mobile biometrics

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has brought in-display fingerprint scanning to another of its mid-range smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy A80. It isn’t the device’s flagship feature. Rather, the A80’s focus is on a pop-up camera system that can rotate to face outward or toward the user for selfies. It’s a handy way of delivering sophisticated imaging front and back,…

Galaxy S10’s Fingerprint Sensor Spoofed by 3D Print: Report

Galaxy S10’s Fingerprint Sensor Spoofed by 3D Print: Report

“…if the spoofing claim is legitimate, it’s another indication of the importance of liveness detection in contemporary biometric technology. New spoofing claims are raising questions about the efficacy of the Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint scanner. As SamMobile reports, an Imgur user called “darshark” has published a post detailing how claims to have fooled one…

Aflac Japan will Authenticate Cancer Insurance Customers with Biometrics

Aflac Japan will Authenticate Cancer Insurance Customers with Biometrics

“[Nok Nok Labs’] S3 Authentication Suite will allow Aflac’s 15 million customers to biometrically verify their identities and log into their accounts using only their mobile devices.” Cancer patients in Japan should have an easier time getting reimbursed for treatments thanks to a new agreement between Nok Nok Labs, Fujitsu, and Aflac Japan. Specifically, Aflac,…

Apple Watch’s ECG System Comes to Europe, Hong Kong

Apple Watch’s ECG System Comes to Europe, Hong Kong

“The ECG data from the Health app can be shared as a PDF with physicians, potentially enabling diagnosis and treatment for conditions that otherwise might have gone undetected.” The Apple Watch’s electrocardiogram capability is now being rolled out in Europe and Hong Kong through a new software update. First unveiled along with Apple’s latest iPhones…

Precise Biometrics to Maintain Focus on Biometric Cards, Mobile Fingerprint & Multimodal ID

Precise Biometrics to Maintain Focus on Biometric Cards, Mobile Fingerprint & Multimodal ID

Precise Biometrics will focus on biometric payment cards, smartphone fingerprint scanning, and multi-modal digital identity for the foreseeable future, with its new YOUNiQ solution being key to the latter over 2019, suggests its newly-published Annual Report. A glossier, more in-depth publication than Precise Biometrics’ year-end results, which were published in February, the Annual Report offers…

HSBC Brings FacePhi Biometric Tech to Uruguay

HSBC Brings FacePhi Biometric Tech to Uruguay

“The new partnership marks FacePhi’s first foray into the Uruguayan market, though this isn’t the first time it has worked with the global bank.” FacePhi‘s upwards trajectory continues, with HSBC Uruguay becoming the latest financial services firm to embrace its selfie-based biometric authentication technology. The new partnership marks FacePhi’s first foray into the Uruguayan market,…

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

While the original announcement of LG’s next flagship smartphone made waves with its focus on 3D facial recognition, the LG G8 ThinQ has another innovative biometric system up its sleeve. Or maybe just beneath it: its new ‘Hand ID’ system is designed to scan the veins in users’ hands for authentication. The unusual approach makes…

Signicat Integrates Verimi’s Multi-factor Authentication Services

Signicat Integrates Verimi’s Multi-factor Authentication Services

Signicat has integrated Verimi’s identification platform into its Digital Identity Hub to provide European enterprises with a verified digital identity solution. Based in Norway, Signicat offers an identity management platform that makes it easier to onboard customers and track digital identities across multiple channels, while the German Verimi is a device-based platform that provides a…

Face ID is Key to New Platform That Rewards Ad Watching with Movie Tickets

Face ID is Key to New Platform That Rewards Ad Watching with Movie Tickets

A co-founder of MoviePass is looking to leverage Apple’s Face ID system for a new movie ticket platform, according to Adweek. The aim is to force members to watch ads in exchange for movie tickets, and the company is hoping that early adopters will pay for the privilege through a Kickstarter campaign. Whereas the idea…

Samsung Improves Fingerprint Recognition with Galaxy A50 Update

Samsung Improves Fingerprint Recognition with Galaxy A50 Update

“Samsung has been trying to keep pace with its in-display fingerprint options in the past few months, and has pushed the technology into a few new devices…” The Samsung Galaxy A50 is one of the more powerful smartphones in its price range, but the device has had problems with its in-display fingerprint sensor since it…

Samsung Extends In-Display Fingerprint Scanning to Mid-Range Line

Samsung Extends In-Display Fingerprint Scanning to Mid-Range Line

Samsung is bringing in-display fingerprint scanning to at least one mid-range smartphone, signalling that this could become a mainstay feature in the company’s overall mobile lineup. The newly-announced Galaxy A70 smartphone (pictured above) echoes the recent flagship Galaxy S10 in some other ways, too. There’s a strong focus on imaging, with the A70 sporting a…

Vivo Furthers In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend with X27 Smartphones

Vivo Furthers In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend with X27 Smartphones

“The smartphones offer the latest indication that in-display fingerprint scanning is an important new trend, with multiple smartphone makers having followed Vivo’s lead over the past year…” Vivo has launched a new pair of smartphones in the China market, further spreading the in-display fingerprint scanner trend that it started with last year’s Vivo X20 Plus…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Two New Huawei Phones

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Two New Huawei Phones

Fingerprint Cards has announced two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensors, both in devices from Huawei. In a statement, Fingerprints suggested that the new Huawei Y9 is using an FPC1028 fingerprint sensor model. Reflecting another, increasingly popular trend in mobile biometrics, the smartphone also supports facial recognition, making it a multi-modal device. Meanwhile, the…

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Yoti‘s partnership with the Scottish Government has produced its first major results, with the company announcing that Scottish citizens can now use its app to access their online “myaccount” profile with the Improvement Service, an organization mandated with improving local government services in the country. The “myaccount” online portal allows citizens to perform such activities…

Apple Patents Illustrate Face ID Enhancements

Apple Patents Illustrate Face ID Enhancements

Newly published patent applications from Apple suggest that the company is still working on improvements to the renowned 3D facial recognition system used to authenticate users on its latest iPhones. As Patently Apple reports, one of the patents concerns the use of ‘subepidermal imaging’ to assess features such as blood vessels to establish an even…

Jumio Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Jumio Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Jumio has received a second 2019 award from the Business Intelligence Group. The Identity as a Service provider has announced that it has been named a winner in the inaugural BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards, an accolade that will pair nicely with the BIG Innovation Award Jumio received earlier in the year. The Artificial Intelligence…

Goodix Exec: US-China Trade War Slowing Mobile Biometrics Market Growth

Goodix Exec: US-China Trade War Slowing Mobile Biometrics Market Growth

The US-China trade war is slowing growth in the mobile biometrics market, suggest comments made by a senior Goodix executive at the latest Mobile World Congress. Speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review, Goodix CTO and COO Pi Bo said, “Under the current conditions, it has become very unlikely for Chinese tech companies like us to…

Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar

Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar

The carsharing company HyreCar is launching a new mobile onboarding app for iOS and Android devices. The platform is built using Mitek identity verification technology and is designed to streamline the car rental and application process. “We’re committed to providing both trust and convenience with each digital transaction and are thrilled to be supporting HyreCar…

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