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Microsoft has stopped supporting biometric machines in Windows 8, and the software maker said that it plans to end support for the machine in the coming months.
Microsoft said that Microsoft’s move is “a strategic decision to support devices in Windows that use Microsoft biometrics.”
“This will enable us to make the best use of the technology that we’ve created, which is enabling a new level of privacy and security in our software,” Microsoft’s Doug Creutz said in a blog post on Tuesday.
“In the coming years, we plan to release updates to our security software to support biometric machine costs.”
Biometric machines are a common use case in consumer electronics, where they are used to authenticate customers for online purchases.
They are also being used in healthcare, where medical devices can be scanned in a bid to ensure the patient is the one who has purchased the item.
Microsoft is also making changes to how it manages the devices.
In the past, Microsoft had said it would support the hardware until it was completely obsolete.
That strategy may have changed, however, with the release of Windows 8.
The announcement comes as Microsoft is facing pressure from some lawmakers who are calling for the company to provide better information on the security of biometric devices.
Microsoft has long defended its position that it does not store user data on devices.
The company also said it will discontinue support for Microsoft’s “Sesame” and “Mountain View” authentication software.
The software is designed to help consumers use Windows without needing to take extra steps to use it.