biometrics

New Smartphones From Huawei and Xiaomi Feature FPC Sensors

New Smartphones From Huawei and Xiaomi Feature FPC Sensors

“In a statement announcing the new integrations, FPC said it is ‘very proud to provide world class biometrics for two new and cool smartphones…’” Two high-profile new smartphones are using fingerprint sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards, the company has announced. And they’re both from repeat customers. One of the devices is the latest addition to…

Illinois Supreme Court Weighs Whether to ‘Defang’ Biometrics Law

Illinois Supreme Court Weighs Whether to ‘Defang’ Biometrics Law

“Essentially, the court will decide whether the law should concern the unauthorized collection of biometric data alone, or whether alleged victims of malfeasance should have to prove that they have actually been somehow injured or wronged through the collection of such data.” The Illinois Supreme Court is poised to make a major ruling on how…

Sydney Airport, Qantas Begin Biometric Boarding Trial

Sydney Airport, Qantas Begin Biometric Boarding Trial

Sydney Airport and Qantas’s trial of facial recognition technology for passengers is now underway. First announced this past February, the program is meant to allow travelers to board their flights without presenting physical documentation: Instead, their faces would be scanned and matched the flight manifest, with automated terminals allowing them entry to the boarding area.…

Mastercard Touts Biometric Credit Card’s PSD2 Compliance

Mastercard Touts Biometric Credit Card’s PSD2 Compliance

Mastercard is anticipating a big jump in biometrically authenticated payments thanks to new regulations in the European Union. The PSD2 regulation has already officially been implemented in the EU, but its requirements for Strong Customer Authentication won’t come into play until this September. When they do, online payments and account access will require two of…

Korean Researchers Detail Transparent, Flexible Fingerprint Sensor System

Korean Researchers Detail Transparent, Flexible Fingerprint Sensor System

“As the researchers explain, transparent fingerprint sensor technology ‘is highly sought after’ given the growing prevalence of biometric security on smartphones and smartwatches, and device makers’ interest in maximizing screen space. “ Korean researchers have developed a capacitive fingerprint sensor technology that is both transparent and flexible. As outlined in a paper for Nature Communications,…

UK’s Biometrics Commissioner Calls for More Transparency from Home Office

UK’s Biometrics Commissioner Calls for More Transparency from Home Office

The UK’s Biometrics Commissioner is not satisfied with the recently published Home Office Biometrics Strategy. In a formal response to the Strategy, which was issued last week, Biometrics Commissioner Paul Wiles bemoaned the document’s lack of detail about where the UK government’s use of biometric technology is headed, asserting that it “says little about what future…

Vision-Box Officially Arrives in India

Vision-Box Officially Arrives in India

Vision-Box is now open for business in India, with its new New Delhi office having officially opened last week. First announced in early June, the office is intended to help the Portugal-based company target opportunities for its biometric air travel solutions in the Indian market, where biometric services are increasingly prominent thanks to its Aadhaar…

Aware Wins $38M Contract from UK Home Office

Aware Wins $38M Contract from UK Home Office

“BioSP is the leading biometric platform because of its rich feature set, rapid configurability, and proven reliability for mission-critical applications, all provided as an off-the-shelf software product.” – Rob Mungovan, Vice President Biometrics at Aware. Aware, Inc. has won a major biometric contract with the UK government, the company has announced. It’s going to assist…

INTERVIEW: Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX

INTERVIEW: Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX

Biometric smart cards have been a hot topic in FinTech for over a year now, and at the center of that conversation is IDEX, a Norway-based biometric solutions provider focused exclusively in the smart cards vertical. FindBiometrics Managing Editor Peter Counter had the opportunity to speak with IDEX’s new CEO, Stan Swearingen, who was appointed…

Juggalo Makeup Disrupts Facial Recognition Tech

Juggalo Makeup Disrupts Facial Recognition Tech

“…it’s funny that Juggalos, who tend toward anti-establishment and conspiratorial philosophies – one Insane Clown Posse song rejected scientific explanations for magnetism – have become de facto disruptors of biometric surveillance just by being themselves.” As police authorities’ use of facial recognition continues to rise – along with opposition to such practices from privacy and…

Ipsidy, Skypatrol Seek to Establish Mobile Payments Ecosystem for Truckers

Ipsidy, Skypatrol Seek to Establish Mobile Payments Ecosystem for Truckers

A big new partnership is poised to lock truck drivers in Latin America into a mobile payments network secured with biometric authentication. Ipsidy, the provider of a recently launched mobile facial recognition app, has teamed up with Skypatrol, the provider of a GPS-based truck fleet management solution that supports over a million vehicles across Latin…

Here’s How Biometric Authentication Will Be Stronger on Android P

Here’s How Biometric Authentication Will Be Stronger on Android P

Google’s developers are going to make biometric authentication stronger on Android P, the next iteration of the company’s popular mobile operating system; and in a new post on the company’s blog, Security Engineer Vishwath Mohan explains how. Essentially, Android’s managers are looking to move beyond FAR and FRR, the standard measures of an authentication mechanism’s…

Will The Galaxy Tab S4 Have In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics?

Will The Galaxy Tab S4 Have In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics?

It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet won’t have a traditional fingerprint sensor, suggesting the company is opting for some more sophisticated biometric security to replace it. All we have to go by are a couple of images leaked to the press, depicting a tablet device with no traditional home button, nor a fingerprint sensor…

Hoyos Challenges Hackers to Steal Its Cryptocurrency

Hoyos Challenges Hackers to Steal Its Cryptocurrency

Hoyos Integrity Corporation is challenging hackers to steal its RISEN cryptocurrency tokens. One hundred million dollars’ worth of the RSN tokens have been loaded by the company into a public cryptocurrency wallet, and Hoyos has issued its public address and its private key. The company is banking on its biometric security, with its H-RISEN biometric…

Biometrics Applied Throughout the Animal Kingdom

Biometrics Applied Throughout the Animal Kingdom

Biometrics is often defined or described as the measurement of the body related to human characteristics; however, homo sapiens aren’t the only species in the animal kingdom to which biometric measurements have been applied. From farming, to conservation of endangered specifies, to finding a lost family pet – biometrics have been applied to a whole…

Finisar Prepares to Open Texas Facility For Face ID Laser Production

Finisar Prepares to Open Texas Facility For Face ID Laser Production

One of Apple’s key components suppliers is getting ready to open a new production facility. In a statement announcing its upcoming factory opening, Texas-based Finisar explained that the 3D Sensing Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser technology to be produced by the facility is “used in a wide range of applications.” But the highest-profile of these…

Police Use Controversial Biometric Tech to Identify Capital Gazette Shooter

Police Use Controversial Biometric Tech to Identify Capital Gazette Shooter

Police authorities used facial recognition to identify the suspect in last week’s shooting at the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, Maryland, in which five people were killed. At the time of his arrest, the suspect, Jarrod Ramos, was not carrying identification, and police were unable to identify him through his fingerprint. So they turned to…

IDEX Joins The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association

IDEX Joins The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association

“…the company asserted that ‘APSCA has one of the largest business networks in Asia with over 11,000 payments and identity industry executives from end-users and suppliers, including senior decision-makers from government agencies, banks, credit card companies, transport and ticketing operators, mobile operators and merchants.’” IDEX has become a member of the Asia Pacific Smart Card…

FPC Sensor Used In Another Cryptocurrency Payment Card

FPC Sensor Used In Another Cryptocurrency Payment Card

“…the integration is another example of FPC’s ongoing efforts to diversify its business pursuits beyond the saturated mobile market in which it is a well-established player.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is being used to secure a new cryptocurrency payment card from Hong Kong-based MeReal Biometrics. In terms of its design, the “UKey” is very…

UN Launches Best Practices Guide for Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism

UN Launches Best Practices Guide for Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism

“It’s meant to help UN members cooperate with each other and police organizations like Interpol, which has been calling for the increased sharing of biometric intelligence – and recently raised alarm among civil rights advocates with its own voice identification system designed to trawl criminal databases and social media accounts.” The United Nations is taking…

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