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EyeLock Gets Approval For Mobile Iris Scanning Patent

EyeLock Gets Approval For Mobile Iris Scanning Patent

EyeLock has received approval for a patent detailing a method of making mobile iris scanning more effective. The system described essentially revolves around the capture of several images of a given user with a smartphone camera, with EyeLock software automatically selecting the highest-quality images for iris scanning. Thus the system could be used to conserve…

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Is Mobile Iris Biometrics The Future of Aadhaar?

Is Mobile Iris Biometrics The Future of Aadhaar?

“Just as mobile fingerprint scanning started on high-end devices from Apple and quickly spread to cheaper smartphones, many expect the same pattern to unfold with respect to mobile iris scanning.” With excitement building over smartphone iris scanning, Delta ID is seeking to pioneer the technology’s use with Aadhaar, India’s national biometric ID program. As the…

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PayPal Comes to Android Pay

PayPal Comes to Android Pay

PayPal and Google are expanding their partnership to enable PayPal-based payments through the Android Pay mobile payment platform. The companies first teamed up a few years ago when PayPal was enabled as a payment method in the Google Play digital media store. Soon – the companies haven’t set an exact launch date – users of…

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MRHE Facilities in Dubai Are Compatible With HID Mobile Access

MRHE Facilities in Dubai Are Compatible With HID Mobile Access

Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashin Housing Establishment (MRHE) has upgraded its facilities to be compatible with HID Global’s HID Mobile Access solution. The move means that MRHE employees can use both Seos smart cards and mobile devices – via HID Mobile Access – to gain access to the company’s offices. In a statement announcing the deployment,…

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Lynk & Co Demos Virtual Key Car Sharing System

Lynk & Co Demos Virtual Key Car Sharing System

Lynk & Co has teamed up with Ericsson to demonstrate what it calls “the world’s first built-in share function” for the connected car, according to a statement from the company. It’s essentially a digital car key, allowing a car owner to remotely administrate a digital car key through a smartphone app. That, the company says,…

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Micromax Smartphone Uses Precise BioMatch Mobile Software

Micromax Smartphone Uses Precise BioMatch Mobile Software

A new smartphone from Micromax is using Precise Biometrics technology to power its fingerprint scanning functionality. In a statement announcing the integration, Precise Biometrics declined to say which specific model is using the Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software – the company has launched multiple devices over the past several weeks – but it did indicate…

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Western Union Enables Apple Pay for Money Transfers

Western Union Enables Apple Pay for Money Transfers

Western Union has enabled Apple Pay for money transfers. It’s a reflection of the growing popularity of the mobile channel. In a statement announcing the new functionality, Western Union SVP Khalid Fellahi noted that 60 percent of all of the company’s money transfers are now performed through mobile devices; as such, in enabling Apple Pay…

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Biometric Earbuds From Harman Kardon Feature AI Coach

Biometric Earbuds From Harman Kardon Feature AI Coach

Biometric wearables tech developer LifeBEAM has announced an AI personal trainer. Called “Vi”, the system has been embedded in new biometric earphones from Harman Kardon. The earphones are designed to pick up biometrics related to heart rate and posture, in addition to other data pertaining to things like elevation and speed. Vi is designed to…

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FPC Targets Low-Cost End of Mobile Spectrum with QiKU-Spreadtrum Integration

FPC Targets Low-Cost End of Mobile Spectrum with QiKU-Spreadtrum Integration

“…FPC emphasized that it’s the company’s first deployment with Spreadtrum, a China-based chipset maker focused on the lower end of the smartphone price spectrum.” Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in a new smartphone from QiKU. The 360 F5 features an FPC1245 sensor. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC emphasized that it’s the company’s…

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Samsung Reports Better Than Expected Pre-orders for Galaxy S8

Samsung Reports Better Than Expected Pre-orders for Galaxy S8

Pre-orders for Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones have been “better than expected,” according to the head of its mobile division. Koh Dong-jin’s comment came the day after Samsung confirmed that in the US, pre-orders for its new Galaxy S8 smartphone are stronger than they were for its predecessor, the Galaxy S7. The high level of consumer…

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LG to Enable G6 Facial Recognition Along with mPayment Platform: Report

LG to Enable G6 Facial Recognition Along with mPayment Platform: Report

LG is planning to bring facial recognition software to its new G6 smartphone, The Investor reports. The company is thought to have contracted another Korea-based company, Oez, to provide the technology. As The Investor reports, Oez’s facial recognition software takes up only 3.5MB – 5MB, and features liveness detection capabilities to prevent spoofing. LG’s move…

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FPC’s Annual Report on 2016 Looks At The Big Picture

FPC’s Annual Report on 2016 Looks At The Big Picture

“In the PC market to which FPC is a new competitor, it expects ‘to exceed the addressable market of slightly more than 200 million PCs by 2020.’” Fingerprint Cards is looking at the big picture in a recently published Annual Report on 2016. Calling it the company’s best year to date, FPC notes that revenues increased…

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CrucialTec Wins Patent for In-Display Sensor Solution

CrucialTec Wins Patent for In-Display Sensor Solution

CrucialTec has won a patent for a transparent fingerprint sensor enabling in-display scanning on smartphones, reports The Investor. It isn’t yet clear exactly how the technology works, but according to the report the sensor can be embedded under a mobile display, and can be easily integrated into existing production lines, potentially allowing for inexpensive integrations…

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In-Display Touch ID a High Hurdle in iPhone 8 Development: Report

In-Display Touch ID a High Hurdle in iPhone 8 Development: Report

Apple is indeed working to bring Touch ID into the display of the next iPhone, but it’s proving to be a huge headache, suggests a new report from Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri. As AppleInsider reports, Arcuri cites “his own supply chain field work” in making his assessment, suggesting a certain measure of validity.…

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White Paper Details Need for eSE, eSIM Security in IoT

White Paper Details Need for eSE, eSIM Security in IoT

IoT device makers need to start embracing embedded security solutions, argues a new white paper from the Secure Technology Alliance. Citing Gartner market research, the paper notes that in 2016 the number of connection endpoints in the IoT surpassed six billion, and makes that incredible assertion that over five million new things are now connected…

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FPC Gets First Indian Smartphone Integration

FPC Gets First Indian Smartphone Integration

“…in addition to the biometric authentication security offered by FPC’s fingerprint sensor, the smartphone also offers ‘encryption of phone calls, messages, WeChat messages amongst others.’” Fingerprint Cards is celebrating its first sensor integration with an India-based OEM, with Micromax using an FPC1035 sensor in its latest smartphone. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC Business…

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Silead Produces Another Smartphone Integration for Precise Biometrics

Silead Produces Another Smartphone Integration for Precise Biometrics

“Precise Biometrics also noted that the integration comes via Silead, a China-based IC specialist with which the company entered into a partnership about two years ago, in the spring of 2015.” Precise Biometrics technology is being used in another new smartphone. Announcing the integration in a statement, Precise Biometrics declined to name the new device…

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Researchers Build ‘MasterPrints’ To Spoof Past Mobile Fingerprint Security

Researchers Build ‘MasterPrints’ To Spoof Past Mobile Fingerprint Security

A joint team of researchers from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and Michigan State University’s College of Engineering are warning that the fingerprint biometrics now commonly used for mobile authentication may not be as unique as many believe. Because smartphones use only partial fingerprints and often allow for multiple users’ fingerprint data to…

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Nok Nok Labs, Persistent Systems Collaborate on Easy Authentication for Apps

Nok Nok Labs, Persistent Systems Collaborate on Easy Authentication for Apps

Nok Nok Labs and enterprise software specialist Persistent Systems have teamed up to reduce friction in app-based login. The companies will work together to offer a Unified Authentication Infrastructure based on Nok Nok Labs’ authentication technology for web and mobile applications. That, in turn, is based on the increasingly influential standards of the FIDO Alliance,…

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HID Global Celebrates Win in SIA’s New Product Showcase Competition

HID Global Celebrates Win in SIA’s New Product Showcase Competition

Last week’s ISC West security expo is a wrap, and HID Global has emerged as a clear winner from the event, with the Security Industry Association having recognized HID Global in its New Product Showcase competition. The company won in the Access Control Devices & Peripherals Wireless category for its HID Location Services solution. The solution is…

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