Other Innovations at Money20/20

STC Group Plans Big Showing for Money20/20

Facial Recognition

News Roundup: Meet Us At Money20/20In a new interview with FaceFirst CEO Joe Rosenkrantz, we got a look at the company’s facial recognition technology, the markets it’s serving, and the importance of digital rights management in surveillance technology. In the meantime, Smartmatic announced a face biometrics solution that can enable online voting, and a third party vendor launched a seller verification service for Facebook’s new Marketplace that’s powered by selfies.

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

TIVI System Uses Selfies for Online Voting

Selfie Seller Verification Comes to Facebook Marketplace

Smartphone Sensor Integrations

News Roundup: Meet Us At Money20/20Last week was marked by yet another wave of smartphone fingerprint sensor integrations. Fingerprint Cards announced that its technology is shipping on new handsets from Huawei, Smartisan, Oppo, and an unnamed Japanese OEM. Meanwhile, IDEX’s Cardinal Q fingerprint sensor is featured on the new LG Stylo 2 V.

Read up on all the new fingerprint scanning phones by following the links below:

LG Returns to IDEX for New Stylo Phone’s Sensor

FPC Sensor Used in Huawei Honor 6X Smartphone

Smartisan Uses FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech in New Phones

Huawei Honor 8 Smart Features FPC Biometrics

Honor 8 Smart Uses Precise BioMatch Mobile

New Mobile Integrations Show Continuing Momentum for FPC

Even More Fingerprints

News Roundup: Meet Us At Money20/20Fingerprints went beyond the consumer mobile device last week too. Precise Biometrics entered into a licensing agreement with InvenSense while NEXT Biometrics revealed a preview of its Q3 results. NEC Corporation announced that it is responsible for the world’s first infant-ready fingerprint reader, and Svenska Spel, a Swedish lottery operator, ordered thousands of lottery terminals from Safran that each feature fingerprint biometrics capabilities.

Precise Biometrics Tech Licensed by InvenSense for Use in Ultrasonic Sensors

NEXT Biometrics Offers Peek at Q3 Results

Swedish Lottery Operator Orders Safran Tech

NEC Announces World’s First Fingerprint Scanner for Infants


News Roundup: Meet Us At Money20/20Moving to matters of the eye, we saw reports surface last week out of Korea affirming that Samsung will be continuing to launch iris-scanning smartphones, starting with its Galaxy S8 handset. We reported on an iris-scanning ATM and POS solution from India’s Yes Bank, and saw that Eyeprint ID company EyeVerify is expanding its team in the wake of its recent acquisition by Ant Financial.

EyeVerify Scaling Up After Ant Financial Acquisition

India’s Yes Bank Announces Iris-Based POS and ATM Solution

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

Controversy and Privacy

News Roundup: Meet Us At Money20/20

Controversy was in the news last week at the Electronic Frontier Foundation fought for the release of police records pertaining to the use of facial recognition in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Facial recognition was also the subject of a report from Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology asserting that excessive use of the biometric technology by US law enforcement agencies is violating civil rights. The controversy wasn’t limited to the face modality, however, with alarms being raised over a warrant  being sought by California police to force all individuals at a specific premises to unlock their phones via fingerprint scan.

Privacy Advocates Fight for Release of Police Records on Biometrics

Half of All Americans Targeted in Police Use of Facial Recognition: Report

Biometric Phone Unlock Search Warrant is ‘Audacious Abuse of Power’

The Future of Security

News Roundup: Meet Us At Money20/20In promotion of the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Lock Down Your Login campaign The White House has called for greater security as we are now experiencing unprecedented levels of connectivity. Thankfully, it is becoming easier to conveniently secure your accounts practically every day, as new advancements in biometrics bring strong authentication to consumers, enterprises and government agencies alike. Nymi Band has recently been made available in an Early Access Program, heralding the rise of cardiac signal based ID. BioConnect partnered with VoiceVault to bring the latter’s voice recognition to its eponymous platform. And HYPR announced it has raised $3 million in venture capital which will be used to expand the company’s security engineering talent base.

Increasing Connectivity Requires Better Security: White House

HYPR Announces $3 Million in VC Funding

BioConnect Brings VoiceVault Tech to Mobile Platform

Nymi Band Available In Early Access Program


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