Biometric

New Apple Patent Bolsters ‘iPhone 8’ Facial Recognition Rumours

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded a new patent to Apple titled "Enhanced face detection using depth information”, which details computer vision technology that applies specialized hardware and software for object recognition, specifically the human face (via AppleInsider). The patent also adds fuel to rumours that Apple will replace Touch ID with a biometric facial scanner...

BMO, Mastercard Launch Biometric Corporate Card Program in Canada

Bank of Montreal (BMO), Canada's fourth largest lender, said on Wednesday that it had launched the first biometric corporate card program in Canada and the United States in partnership with Mastercard. Last month, MasterCard announced ‘Selfie ID’ which would let users verify their online payments using facial recognition. The ‘Selfie ID’ program is set to...