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Multiple Generations Agree It’s Time To Move Beyond Passwords

Multiple Generations Agree It’s Time To Move Beyond Passwords

A new survey suggests that consumers across multiple generations are ready to move beyond password-based security and into biometric authentication. The survey was conducted by Aite Group on behalf of digital security solutions provider Iovation, and its results were published in a report entitled Moving Beyond the Password: Consumers’ Views on Authentication. It found that of…

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K(NO)W Identity Conference Announces Edward Snowden as Keynote Speaker

K(NO)W Identity Conference Announces Edward Snowden as Keynote Speaker

Organizers of the inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference have acquired a high-profile keynote speaker for the conference in NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The conference will revolve around the issue of identity and security, with particular topics ranging from fraud prevention to biometric authentication. As a figure who gained international attention for leaking classified information about NSA…

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Jumio TIaS Solution to Help Secure B2B Auction Platform

Jumio TIaS Solution to Help Secure B2B Auction Platform

Saltrex, an online, business-to-business auction platform, has selected Jumio’s Netverify platform for customer authentication. The Netverify Trusted Identity as a Service platform will be used to ensure that bidders and auctioneers are who they say they are, helping Saltrex to meet Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer requirements. Using the document reading capability recently added…

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Nok Nok Labs, FIDO Ready for iPhone Facial Recognition

Nok Nok Labs, FIDO Ready for iPhone Facial Recognition

Nok Nok Labs is welcoming the arrival of facial recognition on the iPhone. The feature isn’t yet a sure thing, of course. Apple is, as usual, tight-lipped about its plans for the upcoming device. But rumors have been circulating, and evidence in the form of intellectual property is mounting, that Apple is going to complement…

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UIDAI Is Moving Ahead With Its Registered Devices Plan

UIDAI Is Moving Ahead With Its Registered Devices Plan

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is moving ahead with its ‘registered devices’ plan to add further security to Aadhaar, the national biometric ID program it administrates, reports Financial Express. The move entails new specifications for devices using Aadhaar for authentication, revolving around encryption of data on the devices themselves. Speaking to media, UIDAI…

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Japanese and European Consortiums Team Up for Society 5.0 at CeBIT

Japanese and European Consortiums Team Up for Society 5.0 at CeBIT

This week’s CeBIT 2017 digital business expo has just got underway in Hannover, Germany, and it’s putting the spotlight on Japan and its future. Japan is this year’s “partner country” for the event, with Hitachi being its official representative. As such, CeBIT got started this year with a Japan Summit organized by the Japan External…

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Amazon Brings Alexa Behind Enemy Lines Via Mobile App

Amazon Brings Alexa Behind Enemy Lines Via Mobile App

Amazon has brought its Alexa voice-based AI assistant to its mobile app. The app does on the phone pretty much the same kind of thing it does on Amazon Echo smart home devices – answer questions, control connected devices, play music, and so on. As VentureBeat reports, it doesn’t yet have the smart lock functionality…

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Galaxy S8 to Use Facial Recognition to Confirm Samsung Pay Transactions: Report

Galaxy S8 to Use Facial Recognition to Confirm Samsung Pay Transactions: Report

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will not only use facial recognition for device unlocking, but will also link it to transaction verification on Samsung Pay, reports Bloomberg Technology. The news follows recent reports indicating that Samsung was planning to complement the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone‘s iris scanning functionality with facial recognition, in an effort to improve…

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NEC to Show Off ‘World’s Most Accurate Face Recognition’ at CeBIT

NEC to Show Off ‘World’s Most Accurate Face Recognition’ at CeBIT

NEC will be an exhibitor at this year’s CeBIT digital business expo, the company has announced. In a statement, NEC said it will show off solutions based on AI, cloud, and Internet of Things technologies, and that offer smart city and public safety applications. The company also said it invites attendees to visit its stand…

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Patent Application Hints at Facial Recognition for Next iPhone

Patent Application Hints at Facial Recognition for Next iPhone

Apple has filed a new patent application for a system entitled “Locking and unlocking a mobile device using facial recognition”. As AppleInsider reports, the filing builds on a couple of previously granted patents, offering some minor refinements to those earlier systems. But the basic idea remains the same: The smartphone’s front-facing camera detects and scans…

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MWC Showed Rise of FIDO Standards, Biometrics: FIDO

MWC Showed Rise of FIDO Standards, Biometrics: FIDO

In the wake of this year’s Mobile World Congress, the FIDO Alliance is heralding the increasing prominence of its standards in the mobile sector. Offering its MWC takeaways in a new blog post, the consortium points out that a number of MNOs at the show had either adopted FIDO standards or were in the process…

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Apple Patents Describe Biometric Earbuds System

Apple Patents Describe Biometric Earbuds System

A trio of newly published patent applications indicate that Apple is working on biometric earbuds, according to a Patently Apple report. As Patently Apple explains, the patents revolve around a system in which a photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor is situated in the earbud so that it faces a part of the ear called the tragus. By…

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Vision-Box Announces Mobile App Alongside Seamless Gateway Solution

Vision-Box Announces Mobile App Alongside Seamless Gateway Solution

“Vision-Box has also taken the opportunity of Passenger Terminal Expo to announce Vision-Box Mobile ID…” Vision-Box has announced the next step in its pioneering airport screening automation technology: Seamless Gateway, a system offering passive biometric identification of passengers. The system was announced at this week’s Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam and in partnership with the…

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WePay Support Extends Web Presence of Apple Pay and Android Pay

WePay Support Extends Web Presence of Apple Pay and Android Pay

WePay is now offering Apple Pay and Android Pay support. The company offers an eponymous digital commerce platform, supporting the business of major names like Constant Contact, FreshBooks, and GoFundMe. Now, those services will be able to offer Apple Pay and Android Pay as payment options to their customers. In a statement announcing the development,…

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Precise Biometrics Announces New Smartphone Integration Via Silead

Precise Biometrics Announces New Smartphone Integration Via Silead

“Silead had provided the company with a previous device integration in late 2015, and other partners have likewise kept up Precise Biometrics’ momentum in licensing revenues” Precise Biometrics‘ flagship algorithm software, Precise BioMatch Mobile, has been integrated into a new smartphone. In a statement announcing the integration, the company declined to name the device or…

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ISC West: Mobile App Kit Among Suprema-BioConnect Showpieces

ISC West: Mobile App Kit Among Suprema-BioConnect Showpieces

“BioConnect will also showcase a new mobile app solution, BioConnect ID Mobile. It’s an API/SDK package designed to let enterprise developers integrate biometric authentication into their mobile apps, supporting identification based on the eye, face, fingerprint, and voice.” BioConnect and Suprema are preparing to showcase a number of new offerings at this year’s ISC West…

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OT Teams with Saudi Telecom, Huawei for MENA’s First eSIM Trial

OT Teams with Saudi Telecom, Huawei for MENA’s First eSIM Trial

Oberthur Technologies, Huawei, and Saudi Telecom Company have teamed up to bring eSIM technology to the MENA region. The companies are laying claim to the region’s first eSIM trial, which will revolve around Huawei smartwatches and OT’s subscription management platform. That means STC customers will be able to register and deactivate their Huawei smartwatches remotely,…

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Suprema’s New Fingerprint Solution Has IoT Applications

Suprema’s New Fingerprint Solution Has IoT Applications

“…the company asserts that the SFM6000 Series offers “the world’s fastest matching speed”, performing up to 5,000 matches per second, and the solution has a capacity of 25,000 biometric templates.” Suprema has announced its latest embedded fingerprint scanning module solution. Called the SFM6000 Series, it’s equipped with a 1GHz CPU and supports open source operating platforms like…

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