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Courtney Gibson Appointed as BioConnect’s CTO and CISO

Courtney Gibson Appointed as BioConnect’s CTO and CISO

“Gibson comes to BioConnect from a previous role as Chief Information Security Officer with OANDA Corporation, a currency data and online trading company.’” With an eye to expansion, BioConnect is bringing in a new senior executive to focus on the development of its engineering team. It’s a dual role, with Courtney Gibson becoming the firm’s…

Apple Pay Expands European, Digital Banking Presence

Apple Pay Expands European, Digital Banking Presence

“Meanwhile, in the UK, the app is now also supported by Monzo, a mobile-focused digital banking organization.” Apple’s biometrically secured mobile wallet has made it to Ukraine, fulfilling a promise made by Apple CEO Tim Cook in the company’s recent quarterly earnings call. Apple Pay can now support payment cards from PrivatBank, the country’s biggest…

Innovatrics Announces Digital Onboarding Toolkit

Innovatrics Announces Digital Onboarding Toolkit

With excitement growing over selfie-based enrollment solutions, Innovatrics has jumped into the ring. The company has announced a new solution called the Digital Onboarding Toolkit, or DOT. The biometric enrollment system requires three simple steps. First, an end user takes a picture of a piece of official ID, such as a driver’s license. Next, they…

New Zealanders Want To Pay With Biometrics

New Zealanders Want To Pay With Biometrics

New Zealanders are really interested in biometric authentication for payments, suggests new research commissioned by Visa. A survey of 500 Kiwi adults conducted by AYTM last October found 88 percent of respondents expressing interest in the technology, most often citing its convenience over password-based authentication as the key to its appeal. The survey also found…

Free App Aims to Replace Passwords with Biometrics on PC and Mac

Free App Aims to Replace Passwords with Biometrics on PC and Mac

A Vienna-based biometrics specialist has announced a new, free app designed to facilitate mobile fingerprint or facial recognition for PC and Mac users. The eponymous Sezame app is compatible with Windows 10 and Mac OS 10.11 – 10.13. The solution arrives soon after the launch of the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standards, which are designed…

Synaptics’ In-Display Fingerprint Tech Wins “Component of the Year” Industry Award

Synaptics’ In-Display Fingerprint Tech Wins “Component of the Year” Industry Award

Synaptics‘ Clear ID fingerprint sensor solution has been named “Component of the Year” by the Society for Information Display, or SID. The recognition is one of the three categories of the 2018 Display Industry Awards, which also include the categories of “Display of the Year” and “Display Application of the Year”. For industry watchers, Clear…

New Phones From Lenovo, Sharp and Xiaomi Feature FPC Sensor Tech

New Phones From Lenovo, Sharp and Xiaomi Feature FPC Sensor Tech

“While FPC is seeking to pursue opportunities in new market areas such as biometric payment cards, the company is also working to improve production costs so that it can remain competitive in the capacitive fingerprint sensor market for smartphones…” A number of recently launched smartphones feature fingerprint sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards, the company has…

NB-IoT, LTE-M to Support ‘Massive IoT’ in 5G Revolution: GSMA

NB-IoT, LTE-M to Support ‘Massive IoT’ in 5G Revolution: GSMA

NB-IoT and LTE-M will play an “integral role” in the 5G revolution, argues a new report from the GSMA. The technologies are generally seen as secondary to the super-fast mobile speeds anticipated for 5G connectivity, with NB-IoT (or “Narrowband IoT”) and LTE-M both defining networking categories that are essentially designed to bring more devices online…

Gemalto Announces Security Solution for the Smart Grid

Gemalto Announces Security Solution for the Smart Grid

“In announcing the new solution, Gemalto highlighted potential threats including ‘energy consumption fraud, insight into households’ activity and absence, grid instability, pressure on governments, ID theft.’” Gemalto has announced a new solution for what may be an overlooked part of the Internet of Things, smart meters. Comprising ‘smart grids’, smart meters are designed to process a…

Facebook Joins FIDO Board of Directors

Facebook Joins FIDO Board of Directors

Facebook has become the latest tech giant to join the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors. The company’s support for FIDO and its standards is not altogether new. Near the start of last year, Facebook enabled support for FIDO-compliant two-factor authentication via security keys such as the USB keys offered by Yubico. The small pieces of…

Ipsidy Climbs The Securities Market Ladder

Ipsidy Climbs The Securities Market Ladder

“Ipsidy’s move to the OTCQX is thus a credit to the biometric identity technology specialist, which launched a new mobile authentication app based on facial recognition earlier this month.” Ipsidy is climbing the securities market ladder, announcing that it’s upgrading from the OTCQB to the OTCQX. The OTCQB is a securities market listing aimed specifically…

Trusona Strengthens Authentication Offering With Anti-Replay Tech

Trusona Strengthens Authentication Offering With Anti-Replay Tech

Trusona has made one of its physical ID-focused authentication solutions even stronger. Designed to replace one-time password tokens, the system is aimed at sensitive authentication applications, such as opening new accounts or performing wire transfers. End users register for the system by scanning a driver’s license or passport, and for each subsequent authentication session, they…

Touch Biometrix Aims to Become a Global Top Five Fingerprint Sensor Supplier by 2023

Touch Biometrix Aims to Become a Global Top Five Fingerprint Sensor Supplier by 2023

A Welsh startup is aiming to further disrupt the smartphone fingerprint sensor market with extremely cheap sensor technology. Called Touch Biometrix, the firm, which is based in the small town of St. Asaph, recently received £150,000 in seed funding from Chester-based Deepbridge Capital. The company was founded last year, and has announced in a statement…

HSBC Leverages Face ID For Corporate Account User Authentication

HSBC Leverages Face ID For Corporate Account User Authentication

HSBC has become the latest financial services organization to let iPhone X users login to their corporate accounts using Face ID, the device’s sophisticated 3D facial recognition system. The bank’s support for Face ID comes after Discover enabled Face ID login for its cardholders in December, and Singapore’s OCBC enabled Face ID authentication a month…

All Proposals From IDEX Board of Directors Accepted at AGM

All Proposals From IDEX Board of Directors Accepted at AGM

The proposals made by IDEX‘s Board of Directors and its nomination committee were all accepted at the company’s Annual General Meeting last week. In a statement, IDEX confirmed that its board will continue to be chaired by Morten Opstad, and that Deborah Davis, Hanne Høvding, Lawrence John Ciaccia, and Andrew James MacLeod will continue on…

Apple and Goldman Sachs Working Together on Credit Card

Apple and Goldman Sachs Working Together on Credit Card

Apple and Goldman Sachs are working together on a new, joint credit card affiliated with the former’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform, according to new reports. The collaboration will replace Apple’s longstanding rewards card partnership with Barclays, and will represent Apple’s first big foray into physical credit cards, with the company having become increasingly involved…

ImageWare Issues Q1 2018 Update

ImageWare Issues Q1 2018 Update

ImageWare has issued its Q1 update for 2018, depicting the biometric identity management solutions provider’s transition to a new business model. Revenues for the quarter came in at $716,000, a decrease of 23 percent in comparison to ImageWare’s $928,000 in revenues in Q1 of 2017. The company also saw a bigger net loss year-over-year, at…

Qualcomm Readies Chips for Android P

Qualcomm Readies Chips for Android P

Android P is on the way, and Qualcomm has taken some important proactive measures to clear its path. The company has announced that it has worked directly with Google’s developers to ensure that its Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile chip platforms are fully prepared to support Android’s newest operating system. In particular, the preparations focused on the…

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