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Survey Says Businesses Finally Recognizing Need For Customer Data Protection

Survey Says Businesses Finally Recognizing Need For Customer Data Protection

Businesses are really starting to recognize the importance of protecting customer data, but are still struggling to implement effective digital security technologies, suggests new ForgeRock-sponsored research from Forrester Consulting. The firm conducted its research this past April, polling 400 decision makers across the US, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, and China. It found that…

Exabeam, SecureAuth + Core Security Launch Behavioral Biometrics Solution

Exabeam, SecureAuth + Core Security Launch Behavioral Biometrics Solution

Exabeam and SecureAuth + Core Security have teamed up to offer a new security platform based on behavioral biometrics. The platform revolves around Exabeam’s Smart Timeline system, which scans online activity for abnormal behavior such as unusual login attempts and account switching. It assesses such behaviors into a risk score, which the SecureAuth IdP system…

Gemalto Announces Mobile-Focused Digital ID Platform Based On Blockchain

Gemalto Announces Mobile-Focused Digital ID Platform Based On Blockchain

Gemalto has announced a new digital ID platform aimed at enabling end users to sign into a range of services with the same secure credentials. Dubbed the “Trust ID Network”, the platform is based on R3’s Corda, an enterprise-focused blockchain platform, helping to ensure the security of user data through decentralized storage. For end users,…

CallVU Call Center Security Solution Leverages Mobile Biometrics for Caller Authentication

CallVU Call Center Security Solution Leverages Mobile Biometrics for Caller Authentication

“The system can utilize the fingerprint readers that are now common across contemporary smartphone devices, or take advantage of software-driven facial recognition, or both, depending on a given organization’s needs.” Tel Aviv-based CallVU has announced a new identity verification system for call centers that is designed to leverage mobile biometrics. It’s a straightforward idea. Using…

IDEX Receives First Order for Biometric Payment Card Tech

IDEX Receives First Order for Biometric Payment Card Tech

“We are incredibly proud to have reached this very important milestone with our strategic partner. The order marks the start of the industrialization phase for biometric cards, and is the result of years of dedication and hard work and is validation of IDEX’s leadership position in this very innovative market.” -Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics…

Goodix Responds to Allegations of Patent Infringement

Goodix Responds to Allegations of Patent Infringement

“Notably, the companies’ characterizations of the allegation itself differ in one important way.” Goodix has responded to Fingerprint Cards‘ recent allegation of patent infringement, asserting in a statement that FPC’s lawsuit filed with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court “is without merit.” The Shenzhen-based company added that “it will vigorously defend itself” against the allegation. Notably,…

Why It’s Such a Big Deal That All of the New iPhones Use Face ID

Why It’s Such a Big Deal That All of the New iPhones Use Face ID

Ever since Apple introduced the world to its Face ID facial recognition system with the launch of its iPhone X last autumn, there have been rumors and speculation that Face ID would quickly become Apple’s primary biometric authentication system, at least on the iPhone. And last week, Apple confirmed those rumors, unveiling three new iPhones,…

Samsung Mobile Head Promises Big Changes for Galaxy S10

Samsung Mobile Head Promises Big Changes for Galaxy S10

In the shadow of last week’s big iPhone announcements, Samsung is trying to churn up the anticipation for its next Samsung Galaxy smartphone, with the company’s mobile head, DJ Koh, asserting that the forthcoming Galaxy S10 will feature “very significant” design changes. The comments were made at a Chinese media event last week, though Koh…

Indonesian Authorities Team with Digital Identity Platform to Improve Fuel Subsidy Program

Indonesian Authorities Team with Digital Identity Platform to Improve Fuel Subsidy Program

“With backing from the ID2020 digital identity alliance, the organizations are planning pilot projects that will assess how their new system can improve efficiency, transparency, and inclusivity for the National LPG Subsidy Program.” A new public-private partnership in Indonesia is looking to blockchain, biometrics, and mobile identity in order to improve the efficiency of a…

Gentex Strengthens Focus on Automotive Tech with Executive Changes

Gentex Strengthens Focus on Automotive Tech with Executive Changes

Gentex has made a number of organizational changes aimed at strengthening its focus on automotive technology. The company has announced that Brian Brackenbury has been promoted to a new position as Director of Connected Products, Interior Cameras and Biometrics. In making the announcement, Gentex noted that Brackenbury, who joined the company in 2015, “has more…

MeReal Biometrics Introduces New Chief Technology Officer

MeReal Biometrics Introduces New Chief Technology Officer

MeReal Biometrics has officially introduced its new Chief Technology Officer, Thomas Le Ouedec. He actually came to the role quietly in July, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the smart cards industry. From 2008 to his switch to MeReal Biometrics, Le Ouedec served as Product Line Manager for UINT, a smart card developer…

ForgeRock Integrates ImageWare’s Multimodal Authentication Platform

ForgeRock Integrates ImageWare’s Multimodal Authentication Platform

“For ForgeRock clients … the integration enables them to take advantage of ImageWare’s multimodal authentication solution, which supports facial, fingerprint, palm, and voice recognition, among other authentication mechanisms.” ImageWare‘s GoVerifyID biometric authentication platform has been integrated into the ForgeRock Trust Network Technology Program, the company has announced. It’s a development that could open up new business…

Fingerprint Authentication is Finally Coming to Chrome

Fingerprint Authentication is Finally Coming to Chrome

A beta version of the latest Chrome browser for macOS and Android points to the rise of FIDO2-based biometric authentication on the web. The new Chrome 70 feature allows websites to access a fingerprint sensor on their device, and, as 9to5Google reports, this is enabled by default in the Web Authentication API. Websites that take…

BRIEF: What Does Apple’s Switch to Face ID Mean for the Mobile Industry?

BRIEF: What Does Apple’s Switch to Face ID Mean for the Mobile Industry?

Apple confirmed longstanding speculation last week with its unveiling of its three new iPhone models for 2018. Like last year’s iPhone X, all of the new devices have abandoned Apple’s pioneering Touch ID fingerprint authentication system in favor of Face ID, an infrared, 3D facial recognition system. Face ID is now the sole means of…

Biometric Remote Control Features IDEX Fingerprint Sensor

Biometric Remote Control Features IDEX Fingerprint Sensor

IDEX has announced a novel integration of its fingerprint sensor technology: Korea-based Ohsung Electronics has used it to bring fingerprint scanning to one of its remote control solutions, the product of a collaboration with TW Electronics, a UK-based remote control specialist that offers tailored remote solutions to other device makers such as TV brands. In…

FIDO Submits Token Binding Specification to IETF Editor

FIDO Submits Token Binding Specification to IETF Editor

“…token binding is already being adopted by Google and Microsoft in their Chrome and Edge browsers, that is has been included in the OpenID Connect Enhanced Authentication Profile, and that it’s coming to US government authentication standards including NIST SP 800-63-3.” An important security specification developed by the FIDO Alliance is close to becoming finalized. The IETF…

BMW Cars to Get Virtual Assistant Next March

BMW Cars to Get Virtual Assistant Next March

“…BMW Group emphasized its artificial intelligence, asserting that it can learn the driver’s habits, allowing it to offer directions based on a command like, ‘Take me home.’” BMW cars will get their own virtual assistant early next year, dubbed the “BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.” The system will allow drivers to adjust various in-car settings on…

Amid iPhone, Apple Watch Announcements, HomePod Gets AI Upgrade

Amid iPhone, Apple Watch Announcements, HomePod Gets AI Upgrade

Apple is hoping to leverage this week’s excitement about its new product announcements into some extra enthusiasm for its HomePod smart home speaker system, with a software update enhancing its capabilities. It’s essentially an AI upgrade. On the HomePod, Siri, Apple’s virtual AI assistant, can now search for songs by their lyrics, and perform other…

Synaptics Adapts AudioSmart Tech for Smart Set-Top-Boxes

Synaptics Adapts AudioSmart Tech for Smart Set-Top-Boxes

“…it delivers AudioSmart’s key speech recognition capabilities, including acoustic echo cancellation and voice targeting.” Synaptics has adapted its AudioSmart Far-Field Voice (FFV) technology for emerging set-top-boxes. Its new solution, the VideoSmart VS-550 multimedia processor, features a quad-core 15K DMIPs processor, and arrives as a single-chip solution for device makers. It’s designed for Android TV set-top…

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