Indian telcos hope to use Aadhaar biometric database for faster subscriber verification

Indian telecom operators plan to turn to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in an effort to get approval for using the Aadhaar biometric database to speed up subscriber verification since the home ministry is said to have objected to the idea citing security concerns, according to a report by the Economic Times. The move comes a few weeks after India’s Supreme Court placed a cease order on the national Indian government concerning the use of Aadhaar data. Last week, the

Precise Biometrics names CFO, integrates Precise BioMatch Mobile in four new smartphones

Precise Biometrics announced it has named Tommy Nilsson the company’s new CFO. Nilsson, who has served as interim CFO of Precise Biometrics since June 1, will also be a member of the management team. ”Tommy has many years of CFO experience from different companies and has the relevant competence and energy to contribute to a positive development of Precise Biometrics’ business,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “We welcome Tommy to Precise Biometrics and its management team as the

FPC touch fingerprint sensors in NextBit and Gigaset smartphones

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced that smartphone manufacturers NextBit and Gigaset have both integrated FPC’s fingerprint sensors into their respective smartphones. NextBit has integrated FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor FPC1145 into its new Android smartphone Robin. NextBit is led by former Google executive Tom Moss and backed by Google Ventures and Accel Partners. “NextBit is an up and coming smartphone OEM with an interesting business model and we are proud that NextBit selected FPC1145 for Robin, its first smartphone,” said FPC CEO

QiKU smartphones to feature FPC and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology

Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced they are providing the fingerprint technology for three QiKu smartphones. “We welcome yet another user of Precise BioMatch Mobile,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “Biometric performance and user experience is dependent on high performance algorithm software. We are confident that they with Precise BioMatch Mobile have found an excellent solution for their new line of smartphone models.” Precise Biometrics has integrated its mobile fingerprint recognition software, Precise BioMatch Mobile, into the

Biometrics in healthcare, mobile authentication, Aadhaar, Biometrics2015 and more top stories

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics 2015: Isabelle Moeller Q&A One of the week’s most popular stories came in the form of a Q&A interview with Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller, who discussed preparations and details about the upcoming Biometrics 2015: Secure Identity Solutions Now! conference, held October 13 – 15 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London. India bars national biometric identity usage In a surprising

Precise Biometrics and FPC technology integrated in new smartphone

Precise Biometrics announced that it has partnered with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) to integrate its mobile fingerprint recognition software, Precise BioMatch Mobile, in Huawei’s new Honor 7i smartphone. Although Precise Biometrics does not explicitly specify the smartphone model, the company’s press release does, in fact, display a photo of Huawei Honor 7i. ”We are pleased to see that Precise BioMatch Mobile has been integrated in this new model as well,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “This is the fourth

Biometrics 2015: A Q&A with Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller

The Biometrics Institute is carefully planning the upcoming Biometrics 2015: Secure Identity Solutions Now!, held October 13 – 15 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London. With a number of panel discussions, debates, and networking opportunities planned throughout the event, this year’s conference boasts a lineup of 75 speakers who will share practical advice, tips and solutions for using biometric technology for managing identity and increasing efficiency within government and commercial applications. Although the year is far from over, the

FBI biometrics facility, border security, heartbeat and fingerprint authentication most popular news this week

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. FBI opens biometrics facility in Clarksburg One of the week’s top stories came from the FBI, which opened a new four-story, 360,000-square-foot biometrics technology center on August 11 at the agency’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division campus in Clarksburg, West Virginia. FireEye uncovers flaw in Android fingerprint smartphones In another top story this week, FireEye have developed a new spoofing method for acquiring

Precise Biometrics integrates Precise BioMatch Mobile in Chinese smartphone

Precise Biometrics announced that it has partnered with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) to integrate its Precise BioMatch Mobile in a new smartphone from a Chinese manufacturer. The company said the integration will generate license revenue starting from the third quarter 2015 for a yet-to-be-determined value that will be based on the number of sensors FPC delivers to the manufacturer. ”We welcome yet another user of Precise BioMatch Mobile,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “The launch of this new model

Microsoft’s new Lumia smartphones to feature iris scanner and facial recognition

Microsoft is currently preparing to release two new Lumia smartphone models that will feature an iris scanner and facial recognition capabilities, as early as October, according to a report by KRWG News 22. Following up the releases of the Windows 10 OS for PC and Windows 10 OS for Surface and Surface Pro devices, the software giant is also planning on releasing the Windows 10 Mobile OS. The news continues ongoing rumors, which first began to surface in May, that