mobile biometrics

Cops Can Compel Biometric Phone Unlocking with a Warrant, Says Kentucky Court

Cops Can Compel Biometric Phone Unlocking with a Warrant, Says Kentucky Court

“It’s well-established that suspects can’t be forced to divulge the passcodes that would enable phone access, but there is growing debate about whether biometric data amounts to the same thing.” Another prominent court has weighed in on the question of Fifth Amendment rights with respect to biometric phone unlocking, with a federal court in Kentucky…

Apple Enhances Biometric Fitness Tracking with watchOS 7 Update

Apple Enhances Biometric Fitness Tracking with watchOS 7 Update

Apple has further refined the fitness tracking capabilities of its Apple Watch devices, announcing upgrades at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference for 2020. Apple’s latest smartwatches already support relatively advanced biometric capabilities, thanks in large part to the ECG monitor first implemented with the Apple Watch Series 4. Some of the new capabilities arriving through…

Facebook Apps, Digital Payments, and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Facebook Apps, Digital Payments, and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been a busy week in the world of mobile identity, with Mobile ID World readers proving particularly interested in news about mobile apps and payments tech in this week’s top stories roundup. Starting in the mobile domain, this week brought the news that Facebook is now testing the use of Apple’s sophisticated biometric authentication…

SOFTwarfare Launches Passwordless Security Solution for Enterprise

SOFTwarfare Launches Passwordless Security Solution for Enterprise

The cybersecurity integration specialist SOFTwarfare has released a new passwordless security solution for the enterprise. Dubbed BioThenticate, the new platform can be deployed in conjunction with other cybersecurity applications to help protect sensitive corporate materials. According to SOFTwarfare, BioThenticate will be especially useful to remote workforces during the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform leverages the biometric…

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

A new Apple patent suggests that the company is still working to enhance its sophisticated facial recognition technology. The patent describes a compact, next-gen apparatus for Apple’s TrueDepth camera system. This is the component of the iPhone that powers Apple’s Face ID authentication system, projecting a grid of infrared light onto a user’s face in…

This Week’s Top Stories Are All About Smartphones and Payment Cards

This Week’s Top Stories Are All About Smartphones and Payment Cards

It’s all smartphones and payment cards in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. On the cards front, this week brought the latest sign of the gradual emergence of biometric payment cards. Zwipe announced that its Hong Kong-based partner, Toppan Forms Card Technologies has placed an order in anticipation of small-scale manufacturing…

Samsung Patent Aims to Prevent Screen Burn for In-display Fingerprint Scanners

Samsung Patent Aims to Prevent Screen Burn for In-display Fingerprint Scanners

A new Samsung patent application is seeking to prevent screen burn in OLED displays. The system is geared towards OLED displays with in-display fingerprint sensors, and specifically those that use light to gather fingerprint information for authentication. To that end, the patent describes a system with two printed circuit boards. The first sits underneath the…

Xiaomi Brings New Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Smartphones to the UK

Xiaomi Brings New Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Smartphones to the UK

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro will officially be arriving in the UK later this month. The former will be available at £179 and £199 price points through Amazon and mi.com, while the latter will sell for £249 and £269 through the same outlets. Digging into the details, both smartphones boast a…

Goodix Tech Featured in New Vivo Smartphones, Earbuds

Goodix Tech Featured in New Vivo Smartphones, Earbuds

Goodix has announced that its technology is appearing in two new vivo products. Most notably, the company’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor will be used for biometric authentication in vivo’s X50 Flagship Series of smartphones. The X50 Flagship Series is one of several vivo smartphones with Goodix fingerprint technology. The optical in-display sensor has already appeared…

TensorMark, University Hospitals Work Toward Face-based Immunity Credentials

TensorMark, University Hospitals Work Toward Face-based Immunity Credentials

TensorMark and University Hospitals are moving forward with a strategic initiative to help reopen the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. TensorMark is a computer vision specialist, while University Hospitals is a health network that includes 18 hospitals and more than 50 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices. Together, the two organizations will try to…

Identité Announces NoPass MFA Authentication Solution

Identité Announces NoPass MFA Authentication Solution

Identité, a new user authentication and security company based out of Clearwater, Florida, has announced NoPass, its secure passwordless multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution. NoPass uses a three-factor authentication system that is compliant with all industry standards and comes equipped with a patented process known as Full Duplex Authentication (two-way). On websites that support NoPass, the…

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

The TCL 10 Series is officially on its way to the United States. The new smartphones were announced back in April, and are the first phones to appear under the TCL Mobile brand. The 10 Series includes the TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L, both of which will be available through Amazon as of May…

Yoti Touts System for Sharing of COVID-19 Test Credentials

Yoti Touts System for Sharing of COVID-19 Test Credentials

Digital identity specialist Yoti has announced the development of a new privacy-focused solution for the sharing of COVID-19 test credentials that uses biometrics and anti-spoofing technology. Yoti’s solution allows health organisations to issue, update and revoke trusted health credentials to an individual’s Yoti app using its secure platform, enabling them to share data with privacy…

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…

Biometric eWallets Can Aid COVID-19 Stimulus, says Everest CEO

Biometric eWallets Can Aid COVID-19 Stimulus, says Everest CEO

“Security and trust would be established in this system through the use of biometric onboarding. Each user would submit a selfie and pictures of their official government ID through a mobile app, with facial recognition being used to compare the images and confirm that they match.” With government authorities scrambling to figure out how to…

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

Another outlet is predicting that Apple could introduce in-display Touch ID as early as this year. The latest rumors come courtesy of Economic Daily News (EDN), and specifically concern Apple’s anticipated 5G iPhone. According to EDN, at least one of Apple’s high-end 5G iPhones could offer in-display fingerprint authentication, which would be delivered through a…

Motorola Opts for Goodix Sensor in #AbsoluteEverything edge+

Motorola Opts for Goodix Sensor in #AbsoluteEverything edge+

Another smartphone manufacturer has decided to integrate Goodix’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor into one of its devices. This time around, the sensor will be appearing in the #AbsoluteEverything edge+ smartphone from Motorola. Motorola is one of several manufacturers that has turned to Goodix to enable biometric authentication in one of its devices. Other recent Goodix…

Apple Files Patent for Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Apple Files Patent for Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Apple is continuing to explore different possibilities for in-display fingerprint recognition. The latest rumors come courtesy of a patent application that was filed with the European Patent Office, which details an “under-display optical fingerprint sensor with narrow field-of-view (NFV) collimator and a thin-film transistor (TFT)-based organic imager.” In plainer terms, the system combines a collimator…

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