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Veridium Wins Additional Grant to Explore Android Biometrics for the Unbanked

Veridium Wins Additional Grant to Explore Android Biometrics for the Unbanked

“Our goal is to help design a new banking model, using our biometric authentication technology to bring the unbanked into the financial services system. Additionally, over time, improve their circumstances, making it possible to open a bank account, apply for credit, and achieve a level of financial stability.” – Lori Cohen, CMO, Veridium Veridium has been…

NEC Facial Recognition Integrated in New Smartphone

NEC Facial Recognition Integrated in New Smartphone

NEC has long enjoyed some renown as a provider of sophisticated facial recognition technology to government and enterprise clients, but the company is now branching out into the mobile authentication market through the application of its software in new smartphones. Its mobile partner, Algeria-based Bomare, isn’t exactly a global brand. But the company makes devices…

DERMALOG Bids Farewell to Passwords at CEBIT 2018

DERMALOG Bids Farewell to Passwords at CEBIT 2018

CEBIT 2018 kicks off today, and DERMALOG is on hand to sing the praises of biometrics and usher passwords out the door. The company has announced that it will be on hand for the full length of the Hannover-based event, which revolves around innovation in digitization. DERMALOG will take the opportunity to highlight how biometric…

Android App Offers Facial Recognition for Apes

Android App Offers Facial Recognition for Apes

“Researchers have to be able to identify particular apes for their studies in the field, and it can also be useful in the fight against poaching, which has helped along a rapid decline in the number of great ape species in the wild.” Ever find yourself face to face with an ape in the jungle,…

Qualcomm is Ready For Android P and its Biometric Upgrade

Qualcomm is Ready For Android P and its Biometric Upgrade

Android P is on the way, and Qualcomm has taken some important proactive measures to clear its path. The company has announced that it has worked directly with Google’s developers to ensure that its Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile chip platforms are fully prepared to support Android’s newest operating system. In particular, the preparations focused on the…

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Apple’s Android competitors won’t be able to implement sophisticated facial recognition in their own devices until the latter half of next year, and are instead embracing in-display fingerprint scanning technology in the meantime, suggest new industry reports. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes asserts that Android device makers, which tend to target the middle of the smartphone…

FIDO Alliance Announces First UAF 1.1 Implementation

FIDO Alliance Announces First UAF 1.1 Implementation

The FIDO Alliance has announced the first FIDO Certified implementation of its UAF 1.1 specifications. The standards are designed to make it easier for developers to take advantage of biometric authentication on devices running Android 8.0 or later. In creating FIDO applications, developers can directly integrate Android APIs on devices supporting fingerprint scanning and key…

FIDO-Based Biometrics Are Going To Make Shopping With Android Easier

FIDO-Based Biometrics Are Going To Make Shopping With Android Easier

With the help of FIDO Alliance standards, Google is about to make shopping a lot easier on Android smartphones. Taking to the stage at this week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, Google Identity and Security Product Manager Christiaan Brand demoed how user information can automatically be filled in on mobile checkout forms, and purchases can then…

Qualcomm’s New Camera Modules Will Bring Advanced Computer Vision To Android Devices

Qualcomm’s New Camera Modules Will Bring Advanced Computer Vision To Android Devices

Qualcomm has announced a new set of camera modules that could bring advanced computer vision to Android phones and tablets. The solutions come by way of Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, and are an extension of the Qualcomm Spectra Module Program. The trio of new modules support passive depth sensing, active depth sensing, and iris authentication,…

Android Nougat Supports Samsung Pass on Galaxy S7

Android Nougat Supports Samsung Pass on Galaxy S7

Samsung started bringing the latest version of Google’s Android operating system to its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this week. And among Android Nougat’s new features is support for a biometric identification platform. Called Samsung Pass, the system was first announced last August. It’s meant to act as a kind of digital master key for…

BioMini Combo Fingerprint Scanner Becomes Android-Compatible

BioMini Combo Fingerprint Scanner Becomes Android-Compatible

Suprema has announced Android compatibility for its BioMini Combo fingerprint scanner. The BioMini Combo is a FAP20 certified fingerprint scanner with RFID compatibility, allowing for two-factor authentication via fingerprint biometrics and NFC-capable smart cards. Like the recently announced BioMini Slim S, it’s also designed to function in outdoor deployments, even under direct sunlight. That portability…

Is Swipe-Scan Notification Access Coming To Nexus Phones?

Is Swipe-Scan Notification Access Coming To Nexus Phones?

Google might bring one of the neat new features of its Pixel smartphones to some older devices, according to new reports. The Pixel lets users swipe as they scan their fingerprints in order to get quick access to notifications, a feature that Samsung may be seeking to emulate for its own forthcoming devices. But with…

TOC Unveils Biometric Consent App

TOC Unveils Biometric Consent App

TOC Biometrics has announced a new app that lets users offer their consent for agreements through a fingerprint scan. Called the TOC App, it’s available for iOS and Android. It’s designed to send push notifications to users when they need to provide consent online through their mobile devices, prompting them to scan a finger in…

Microsoft Seeks iPhone, Android Support to Push Windows Hello Security

Microsoft Seeks iPhone, Android Support to Push Windows Hello Security

“…users may soon be able to log into their Windows 10 PCs via fingerprint scan on a personal iPhone or Android device…” Microsoft is reaching out to rivals’ tech ecosystems to help push Windows 10 users beyond the password. Speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite developer conference, senior OS security executive Anoosh Saboori said that the company…

Chase Bank Enhances Mobile App’s Fingerprint Biometrics

Chase Bank Enhances Mobile App’s Fingerprint Biometrics

Chase Bank has enhanced its mobile app’s support for fingerprint recognition with new functionality, Android Headlines reports. While fingerprint-based login was already enabled for the app back in April, it now also allows users to authorize payments and transfers via fingerprint scan. The move comes just after Chase announced its support for Android Pay, Google’s mobile payment…

Natural Security Mobile App Relies on Fingerprint Biometrics

Natural Security Mobile App Relies on Fingerprint Biometrics

“The Natural Security mobile app is currently being rolled out in the US at San Jose State University and in France through the Lille-based Envies de Saison fast-food chain, and the Natural Security Alliance says more partnerships are in the pipeline…” The Natural Security Alliance has launched its Natural Security mobile app on iOS and…

Sneakerheads Get Biometric Checkout on Nike’s SNKRS App

Sneakerheads Get Biometric Checkout on Nike’s SNKRS App

“With the new feature, SNKRS becomes just the latest Android app to embrace the native fingerprint biometrics capabilities built into Android Marshmallow…” Sneakerheads are getting an easier way to pay for their shoes on Nike’s SNKRS app, reports Droid Life. The app is enabling fingerprint verification for mobile purchases. The biometric option arrives with other…

Encap Tech Could Make Norwegian Authentication Program Mobile-First

Encap Tech Could Make Norwegian Authentication Program Mobile-First

Encap Security’s Smarter Authentication platform has been selected for a pilot project in Norway aiming to make a leading digital ID program mobile-first. The program is called BankID. It originally started in 2004 as an authentication mechanism for online banking, but has quickly been adopted across a range of sectors and applications. In a statement,…

FBI Contracts InCadence For Android-Based Biometric Software

FBI Contracts InCadence For Android-Based Biometric Software

Government-focused solutions integrator InCadence Strategic Solutions has won a contract to provide the FBI with mobile biometrics technology. It’s a one-year contract with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Divison, Global Initiatives Unit, with options for four additional years. The contract entails the provision of mobile, Android-based biometric capture software pertaining to fingerprints and facial data…

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