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Applied Recognition Enables ID Verification for SmartPay

Applied Recognition Enables ID Verification for SmartPay

Biometric technology from Toronto-based Applied Recognition is now being used to verify individuals signing up for SmartPay, a mobile-based financial services platform operating in Vietnam. The integration of Applied Recognition’s Ver-ID facial recognition technology means that end users can confirm their identities simply by submitting a selfie photo through the platform. At the same time,…

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Yoti Burnishes Reputation with Fair Tax Mark Accreditation

Yoti Burnishes Reputation with Fair Tax Mark Accreditation

“At Yoti we have a set of principles and independent Guardians to help us to operate in the right way. This includes being honest and accountable, seeking to do the right thing and being transparent in what we are doing and why.” – Robin Tombs, CEO, Yoti Yoti is further burnishing its credibility with the…

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Thales-Gemalto Merger Gets NZ Approval

Thales-Gemalto Merger Gets NZ Approval

Thales and Gemalto have attained another clearance for their proposed merger, this time from the New Zealand Commerce Commission. The approval comes hot on the heels of one from the European Commission announced earlier this week. As in that case, Thales and Gemalto noted in a statement that the clearance has arrived “following Thales’s commitment to…

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Thai MNO DTAC Embraces IDEMIA eSIM Provisioning for Smartwatch

Thai MNO DTAC Embraces IDEMIA eSIM Provisioning for Smartwatch

IDEMIA‘s remote SIM provisioning technology is once again being used in support of a smartwatch, this time in collaboration with DTAC, a mobile operator in Thailand. The collaboration means that DTAC subscribers will be able to easily set up a new, eSIM-based smartwatch on the network, and to easily change their subscriptions and even network…

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NEXT Biometrics and IOTA Partner to Bring Trust to Internet of Everything

NEXT Biometrics and IOTA Partner to Bring Trust to Internet of Everything

“The integration of IOTA into NEXT Biometrics sensors is a key step to build solutions that enable safe, effective user identification at the device level. Together these solutions will provide digital trust as we move towards the Internet of Everything.” – Holger Köther, Director of Partnerships, IOTA Foundation NEXT Biometrics is getting more involved in the…

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Call Center Communications Platform Embraces ID R&D Biometrics

Call Center Communications Platform Embraces ID R&D Biometrics

“Now, thanks to the partnership with ID R&D, the system can identify customers using voice recognition or selfie-based facial recognition, with behavioral biometrics adding an extra layer of anti-fraud security.” Biometric technology from ID R&D has been integrated into a unique communications platform from Ten Digit Communications. Called “TDC Bridge”, the platform is designed to…

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Google Pay Makes Tardy French Debut

Google Pay Makes Tardy French Debut

“The French launch of Google Pay also comes after a major extension of its support in the US, with Google announcing in late summer that 111 additional banks and credit unions were supporting the platform.” Google’s mobile payments platform has finally arrived in France, long after its major rivals. Six banks and credit card companies – Boon,…

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Gemalto eSIM Tech Hits the Race Course in a Porsche Cayman GT4

Gemalto eSIM Tech Hits the Race Course in a Porsche Cayman GT4

A Porsche GT4 Cup championship race recently offered Gemalto an opportunity to showcase its eSIM-driven smart car technology: The company has announced that its Cinterion LTE Cat. 1 IoT Module was integrated into a Porsche Cayman GT4 race car for the event, in collaboration with Liechtenstein-based telematics specialist GlobalMatiX. The race car was outfitted with 40…

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ImageWare Fights the Opioid Epidemic with Gatekeeper Innovation

ImageWare Fights the Opioid Epidemic with Gatekeeper Innovation

“This collaboration could help to fight the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic in America, which is estimated to have resulted in nearly 48,000 overdose deaths last year alone.” A new partnership will see ImageWare intensify its efforts to fight the opioid epidemic: The company has teamed up with Gatekeeper Innovation, a firm that offers a medication…

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IDEX Partners with Visionox to Bring Dynamic Displays to Smart Cards

IDEX Partners with Visionox to Bring Dynamic Displays to Smart Cards

“The display can be used for a range of features including dynamic CVV to address card-not-present fraud, user-specific information such as account balance, or to provide feedback when enrolling the fingerprint.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics With fingerprint-scanning payment cards still in the trial phase, IDEX Biometrics appears to already be looking ahead to the…

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Gemalto Merger Gets OK from EU After Thales Agrees to Divest HSM Business

Gemalto Merger Gets OK from EU After Thales Agrees to Divest HSM Business

Gemalto and Thales have cleared what was perhaps the highest hurdle in their pursuit of a merger, announcing in a new statement that the European Commission has granted them “merger control Regulatory Clearance”. Thales had first made its all-cash offer to acquire Gemalto in the spring of this year, but was compelled to push back…

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Thanksgiving Online Fraud Up 109 Percent Since 2014: Jumio

Thanksgiving Online Fraud Up 109 Percent Since 2014: Jumio

“2018 witnessed the largest increase in attempted ID fraud in five years and this highlights why organizations need to use more sophisticated digital identity verification solutions to take extra precaution during the online account opening process, especially during the holidays.” – Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer, Jumio After a bit of a lull in 2017,…

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OnePlus In-display Fingerprint Sensor Learns and Becomes Faster

OnePlus In-display Fingerprint Sensor Learns and Becomes Faster

“The claims offer a counterargument to initial reviews of the OnePlus 6T noting that the in-display fingerprint sensor, while technologically impressive, was a bit slower than the standard fingerprint sensors usually placed in smartphone home buttons.” OnePlus continues to put the in-display fingerprint sensor of its latest flagship smartphone in the spotlight, asserting in a…

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Civic’s Mobile ID App Integrated Into C-CURE 9000 Access Control Platform

Civic’s Mobile ID App Integrated Into C-CURE 9000 Access Control Platform

“Civic says that its Civic App uses biometric authentication, and that customer information is securely stored on a blockchain ledger.” San Francisco-based Civic has announced that its Secure ID Platform, or “SIP”, will be integrated with Johnson Controls’ C-CURE 9000 Security and Event Management Systems access control solution. The integration will allow properties using C-CURE…

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Qualcomm Wins Injunction Against iPhone Sales in China

Qualcomm Wins Injunction Against iPhone Sales in China

China’s Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court has granted a request from Qualcomm to halt the sale of several iPhone models in China due to alleged patent violations. The iPhone models affected in the order include the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X – in other…

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HID Launches Subscription-Based IAM Platform

HID Launches Subscription-Based IAM Platform

“The aim is to give enterprises an easier means of accessing and configuring HID’s suite of IAM solutions, which includes VPNs, email encryption, document signing, strong authentication mechanisms, and more.” HID Global has announced a new, subscription-based system for its identity and access management services. Called HID ActivOne, it’s aimed primarily at large organizations, with…

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Zwipe Survey Finds FinTech Leadership Keen on Biometric Cards

Zwipe Survey Finds FinTech Leadership Keen on Biometric Cards

Financial services industry leaders have a strong appetite for biometric payment cards and are even willing to pay for one, suggest the results of a Zwipe survey at last week’s Fintech Connect event in London. Eighty percent of respondents said their payments are ‘always’ contactless, with 19 percent saying they make contactless payments ‘sometimes’. More…

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5G, AI, IoT to be Key Topics at MWC19

5G, AI, IoT to be Key Topics at MWC19

“…There are also going to be some big-name keynote speakers, including Huawei CEO Guo Ping, KT Corporation CEO Chang-Gyu Hwang, Citi President James Forese, and Orange Group CEO Stéphane Richard, among others.” The next Mobile World Congress is fast approaching, and organizer GSMA has revealed some key details of the big event. The industry alliance…

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IDEMIA’s CloudCard+ Named “Best Payment Authentication Platform/Solution” by Juniper

IDEMIA’s CloudCard+ Named “Best Payment Authentication Platform/Solution” by Juniper

“IDEMIA’s solution is a mobile application that is designed to leverage one of two biometric factors for user authentication…” IDEMIA has come out a winner in Juniper Research’s Future Digital Awards. Its CloudCard+ solution took the top prize in the category of “Best Payment Authentication Platform/Solution”, ahead of runner-up Accertify and its Dynamic Risk Vectors…

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Allied Irish Banks Implements Voice Biometrics From Nuance

Allied Irish Banks Implements Voice Biometrics From Nuance

“…the move was also a response to enthusiasm that customers demonstrated for the biometric authentication technology used in AIB’s mobile app.” One of Ireland’s biggest banks has implemented voice recognition technology from Nuance Communications for customer authentication. Thanks to the newly implemented system, Allied Irish Banks customers who register for voice authentication can confirm their…

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