News Roundup: Smartphones and Fingerprints

Last week at FindBiometrics we began our featured examination of invisible biometrics while smartphones and fingerprint sensors dominated the industry news. The headlines were rounded out with biometric commerce news, voice recognition innovation from Sensory, and government biometrics.

Here is a look at last week’s top stories:

Smartphones and Fingerprints

Mobile BiometricsFingerprint Cards made big waves this week with some impressive news items. The fingerprint biometrics company received a gigantic sensor order from World Peace Industrial Group and also announced that its sensors are featured on new Huawei and Meizu handsets. As the FPC licenses the Precise Biometrics algorithm, both headsets in question also feature Precise Biomatch Mobile software.

Also this week: We learned that the iPhone 6S – which is said to sport enhanced biometric capabilities – has begun production; we reported on NEXT Biometrics’ strong market position; and we gave you a glimpse into the research firm that predicted the mobile biometrics revolution.

Here are the ways we were talking about fingerprint biometrics and smartphones all last week:

World Peace Industrial Group Places Major FPC Order

OnePlus Two Fingerprint Scanner to be Lightning Quick

It’s Biometrics For The Next Doogee Handset

New Huawei and Meizu Smartphones Feature FPC Sensors

iPhone 6S Production Starts, Enhanced Biometrics Planned

Precise BioMatch Mobile on New Huawei, Meizu Devices

NEXT Touts Strong Position in Fingerprint Sensor Market

This Market Firm Predicted The Mobile Biometrics Revolution

Biometrics and Buying

Biometric CommerceIn biometric commerce news last week, we reported that MasterCard is developing an online purchasing system that allows shoppers to authenticate purchases with face recognition or fingerprint scans. Meanwhile, IDEX ASA announced that it is working on a biometric payment card through its new partnership with a global payments company.

MasterCard Developing Biometrics for Online Purchases

IDEX to Develop Biometric Payment Card in New Partnership

Invisible Biometrics

multimodal biometricsJuly is Invisible Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics and as such we kicked things off with a primer on the topic of authentication so frictionless you can’t even tell it’s there. Sensory Inc, meanwhile, announced its own invisible biometrics solution, TrulySecure, a voice and speech biometric software solution that can switch user profiles on the fly thanks to passive voiceprint recognition.

Invisible Biometrics Month: The Primer

Sensory’s TrulySecure Can Tell Who’s Talking

Voting, Teaching Traveling

DeathtoStock_Wired5We continued our coverage of the Philippines biometric voter registration this week, as Comelec announced that while some of the collected voter data was degraded, none was lost and it will not be requiring any re-registrations. In Thailand, the nation started to roll out a biometric refugee tracking system and in Pakistan Integrated Biometrics technology has been chosen to track teacher attendance.

Stateside, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) extended the hours of its IdentoGO enrollment centers, a move that is expected to boost the numbers of TSA PreCheck travelers.

UN’s Biometric Refugee ID Rollout Starts in Thailand

Integrated Biometrics Tech To Track Teachers in Pakistan

Some Biometric Data Degraded, None Lost: Comelec

MorphoTrust Extends IdentoGO Hours


Stay posted to FindBiometrics this week as we continue to bring you the best in identity management news. Be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a beat.

July 6, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter