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FEITIAN Licenses Biometric Software from FPC

FEITIAN Licenses Biometric Software from FPC

FEITIAN has agreed to license the FPC-BEP biometric software platform from Fingerprint Cards (FPC). The platform is designed for payment cards and access control, both of which are covered under the terms of the global licensing agreement. FEITIAN will also make a volume order of FPC fingerprint sensors as part of the new arrangement. According…

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IDEX and FEITIAN Biometric Payment Card Receives China UnionPay Certification

IDEX and FEITIAN Biometric Payment Card Receives China UnionPay Certification

IDEX Biometrics’ dual-interface authentication technology is being featured in a new biometric payment card solution from FEITIAN. The new, contactless biometric payment card is the first such card to clear all of the requirements for China UnionPay certification. The testing for that certification was carried out by the Bank Card Testing Center (BCTC) in Beijing,…

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UC San Francisco Project Looks to Biometric Data to Track COVID-19 Spread

UC San Francisco Project Looks to Biometric Data to Track COVID-19 Spread

A new project by UC San Francisco (UCSF) is asking for volunteers to share their biometric data in an effort to track the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Citizen Science project is an initiative that welcomes anyone over the age of 18 to participate by downloading an app and signing up through UCSF’s Eureka Research…

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Survey Finds Americans Accept More Responsibility to Protect Their Privacy

Survey Finds Americans Accept More Responsibility to Protect Their Privacy

NortonLifeLock has released a new report that suggests that Americans don’t necessarily expect the government to protect their personal information. Even though half of the American respondents in the new Cyber Safety Insights Report believe the government could be doing more to protect their privacy, they still assigned more responsibility to individual consumers than they…

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Acuant Acquires Digital Identity Specialist IdentityMind

Acuant Acquires Digital Identity Specialist IdentityMind

Acuant has formally completed its acquisition of IdentityMind. The two companies have been strategic partners in the past, though the acquisition is obviously a more permanent arrangement. The acquisition will allow Acuant to integrate IdentityMind’s Digital Identity Platform into its own Trusted Identity Platform to offer a more comprehensive digital identity and fraud prevention solution.…

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FIDO Alliance’s Inaugural Authenticate Event Gets Pushed Back to November

FIDO Alliance’s Inaugural Authenticate Event Gets Pushed Back to November

The FIDO Alliance’s inaugural Authenticate conference has officially been postponed. The event was originally scheduled to run from June 2-3, but will now take place on November 9-10. The FIDO Alliance member plenary has similarly been rebooked for November 11-12. The venue will remain the same despite the scheduling shakeup. Both Authenticate and the member…

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Yoti Highlights Public Health Benefits of Contactless IDs

Yoti Highlights Public Health Benefits of Contactless IDs

Yoti is highlighting the utility of its contactless age verification solution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company notes that its digital IDs allow convenience store employees to conduct age checks without ever handling someone else’s physical ID card, making it a more sanitary option that can help stop the spread of the…

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Future Apple Watch May Get Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

Future Apple Watch May Get Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

According to a report from Israeli news site The Verifier, a future version of the Apple Watch is set to feature Touch ID for biometric authentication, as well as a few other new features, though we may have to wait until 2021. With the most recent release of the Apple Watch — Series 5 —…

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Huawei Opts for Goodix Fingerprint Sensor in New P40 Series

Huawei Opts for Goodix Fingerprint Sensor in New P40 Series

Huawei has unveiled a new P40 line of 5G smartphones. The line includes the Huawei P40, the P40 Pro, and the P40 Pro+, each of which features Goodix’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor and AMOLED touch controller. The sensor will enable secure biometric authentication and speed up authentication times by as much as 30 percent.  …

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ABI Predicts COVID-19 Will Slow Smartphone Production and 5G Adoption Rates

ABI Predicts COVID-19 Will Slow Smartphone Production and 5G Adoption Rates

ABI Research is predicting that global smartphone production could drop as much as 30 percent in the first half of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The downturn largely reflects the considerable disruption to production lines and supply chains in China, which was the first country to be hit by the coronavirus. China also…

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Huami Teams with Chinese Athletics Association on Smart Wearable Devices

Huami Teams with Chinese Athletics Association on Smart Wearable Devices

Huami has announced a partnership with the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) in a formal agreement that will see the two sides team up to develop smart wearable devices. “The official partnership will promote the sports spirit and healthy lifestyle to the whole society, which also has a positive impact on building a leading sports nation,” said Yu Hongchen, the…

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Apple Patent Describes Biometric Head Mounted Display

Apple Patent Describes Biometric Head Mounted Display

A patent filed by Apple with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office details a future Head Mounted Display (HMD) system with interchangeable lenses, and biometric sensors that can identify the wearer. The patent lists a biometric sensor onboard the HMD, which could potentially be used for user authentication. The type of biometric sensor is not…

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Kneron Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Kneron Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Kneron has been recognized with a 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award from the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). The awards were set up to honor pioneering AI achievements that help address real world problems for employees and consumers alike. To that end, Kneron is developing embedded hardware and software solutions that will improve the edge AI…

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Apple Patent Application Hints at Face ID for Mac Computers

Apple Patent Application Hints at Face ID for Mac Computers

Face ID could finally be on its way to MacBook and iMac computers. At least, that’s the takeaway from a newly published Apple patent application that details a “Light Recognition Module for Determining a User of a Computing Device.” While the language in the title is more generic, the patent essentially describes a facial recognition…

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Proxy to Expand Identity Signal Solution Following $42M Series B Round

Proxy to Expand Identity Signal Solution Following $42M Series B Round

San Francisco-based Proxy has announced it has raised $42 million in a Series B funding round led by Scale Venture Partners, and with participation from existing investors Kleiner Perkins and Y Combinator. Proxy aims to use the financing to fuel a rapid expansion of its identity signal solution, while growing its international footprint across Asia,…

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IDEX Biometrics Proselytizes Fingerprint Recognition Benefits

IDEX Biometrics Proselytizes Fingerprint Recognition Benefits

IDEX Biometrics is once again highlighting some of the advantages of fingerprint recognition. In a post on its blog, the company notes that biometric authentication is more convenient and more secure than conventional alternatives like passwords, especially given the frequency of high-profile data breaches over the past few years. A biometric identifier like a fingerprint…

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Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio has announced that its Jumio Go identity verification platform will be available for free to organizations that are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations that qualify for the service include (but are not limited to) healthcare providers, delivery services, and educational institutions. Those interested in the offer are invited to fill out…

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AMC Health Provides Hospitals with Home Monitoring Kits for Patients

AMC Health Provides Hospitals with Home Monitoring Kits for Patients

AMC Health is working with hospitals to help manage the number of patients in emergency departments. To that end, the company will be outfitting hospitals with telehealth services and home monitoring kits to help doctors provide better care to remote patients.  The new measures are being taken up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which…

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Apple Releases ARKit 3.5 with Lidar Support

Apple Releases ARKit 3.5 with Lidar Support

Apple has released an updated version of ARKit, its augmented reality (AR) development tool, to now support the new lidar sensor found in the upcoming 2020 iPad Pro. ARKit 3.5 features a new Scene Geometry API that uses lidar’s capabilities — the measuring of distances using pulsed laser light — to create a 3D map…

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