WhatsApp launches fingerprint security lock support for Android devices

WhatsApp launches fingerprint security lock support for Android devices

WhatsApp has announced the rollout of support for biometric authentication through fingerprint sensors on the Android platform. On Thursday, the Facebook-owned messaging application said that…

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New Data Breach Has Exposed Millions Of Fingerprint And Facial Recognition Records: Report

New Data Breach Has Exposed Millions Of Fingerprint And Facial Recognition Records: Report

It has been coming for some time, but now the major breach of a biometric database has actually been reported—facial recognition records, fingerprints, log data…

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Companies with zero-trust network security move toward biometric authentication

Companies with zero-trust network security move toward biometric authentication

Many organizations are moving away from using the network perimeter as a trust indicator when building and enforcing access policies for apps and other IT…

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Feds say photos of travelers compromised in data breach

Feds say photos of travelers compromised in data breach

US Customs and Border Protection announced Monday photos of travelers and license plates were recently compromised in a data breach. In a statement, CBP said…

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European Parliament Approves Mass ID Database Plans

European Parliament Approves Mass ID Database Plans

The European Parliament has approved plans to boost physical security by implementing a mass identity database, although privacy concerns persist. The Common Identity Repository (CIR)…

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San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition

San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition

Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city to do so. The emerging technology will not…

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‘Unhackable’ Biometric USB Offers Up Passwords in Plain Text

‘Unhackable’ Biometric USB Offers Up Passwords in Plain Text

A USB stick dubbed eyeDisk that uses iris recognition to unlock the drive claims to be “unhackable” – only, it isn’t. In fact, a simple…

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Privacy a Top Concern in 'Biometric Exit'

Privacy a Top Concern in ‘Biometric Exit’

Despite bipartisan concerns over privacy, most airlines reportedly support the use of facial recognition, and the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has implemented facial…

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