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Security Flaw Makes Pixel 4 Face Unlock Vulnerable to Spoofing

Security Flaw Makes Pixel 4 Face Unlock Vulnerable to Spoofing

Google has delivered a sophisticated biometric security feature in its latest Pixel smartphones, but it has a glaring potential flaw: the devices’ Face Unlock system can authenticate a user even if they’re eyes are closed. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL‘s Face Unlock system is otherwise pretty impressive. Taking a cue from Apple, Google…

Google Subcontractor Comes Under Fire for Dubious Data Collection Tactics

Google Subcontractor Comes Under Fire for Dubious Data Collection Tactics

Biometrics News – Mobile Biometrics – Facial Recognition A Google subcontractor is being scrutinized for its questionable data collection tactics. The company in question is Randstad, which hired and managed a field team of Google TVCs (Temps, Vendors, and Contractors) to gather face images from the general public. People were offered $5 gift cards in…

Google Wants Your Photo, Will Pay in Gift Cards

Google Wants Your Photo, Will Pay in Gift Cards

Google is handing out $5 gift cards in exchange for five minutes of face time with random people on the street. The company is reportedly training a new facial recognition algorithm that would be deployed in the next generation of Pixel smartphones. The algorithm would essentially give Google an in-house alternative to Apple’s Face ID,…

If the Pixel 4 Has a Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, It’s not on Its Back

If the Pixel 4 Has a Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, It’s not on Its Back

“As for the fingerprint sensor, it seems clear enough from Google’s own images that there isn’t going to be one on the Pixel 4’s rear.” Google’s next flagship smartphone is going to feature a big square bump for cameras and potentially other sensors on its rear, and appears to be doing away with rear-mounted fingerprint…