Mobile device fingerprint use surges in UK: Deloitte

Almost four out of five smartphone users in the UK (79 percent) use their device’s fingerprint scanner, according to new research from Deloitte. Deloitte’s seventh annual Mobile Consumer Survey, “State of the Smart,” shows that the number of UK smartphone users aged 16 to 75 who use their device’s fingerprint sensor increased by a third from last year to 12 million. Thirty-six percent of mobile devices in the UK are now equipped with a fingerprint sensor, and among those who

ICE sued for info about use of mobile biometric devices in immigration raids

A non-profit group of lawyers is suing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in federal court for failing to release records of its use of mobile biometric devices in immigration raids and joint operations with local law enforcement, Law360 reports. National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild represent immigrants involved in deportation proceedings, and has asked the court to force ICE and the Department of Homeland Security to disclose information about handheld devices, which can reportedly identify

Aware’s Knomi framework offers flexible, multimodal approach to mobile biometric authentication

When Aware launched its Knomi framework in October, it marked the arrival of a new approach to using biometrics to realize the convenience and security of password-free mobile authentication. With support for several modalities and device- or server-centric implementations, the Knomi mobile biometric authentication framework appears unmatched in its flexibility. Knomi leverages Aware’s many years of experience enabling large-scale systems with biometric capture and matching algorithms. The framework of biometric algorithms is provided as SDKs and APIs designed for integration

Smartphone facial recognition touted for offender monitoring program

In light of project delays and changing technology, the UK should abandon ankle-tagging as a method of monitoring dangerous and repeat criminal offenders in favour of check-ins with smartphone facial recognition, according to Digital Barriers chief executive officer Zak Doffman. UK Permanent Secretary Richard Heaton told MPs that a plan to create an offender monitoring program using GPS-enabled ankle tags will be not be introduced until 2019 or later, Police Professional reports. The project budget has already ballooned from £130

Vivo and Qualcomm working to improve mobile phone biometrics

Vivo has signed a $4B USD memorandum of understanding with Qualcomm that encompasses technical partnership and patent sharing in mobile-related technologies including biometric authentication. At MWC Shanghai this July, Vivo unveiled the Vivo Under Display fingerprint scanning solution based on Qualcomm fingerprint sensors. Vivo will continue to work with Qualcomm on research and development in the biometrics spaces, particularly 3D facial identification, palm prints, fingerprints, iris scanning and other biometric technologies, to improve the ease-of-use and security of mobile phone

Apple developing redesigned 2018 iPad with facial recognition

Apple is developing a redesigned iPad that could be released as early as 2018 that integrates key iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and the Face ID facial recognition feature, according to a report by Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter. Despite these new features, the new iPad is unlikely to include an OLED screen, which more accurately reproduces colors. The sources, who asked not to be identified talking about private product development, confirmed that at least one new

ImageWare to demo GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for IBM Security Access Manager at Money20/20

ImageWare Systems will demonstrate the GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for IBM Security Access Manager at next week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas. Earlier this month ImageWare received IBM PartnerWorld’s ‘Ready for IBM Security Intelligence’ designation for its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite. The solution has been validated to integrate with IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM). ISAM integration is the most recent addition to GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite, along with turnkey solutions for Microsoft Active Directory, and the Identity Management and Single Sign-On (SSO) products

BioRugged tablet features Suprema fingerprint module

Suprema revealed that its SFU-S20 fingerprint modules are integrated into the BioRugged LCC, a 5″ mobile Android device from BioRugged. SFU-S20 is an FBI PIV and FAP20 certified USB fingerprint scanner featuring a slim optical sensor with a larger platen and anti-spoofing technology. BioRugged LCC is a rugged biometric tablet for highly mobile environments designed for price sensitive markets. The device features GPS, WIFI, Bluetooth, a 2MP/8MP auto focus front-back camera and a large capacity battery. Suitable for any biometric

Qualcomm, Xiaomi developing 3D facial recognition for new smartphones

Following Apple’s lead, Qualcomm and Xiaomi are also developing their own facial recognition technology for their upcoming flagship smartphones, according to a report by Gizmochina. Xiaomi’s facial technology technology is expected to be introduced in the fourth quarter, just in time for it to be integrated into its expected flagship Mi Mix 2. Apple’s recently published patents revealed that the company’s facial recognition technology will support 3D sensors and can achieve facial recognition in just milliseconds. The recent trend of

Credence ID acknowledged with new product innovation award

Frost & Sullivan have recognized Credence ID with its 2017 Global New Product Innovation Award for CredenceTAB, a 10-inch tablet that combines an eDocument reader, high-resolution camera, fingerprint scanner, machine readable zone (MRZ), and a smartcard reader in a single handheld device. CredenceTAB is a full-featured 10-inch mobile biometric and credential reading tablet, that enables rapid registration, verification and authentication of user identities from any location. It combines enrolment-capable biometrics with a complete e-document reading suite for electronic ID verification.