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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.

 

Lesotho, Namibia join trend of SIM card registration with biometrics

The southern African nations of Lesotho and Namibia have launched campaigns for citizens to re-register their SIM cards with their…

 

Apple and Samsung each working to advance biometrics for watches, along with hype

The latest round of patents granted to Apple show a possible implementation of Touch ID on Apple Watch, just as…

 

Biometric healthcare monitoring solution designed for automotive use

A new approach to biometric sensors from Hyundai comes amid growing concern over security for increasingly smart cars. Whether autonomous…

 

Native face biometrics still a maybe at Google. Maybe Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7… Pixel 17?

Google may still be working on face biometrics unlocking for the Pixel 6 Pro, according to 9to5Google. According to the…

 

Kick TikTok out of app stores to stop biometric, other sensitive data harvesting says FCC head

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr said he has asked Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their app…

 

Stakeholders debate legality, efficacy of South Africa’s biometric SIM registry proposal

Mobile network operators and digital media companies in South Africa have taken a series of complaints about proposed biometric identity…

 

‘Grammy said I could stay up late!’ Amazon hints at deepfake voices as family bonding

Amazon executives say they want to give their Alexa voice assistant the ability to mimic any voice it is trained…

 

Pair of Apple patents hint at wrist biometrics in MacBooks, under-display sensors for iPhones

Apple has been granted a pair of new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for novel biometrics…

 

Telco says low Ghana Card issuance major setback in biometric SIM re-registration process

A process in Ghana for users of mobile phones to re-identify their SIM cards with biometrics is proceeding more slowly…

 

Biometric SIM registration slows Kenyan mobile subscriptions, Namibia seeks a different path

After a chaotic period where of Kenya’s mobile phone users had to be biometrically enrolled, a report says the pace…

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