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Clearview AI Sheds Light on Biometric Opt-Out Policy for Canadians

Clearview AI Sheds Light on Biometric Opt-Out Policy for Canadians

Controversial Facial Recognition startup Clearview AI has shed some light on a recent statement by CEO Hoan Ton-That which implied that Canadians are able to opt out of the company’s biometric data and facial recognition search engine, but provided no actual instructions on how to do so. The company posted a link on its website…

ID.me Offers Identity Services to Help with Unemployment Backlog

ID.me Offers Identity Services to Help with Unemployment Backlog

ID.me is arguing that its identity verification technology can help state labor departments deal with their current backlog. The company notes that many labor departments are facing a record number of unemployment claims because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many people have not yet received their benefits due to the high volume and the need…

Guatemalan Payment App Gets Biometric Selfie Onboarding

Guatemalan Payment App Gets Biometric Selfie Onboarding

Mobbeel will be providing digital onboarding services for PRONET’s new Akisí app. PRONET is a Guatemalan company that allows users to pay bills and purchase goods at commercial establishments through one centralized payment service. It is currently in use at 6,000 locations in Guatemala, with an additional 5,000 locations spread across 34 states in the…

Apple’s Face ID Biometrics Power Up New Unreal Mocap App

Apple’s Face ID Biometrics Power Up New Unreal Mocap App

Unreal Engine has released a new iOS app that makes high-quality 3D motion capture far more accessible. Dubbed Live Link Face, the app utilizes the iPhone’s Face ID TrueDepth Camera and ARKit to capture facial data in real time. That information can be used to animate a digital avatar during a live stream, or saved…

US Faces Far More Cyberattacks than Any Other Country: Report

US Faces Far More Cyberattacks than Any Other Country: Report

Specops Software has released a new report that reveals that the United States is the most frequent victim of major cyberattacks. The country has experienced 156 significant cybersecurity incidents since May of 2006, a volume that is more than three times greater that the 47 incidents that the UK has faced in the same period.…

US Sales of Onfido Digital Onboarding Tech Skyrocket

US Sales of Onfido Digital Onboarding Tech Skyrocket

Onfido is celebrating strong results in its latest quarterly report. The company’s global sales are up 40 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Much of that growth came from the United States, where year-over-year sales are up an astronomical 264 percent. According to Onfido, much of that growth can be attributed to COVID-19.…

Trulioo COO to Highlight Customer Onboarding at Gaming Webinar

Trulioo COO to Highlight Customer Onboarding at Gaming Webinar

Trulioo COO Zac Cohen will be discussing the current online gaming environment at a webinar hosted by iGaming Business later this month. Cohen will emphasize the importance of customer onboarding, citing recent research that found that 77 percent of new players evaluate brands based on the quality of their account opening experience. The webinar will…

Jack Henry’s Banno Digital Platform to be Protected by NuData’s Behavioral Biometrics

Jack Henry’s Banno Digital Platform to be Protected by NuData’s Behavioral Biometrics

Jack Henry & Associates will be integrating NuData’s behavioral biometrics solution into its own Banno Digital Platform. Jack Henry is a payment processing specialist whose clients are drawn primarily from the financial services industry. The partnership with NuData will help financial institutions identify suspicious behavior during log-ins and guard against the threat of account takeover…

Fingerprints and STMicroelectronics Collaborate on New Biometric Card Tech

Fingerprints and STMicroelectronics Collaborate on New Biometric Card Tech

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and STMicroelectronics have joined forces to develop a new Biometric System-on-Card (BSoC) platform for the financial industry. The technology is specifically geared towards the manufacture of biometric payment cards, and will blend FPC’s T-shape fingerprint sensor with the ST31/STPay chipset and STM32 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics. The latter two products are part of…

Apple Applies for Patent to Prevent Biometric Screen Burn-in

Apple Applies for Patent to Prevent Biometric Screen Burn-in

Apple is trying to patent a system that would prevent screen burn in mobile devices with in-display fingerprint sensors. The application arrives shortly after Samsung filed a patent for a similar system that automatically adjusts pixel brightness during a fingerprint scan. The Apple solution relies on temperature compensation rather than pixel brightness. To that end,…

Condatis Becomes Latest Sovrin Foundation Steward

Condatis Becomes Latest Sovrin Foundation Steward

The Scottish identity specialist Condatis has offered its support to the Sovrin Foundation. Condatis focuses primarily on self-sovereign identity (SSI), and regularly advises governments and large enterprises on how they can use that technology to protect the privacy of their customers. Signing on as a Steward of the Sovrin Foundation will advance that mission. The…

Clearview AI Terminates All Canadian Contracts

Clearview AI Terminates All Canadian Contracts

Clearview AI is no longer available in Canada. The controversial facial recognition provider has terminated all of its contracts in the country after drawing the attention of multiple privacy watchdogs at the federal and provincial levels. This is not the first time that Clearview has abandoned a territory in response to legal pressure. The company…

New Qualcomm SoCs to Bring Better AI to Smart Camera Devices

New Qualcomm SoCs to Bring Better AI to Smart Camera Devices

Qualcomm has unveiled a pair of new system-on-chip (SoC) solutions that were built to bring high-end camera features to mid-tier camera devices. The company specifically highlighted the AI and machine learning capabilities of the new SoCs, noting that the technology can support a number of different smart city, smart home, and smart vehicle applications.   On…

Synaptics Moves to Acquire Broadcom’s Wireless IoT Portfolio

Synaptics Moves to Acquire Broadcom’s Wireless IoT Portfolio

Synaptics has officially signed the paperwork needed to acquire Broadcom’s wireless IoT business. The deal is worth roughly $250 million, which will be paid entirely in cash. Broadcom’s wireless IoT portfolio currently includes a range of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS/GNSS products. Synaptics will acquire the manufacturing rights to those products, and to certain other aspects…

MobileIron Launches New On-Device Anti-Phishing Solution

MobileIron Launches New On-Device Anti-Phishing Solution

MobileIron has unveiled a new anti-phishing solution for iOS and Android mobile devices. The platform has been dubbed “MobileIron Threat Defense” (MTD), and it is designed to extend a company’s email protections across all communication channels on an employee’s device. To that end, MTD will monitor texts, messages, instant messages, apps, and other channels to…

Verizon and Ericsson Complete Test of Pop-Up 5G Towers

Verizon and Ericsson Complete Test of Pop-Up 5G Towers

Ericsson and Verizon have completed a successful test of a battery-powered wave cell site built with Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB) technology. The result is essentially a pop-up 5G tower that can be deployed in a pinch to augment or expand an existing 5G network. As it stands, 5G cell towers use the millimeter wave spectrum…

ASSA ABLOY Joins Board of Zigbee IoT Alliance

ASSA ABLOY Joins Board of Zigbee IoT Alliance

The ASSA ABLOY Group is stepping up as the latest member of the Board of Directors for the Zigbee Alliance. ASSA ABLOY is already an active member of the Alliance, and is currently lending its expertise to the Alliance’s Connected Home for IP project. The Zigbee Alliance unites hundreds of organizations in an effort to…

COVID-19 Driving Up Interest in Biometric Payment Cards: Zwipe

COVID-19 Driving Up Interest in Biometric Payment Cards: Zwipe

Biometric smart cards are finally poised to become a commercial reality. In a recent memo, Zwipe CEO André Løvestam noted that several “1st Generation” biometric cards will achieve small-scale commercial launches in 2020, paving the way for an even greater breakthrough as demand increases in the next few years. Of course, Løvestam believes that Zwipe…

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