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Jumio Offers e-Book Guidance on GDPR Compliance

Jumio Offers e-Book Guidance on GDPR Compliance

Jumio is urging businesses to consider carefully whether they are compliant with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and has published a free e-book to help clarify the matter for administrators. The GDPR has, of course, emerged as a major business driver for data security and authentication solutions providers like Jumio. The…

Vivo X21 Launches in India with In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Vivo X21 Launches in India with In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

“While its in-display fingerprint scanning is probably the X21’s most talked-about feature, the device is noteworthy for offering another relatively novel form of biometric authentication as well – facial recognition.” Vivo officially launched its pioneering X21 smartphone in India today, just about a week after the country’s e-commerce giant Flipkart announced it would be the…

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

“The patents also point to a certain level of technological expertise on Apple’s part that could still come into play in future devices.” Yet further evidence has emerged that Apple has been quietly exploring in-display fingerprint sensor technology for its iPhone devices. It comes by way of newly published filings with the US Patent and…

G+D Mobile Security to Showcase Solutions at Money20/20 Europe

G+D Mobile Security to Showcase Solutions at Money20/20 Europe

“G+D Mobile Security’s CEO Carsten Ahrens will also get some time in the spotlight at Money20/20 Europe. He is slated to be part of a panel discussion entitled, ‘Cyber security in the trenches and across borders.’” Money20/20 Europe is right around the corner, and Germany-based G+D Mobile Security plans to take the opportunity to showcase…

Qualcomm Bets On Device-Based Voice Processing

Qualcomm Bets On Device-Based Voice Processing

Qualcomm is working on a speech and voice recognition system designed to run on-device, and the company’s researchers say its word and phrase recognition is 95 percent accurate, according to a VentureBeat report. One of the company’s artificial intelligence researchers, Chris Lott, delved into the technology at the annual Re-Work Deep Learning Summit in Boston…

BRIEF: The Fingerprint Sensor Market is Still Rising

BRIEF: The Fingerprint Sensor Market is Still Rising

Fingerprint sensors are now a standard feature on contemporary smartphones. Yet while they’re more popular than ever, a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have had to contend with serious market pressures in recent months, with costs in the mobile market dropping and a growing number of competitors. That doesn’t mean the fingerprint sensor market has…

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,…

Fingerprint Cards Tech Enables Biometrics on New Phones From Moto, Smartisan and More

Fingerprint Cards Tech Enables Biometrics on New Phones From Moto, Smartisan and More

Additional smartphone integrations of Fingerprint Cards biometric technology underline the company’s continuing presence in the mobile sector. One of the new integrations concerns an increasingly popular fingerprint sensor model, the FPC1145. It was the most prominent sensor model used in a big batch of integrations announced by FPC last week, and the company has revealed…

Smartphone with Clear ID to Launch in India

Smartphone with Clear ID to Launch in India

The sequel to Vivo’s pioneering X20 Plus UD smartphone is coming to India, with the country’s major retailer Flipkart announcing that it will be exclusive retailer of the Vivo X21. The device maintains the key feature of its predecessor – an in-display fingerprint sensor. Developed by Synaptics, the Clear ID biometric technology allows a fingerprint…

Fingerprint Sensor Market Still on the Rise: Report

Fingerprint Sensor Market Still on the Rise: Report

“MarketsandMarkets highlights the efforts of NEXT Biometrics, Fingerprint Cards, and IDEX in pioneering these technologies.” While a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have come under intense market pressure over the past year due to shrinking margins in the mobile sector, the overall fingerprint sensor market will continue its upward trajectory over the next several years,…

Synaptics’ Clear ID Fingerprint Sensor Wins Big at 2018 Display Industry Awards

Synaptics’ Clear ID Fingerprint Sensor Wins Big at 2018 Display Industry Awards

Synaptics‘ Clear ID fingerprint sensor solution has been named “Component of the Year” by the Society for Information Display, or SID. The recognition is one of the three categories of the 2018 Display Industry Awards, which also include the categories of “Display of the Year” and “Display Application of the Year”. For industry watchers, Clear…

Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensors Featured on Six New Smartphones

Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensors Featured on Six New Smartphones

“While FPC is seeking to pursue opportunities in new market areas such as biometric payment cards, the company is also working to improve production costs so that it can remain competitive in the capacitive fingerprint sensor market for smartphones…” A number of recently launched smartphones feature fingerprint sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards, the company has…

Innovatrics Jumps Into Selfie-Enrollment Market

Innovatrics Jumps Into Selfie-Enrollment Market

With excitement growing over selfie-based enrollment solutions, Innovatrics has jumped into the ring. The company has announced a new solution called the Digital Onboarding Toolkit, or DOT. The biometric enrollment system requires three simple steps. First, an end user takes a picture of a piece of official ID, such as a driver’s license. Next, they…

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…

Looks Like All Three 2018 iPhones Will Use Face ID

Looks Like All Three 2018 iPhones Will Use Face ID

Apple is definitely sticking with Face ID for this year’s new flagship iPhones, and is even doubling down on it with improvements to the underlying software, suggest new rumors from Mac Otakara. Citing an anonymous source in Apple’s supply chain, the Japanese blog says that Apple is planning a 6.5″ OLED iPhone for this year.…

Yoti Integrates Official Proof of Age Into ID App

Yoti Integrates Official Proof of Age Into ID App

“Yoti’s platform allows end users to confirm their identities with a video selfie, leveraging biometrics for identity verification and eliminating the need to share an entire identity document.” Yoti has found an important new ally in the promotion of its mobile ID system: CitizenCard is a UK not-for-profit organization that offers Home Office-sanctioned ID cards,…

‘OpenMedReady’ Framework Ties Biometrics to Patient Data

‘OpenMedReady’ Framework Ties Biometrics to Patient Data

A number of firms involved in the technology and health sectors have banded together to establish a standards framework for remote health care. The initiative is dubbed “OpenMedReady”. The collaborators include Arm, ForgeRock, Philips, Qualcomm Life, Sparsa, and US TrustedCare. And their mission, according to a statement from the firms, is to “complement existing standards…

Aware Inc. Celebrates Enterprise Security Magazine Recognition

Aware Inc. Celebrates Enterprise Security Magazine Recognition

“Aware noted that it plans to demonstrate its Knomi solution at the Connect:ID exhibition in Washington next week…” Enterprise Security Magazine has named Aware, Inc. a “Top Ten Multifactor Authentication Solution Provider of 2018,” the latter has announced. The recognition granted Aware a profile in the March edition of Enterprise Security Magazine. The profile focuses…

Jumio Once Again Sees 400+ Percent Sales Jump in Quarterly Update

Jumio Once Again Sees 400+ Percent Sales Jump in Quarterly Update

“The sales were driven by Jumio’s NetVerify solution, which applies facial recognition and document reading through a standard mobile camera to verify the identities of end users. “ Jumio‘s winning streak continues, with the company announcing a jump of more than 400 percent year-over-year jump in its Q1 sales. And what’s more, Jumio says this…

Arvato Invests in Behavioral Biometrics Specialist SecuredTouch

Arvato Invests in Behavioral Biometrics Specialist SecuredTouch

Arvato Financial Solutions has invested in behavioral biometrics specialist SecuredTouch as part of a larger partnership between the firms. In a statement, the firms were vague about the details of the investment and their partnership, asserting only that Arvato “has chosen to strategically invest in online security and decided to partner with Israeli-based SecuredTouch.” The companies…

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