Researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

/ Jan 11, 2017

Researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

Could flashing the “peace” sign in photos lead to fingerprint data being stolen? Research by a team at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) says so, raising alarm bells over the popular two-fingered pose. Fingerprint recognition technology is becoming widely available to verify identities, ...

Sep 29, 2016

Pay-by-fingerprint system to be tested at tourism hot spots

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is set to test a system allowing travelers to make payments at popular tourist spots using only their fingerprints. The trial, to start in popular destinations such as Hakone and Yugawara in Kanagawa Prefecture, will be part ...

/ Jun 4, 2014

Japan to share fingerprints with U.S.

The Diet on Wednesday endorsed an agreement to share with the United States in real time the fingerprints of suspected terrorists and individuals involved in serious crimes. The pact, approved by the Lower House last month, was passed Wednesday by the Upper House on ...

/ Feb 7, 2014

Japan, U.S. sign fingerprint data exchange pact

Japan and the United States on Friday signed a bilateral security agreement that allows both countries to exchange fingerprint data of suspected criminals in order to prevent and solve serious crimes. The Agreement on Enhancing Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Serious Crime, known as ...

Sep 6, 2013

Japan, U.S. agree to share criminal fingerprint data

Japan and the United States agreed Friday to conclude a pact that will let them instantly access each other’s fingerprint databases to identify people suspected of terrorism and other serious crimes, Japanese officials said. Among the 36 nations and Taiwan that maintain visa-waiver arrangements ...