Google

Safari 14 to Support Biometric Authentication Via FIDO2 WebAuthn

Safari 14 to Support Biometric Authentication Via FIDO2 WebAuthn

Tech giant Apple has announced that the latest version of its Safari web browser will be equipped with the option of allowing users to log in to certain websites with biometrics via Apple’s Face ID or Touch ID. Safari 14’s new features, which will ship with the new iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur operating…

BIPA Doesn’t Apply to Photos, Argues Google

BIPA Doesn’t Apply to Photos, Argues Google

Google is planning to contest a class action lawsuit that alleges that the company violated the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in Illinois. The lawsuit was filed in February, and specifically concerns a facial recognition database that was created after extracting facial templates from photos on the company’s platform. BIPA prevents companies from obtaining and…

Wells Fargo is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

Wells Fargo is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

The list of apps that support Face Unlock on the Pixel 4 keeps growing at a steady pace, with the Wells Fargo app recently joining in as the latest to accommodate Google’s take on biometric facial recognition for authentication. Face Unlock was first introduced with the launch of the Pixel 4 in November of 2019…

Google Enables YubiKey Support on iOS Devices

Google Enables YubiKey Support on iOS Devices

“It’s the latest indication of Google’s enthusiasm for 2FA security…” iPhone and iPad users can now secure their Google apps with Yubico’s Two-Factor Authentication solutions. The functionality arrives with Google’s support for the WebAuthn authentication protocol on iOS, Apple’s mobile operating platform. This means that users of Apple’s mobile devices can now enable their Google…

Myki Enables Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

Myki Enables Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

The Myki password manager will now support face unlock on the Pixel 4. The newest version of the app integrates the Android 10 biometrics API, which in turn allows Pixel 4 owners to open the app with a facial recognition scan instead of a PIN. To enable the feature, Myki users will first need to…

Google Leverages Apple Biometrics to Secure Drive Platform

Google Leverages Apple Biometrics to Secure Drive Platform

“…Google’s support of Apple biometrics offers a refreshing example of one tech giant’s willingness to work with a rival’s technology for the greater good of end user security.” Google is now officially taking advantage of Apple’s sophisticated biometric security systems to help protect users of the iOS version of its Google Drive app. First announced…

Google Plans Debit Card with Biometric Security

Google Plans Debit Card with Biometric Security

Tech Giant Google appears close to announcing a new physical debit card to be used with its Google Pay payment platform, complete with biometric security. The news — which comes via a series of leaked documents obtained by TechCrunch — would position Google in the FinTech industry alongside competitor Apple, following the launch of the…

iOS Google Drive Users to Get Biometric Security Update

iOS Google Drive Users to Get Biometric Security Update

Google announced that it will be rolling out a new biometric security feature for the iOS version of its Google Drive app this week. The feature, called ‘Privacy Screen’, will give users the option to lock access to the app behind biometric authentication via Face ID , Touch ID, or a password. The Privacy Screen…

Touch ID Officially Returns in New Apple iPhone SE

Touch ID Officially Returns in New Apple iPhone SE

Apple has announced the launch of the iPhone SE and with it signalled the official return of Touch ID to the tech giant’s wildly popular line of smartphones. The biometric fingerprint authentication system was featured in Apple’s phones from its debut in the iPhone 5S in 2013 all the way to 2017’s iPhone 8 and…

Discover App is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

Discover App is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

The Pixel 4 was launched by Google back in November of 2019 featuring Face Unlock, Android’s version of biometric facial recognition that functions similar to Apple’s Face ID. The introduction of Face Unlock was seen by many as a big step for Google and Android, as until that point previous Pixel phones had all relied…

Proposed SMS OTP Enhancement Gains Traction

Proposed SMS OTP Enhancement Gains Traction

A proposal from Apple engineers aimed at making SMS security more effective is making its way through the web development community. The idea, which was backed by Google in January, is essentially to link an SMS-based One Time Passcode directly to the website or other online entity sending it for user authentication. This means that…

Google Officially Releases Pixel 4 Face Unlock Update

Google Officially Releases Pixel 4 Face Unlock Update

Google has followed through on its promises and fixed a major security flaw in the Pixel 4. The issue stems from the smartphone’s Face Unlock feature, which would grant access to people who had their eyes closed when the phone was released in October. Thankfully, the latest Pixel software update finally closes that loophole. The…

Google Releases Mobility Reports to Help Public Health Officials

Google Releases Mobility Reports to Help Public Health Officials

Google has released its first batch of COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports. The reports use aggregated Google Maps data to track the movements of people during the pandemic. The tech giant is hoping that public health officials will be able to use the information to make more informed decisions and slow the spread of the coronavirus.…

Google Fixes Biometric Flaw in Latest Android Developer Preview Release

Google Fixes Biometric Flaw in Latest Android Developer Preview Release

Google has fixed what has been termed by many to be a major flaw in its new Face Unlock biometric authentication system that was released with the Pixel 4 late last year. In the latest release of the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 (DP2), the “require eyes to be open” feature is live, meaning users…

Google Teams Open-Source Object Detection Tool

Google Teams Open-Source Object Detection Tool

Members from the Google Brain and Google AI teams have announced they have open-sourced EfficientDet, an AI-powered tool that allows for state-of-the-art object detection with more efficient use of compute power. The next generation version of EfficientNet, EfficientDet was first detailed in a paper published last fall by Google engineers Mingxing Tan, Ruoming Pang, and…

Google Highlights Tech, Philanthropic Support in Fighting COVID-19

Google Highlights Tech, Philanthropic Support in Fighting COVID-19

“Recognizing that a growing number of workers are self-quarantining and looking for ways to work from home, Google has made the premium version of Meet available for free until July 1st of this year.” With much of the world now transfixed by COVID-19, Google is highlighting its efforts to leverage its platforms and technologies to…

Google Details How Soli Radar Tech Works

Google Details How Soli Radar Tech Works

In a post on its AI blog penned last week, Google explained the technology behind the radar sensors included in last year’s Pixel 4 smartphone. Though the hardware behind what Google calls Project Soli — a 60GHz radar and antenna receivers capable of covering a combined 180-degree field of view — was revealed during the…

Envision AI Teams Up with  Google Glass to Help Visually Impaired Users “See”

Envision AI Teams Up with Google Glass to Help Visually Impaired Users “See”

Envision AI, the smartphone app that helps visually impaired people “see” the world around them by describing objects to them using artificial intelligence, has announced the debut of Envision Glasses, an AI-powered version of Google Glass that will bring its platform to Google’s wearable device. Envision Glasses are a combination of Google Glass Enterprise Edition…

Pages