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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.

 

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…

 

Group challenges order blocking 72M SIMs unlinked to biometrics in Nigeria

The decision by Nigeria’s federal government to order the blocking of more than 72 million SIM cards not linked to…

 

Face biometrics for smartphones still evolving, eye and gesture tracking in development

Industry reports from the smartphone front suggest that Apple will inevitably launch an iPhone with its facial recognition camera tucked…

 

New automotive biometrics growth forecasts, patents and adjustments unveiled

Despite stalling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, strong growth is predicted for vehicle biometrics across vehicle security, driver identification and…

 

Subscribers scramble for biometric SIM registrations in Kenya as deadline extended

Kenyan mobile network operator Safaricom has launched an online portal for customers to update their SIM card details to help…

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