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Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

American circuit designer and manufacturer Maxim Integrated Products has announced its new wrist-based system designed for the continuous monitoring of blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels and heart-rate variability (HRV), the MAXREFDES103. SpO2 is an indicator of oxygen levels in capillary blood and can provide insights into a person’s health. When combined with other vital signs, SpO2…

iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

According to a new report from German tech outlet iPhone Ticker, Apple is gearing up to re-introduce an updated version of its budget iPhone model in the form of the iPhone SE2 at an event at the end of March. The iPhone SE (Special Edition) was initially launched in 2016 by Apple as a more…

Yandex.Taxi Testing Biometric Driver Attention System

Yandex.Taxi Testing Biometric Driver Attention System

According to a report from VentureBeat, Russian tech giant Yandex is testing a proprietary system for its Yandex.Taxi ride-hailing service that it says will combat drowsy and dangerous driving. The system uses Yandex’s SignalQ1 Camera to monitor 68 points on a driver’s face, and uses machine learning algorithms to detect when the individual is tired…

US Army Gets Mobile Biometric Upgrade

US Army Gets Mobile Biometric Upgrade

The U.S. Army Futures Command‘s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center (C5ISR) has announced new software that will allow for the identification of persons of interest in real time, modernizing biometric processing capabilities that are 20 years old. The tools developed by C5ISR will enable Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic…

GSMA Cancels MWC Barcelona 2020 Over Coronavirus Concerns

GSMA Cancels MWC Barcelona 2020 Over Coronavirus Concerns

The GSMA — the organization that represents mobile operators around the world — has announced that it will be cancelling its MWC Barcelona 2020 conference this year amid concerns over the spread of the recent coronavirus outbreak. The Barcelona edition of the massive MWC usually attracts more than 100,000 attendees from around the world. This…

Deep Instinct Raises $43 Million in Series C Funding

Deep Instinct Raises $43 Million in Series C Funding

Deep learning and cybersecurity company Deep Instinct has announced that it has raised $43 million in Series C funding in a round led by Millennium New Horizons, and with participation from the London-based Unbound, LG, and existing investor NVIDIA. This funding, along with previous rounds that saw the likes of Samsung and HP Inc. participating,…

Samsung Unveils Foldable Smartphone

Samsung Unveils Foldable Smartphone

Tech giant Samsung Electronics has unveiled the foldable Galaxy Z Flip smartphone, the first in the company’s new Z line. Foldable smartphones are poised to be the next big innovation in the smartphone industry. Last year Samsung made waves with its Samsung Galaxy Fold offering, though it has been plagued with issues regarding wear and…

U.S. Officials Say Huawei Has Secret Back Doors Into Mobile Networks

U.S. Officials Say Huawei Has Secret Back Doors Into Mobile Networks

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, U.S. officials say they have evidence that Chinese telecom and 5G network systems giant Huawei has secret back doors into mobile networks that it maintains across the globe. The accusations from the U.S. arrive after years of tensions between the U.S. and China that have been…

Nok Nok Labs Introduces New Multi-Factor Authentication SDK for IoT Devices

Nok Nok Labs Introduces New Multi-Factor Authentication SDK for IoT Devices

Passwordless authentication company Nok Nok Labs has announced the release of the new “Nok Nok IoT SDK”, the industry’s first multi-factor authentication solution that supports both standalone IoT devices and those connected to cloud services that utilize the Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite. The International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that by 2025 there will be…

Researchers Warn of Security Flaw in Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

Researchers Warn of Security Flaw in Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

A team of researchers from software company Check Point have released a report that highlights a potential security flaw in the Philips Hue smart bulbs. The report, released last week, shows how a team of researchers working with the help of the Check Point Institute for Information Security (CPIIS) in Tel Aviv University were able to hack…

Ubisecure Announces New LEI-Based Onboarding Pilot for Banks

Ubisecure Announces New LEI-Based Onboarding Pilot for Banks

Customer identity management company Ubisecure has announced a new Legal Entity Identifier-based onboarding pilot service for banks. The pilot will be based on Ubisecure’s RapidLEI service and aims to give banks easy access to and management of LEIs — unique global identifiers of legal entities taking part in financial transactions — for Know Your Customer…

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Purchase

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Purchase

Google announced that it has made its Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 available for direct purchase. This means developers interested in tinkering with the product no longer have to go through a “solution provider”, as was the case up until now with the device that was launched almost one year ago for $999. Google initially…

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

Google has announced the launch of an open-source project that will allow vendors to build their own security keys in an effort to help foster the technology’s development. The initiative is called OpenSK, and allows Nordic chip dongles to be turned into security keys that are FIDO U2F and FIDO2 compliant. Google has gone so…

Researchers Show Off AuraRing Gesture Ring and Wristband

Researchers Show Off AuraRing Gesture Ring and Wristband

A team of researchers at the University of Washington showed off the AuraRing, their high-resolution optical gesture tracking system. The AuraRing uses an oscillating electromagnetic field generated by an index finger-sized ring — which contains a coil of wire wrapped 800 times around it — powered by a tiny battery generating only 2.3 milliwatts of…

HPE Announces Acquisition of Native Security Startup Scytale

HPE Announces Acquisition of Native Security Startup Scytale

Hewlitt Packard Enterprises (HPE) has announced the acquisition of cloud native security startup Scytale, though neither company has disclosed the acquisition price. Scytale, which is built on the open-source Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone (SPIFFE) protocol, works to ensure applications know when it’s OK to share information with each other when no human intervention…

Orange France Chooses Ericsson for 5G Infrastructure

Orange France Chooses Ericsson for 5G Infrastructure

French telecommunications company Orange France — formerly France Telecom — announced it has selected Ericsson to help deploy its 5G radio access network (RAN) in three major French regions, including Paris. “For Orange, the deployment of 5G represents a huge challenge and is one of the main priorities of our Engage 2025 strategic plan,” said…

Thales Gets Common Criteria Certification for Mobile ID Security

Thales Gets Common Criteria Certification for Mobile ID Security

Global digital security firm Thales announced that it is the first company to achieve the highest international security standard ‘Common Criteria’ for its mobile ID software. The Common Criteria certification is an objective series of evaluations aimed at validating that a particular product or system meets a pre-defined level of security. Thales’ Gemalto Mobile ID…

2021 iPhone to Have Capacitive Touch ID-Enabled Power Button: Ming-Chi Kuo

2021 iPhone to Have Capacitive Touch ID-Enabled Power Button: Ming-Chi Kuo

A report from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will re-introduce Touch ID in a coming iPhone to be released in 2021. The power button on the device’s side will be capacitive and feature a fingerprint scanner, according to the Kuo’s report. Apple abandoned Touch ID and its use of biometric fingerprint…

Securiti.ai Announces $50 Million in Series B Funding

Securiti.ai Announces $50 Million in Series B Funding

San Jose data and security startup Securiti.ai has announced $50 million in Series B funding led by General Catalyst and with participation from Mayfield. Launched in 2019, Securiti.ai reports that it has already raised $81 million in funding. CEO and founder Rehan Jalil has stated that the goal of the startup is to provide an…

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