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Japan wants tourists to pay for everything with fingerprints

Japan wants tourists to pay for everything with fingerprints With that in mind, tourists would be best arriving there with a lot of cash.Although Japan has a very low crime rate, the Japanese government would like to remove the hassle of using cash or cards completely for tourists.

Here come the appeals: White House report attacks modern forensic science

Here come the appeals: White House report attacks modern forensic science The Justice Department and the FBI have both expressed concerns with the report.The FBI said that it “disagrees with many” of the report’s claims that it “makes broad, unsupported assertions regarding science and forensic science practice.

Feds demand fingerprints from all home residents to unlock their phones

Feds demand fingerprints from all home residents to unlock their phones But it offers absolutely no protection against the government, and can be compelled from suspects without raising any Fifth Amendment concerns.This was driven home with a vengeance over the weekend, when a May 2016 warrant application surfaced.

Can police compel a building full of people to apply their fingerprints to unlock phones?

Can police compel a building full of people to apply their fingerprints to unlock phones? The warrant, executed by federal officials, compelled folks in a Lancaster, California building to apply their fingerprints in order to unlock phones the police believed contained evidence of a crime.Fast forward to 2017, when the government submitted a similar warrant application to an Illinois federal court as part of a child pornography investigation.

Synaptics’ new fingerprint sensors come in all shapes and sizes

Synaptics’ new fingerprint sensors come in all shapes and sizes The firm is responsible for some of the more novel touch-sensitive technologies around, including a capacitive spacebar with pinch-to-zoom and a fingerprint sensor that works with wet fingers.The FS4600 is a versatile lineup of fingerprint sensors.

Turns out, it’s not impossible to fool your smartphone’s fingerprint sensor

Turns out, it’s not impossible to fool your smartphone’s fingerprint sensor The story goes that no two fingerprints are exactly alike, which makes them an excellent method for authentication.However, as researchers at New York University and Michigan State University have recently found, they’re hardly foolproof.

‘Master prints’ could be used to unlock nearly any phone’s fingerprint sensor

‘Master prints’ could be used to unlock nearly any phone’s fingerprint sensor “If they had a master print that maximized their probability of success, they may be able to get through a device’s fingerprint system.Because of this, they match according to partial fingerprints, rather than whole ones.

JetBlue, Delta Biometric Scanners May Replace Boarding Passes

JetBlue, Delta Biometric Scanners May Replace Boarding Passes These first steps involve the passengers’ interaction with the airlines (boarding, checking bags), and not with TSA agents doing the mandatory security screening.For an international flight, a passenger needs both a boarding pass and a passport.

iOS 11 Will Implement a 'Cop Button' to Disable Touch ID

iOS 11 Will Implement a 'Cop Button' to Disable Touch ID Beta testers evaluating Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 have discovered new emergency SOS functions, as well as what some are calling a “cop button.” Press the power button five times on an iPhone running iOS 11, and the device will do two things.