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Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized Smart cards continue to be the latest battleground for the fingerprint sensor integration wars, and payment applications are the popular use case fueling the fire.…

Inventor of SecurID Sues Apple and Visa Over Apple Pay-Related Patent Infringement

Inventor of SecurID Sues Apple and Visa Over Apple Pay-Related Patent Infringement

“Weiss alleges that in 2010 he approached both companies regarding 13 patents he held, at least some of which pertained to smartphone-based biometric authentication and the use of one-time tokens in financial transactions.” A Massachusetts-based company called Universal Secure Registry is suing both Apple and Visa for alleged patent infringement related to Apple Pay, Apple’s…

Report Reveals Facial Recognition Supplier for iPhone 8

Report Reveals Facial Recognition Supplier for iPhone 8

Apple is indeed planning to bring facial recognition to the next iPhone, and LG Innotek is providing some critical hardware, reports the Korea Economic Daily. LG’s parts division has been tapped to provide a specialized camera designed for three-dimensional facial imaging. A new, nearly $240 million production facility will be dedicated to the effort. As…

Will Touch ID Trouble Lead To an iPhone 8 Delay?

Will Touch ID Trouble Lead To an iPhone 8 Delay?

It appears likely that the release of the iPhone 8 will be delayed, possibly into next year, according to new reports. Cowen and Company has doubled down on its assessment that Apple’s work attempting to bring the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system into the device’s display is what’s behind the delay speculation, with a new…

New Speculation Suggests Touch ID Migrating to Back of iPhone

New Speculation Suggests Touch ID Migrating to Back of iPhone

A social media posting of a supposed iPhone 8 schematic is prompting speculation that Apple will put the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the rear of its next major smartphone. Posted on Twitter by Sonny Dickson, who TechCrunch characterizes as a “[r]eliable iPhone leaker”, the schematic depicts the rear chassis of an iPhone device, with a…

Does Touch ID Have a Home Beyond MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar?

Does Touch ID Have a Home Beyond MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar?

“Of course, as things turned out, Touch ID was indeed incorporated into the OLED Touch Bar of the new MacBook Pro.” The US Patent & Trademark Office has published six Apple patent applications pertaining to its new keyboard Touch Bar, reports Patently Apple. Half of the patents, filed in 2013, cover the Touch Bar itself, an…

iWork Update Enables Biometric Security for Keynote, Pages, Numbers

iWork Update Enables Biometric Security for Keynote, Pages, Numbers

Apple has upgraded its iWork productivity tools suite with new features including enhanced biometric security. With the upgrade, users can now lock documents with Apple’s Touch ID security system. That means users can set up Keynote slide presentations, Pages documents, and Numbers spreadsheets so that they can only be unlocked with the right fingerprint scan.…

Apple Gains Support For Mobile Wallet in US, China, and Australia

Apple Gains Support For Mobile Wallet in US, China, and Australia

Apple has extended support for its biometrically secured wallet among financial institutions in the US, China, and Australia. Apple Pay got its biggest additional boost in the US, with a number of banks and credit unions coming on board, including names like Barksdale Federal Credit Union and Lyons National Bank. Santander also found its way…

Is Apple Really Going To Implement Facial Recognition on the Next iPhone?

Is Apple Really Going To Implement Facial Recognition on the Next iPhone?

“All told, the patent can be taken as a strong hint that Apple is indeed pursuing facial recognition for its next iPhone, as rumored.” Apple has filed a new patent application for a system entitled “Locking and unlocking a mobile device using facial recognition”. As AppleInsider reports, the filing builds on a couple of previously…

Ireland Becomes 14th Apple Pay Country

Ireland Becomes 14th Apple Pay Country

Apple Pay has launched in Ireland, making it the 14th country in which Apple’s biometrically secured mPayment service is available. It arrived with the support of Ulster Bank and KBC, as well as the Boon app, which lets users pay with Apple Pay using digital prepaid cards. Merchant partners include Applegreen, Centra, Guinness Storehouse, and…

Looks Like Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning For iPhone 8: Report

Looks Like Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning For iPhone 8: Report

Apple is taking a last-minute change of course for its next iPhone’s fingerprint scanning components. According to a new report from DigiTimes, the company will use “Privaris glass identification technology” along with its in-house Authentec algorithm software for the iPhone 8’s Touch ID system. Citing “industry sources,” the report suggests that the iPhone will use…

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission Grants Banks Apple Pay Approval

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission Grants Banks Apple Pay Approval

Taiwan’s financial regulator, the Financial Supervisory Commission, has granted approval to seven major banks to offer Apple Pay – Apple’s biometrically secured mobile wallet – to their customers, paving the way for the service to launch in the state. The banks concerned are Union Bank of Taiwan, First Commercial Bank, CTBC Bank, Taishin International Bank,…

New Apple Patent Outlines Full-Display Fingerprint Scanner

New Apple Patent Outlines Full-Display Fingerprint Scanner

“Along with numerous other IP holdings, the patent underscores Apple’s interest in developing in-display Touch ID without definitely showing how exactly it’s going to do so…” Apple has been granted a patent for a system that could turn the entire display of an iPhone screen into a fingerprint scanner. As AppleInsider explains, the system entails…

Further Evidence For In-Display Touch ID Emerges

Further Evidence For In-Display Touch ID Emerges

Further evidence has emerged of Apple’s interest in integrating its Touch ID fingerprint authentication system into the display of the next iPhone, with the publication of a recent patent application detailing a acoustic imaging technology. Basically, the idea is that sound waves are bounced off of a finger to produce a fingerprint image. The pulses…

Apple Buys Face Biometrics Company RealFace

Apple Buys Face Biometrics Company RealFace

Apple has acquired an Israel-based facial recognition company. Called RealFace, the company was founded in 2014 and is thought to employ no more than ten people; it was purchased for somewhere around two million dollars, according to speculation. The startup was working on technology that would replace password-based login on smartphones with biometric authentication via…

New MacBook Pro’s Touch ID Could Help Pioneer Laptop Biometrics

New MacBook Pro’s Touch ID Could Help Pioneer Laptop Biometrics

Validating speculation that has endured for months, Apple has announced a new MacBook laptop that features an OLED touchscreen bar and a built-in Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Much of the early buzz about the new MacBook Pro revolves around the Touch Bar, which is designed to offer adaptive, easy access to popular icons, and dynamically…

Apple Pay Goes Live in Japan, with Some Transit Glitches

Apple Pay Goes Live in Japan, with Some Transit Glitches

Apple Pay has gone live in Japan, albeit with some hiccups. While the platform’s pioneering use of Touch ID fingerprint scanning to confirm transactions has helped to popularize the ease of use of mPayments for increasing numbers of customers around the world, compatibility issues with IT infrastructure from partner JR East has caused some difficulty…

Apple Car Development Unlocks Touch ID Car Key

Apple Car Development Unlocks Touch ID Car Key

Apple is scaling back its secret car development project, but its work has already led to some intriguing technological concepts – including the ability to unlock your car via Touch ID. It’s a feature that Apple engineers had evidently envisioned for the company’s own car, which was meant to be at least primarily self-driving. The idea…

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

Last week at FindBiometrics we took a look at what to expect from the upcoming Samsung SDS America biometrics and mobility FinServe webinar while Fingerprint Cards made big headlines, national ID projects were in the news, and information started to surface about the upcoming Money20/20 conference. Here is a look back on the top stories…

Future Apple Watch Might Identify Users Via Cardiac Biometrics

Future Apple Watch Might Identify Users Via Cardiac Biometrics

Apple may be working on more sophisticated biometric capabilities for the next version of its Apple Watch. As MacRumors reports, a recent patent application describes how a wristband device could use a pulse oximeter to delineate the wearer’s cardiac signature. Essentially, it would shine light into the user’s wrist to determine the presence of blood…

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