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Amazon may offer hand recognition payments to other stores

Amazon's rumored hand recognition payment tech might be useful beyond paying for produce at Whole Foods. Wall Street Journal sources say the company is developing hand-based checkout terminals that it would sell to "coffee shops, fast-food restauran… Source: Engadget | Amazon may offer hand recognition payments to other stores

WhatsApp's fingerprint unlock feature finally arrives on Android

Earlier this year, WhatsApp added an extra layer of privacy for iOS users when it enabled support for Touch ID and Face ID. Today, it announced Fingerprint Lock for Android. Now, WhatsApp users can unlock the app with their fingerprint on Android, to… Source: Engadget | WhatsApp's fingerprint unlock feature finally arrives on Android

Samsung's fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning will roll out soon

Samsung is acting on its promise to fix its fingerprint reader security flaw. The tech firm is alerting Galaxy S10, S10+, Note 10 and Note 10+ owners that it'll send a notification for the patch "within 24 hours" (clearly less time than that as you… Source: Engadget | Samsung's fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning …

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US prisons are reportedly creating 'voice print' databases

Prisons across the United States are reportedly building biometric databases that include voice recordings of incarcerated people, according to The Intercept. The report cites contracting documents for the state of New York's prison system, as well a… Source: Engadget | US prisons are reportedly creating 'voice print' databases

Biometric security now has an industry-wide testing standard

Biometric security is par for the course on smartphones and increasingly common on PCs, but there hasn't been a standard way to verify that the technology passes muster. That's where the FIDO Alliance might help. It's launching a first-of-its-kind Bi… Source: Engadget | Biometric security now has an industry-wide testing standard

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