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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…

China to Begin Fingerprinting Visitors This Week

China to Begin Fingerprinting Visitors This Week

The Chinese government has announced that it will begin fingerprint foreign visitors this Friday. Diplomats and individuals visiting from countries with which China has special travel agreements will be exempt from the new requirement, which will otherwise apply to everyone between the ages of 14 and 70. The border screening effort will begin in Shenzhen…

Precise Biometrics Nets New Integration Via Chipone

Precise Biometrics Nets New Integration Via Chipone

Precise Biometrics technology is being used in a new smartphone from a China-based OEM. In a statement announcing the integration, the company declined to reveal the name of its client, but it did suggest that the integration should begin to generate royalty revenues starting in the fourth quarter of this year. The company also stated that…

Banks Deny Loan to Armless Man Over Lack of Fingerprints

Banks Deny Loan to Armless Man Over Lack of Fingerprints

“But new technologies are emerging that could provide alternative options to people like Mr. Wu.” Multiple banks in China denied an armless citizen a loan because he wasn’t able to provide fingerprints, according to a BBC report. Twenty-five-year-old educator Wu Jianping lost his arms as a child after suffering a serious electrical shock. He’s still able…

Partnership to Push Iris Authentication Standard for mPayments in China

Partnership to Push Iris Authentication Standard for mPayments in China

Influential mobile companies in China are preparing for the rise of mobile iris scanning. Spreadtrum, a fabless semiconductor maker, has announced a new partnership with the Internet Finance Authentication Alliance (IFAA) to promote an iris-based payment authentication framework in the country. The IFAA carries some major weight. It’s a consortium launched by high-profile firms including…

Xiaomi Maintains FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech in Redmi Line

Xiaomi Maintains FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech in Redmi Line

“Xiaomi is one of the smartphone OEMs singled out in FPC’s latest corporate update as a key client for the company…” China-based smartphone OEM Xiaomi keeps cranking out new Redmi mobile devices, and is sticking with Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics for their biometric technology. The latest offering is the Redmi Pro handset, a sequel to…

ZKAccess Aims at Collaboration with Biometrics Expert

ZKAccess Aims at Collaboration with Biometrics Expert

Biometric solutions provider ZKAccess is seeking to team up with a leading biometrics expert from the world of academia. The company recently hosted Michigan State University professor Dr. Anil Jain for a talk at ZKTeco headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The company says about 200 staff members from ZKTeco and ZKAccess attended the talk, in which Dr.…

Biometric Airport Security Debuts in China

Biometric Airport Security Debuts in China

China has just got its first airport facial recognition system, reports Shanghai Daily. The system was developed by domestic company Shanghai Doudian Technologies, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Security’s Third Research Institute. The system takes travelers’ photos at security checkpoints within the airport, linking their faces to their boarding passes. When passengers then…

FPC Tech Featured in Newest Vivo Smartphones

FPC Tech Featured in Newest Vivo Smartphones

  “As with so many other clients of FPC, Vivo is a repeat customer” A repeat customer is once again proving to be a boon to Fingerprint Cards‘ business. China-based Vivo has integrated FPC’s fingerprint sensor technology into two new devices. They’re called the X7 and the X7 Plus, and each features an FPC1245 sensor.…

News Roundup: On Our Way To China

News Roundup: On Our Way To China

Last week at FindBiometrics we saw Border Control & National ID Month culminate in the expert webinar, Biometrics and the New Era of National Security and Border Control. Our featured topics were in the industry news too as we began preparations to head to China, where this week we will be bringing you reporting from the…

Strict Biometric Screening for China Region Seen as Discriminatory

Strict Biometric Screening for China Region Seen as Discriminatory

Chinese authorities have issued special biometric requirements for aspiring travelers in the Xinjiang region’s Ili prefecture. Regional police have reportedly announced that all residents must provide DNA, fingerprint, and voiceprint biometric data, and must also submit to 3D body scans, in order to apply for travel documents. The strictures follow measures enacted last year in…

Uber to Implement Facial Recognition for Driver Authentication in China

Uber to Implement Facial Recognition for Driver Authentication in China

Uber is implementing a facial recognition system for drivers in China, the company has announced. It’s designed to cut down on the practices of drivers’ sharing accounts or using fake accounts, issues that are apparently more commonplace in China than in other countries in which Uber operates. The unregulated taxi service is now seeking to implement…

Ping An Announces Facial Recognition-Based Loan System

Ping An Announces Facial Recognition-Based Loan System

China-based insurance and financial services company Ping An has announced a new system designed to use facial recognition for digital loan applications. The technology was developed in-house through Ping An’s Science and Technology Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and the company claims its facial recognition capability is 99 percent accurate, and that moreover it can identify individuals…

Samsung Pay Has Launched in China

Samsung Pay Has Launched in China

Samsung Pay has at last launched in China. The mobile payment service was launched this week in cooperation with China UnionPay, the country’s sole domestic bank card company. At its launch, Samsung Pay supports payment cards from numerous banks, including China CITIC Bank, China Everbright Bank, China Merchants Bank, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of…

Chinese Researchers Unveil Face-Scanning Police Vehicle

Chinese Researchers Unveil Face-Scanning Police Vehicle

Chinese researchers have developed a police car that can automatically scan pedestrians’ faces in search of a match against criminal databases. Developed by a team at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, the SUV is already being tested on the road, and authorities are aiming to dispatch it in a real-world trial…

Apple Pay Exceeds Expectations in China

Apple Pay Exceeds Expectations in China

Apple Pay has decisively beaten naysayers’ expectations with its launch in China. According to new reports, the mPayment platform saw three million payment cards loaded within the first two days after its debut on February 18th. Speaking to the media in China, Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey said she “would rate our first-day performance as 1,000,…

PayEase Announces Apple Pay Support

PayEase Announces Apple Pay Support

A Chinese ecommerce platform provider has announced Apple Pay support. The company, PayEase, will support business apps that are themselves integrating support for the mPayment platform. PayEase works with vendors to facilitate online and mobile payment functionality, offering support for 23 state banks and China UnionPay, as well as foreign bank cards issued by partners…

Apple Pay Finally Launches in China

Apple Pay Finally Launches in China

Apple Pay has finally launched in China. In addition to the support of China UnionPay, the country’s sole domestic bank card issuer, Apple Pay has also now won the support of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the country’s major lender. That’s encouraging, but the Cupertino mobile wallet is still going to face an uphill…

Beijing Railway Station Introduces Biometric Passenger Processing

Beijing Railway Station Introduces Biometric Passenger Processing

Authorities at the Beijing Railway Station have implemented an automated passenger processing system ahead of the country’s busy Spring Festival holidays. As passenger traffic ramps up for this season, the new system will use facial recognition to increase efficiency. In order to use the system, passengers must have a smart identity card and a smart…

Samsung Pay Officially Coming to China via UnionPay

Samsung Pay Officially Coming to China via UnionPay

“Around the same time that [Samsung’s] agreement with China UnionPay was announced, the bank announced a similar deal with Apple for the Apple Pay mPayment platform.” Samsung and China UnionPay have officially announced their cooperation on bringing the former’s mPayment platform to China next year. The companies say that, pending approval by regulation authorities in the…

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