With $33M Series C, Fingerprint looks to expand device intelligence platform

Fingerprint, a device intelligence API, helps developers build security solutions using information from hardware accessing a website. The primary goal is to help prevent fraud. Today, the Chicago-bas

The road to disastrous biometric data collection is paved with good intentions

The time to stop the slide by regulating and eliminating unnecessary biometric data collection, particularly when for-profit corporations are involved, is now.

Recap: Roblox, SuperAwesome and Fingerprint execs discuss kids’ media

Consumption of all types of kids-focused digital media has soared with a large portion of the world’s children home from school right now. At all times of day, children are playing games, watching s

TechCrunch Live: Join execs tomorrow from Roblox, SuperAwesome, and Fingerprint to discuss kids media

With large majorities of all children (70% in the U.S. and U.K.) staying home from school during the COVID-19 crisis, use of digital media properties popular with kids has soared. Screen time among ki

Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that 3D printers have fingerprints, essentially slight differences in design that can be used to identify prints. This means investigators can exami

Authentication now comes with a wave of your hand

Under the nom de guerre of Redrock Biometrics, two former Leap Motion execs are waging war on the world's legions of identification cards, pin numbers, passwords, and voice identification technologies

iPhone X’s Face ID raises security and privacy questions

Offering to gate the smorgasbord of personal content that lives on a mobile device behind a face biometric inevitably raises lots of security questions, even as always on face-scanning tech being hous

Children’s Magazine Highlights Is Moving To Mobile With Help From SF-Based Startup Fingerprint

You probably remember flipping through Highlights magazine as a child, perhaps while in the waiting room of your doctor’s office. But now, this longest-running children’s magazine of 69 ye

Kids App Maker Fingerprint Acquires Two More Mobile Education Companies

Kids' app maker Fingerprint, which was backed by Dreamworks last summer with a $10.9 million round of funding, has put some portion of that cash to use with the acquisition of two children's mobile ed

MasterCard Will Borrow A Touch ID Trick For Fingerprint Scanning Credit Card

Apple isn’t the only company using biometrics to authenticate payments and purchases – Apple Pay partner MasterCard wants to make fingerprint scanning something even people without an iOS devi

Dreamworks Backs Kids’ App Maker Fingerprint In New $10.9 Million Funding Round

Kids using iPads and smartphones is a common sight these days, and that trend has allowed a number of companies focused on this very young demographic to grow and expand. Case in point: San Francisco-

Apple’s Touch ID Is A 500ppi Fingerprint Sensor Built Into The iPhone 5S Home Button

Remember those persistent rumors of a fingerprint sensor that would be baked into the iPhone 5S? Well, it's not a rumor any longer -- Apple has just confirmed that the iPhone 5S will feature a 500ppi

Fingerprint Debuts Kid-Safe Multiplayer Gaming & Messaging, Brings On More Big-Name Brands From Popular Children’s TV Series

Fresh on the heels of <a href="">its partnership with UK

Kids’ Educational App Companies Fingerprint & Mindshapes Team Up To Launch A Collection Of Interactive “Appisodes”

San Francisco-based kids' app platform <a target="_blank" href="">Fingerprint</a> is teaming up with UK educational app maker <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mindsha

Apple Acquisition Target AuthenTec Sells Off Embedded Security Division To Inside Secure For $48M

Back in July, Reuters reported that Apple was looking to acquire mobile security solutions company AuthenTec for around $356 million. Part of the company's business involved providing embedded mobile

Validity Sensors Raising $20M From Qualcomm, TeleSoft To Bring Fingerprint Security To Mobile Payments

<a target="_blank" href="">Validity Sensors</a>, the San Jose-based maker of fingerprint scanning sensors and authentication technology, announced today that it has

Mobile “Edutainment” Startup Fingerprint Digital Doubles In Size With Addition Of 6 New Games

San Francisco-based <a href="">Fingerprint Digital</a>, a startup building educational apps for kids as well as a parent-child communication system for iOS apps, is dou

Fingerprint’s Educational Apps For Kids Are Hot: 2M+ Minutes Played This Month

San Francisco-based <a href="">Fingerprint Digital</a>, a startup building educational apps for kids, is blowing up. The company released its first apps into iTunes on De

Fingerprint Grabs $1.4 Million, Taps Veteran Team To Create Mobile Learning Network For Kids

If you've heard it once, you've heard it thousands of times: Children are the future. Both literally and figuratively, that's a hard one to debate. Now then, if adults are adopting digital technologie