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GSMA: Mobile Tech is Driving Economic Development in Tanzania

GSMA: Mobile Tech is Driving Economic Development in Tanzania

Mobile technology is playing a vital role in the ongoing economic development of Tanzania. A new GSMA report found that the country’s mobile operators generated $2.5 billion in value in 2016 alone, a figure that represents 5.2 percent of the country’s GDP. The mobile industry also creates jobs for around 1.5 million Tanzanian people, which…

Jumio and ComplyAdvantage Team Up to Fight Against Money Laundering

Jumio and ComplyAdvantage Team Up to Fight Against Money Laundering

Jumio has launched an anti-money laundering service through a new partnership with ComplyAdvantage. The platform is called Jumio Screening, and it combines Jumio’s award-winning Netverify identity verification solution with ComplyAdvantage’s extensive watchlist for financial crime. “As more and more companies onboard new customers remotely, it’s increasingly important for online businesses to flag individuals who appear…

Gemalto Delivers eSIM Management Services for VIVA Bahrain

Gemalto Delivers eSIM Management Services for VIVA Bahrain

Gemalto has forged a new eSIM partnership with VIVA Bahrain, the leading telecom provider in the Kingdom. Specifically, the digital security company will be providing VIVA Bahrain with a subscription management platform that allows for the remote activation of eSIM devices. “We adopt innovative trends in technology to enhance our customers’ experiences,” said VIVA Bahrain…

Google Unveils Smaller and Faster Speech Recognition Technology

Google Unveils Smaller and Faster Speech Recognition Technology

Google has made some significant improvements to the speech recognizer on its mobile phones. The new software outputs every single character in real time and is entirely contained on the mobile device, which means that the dictation system will work offline with zero latency. Johan Schalkwyk, a Google Fellow with the company’s Speech Team, explained…

Report: PSD2 Requirements Will Drive Support for Biometric Authentication

Report: PSD2 Requirements Will Drive Support for Biometric Authentication

The final deadline for compliance with the European Union’s revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is coming up in September of 2019. However, a new report from the Aite Group and iovation suggests that most payment services providers are not prepared. And those that do comply are expected to turn to some form of biometric authentication.…

Patent Suggests Microsoft Will Embed Fingerprint Biometrics in the Windows Key

Patent Suggests Microsoft Will Embed Fingerprint Biometrics in the Windows Key

“The potential feature is a sleeker way to integrate fingerprint recognition technology into a laptop, especially when measured against current options that place a separate fingerprint reader elsewhere on the device. “ Over the past year, some smartphone manufacturers have started phasing out dedicated fingerprint readers in favor of in-display fingerprint sensors. Now a recently…

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group Expand Partnership

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group Expand Partnership

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group are renewing the commitment they made back in November. The two companies first came together to form a joint R&D program to work on biometric smart cards, with NEXT Biometrics supplying large-area fingerprint sensors for future MK cards. That collaboration has since uncovered other market opportunities, leading to a new…

CyberLink Brings FaceMe to IoT Asia 2019

CyberLink Brings FaceMe to IoT Asia 2019

CyberLink has announced that it will be bringing its FaceMe facial recognition platform to IoT Asia 2019 later this month. The company will be showcasing its wares in the Taiwan Showroom presented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) when the conference kicks off in Singapore on March 27th. The FaceMe engine is a…

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Can Prevent Fraud with Faster Payments

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Can Prevent Fraud with Faster Payments

In its latest blog post, BioCatch has some words of advice for Payments Canada and other financial institutions that are upgrading their systems to support faster payments. The behavioral biometrics company argues that financial institutions need to be prepared with real-time fraud prevention strategies in order to head off an impending wave of financial crime.…

Jumio Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Jumio Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Jumio has received a second 2019 award from the Business Intelligence Group. The Identity as a Service provider has announced that it has been named a winner in the inaugural BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards, an accolade that will pair nicely with the BIG Innovation Award Jumio received earlier in the year. The Artificial Intelligence…

This Report Has Everything You Need to Know About Biometric Payment Cards

This Report Has Everything You Need to Know About Biometric Payment Cards

In the past couple of years, biometric payment cards have emerged as an exciting, potentially transformative new trend in the payments industry. However, new technology can still be intimidating, especially for organizations that don’t understand how biometric payment cards are supposed to work. That’s why the Secure Technology Alliance has released a report to educate…

Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar

Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar

The carsharing company HyreCar is launching a new mobile onboarding app for iOS and Android devices. The platform is built using Mitek identity verification technology and is designed to streamline the car rental and application process. “We’re committed to providing both trust and convenience with each digital transaction and are thrilled to be supporting HyreCar…

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

A new report suggests Google is developing an “IdentityCredential” API aimed at allowing users to replace physical identification documents with secure digital versions that could be stored on Android devices. The tech giant is currently focusing on Digital Driver’s Licenses, but plans to expand the platform to other forms of documentation, up to and including…

ClinOne Adds Biometric Authentication to its Clinical Research Platform

ClinOne Adds Biometric Authentication to its Clinical Research Platform

“ClinOne’s biometric and multi-factor authentication capabilities significantly increase security and privacy controls around clinical data in the virtual environment.” ClinOne is adding biometric authentication to its clinical research platform. The company has announced that its iOS and Android app now offers support for fingerprint and facial recognition, which will reduce the risk of data breaches…

AppGuard Launches Military-Grade Data Sharing App for Employee Devices

AppGuard Launches Military-Grade Data Sharing App for Employee Devices

AppGuard has launched a new mobile app that is designed to provide “zero trust” security for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Dubbed TRUSTICA Mobile, the new app creates a unique key to encrypt every single text message, voice message, and file sent through the service.  “Malware and malicious apps can’t steal or expose sensitive…

Denver Municipal Election Gets Mobile Voting Courtesy of Voatz

Denver Municipal Election Gets Mobile Voting Courtesy of Voatz

Active-duty military and overseas voters will be able to use their mobile phones to vote in Denver’s upcoming municipal election. The pilot program will utilize a blockchain-based voting platform designed by Voatz, which previously provided blockchain technology for mobile voting in municipal and general elections in West Virginia. The Denver news comes courtesy of Tusk…

Jumio Targets Latin American Market with New Sales Office in Brazil

Jumio Targets Latin American Market with New Sales Office in Brazil

“The move is in keeping with Jumio’s recent push into Latin America…” Jumio is expanding its presence in Latin America with a new sales office in Brazil. The expansion effort will be led by newly appointed Regional Director Samer Atassi, who brings more than 25 years of strategic planning and international sales experience to the…

BlackBerry Cylance Enhances Security Platform with Behavioral Biometrics

BlackBerry Cylance Enhances Security Platform with Behavioral Biometrics

BlackBerry Cylance is using behavioral biometrics to enhance its Cylance AI security platform. The new features are being introduced under the CylancePERSONA heading, and will deliver continuous authentication to its enterprise-level clients to detect and prevent fraudulent activity. “Every day, rogue insiders and external threat actors exploit valid user credentials to launch cyber attacks, so…

Financial Institutions Still Rely on Vulnerable Password Security: Report

Financial Institutions Still Rely on Vulnerable Password Security: Report

In recent years, more and more financial institutions have turned to biometric technology to improve security and customer service, incorporating solutions that range from voice banking software to facial recognition scans at ATMs. However, a new report from OneSpan suggests that it will take a considerable push to make the full transition to biometric authentication…

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