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NASA looks at tree rings to see how climate change affected life in the 20th century
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NASA looks at tree rings to see how climate change affected life in the 20th century

Tree rings are like fingerprints: unique, a storehouse of information on the environment over time.

US judge rules police cannot force suspects to unlock their phones using biometrics
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US judge rules police cannot force suspects to unlock their phones using biometrics

This judgement overrides previous rulings where US judges had given authorities permission to force people to unlock Apple iPhone using biometric data

WhatsApp reportedly working on a fingerprint authentication feature for Android
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WhatsApp reportedly working on a fingerprint authentication feature for Android

The fingerprint authentication feature will be apart of a new section in the WhatsApp app.

AI-generated 'Master' fingerprint can unlock most modern day smartphones
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AI-generated 'Master' fingerprint can unlock most modern day smartphones

The artificially generated prints were accurate in replicating more than one in five real fingerprints.

NCRB chief Ish Kumar suggests giving police limited access to Aadhaar data; Hansraj Ahir says home ministry will discuss it
India

NCRB chief Ish Kumar suggests giving police limited access to Aadhaar data; Hansraj Ahir says home ministry will discuss it

Suggestions for allowing Aadhaar information sharing and amendments to the Identification of Prisoners Act would be discussed in the home ministry, Hansraj Ahir said.

Aadhaar hearing: Bench criticises the argument that Aadhaar can prevent bank frauds and terrorists from acquiring mobile numbers
India

Aadhaar hearing: Bench criticises the argument that Aadhaar can prevent bank frauds and terrorists from acquiring mobile numbers

The Attorney General argued that the Aadhaar regime had to be assessed based on what it was, and not on hypothetically what it could be.

Vivo X20 Plus UD's under-the-display fingerprint sensor may not work with some screen protectors
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Vivo X20 Plus UD's under-the-display fingerprint sensor may not work with some screen protectors

The Vivo X20 Plus UD, has been launched in China, with a price tag of CNY 3,600 (approximately Rs 36,000).

UIDAI is inefficient but will share information if they cooperate, Tribune reporter who broke Aadhaar story tells Firstpost
India

UIDAI is inefficient but will share information if they cooperate, Tribune reporter who broke Aadhaar story tells Firstpost

Firstpost spoke to The Tribune reporter who broke the Aadhaar breach story. She called UIDAI officials inefficient but said she will share information with them.

Apple patents a technology that allows users to secretly call 911 with their fingerprints
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Apple patents a technology that allows users to secretly call 911 with their fingerprints

In a bid to enhance security measures on iPhone, Apple has patented a technology that would allow users to secretly call 911 using their fingerprints.

Meizu likely to bring optical fingerprint recognition to its smartphones
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Meizu likely to bring optical fingerprint recognition to its smartphones

Meizu VP. Li Nan hinted a group of his friends that Meizu may go along with the optical fingerprint sensor.

China to store fingerprints of all foreign visitors entering the country
World

China to store fingerprints of all foreign visitors entering the country

China is to begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors as it steps up security on its borders, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

Fingerprints: A convenient digital key but not as safe as one would assume
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Fingerprints: A convenient digital key but not as safe as one would assume

It sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It's a convenient form of security - though it's also perhaps not as safe as you'd think.

Walk in with an Aadhar card, walk out with an activated Vodafone mobile connection
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Walk in with an Aadhar card, walk out with an activated Vodafone mobile connection

Vodafone has announced that prospective Vodafone customers will soon be able to walk into a Vodafone store with their Aadhar number and walk out with an activated prepaid or postpaid SIM.

Uber, Lyft spend big, lose big in Texas vote on driver fingerprinting
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Uber, Lyft spend big, lose big in Texas vote on driver fingerprinting

On-demand ride companies Uber and Lyft suffered an embarrassing defeat in a Saturday election in Austin as voters backed a measure requiring fingerprint background checks for drivers.

Aadhaar is good, but I probably trust Apple more with privacy
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Aadhaar is good, but I probably trust Apple more with privacy

The headline wasn’t intended. It happened over the course of writing the piece. I must also disclose that as of writing this piece, I do not own an Apple product. I am, however, registered with the UIDAI for Aadhaar – the desi avatar of social security. Only it isn’t.

MasterCard to allow customers authenticate online payments using selfies
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MasterCard to allow customers authenticate online payments using selfies

MasterCard has launched a new mobile app that will allow customers to replace their passwords that authenticate their online purchases with selfies or fingerprints.

Future iPhone models may ditch the Home button: Report
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Future iPhone models may ditch the Home button: Report

Integrated fingerprint sensors and a complete absence of the hitherto iconic "home" button could characterise future models of the iPhone, according to a new rumor.

Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks hint at Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and dual camera
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Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks hint at Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and dual camera

Xiaomi is again in the news for having its device leaked with a few specifications.

Google I/O: Beyond the name, our favourite mysteries in Android M
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Google I/O: Beyond the name, our favourite mysteries in Android M

It's that time of the year, when Google goes on a blitzkreig of announcements for its Android operating system, the favourite toys it creates for geeks and the popular topics it invents for the media and bloggers in general. From speculating the next iteration of Android, to the push for Indian names, there's quite a list of favourite features and announcements we're eagerly awaiting for Android M. It's time to move beyond the name, we'd rather focus on the substance.

Indian-American scientist helps build world's first 3D fingerprint
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Indian-American scientist helps build world's first 3D fingerprint

A team of Michigan State University computer scientists led by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur alum Anil Jain have built the first three-dimensional model of a human fingerprint.