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Consumer Electronics

Biometrics-based consumer electronic devices are standalone products that include access control door locks, security systems, home automation and IoT, automotive, game consoles and mobile devices. Companies that integrate biometric technology into existing consumer devices are included in this category.

Biometrics-enabled vehicles – autonomous and otherwise – continue to be introduced in various forms, and related new technologies developed, while…

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Meme to mime: Google and others launching face biometrics as computer code

Google and Domino’s Pizza are both pushing a new accessibility feature – involving face biometrics — as something mainstream computer…

 

Google debuts Wallet, new Pixel Watch and Phone at I/O event

At Google’s I/O developer conference this week, the company released its Wallet for Android, with plans for biometrically secured digital…

 

Many small investments add up to $17m for biometric gun maker Biofire

Firearms with biometric safeties have been discussed for years with little to show for the brainstorming. But this week, a…

 

Apple granted patent for under-display optical biometric sensor

Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an under-display bundling of…

 

South Africans told biometric-SIM link is ‘next step,’ ‘evolution’ as consultation closes

Reported details and reaction are emerging to the March 2022 proposal by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA),…

 

Biometric data must be processed with ‘European values’: EDPS opinion on Data Act

Clarity is needed to ensure special types of highly sensitive data such as biometrics and health information are fully protected…

 

Concerns about SIM registration with biometrics are genuine, digital rights activists argue

Tony Roberts and Ridwan Oloyede, authors of an opinion article published by Thompson Reuters Foundation News, have argued that people…

 

Biometrics can help smartphones work better and spot neurological disease

Biometric tools are getting a lot more information from a person’s eyes than just iris patterns. They are reporting how…

 

Nigeria government, telecom bodies collaborate on rapid digital ID issuance to unblock SIMs

Nigeria’s National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) will work with the country’s telecom authority and main industry body to unblock SIMs…

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