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FacePhi Finds Another Argentinian Banking Partner

FacePhi Finds Another Argentinian Banking Partner

FacePhi has found yet another partner for its onboarding services in Argentina. The facial recognition specialist has formed a partnership with Banco del Sol, the online banking arm of the country’s Sancor Seguros group, which will be deploying FacePhi’s SelphID solution for customer onboarding and authentication. Argentina has proved to be a lucrative market for…

Onfido Forms Partner Program to Boost Joint Marketing Efforts

Onfido Forms Partner Program to Boost Joint Marketing Efforts

“Our customers recognize that a secure and optimized customer journey begins with a strong validated identity.” Onfido has created an international partner program in an effort to find new applications for its identity verification technology. The Onfido Partner Program currently includes major players like IDEMIA, ForgeRock, Checkr, and iovation, while Visa has made Onfido’s selfie…

IDEX Meets Payment Card Certification Standards in Independent Testing

IDEX Meets Payment Card Certification Standards in Independent Testing

IDEX Biometrics is boasting about its performance in a series of independent tests that demonstrate the capabilities of its dual-interface fingerprint technology. According to the company, the tests show that its fingerprint sensors are compliant with the biometric performance and security standards enforced by numerous payment schemes, paving the way for the deployment of those…

iBeta Certified for Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services

iBeta Certified for Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services

The iBeta Quality Assurance lab can officially add another certificate to its wall. The biometric testing facility has now been accredited by Mastercard, becoming a certified provider of Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services as of June. iBeta is one of the world’s leading biometric testing facilities, and is equipped to test face, palm, voice, and fingerprint…

EY’s Pointellis Platform Uses Microsoft Azure to Deliver Custom Cancer Treatment

EY’s Pointellis Platform Uses Microsoft Azure to Deliver Custom Cancer Treatment

EY Health Sciences and Wellness is releasing a digital ecosystem that will make it easier for doctors to deliver more personalized treatment to cancer patients. Dubbed Pointellis, the new platform tracks the medical supply chain from a patient’s first biopsy all the way through to treatment scheduling and payment. Pointellis is built with Microsoft’s open…

NEC Supplies NTT DOCOMO with 5G Radio Units

NEC Supplies NTT DOCOMO with 5G Radio Units

“By utilizing base stations that support open interfaces, we will flexibly and efficiently deploy 5G networks that meet various use cases in the 5G era…” NEC is supplying NTT DOCOMO with radio units that will become part of the company’s growing 5G infrastructure. The new units are designed to serve as equipment for 5G base…

Algolux and Mila Form Computer Vision Research Partnership

Algolux and Mila Form Computer Vision Research Partnership

The Montreal computer vision specialist Algolux has formed a research partnership with the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Mila). The two organizations will work together to develop new technology aimed at improving the safety of autonomous vehicles and the accuracy of video surveillance. “Breakthroughs in AI and computer vision are fundamental to improving the accuracy…

Google Gives Out $5 Gift Cards to Improve Face Recognition on Pixel Phones

Google Gives Out $5 Gift Cards to Improve Face Recognition on Pixel Phones

Google is handing out $5 gift cards in exchange for five minutes of face time with random people on the street. The company is reportedly training a new facial recognition algorithm that would be deployed in the next generation of Pixel smartphones. The algorithm would essentially give Google an in-house alternative to Apple’s Face ID,…

New tZERO App Stores Cryptocurrency Assets On Your Mobile Phone

New tZERO App Stores Cryptocurrency Assets On Your Mobile Phone

The blockchain specialist tZERO has released the Android version of its tZERO Crypto App, a digital wallet that allows cryptocurrency investors to buy, sell, and store different assets on their mobile phone instead of an account on a third-party exchange platform. The iOS version of the app was released on June 27th. For the moment,…

FacePhi Forms New Partnership with Peruvian Bank

FacePhi Forms New Partnership with Peruvian Bank

FacePhi continues to solidify its position in the Latin American market. The facial recognition specialist has announced that it has formed a new partnership with Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP), which will be deploying FacePhi’s SelphID platform for customer onboarding and authentication. BCP marks FacePhi’s first foray into Peru, although the company’s client portfolio…

FTC Hits Facebook with $5 Billion Fine and New Regulations

FTC Hits Facebook with $5 Billion Fine and New Regulations

The US Federal Trade Commission has formally levied a historic $5 billion fine against Facebook for violating a 2012 FTC order related to user privacy, concluding a lengthy investigation that began in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The FTC determined that Facebook had been misleading its users and sharing personal information with third…

Yoti Explains Why the UK’s Porn Block has been Delayed

Yoti Explains Why the UK’s Porn Block has been Delayed

Last month, Yoti and AgeID teamed up to create an age verification platform that will allow users to view pornographic content without sharing any personal information. The partnership was formed in anticipation of a UK law that was slated to go into effect on July 15th, which would have required proof-of-age for anyone viewing explicit…

ZenaPay Announces Beta Test of Cannabis Plant Tracking Drone Software

ZenaPay Announces Beta Test of Cannabis Plant Tracking Drone Software

The Canadian cannabis software specialist ZenaPay will be carrying out a beta test of its drone-based plant tracking software in conjunction with GreenHeartCBD. ZenaPay’s highly unique program is designed specifically for enterprise-level cannabis operations, and leverages AI to help customers monitor the lifecycles of their plants from seed up until the point of sale. GreenHeart,…

Yoti Provides Age Verification for Meet Group Community

Yoti Provides Age Verification for Meet Group Community

Yoti has found another partner for its discreet yet reliable age verification technology. The digital identity specialist is teaming up with The Meet Group, a streaming social media and dating platform that will be using Yoti Age Scan and the Yoti app to keep minors off the site and ensure that every user is of…

IdentityX Biometric Onboarding Solution Gets an Upgrade

IdentityX Biometric Onboarding Solution Gets an Upgrade

“IdentityX clients can customize the platform to meet their own needs. Most notably, that means that they can automatically screen new accounts based on predetermined criteria, or trigger a manual human review in fringe cases…” Daon has released an updated version of its flagship biometric onboarding platform. IdentityX Digital Onboarding 2.0 delivers better anti-spoofing technology,…

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Utah County

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Utah County

Utah County has officially become the third US jurisdiction to take advantage of Voatz’s mobile voting technology. The County will conduct a trial run during its municipal primary election in August, allowing active-duty military and overseas voters to weigh in using their smartphones. To use Voatz, eligible voters must first request an absentee ballot, and…

OneConnect and UBX to Develop Blockchain Platform for Small Business Loans

OneConnect and UBX to Develop Blockchain Platform for Small Business Loans

OneConnect is teaming up with UBX to develop a blockchain platform that will make it easier for small businesses to secure loans in the Philippines. UBX is the FinTech subsidiary of the Union Bank of the Philippines, while OneConnect is a subsidiary of China’s Ping An Group. The alliance will specifically target micro, small, and…

SecuredTouch Secures Behavioral Biometrics Patent

SecuredTouch Secures Behavioral Biometrics Patent

“Our customers can now use our behavioral biometrics technology to support PSD2, without adding any friction to their users’ experience…” The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded SecuredTouch a patent for “Continuous User Authentication,” a title that is essentially a description of behavioral biometrics more generally. SecuredTouch, of course, is a behavioral biometrics specialist,…

ID R&D Enhances Voice Biometrics Platform

ID R&D Enhances Voice Biometrics Platform

“We are making it much easier for enterprises to deploy voice biometrics on all channels using the programming tools they prefer…” ID R&D has released the latest iteration of its voice biometrics platform. IDVoice version 2.7 is ten times faster than its predecessor, and includes utility features that make it easier to deploy across multiple…

AU10TIX Provides Secure Onboarding for Zengaming eSports Platform

AU10TIX Provides Secure Onboarding for Zengaming eSports Platform

“We are now able to offer our customers the strongest fraud protection, while making onboarding much faster and simpler…” The eSports and gaming-oriented social media platform Zengaming has turned to AU10TIX for secure customer onboarding and document verification. The AU10TIX platform is able to verify photo ID documents and then match them against a selfie…

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