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Yoti Approved for Age-Restricted Purchases in UK Convenience Stores

Yoti Approved for Age-Restricted Purchases in UK Convenience Stores

Yoti users can now use the app for age-restricted purchases at convenience stores in the UK. The news comes after the Association of Convenience Stores agreed to recognize Yoti’s digital IDs, making it the first smartphone-based ID solution to make its way to Britain’s brick and mortar corner stores. To implement the system, Yoti will…

The Identity Verification Market is Set to Skyrocket: Report

The Identity Verification Market is Set to Skyrocket: Report

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the market for identity verification tech will more than double from $6 billion in 2019 to $12.8 billion by 2024, with a CAGR of 16 percent. The rising demand for reliable identity verification solutions and services is expected to drive much of that growth as companies…

OneSpan Raises Consumer Awareness Through Partnership with Square Enix

OneSpan Raises Consumer Awareness Through Partnership with Square Enix

OneSpan has released a new case study that summarizes its ten years of history with Square Enix. The Japanese video game developer had previously integrated OneSpan’s Digipass G06 as a two-factor authentication solution for online gaming accounts in an effort to combat fraudulent takeovers.     At the time, Square Enix was the first game studio…

FIDO Alliance Adds HYPR to its Board of Directors

FIDO Alliance Adds HYPR to its Board of Directors

HYPR is the latest company to be appointed to the Board of Directors for the FIDO Alliance, with company co-founder and CTO Bojan Simic stepping up to serve as HYPR’s official delegate. “HYPR believes that FIDO standards provide enterprises with a powerful framework for securing their customers and employees without the use of passwords,” said…

New Privacy Guidelines Released by Biometrics Institute Reflect GDPR Concerns

New Privacy Guidelines Released by Biometrics Institute Reflect GDPR Concerns

The Biometrics Institute has released new privacy guidelines for any and all organizations operating in the biometrics space. The universal guidelines are specifically written to ensure that biometrics researchers, manufacturers, and operators know how to handle people’s personal information responsibly. While the Institute generally updates its privacy guidelines every two years, this is the first…

Unikeys Cryptocurrency Wallet Now on Pre-Sale

Unikeys Cryptocurrency Wallet Now on Pre-Sale

Unikeys is now accepting pre-sales for its physical cryptocurrency wallet. Dubbed the UKey, the biometric card allows shoppers to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrencies just as they would with an ordinary debit or credit card, with a built-in fingerprint sensor to authenticate transactions.   The card itself is being manufactured through a partnership…

Qualcomm Offers Support for Google Assistant with Smart Headset Platform

Qualcomm Offers Support for Google Assistant with Smart Headset Platform

Qualcomm’s Smart Headset Platform is now fully compatible with Google Assistant and Google Fast Pair. The flexible headset platform is built using Qualcomm’s low-power Bluetooth chips, and will empower device manufacturers to build a range of consumer-oriented audio products. With Google Assistant, Qualcomm will be able to provide push-button activation for the voice assistant while…

uBuck Pay is a New Digital Wallet Designed for People Without a Bank Account

uBuck Pay is a New Digital Wallet Designed for People Without a Bank Account

LiteLink is launching a new digital wallet designed for customers without a bank account. Developed by the LiteLink subsidiary uBUCK Technologies, the new payment app is called uBUCK Pay and is scheduled to begin its closed beta in June 2019. uBUCK Pay is built on the Waves blockchain, and has a few features that are…

BEC and RAT Attacks Continue to Underline the Importance of Behavioral Biometrics

BEC and RAT Attacks Continue to Underline the Importance of Behavioral Biometrics

BioCatch is warning about the dangers of corporate fraud in the wake of the FBI’s 2018 Internet Crime Report. The company specifically highlighted the threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks and Remote Access Trojan (RAT) attacks in a new blog post, both of which can be mitigated with the help of behavioral biometrics.  Of…

Trust Stamp Brings on Former US Marshall to Lead Financial Crime Division

Trust Stamp Brings on Former US Marshall to Lead Financial Crime Division

Trust Stamp has tapped a longtime law enforcement veteran to serve as the company’s new Director of Financial Crime Services. John Bridge brings 34 years of experience to the position, including 25 years as a US Marshall. During that time, Bridge was at the forefront of financial crime investigation. He previously served as the Senior…

Apple Pay Arrives in Iceland

Apple Pay Arrives in Iceland

The Apple Pay network continues to expand. The tech giant has announced that its biometrically secured mobile wallet platform is now available in Iceland, launching with support from the Icelandic banks Arion Banki and Landsbankinn. More banks are expected to add support for the platform in the not-too-distant future. To use Apple Pay, Arion Banki…

Evident ID Lands $20 Million in Series B Funding

The identity verification provider Evident ID has landed $20 million in Series B funding. The financing round was led by Aspect Ventures, with contributions from new investors like Blue Cloud Ventures and prior investors like New Enterprise Associates. Evident ID is a comprehensive, enterprise-level identity verification solution that provides both step-up and continuous authentication capabilities…

Mexican Biometric MasterCard Trial Powered by IDEX

Mexican Biometric MasterCard Trial Powered by IDEX

IDEX Biometrics will play an integral role in a new biometric card trial from MasterCard and Edenred Mexico. Launched in conjunction with the Mexican state of Sonora, the new pilot program will use biometric fingerprint-scanning cards to distribute state benefits as part of an ongoing effort to give more people secure access to banking services.…

Qualcomm and Google Team Up to Push 5G Development

Qualcomm and Google Team Up to Push 5G Development

With the dawn of the 5G era on the horizon, Google and Qualcomm are both hoping that app developers will be quick to embrace the new technology. That’s why the two tech giants are teaming up to shed some light on the benefits of 5G at Google I/O. “4G enabled a new wave of disruptive…

Google’s New Nest Hub Max Adds Face and Gesture Recognition Camera

Google’s New Nest Hub Max Adds Face and Gesture Recognition Camera

Google is consolidating its Nest and Google Home divisions with the Google Nest Hub Max, a slightly bigger version of the Google Home Hub (now the Google Nest Hub) speaker. Beyond the larger size (a 10-inch touchscreen instead of a 7-inch touchscreen), the Nest Hub Max’s most noteworthy addition is a new camera with facial…

Nuance Teams with Banma to Provide Speech Recognition for Chinese Cars

Nuance Teams with Banma to Provide Speech Recognition for Chinese Cars

Nuance Automotive has found another customer for its conversational AI, teaming up with Banma to bring better speech recognition to Chinese cars. A joint venture for Alibaba and SAIC Motor Corp., Banma will be deploying Nuance’s AI in the Banma MARS V3.0, a connected car infotainment platform that will make its first appearances in SAIC’s…

IDEX and Hengbao Showcase New Dual-Interface Biometric Card

IDEX and Hengbao Showcase New Dual-Interface Biometric Card

IDEX Biometrics is finally ready to share the results of its collaboration with Hengbao. The company first announced that it was partnering with the Chinese card manufacturer back in September, and has now revealed that it has provided the fingerprint sensor for a dual-interface biometric card that will be on display at the second annual…

Recent Certifications Help Establish FIDO as the Modern Security Standard

Recent Certifications Help Establish FIDO as the Modern Security Standard

The FIDO Alliance has continued to gain traction in 2019, and is increasingly becoming the security standard that tech manufacturers are expected to meet before competing in the modern marketplace. At least, that’s the takeaway from the list of companies that achieved some form of FIDO certification in the first quarter of the year. The…

Jumio Takes Home a Pair of Stevies at the American Business Awards

Jumio Takes Home a Pair of Stevies at the American Business Awards

Jumio is back on the podium in its ongoing 2019 awards campaign. The company picked up two prizes at the 17th annual American Business Awards, grabbing a Silver Stevie and a Bronze Stevie in the Most Innovative and Fastest Growing Tech Company categories, respectively. The American Business Awards were created to honor American organizations spread…

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