In January, Microsoft announced plans to make its biometric ID system more secure and more convenient to use by requiring consumers to give up their PIN.
The company has also introduced a new feature that can automatically log an individual’s PIN if it detects a user is using a stolen PIN or a counterfeit ID.
It’s a move that has led to a slew of headlines and criticism from privacy advocates and researchers alike.
While Microsoft is rolling out the new biometric authentication feature to consumers, it’s not the only company working on biometric protection.
Apple and others are working on a similar feature to help people keep their PINs, and Facebook has been testing a way to automatically verify the identities of users when they log in.