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Amazon Alexa Comes to Huami’s Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Amazon Alexa Comes to Huami’s Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Huami has upgraded the Amazfit Verge smartwatch with the full integration of Amazon Alexa. Users of the wearable device will now be able to talk to the hand to get news, sports, and weather updates, and to perform a slew of basic clerical functions.  “Alexa has become a natural part of our daily routines in…

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Yoti’s Biometric Tech Helps to Facilitate UK’s First Blockchain-Based Home Sale

Yoti’s Biometric Tech Helps to Facilitate UK’s First Blockchain-Based Home Sale

Yoti is further illustrating the versatility of its digital identity platform with the news that the UK government’s housing department has used it in a trial of blockchain-based home sale. Part of Her Majesty’s Land Registry’s ‘Digital Street’ R&D program, the blockchain home sale was facilitated in partnership with Yoti, Premier Property Lawyers, Barclays, ShieldPay,…

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HID Global Partners with Device Authority for Enterprise IoT Security

HID Global Partners with Device Authority for Enterprise IoT Security

HID Global is teaming up with Device Authority to make it easier for enterprises to secure and manage a large number of IoT devices. The new partnership will blend Device Authority’s KeyScaler platform with HID Global’s award-winning IdenTrust digital certificate solution. IdenTrust creates identity-based digital certificates that an be used to secure any device connected…

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New BeamU Biometric Smart Card Features FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor

New BeamU Biometric Smart Card Features FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used to secure a new biometric smart card from the startup BeamU. BeamU’s eponymous card, which has already gone well past its $5,000 fundraising goal in a Kickstarter campaign launched in April, has many functions. At its core, it’s a kind of biometric key, storing user credentials and allowing them…

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Apple Patent Expands the Touch Bar with Face ID and Retinal Scanning

Apple Patent Expands the Touch Bar with Face ID and Retinal Scanning

A newly published Apple patent application suggests that an unexpected biometric modality could be on its way to Mac computers. The patent application was originally filed with the European Patent Office in 2017, and, as Patently Apple reports, expands the number of features that could potentially be delivered through the Mac Touch Bar from 12…

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Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe has released a new JavaCard operating system to facilitate mobile payments. The proprietary OS is compatible with existing payment apps and integrates Zwipe’s ultra-low power biometric engine. The solution will give Zwipe more flexibility in the biometric payment card market, where Java is one of the two major operating systems. The other is Multos,…

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Mobylabs Biometric Key Fob Features FPC Sensor

Mobylabs Biometric Key Fob Features FPC Sensor

Fingerprint Cards has found another application for its fingerprint technology. The company has announced a new team-up with Mobylabs, a UK-based payment specialist that will be using a Fingerprints touch sensor in its new contactless key fob platform. The new key fob is called the AIRTAG Sense, and it allows the user to store another…

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‘Urgent Update’ for Galaxy S10 Enhances In-Display Biometrics

‘Urgent Update’ for Galaxy S10 Enhances In-Display Biometrics

“While a notification for Samsung users framed it as an ‘urgent new software update’, it didn’t go into detail about what exactly the patch would do beyond a cryptic note reading ‘Biometrics security patch – Fingerprints’.” Samsung has significantly upgraded the fingerprint scanning software of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, and its plus-sized sibling,…

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Selfie Biometrics Specialist Jumio Gets New CEO

Selfie Biometrics Specialist Jumio Gets New CEO

Jumio has a new chief executive. Robert Prigge, who previously served as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer, has been promoted to the role of President. In a statement announcing the change, Jumio’s Board of Directors highlighted Prigge’s “track record of success” as the company’s CRO, as well as his previous experience in high-level positions with…

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Google Turns Android 7+ Phones Into FIDO2 Devices

Google Turns Android 7+ Phones Into FIDO2 Devices

Google is continuing its pioneering effort to integrate FIDO2 into its various Android platforms. The FIDO Alliance has announced that any phone running Android 7+ can now be used as a FIDO2 security key to log into a Google account. The news comes only two months after the entire Android platform received FIDO2 certification, and…

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Yoti’s Fellowship Programme  Takes a Grassroots Approach to Digital Identity

Yoti’s Fellowship Programme Takes a Grassroots Approach to Digital Identity

Yoti has announced the launch of a new Fellowship Programme to explore neglected areas of digital identity research. The Programme will give priority to grassroots perspectives from the developing world, and is intended as a counterbalance to large-scale digital identity systems that are often designed and implemented before anyone figures out how people actually plan…

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More Cars Will Implement Biometric Safety Features in 2019: Fact.MR

More Cars Will Implement Biometric Safety Features in 2019: Fact.MR

A new report suggests that automotive biometrics providers are about to enjoy a lucrative year. Fact.MR valued the market for biometric driver identification systems at $10 billion in 2018, and expects that figure to skyrocket with 25 percent year-over-year growth in 2019. According to the report, much of the projected growth will come from North…

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IDEMIA Provides Metal Payment Card for Elite KFH Clients

IDEMIA Provides Metal Payment Card for Elite KFH Clients

The Kuwait Financial House (KFH) will be offering laser-engraved, one-of-a-kind metal payment cards to a select group of elite clients. The cards will be produced by IDEMIA, and have been designed with an eye towards status as much as security. In other words, the metal cards will only be given to KFH customers with a…

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HID Global Launches Biometric Tech and Wins Awards at ISC West

HID Global Launches Biometric Tech and Wins Awards at ISC West

“Even beyond the plaudits of the SIA, HID Global has had a successful ISC West.” All eyes are on ISC West this week, where FindBiometrics is reporting live from the exhibition floor and HID Global is garnering acclaim for its latest biometric solution. The iCLASS SE RB25F fingerprint reader, which was launched during the converged…

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ISC West: Tapplock Showcases Enterprise-Grade Biometric Padlocks

ISC West: Tapplock Showcases Enterprise-Grade Biometric Padlocks

Tapplock is showcasing its latest biometric padlock at this week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. The Tapplock one+ can hold up to 500 authorized fingerprints, making it an ideal solution for enterprises that need to be able to provide secure access to large numbers of employees. Companies can also use Tapplock enterprise to monitor…

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IDEMIA’s New Smart Card is Designed to Beat Future Technology

IDEMIA’s New Smart Card is Designed to Beat Future Technology

Asymmetric cryptography is vital to modern digital security, serving as the foundation for Public Key Infrastructure and allowing for the creation of secure digital identities. That becomes a concern once quantum computers are able break those algorithms, which is expected to happen in the next twenty years. That’s why IDEMIA has released new smart cards…

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Jumio Provides Identity Verification for P2P Cryptocurrency Exchange

Jumio Provides Identity Verification for P2P Cryptocurrency Exchange

With Bitcoin, it can be difficult to know who’s on the other end of the transaction. Paxful is hoping to fix that problem through a new partnership with Jumio. The former is the world’s second largest peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, and will be using Jumio’s identity verification services to raise the level of trust its users…

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HID’s New Augmented Reality Tool Offers Virtual Instructions for Installers

HID’s New Augmented Reality Tool Offers Virtual Instructions for Installers

“…HID says it will introduce additional capabilities to the AR tool to help organizations take full advantage of information modelling, and to enhance communications between on-site workers and remote teams.” HID Global is looking to make life easier for installers of its access control solutions with a cutting-edge new Augmented Reality solution. Called the “HID…

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