Biometric

Connected Cars Present Myriad Opportunities for Biometrics: Aware, Inc.

Connected Cars Present Myriad Opportunities for Biometrics: Aware, Inc.

“It’s a compelling case for bringing biometrics into the car, and given Aware’s expertise in the world of biometric authentication, it’s coming from an expert source.” As today’s cars get increasingly sophisticated on the technological and IT front, Aware Inc. wants to put biometric technology in the driver’s seat. The company has published a new…

Nokia and Telia Hit 2 Gbps During 5G Demo in Helsinki

Nokia and Telia Hit 2 Gbps During 5G Demo in Helsinki

Nokia and Telia are toasting a successful demo of their 5G infrastructure in Finland. The demonstration took place at the downtown Maria 01 startup campus during the annual Slush start-up event, which takes place every November in Helsinki. The test was set up as part of a broader effort to show startups what they can…

Keesing Releases New Selfie-Based Onboarding Solution

Keesing Releases New Selfie-Based Onboarding Solution

Keesing Technologies has released a new web API that was built to facilitate the remote onboarding of new customers for financial institutions. The solution is part of the company’s broader AuthentiScan suite, and leverages document reading and facial recognition capabilities. To that end, Keesing is a document verification specialist with a reference database that includes…

NatWest Announces Trial of Biometric Key Fob for Contactless Payments

NatWest Announces Trial of Biometric Key Fob for Contactless Payments

UK bank NatWest announced last week that it is beginning a trial, which will involve 250 customers and last for 3 months, of a biometric-enabled key fob that uses an individual’s fingerprint to make contactless payments. “After the successful pilot of our biometric debit card we are looking at how we can further develop the…

Apple Patent Describes Gaze Tracking System

Apple Patent Describes Gaze Tracking System

A newly granted patent suggests that Apple is continuing to refine its Face ID face scanning system, and may even be planning to bring it to its laptop and desktop devices. As Patently Apple reports, the new patent concerns gaze and head tracking. It outlines how infrared light can be used to track a user’s…

Goodix In-Display Sensor Tech Featured in 5G OnePlus Phone

Goodix In-Display Sensor Tech Featured in 5G OnePlus Phone

One of the first smartphones to take advantage of T-Mobile’s 5G network is now hitting the market, and it features an in-display fingerprint sensor from Goodix. The device in question is the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, which is one of only two smartphones that are currently compatible with T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network, the…

Buguroo Offers a Crash Course on Two-Step Authentication

Buguroo Offers a Crash Course on Two-Step Authentication

Buguroo has provided consumers with a handy primer that details the relative strengths and weaknesses of some of the most common forms of two-step authentication. The company notes that Strong Customer Authentication is a key component of new regulatory standards like PSD2, and will be increasingly important for companies and financial institutions that are hoping…

Zwipe Announces Incoming New CFO

Zwipe Announces Incoming New CFO

Zwipe has announced a new Chief Financial Officer. Lars Kristian Solheim will take the position starting March 1st of 2020, when he will replace interim CFO Lars Myren. In a statement announcing the new executive’s appointment, Zwipe highlighted his relevant experience. After serving as a Senior Associate at the audit firm Ernst & Young, Solheim…

Simeio Unveils Identity Vault App with Facial Recognition Tech

Simeio Unveils Identity Vault App with Facial Recognition Tech

Simeio Solutions has released a new identity verification app that utilizes facial recognition to confirm the validity of an official government ID. The app has been dubbed the Simeio Identity Vault, and it is available for iOS and Android devices and through the web. Identity Vault was designed to lower the cost of identity proofing…

Jumio Grabs Gold at 2019 Best in Biz Awards

Jumio Grabs Gold at 2019 Best in Biz Awards

Jumio has picked up another award for its selfie-based Jumio Authentication platform. The most recent prize is the Gold Medal in the Enterprise Product of the Year, Security Software category at the 2019 Best in Biz Awards. Now in their ninth year, the Best in Biz Awards are selected by a panel of tech editors…

FPC Teams with Valid on Biometric Payment Cards

FPC Teams with Valid on Biometric Payment Cards

Fingerprint Cards has a new partner in its efforts to target the emerging biometric payment cards market: the company has announced a new partnership with Valid that will see the latter take advantage of FPC’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module for smart card applications. Valid originally started up in Brazil over half a century ago as…

Future iPhone Could Have In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Future iPhone Could Have In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

There may be a version of next year’s iPhone that will come equipped with an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, according to a recent report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. The report suggests that Apple representatives have arranged to meet with GIS, a Taiwanese manufacturer, to discuss the development of a future iPhone with an in-display…

GSMA Shares More Details About MWC Barcelona

GSMA Shares More Details About MWC Barcelona

The GSMA is letting guests know what they should expect at the upcoming MWC 2020 event in Barcelona, disclosing a massive trove of information that includes details about keynote speakers, topics for the Women4Tech Summit, MWC Tours, and the GSMA’s technology initiatives. MWC Barcelona will run from February 24-27, with individual events taking place in…

Mobile Account Registration in China Now Requires Facial Recognition Scan

Mobile Account Registration in China Now Requires Facial Recognition Scan

The government of China has formally implemented a new rule that makes a facial recognition scan a required part of the mobile registration process. Anyone hoping to sign up for mobile phone services will now need to undergo a scan, expanding on the previous system that only asked customers to provide an identity card. The…

Biometric Tech Will Help to Drive Mobile Payments Market: Report

Biometric Tech Will Help to Drive Mobile Payments Market: Report

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that biometric technology will revolutionize the mobile payments industry over the next few years. The firm predicts that consumers will use biometric authentication to conduct $2.5 trillion in payment transactions on mobile devices by 2024. That number represents a massive 1,000 percent increase over the comparable $228 billion…

IDEMIA to Provide Morocco with Biometric Citizen ID Cards

IDEMIA to Provide Morocco with Biometric Citizen ID Cards

“…IDEMIA suggested that the biometric national ID cards ‘will accelerate rollout of Morocco’s online services and will ramp up development of the digital economy.’” IDEMIA has won a contract to provide the Moroccan government with new biometric ID cards for citizens. The deal was signed with the country’s Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nationale, or…

Apple Express Payments Come to London Transit

Apple Express Payments Come to London Transit

Apple and Transport for London (TfL) have announced the ability to use Apple’s Express Transit feature of Apple Pay with London’s entire transit network. With the Express Transit feature, Apple Pay users can now simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch against one of TfL’s transit terminals to pay for their ride, without the need…

Majority of Brits are Ready to Ditch the Password: Survey

Majority of Brits are Ready to Ditch the Password: Survey

A majority of Brits are in favor of replacing passwords with biometric authentication, suggests new survey data from Equifax. Conducted by OnePoll in October, the Equifax-commissioned survey polled a representative sample of 2,000 adults in Great Britain on their attitudes toward biometrics. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they would be happy to stop using passwords…

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