mobile biometrics

OPPO’s Latest In-Display Biometric Sensor

OPPO’s Latest In-Display Biometric Sensor

“…the system can scan two fingerprints at once, allowing for potentially even greater security for end users.” Having become one of last year’s pioneers in the new area of in-display fingerprint scanning, OPPO is promising an even more sophisticated version of this technology in at least one smartphone destined for launch this year. At a…

‘Self-directed Care’ Provider Looks to Face Biometrics to Fight Fraud

‘Self-directed Care’ Provider Looks to Face Biometrics to Fight Fraud

“Rather than relying on healthcare professionals to take care of individuals afflicted by health issues in their homes, FreedomCare compensates relatives and friends who sign up to act as caregivers.” A New York-based home healthcare company has announced a new mobile app that is designed to use facial recognition to make sure caregivers are working…

APAC Mobile Biometrics Market Undergoing ‘Strong Growth’: Frost & Sullivan

APAC Mobile Biometrics Market Undergoing ‘Strong Growth’: Frost & Sullivan

“Key driving factors include growing adoption in mobile banking applications, collaborative innovations, updating smart devices, and, of course, security concerns.” As the mobile biometrics revolution continues, the APAC market will play an important role in driving growth, suggests Frost & Sullivan. Announcing a new report focused on the APAC region, the market research firm asserts…

Year in Review: The Top Applications for Biometrics in 2018

Year in Review: The Top Applications for Biometrics in 2018

People in the biometrics industry were really into FinTech last year, suggest the results to the second question of FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey for 2018. The question asked, “Which of the following areas of application for biometrics has been the most interesting to you in 2018?” and listed answers such as “Healthcare”, “Border Control”,…

Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock, Rules California Judge

Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock, Rules California Judge

“Thanks to the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, criminal suspects can’t be compelled to divulge their passcodes for unlocking their phones; but some have argued that biometric scans are not information, and therefore can’t be subject to the same limitation.” Another judge has weighed in on the issue of whether police have the right to…

Two New Xiaomi Smartphones Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Two New Xiaomi Smartphones Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech

“Xiaomi is a longtime customer of Fingerprints, having seen integrations into multiple devices over the past year” Fingerprints (FPC) has kicked off the new year with the announcement of two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology. Both of the integrations concern smartphones from Xiaomi. One, the Redmi Note 7, features an FPC1511 fingerprint…

Suprema, Qualcomm Team Up On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Suprema, Qualcomm Team Up On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech

“In announcing its partnership with Qualcomm, Suprema suggested in a statement that it has tailored BioSign 3.0 for the 3D Sonic Sensor…” A new partnership with a high-profile sensor maker is laying track to bring Suprema deep into the smartphone biometrics market. The company has teamed up with Qualcomm, with the companies working together on…

Apple Patent Envisions iPhone with Face ID and Touch ID

Apple Patent Envisions iPhone with Face ID and Touch ID

A newly-published Apple patent suggests that the company may not be finished with fingerprint scanning on the iPhone, with engineers considering how the Touch ID system could be used alongside facial recognition. While the patent is almost entirely focused on Apple’s new Face ID 3D facial recognition system, it also takes a moment to illustrate…

Fingerprint Biometric Security Reportedly Coming to WhatsApp

Fingerprint Biometric Security Reportedly Coming to WhatsApp

“Once it officially goes live, users who activate it will be prompted to authenticate with a fingerprint scan every time they open the app.” WhatsApp engineers are working on a biometric authentication feature based on fingerprint recognition for Android users, according to a report from India’s Business Today. The report suggests that the biometric security…

SoftBank Telecom Gives Mobile Users Nok Nok Labs Security

SoftBank Telecom Gives Mobile Users Nok Nok Labs Security

“We can no longer rely on passwords for our financial or other sensitive transactions as they are weak, forgotten and easily hacked. We are very pleased with SoftBank’s decision to choose our standards-based authentication platform for their millions of customers.” – Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO, Nok Nok Labs Nok Nok Labs has brought strong biometric authentication…

New Clevo Notebooks Feature Synaptics Clear ID Biometrics in the Touchpad

New Clevo Notebooks Feature Synaptics Clear ID Biometrics in the Touchpad

“Clear ID is notable for having delivered the first instance of an in-display fingerprint scanning feature for a commercial smartphone last year, in Vivo’s X20 Plus UD smartphone.” Synaptics has found a novel application of its Clear ID fingerprint sensor technology, thanks to a partnership with notebook OEM/ODM Clevo. Just ahead of the launch of…

Yoti Helps Jägermeister with Online Alcohol Sales

Yoti Helps Jägermeister with Online Alcohol Sales

Yoti got a high-profile new partner for its mobile identity verification system at the end of the year: The company announced that its app is now supporting alcohol sales in a collaboration with Jägermeister. The Yoti app combines facial recognition with document reading to match users’ faces to their government-issued IDs, allowing for the remote…

Black Hat Asia Face ID Spoof Talk Cancelled

Black Hat Asia Face ID Spoof Talk Cancelled

A security expert who claimed to have developed a hacking method for Apple’s Face ID system has cancelled a scheduled talk at the Black Hat Asia conference, an unusual move where such events are concerned. The researcher, Wish Wu, said he cancelled his talk at the behest of his employer, Ant Financial, which said in…

Mobile Biometric Payments On the Ascent in Latest Goode Forecast

Mobile Biometric Payments On the Ascent in Latest Goode Forecast

“This trend is part of the larger mobile biometrics boom, with Goode Intelligence forecasting in its report that mobile biometric payments will amount to $1.67 trillion per annum by the end of the forecast period.” Mobile payments are going to keep climbing as the mobile biometrics boom continues to unfold in the world of financial…

Neurotechnology Launches New Facial Recognition SDK

Neurotechnology Launches New Facial Recognition SDK

Neurotechnology has launched a new Software Development Kit for its facial recognition technology. The aptly-named Face Verification SDK is aimed primarily at delivering facial recognition to enterprise environments and to consumer-facing apps on mobile devices and PCs. It’s a kind of condensed version of Neurotechnology’s VeriLook SDK, offering a smaller library size and allowing for…

FaceTec Aims for 2019 Business Growth with Latest Executive Appointment

FaceTec Aims for 2019 Business Growth with Latest Executive Appointment

“We’re in the right place at the right time with the right technology, and now we’re building our business development team to match to our incredible dev team.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec has a new business development executive aiming to build up its activities on the west side of the Atlantic: Richard Lobovsky…

FPC Sneaks in Another Smartphone Integration Before Year’s End

FPC Sneaks in Another Smartphone Integration Before Year’s End

“…the device in question is using an FPC1291 fingerprint sensor including FPC MoveTouch, a feature that enables navigation of the user interface through manipulation of the fingerprint sensor, essentially turning it into a kind of button or miniature trackpad.” Fingerprints (FPC) has snuck in at least one more smartphone integration of its biometric technology before…

Ipsidy Shareholders Show Support at Annual Meeting

Ipsidy Shareholders Show Support at Annual Meeting

Ipsidy appears to have the full confidence of its backers: The company has announced that at its recent Annual Meeting of Stockholders, all of management’s proposed resolutions were passed. The company didn’t go into great detail in its announcement about what these resolutions pertained to, but did note that one result of the voting is…

Citi Trialing Fingerprint and Face Login for Business Clients

Citi Trialing Fingerprint and Face Login for Business Clients

Select business clients of Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions will soon be able to access their CitiDirect BE accounts using fingerprint or facial recognition on their smartphones. Offered in 95 countries, CitiDirect BE is aimed at enterprise clients, offering online access to investment, trade, and cash services. As such, the platform sees some big volumes,…

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