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Google Follows Apple’s Lead in Pixel 4’s Biometric Tech

Google Follows Apple’s Lead in Pixel 4’s Biometric Tech

“An unusually large amount of information has been leaked about the Google Pixel 4, reportedly because a retailer in Hanoi has been selling nearly-finished samples of the device.” Google is expected to launch its latest flagship smartphone in a matter of weeks, and it looks like the company is going to follow Apple’s lead in…

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

There’s a pretty wide range of coverage on Mobile ID World, given the growing vastness of the mobile identity ecosystem; and a given week’s top stories generally reflect that diversity. This week was a bit different, though. Apple unveiled its latest lineup of gadgets. It’s a yearly tradition that always garners a lot of attention,…

Intel to Help Power Facial Recognition Security at 2020 Olympics

Intel to Help Power Facial Recognition Security at 2020 Olympics

“Organizers of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games formally announced their plans for a security system based on facial recognition about a month ago.” Intel is going to be a major tech partner of next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, including a prominent role for the company in the Games’ biometric security system. Organizers of…

Patent Filing Shows Apple Engineers Exploring New Biometric Authentication Options

Patent Filing Shows Apple Engineers Exploring New Biometric Authentication Options

Having pioneered smartphone fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, Apple may turn next to palm reading as an additional biometric modality, suggests a patent filed by the company earlier this year. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed in January, and details how sensors under the display of an iPhone or iPad could be used to…

HID Global Acquires PKI Certificate Specialist HydrantID

HID Global Acquires PKI Certificate Specialist HydrantID

“In announcing the acquisition, HID Global framed HydrantID’s platform as a complement to its own IdenTrust digital certificate platform.” HID Global has made its latest strategic acquisition, with Salt Lake City-based HydrantID coming into the fold. The latter specializes in offering Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions, primarily revolving around the issuance of digital certificates for…

NIST Invites Comment on Draft Privacy Framework

NIST Invites Comment on Draft Privacy Framework

Seeking to help delineate a middle ground between privacy protections and data collection, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a preliminary draft of its major new set of guidelines. Called the NIST Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management, the publication has been posted in the Federal…

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

Apple has unveiled its newest line of smartwatches, and the devices are more aware than ever of what’s going on with users. For one thing, the Apple Watch Series 5 features a built-in compass and updated Maps app that can better locate users and help them to get where they’re going. It also features a…

Face ID is Back and Better Than Ever in the New iPhone 11

Face ID is Back and Better Than Ever in the New iPhone 11

“Apple says Face ID is now 30 percent faster with an improved performance at a range of distances.” The prognosticators were right: Apple’s newest iPhones feature an enhanced version of Face ID, with Touch ID yet to make its return (if it ever comes back). The biometric enhancements are relatively modest. Apple says Face ID…

Samsung Touts Foldable Phone Apps (Even if Device Itself is MIA)

Samsung Touts Foldable Phone Apps (Even if Device Itself is MIA)

Seeking to steal a bit of Apple’s thunder as the company unveils its latest products this week, Samsung has announced new app experiences for its foldable smartphone. The device was officially unveiled earlier this year. Dubbed the Galaxy Fold, it’s pretty much what it sounds like – a large smartphone that can be folded in…

CyberSaint Compliance Platform Adapts to California Privacy Regulation

CyberSaint Compliance Platform Adapts to California Privacy Regulation

“Privacy has emerged as a national, and international, priority for business and consumers alike.” – George Wrenn, CEO, CyberSaint Boston-based CyberSaint Security is looking to help organizations comply with new privacy legislation in California, announcing that it has added a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) framework to its CyberStrong platform. Slated to take effect on…

Zwipe to Pursue Nasdaq First North Listing

Zwipe to Pursue Nasdaq First North Listing

Zwipe‘s Board of Directors has decided to seek a listing for the company on Nasdaq Stockholm’s First North Growth Market, the company has announced. The news arrives alongside Zwipe’s interim report for January through June of 2019, in which the company listed revenues of about TNOK 348, reflecting the “pre-commercial stage” of its biometric payment cards business;…

NXP’s Latest Innovation Brings Offline Facial Recognition to Smart Devices

NXP’s Latest Innovation Brings Offline Facial Recognition to Smart Devices

“The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial and expression recognition for smart devices – a world’s first, according to NXP.” You may soon have a smart thermostat that can recognize your face, thanks to a new piece of technology from NXP Semiconductors. The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial…

FPC Confirms First Samsung Smartphone Integration

FPC Confirms First Samsung Smartphone Integration

“…FPC has now confirmed that its FPC1511 sensor model is being used in the A10s, and that it ‘has already received purchase orders amounting to in excess of ten million sensors.’” Samsung’s new Galaxy A10s smartphone is indeed using a fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards, the Sweden-based fingerprint biometrics specialist has confirmed. The news comes…

RSA and Silverfort Collaborate on IoT Authentication

RSA and Silverfort Collaborate on IoT Authentication

“… SecurID authentication solutions like biometrics and push notifications can now be extended to the kinds of vulnerable IT infrastructure that Silverfort seeks to secure.” A new collaboration between RSA and Silverfort is poised to help extend biometric security to the Internet of Things. The latter specializes in delivering authentication solutions to parts of a…

Bloomberg Piles On Evidence of In-Display Touch ID for Future iPhones

Bloomberg Piles On Evidence of In-Display Touch ID for Future iPhones

“…Bloomberg reports that Apple is actually planning to deliver in-display Touch ID to the iPhone next year, with the technology currently being tested by its overseas suppliers.” A new report from Bloomberg is offering further evidence that Apple is indeed working on an in-display version of its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Touch ID helped…

Vuzix to Showcase Biometric Smartglasses Security at GSX 2019

Vuzix to Showcase Biometric Smartglasses Security at GSX 2019

“Operating through the smartglasses’ embedded camera, the system can detect as many as 15 faces in under a second, and is designed to flag individuals against biometric databases of persons of interest…” Vuzix is going to show off the new facial recognition capabilities of its smartglasses solution at the Global Security Exchange next week. The…

Adobe Supports HID Global’s Digital Certificates for e-Signatures

Adobe Supports HID Global’s Digital Certificates for e-Signatures

With Adobe’s platforms being some of the most popular in the world for creating and accessing digital documents, its support for IdenTrust is an important development for HID Global. One of the world’s most popular trust services for digital documents is now supporting HID Global‘s IdenTrust digital certificates. Dubbed the Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL),…

FIDO Alliance Organizing First Industry Conference, Seeks Speakers

FIDO Alliance Organizing First Industry Conference, Seeks Speakers

“Professionals interest in speaking at the inaugural Authenticate conference are encouraged to send their proposals to FIDO’s event organizers by November 1st of this year.” The FIDO Alliance is organizing its first big industry conference, the organization has revealed; and it already has some big names on board. Dubbed “Authenticate”, it’s going to be a…

Bitcoin IRA Joins Biometric Security Trend with Face-based Authentication

Bitcoin IRA Joins Biometric Security Trend with Face-based Authentication

“In implementing biometric security based on facial recognition, Bitcoin IRA joins a growing trend in the cryptocurrency space, with players like the Paxful marketplace and the ZenGo cryptocurrency wallet also having recently embraced face-based authentication.” Bitcoin IRA, a platform designed specifically to allow individuals to buy and sell Bitcoin cryptocurrency through their Individual Retirement Account…

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