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Reversing Course, UK Bans Huawei 5G Tech

Reversing Course, UK Bans Huawei 5G Tech

In a reversal of a decision made by the U.K. government back in January, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered the removal of all Huawei equipment from the country’s 5G network by the year 2027. Per Johnson’s instructions, it will be considered illegal for telecom operators to purchase any 5G equipment from Huawei following…

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buguroo Grabs European Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan

buguroo Grabs European Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan has recognized buguroo’s bugFraud solution with its European Technology Innovation Award for 2020. bugFraud is a behavioral biometrics platform that analyzes factors like screen pressure and typing speed to generate a unique profile for each individual user. All future interactions are then measured against that profile to help spot any anomalous activity.…

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Clearview AI Sheds Light on Biometric Opt-Out Policy for Canadians

Clearview AI Sheds Light on Biometric Opt-Out Policy for Canadians

Controversial Facial Recognition startup Clearview AI has shed some light on a recent statement by CEO Hoan Ton-That which implied that Canadians are able to opt out of the company’s biometric data and facial recognition search engine, but provided no actual instructions on how to do so. The company posted a link on its website…

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FIDO2 Certified LoginID Announces Several New Partnerships

FIDO2 Certified LoginID Announces Several New Partnerships

California-based authentication company LoginID Inc. has announced several new partnerships that will utilize its FIDO2 and FIDO UAF certified biometric authentication solution to reduce customer reliance on passwords and improve digital security. The LoginID platform will serve new partners Data on Tap, Execuvault, NetCents, Global Asset Technology, POS Connect, and FroogalPay, enabling them to take…

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ID.me Offers Identity Services to Help with Unemployment Backlog

ID.me Offers Identity Services to Help with Unemployment Backlog

ID.me is arguing that its identity verification technology can help state labor departments deal with their current backlog. The company notes that many labor departments are facing a record number of unemployment claims because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many people have not yet received their benefits due to the high volume and the need…

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Guatemalan Payment App Gets Biometric Selfie Onboarding

Guatemalan Payment App Gets Biometric Selfie Onboarding

Mobbeel will be providing digital onboarding services for PRONET’s new Akisí app. PRONET is a Guatemalan company that allows users to pay bills and purchase goods at commercial establishments through one centralized payment service. It is currently in use at 6,000 locations in Guatemala, with an additional 5,000 locations spread across 34 states in the…

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Apple’s Face ID Biometrics Power Up New Unreal Mocap App

Apple’s Face ID Biometrics Power Up New Unreal Mocap App

Unreal Engine has released a new iOS app that makes high-quality 3D motion capture far more accessible. Dubbed Live Link Face, the app utilizes the iPhone’s Face ID TrueDepth Camera and ARKit to capture facial data in real time. That information can be used to animate a digital avatar during a live stream, or saved…

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US Faces Far More Cyberattacks than Any Other Country: Report

US Faces Far More Cyberattacks than Any Other Country: Report

Specops Software has released a new report that reveals that the United States is the most frequent victim of major cyberattacks. The country has experienced 156 significant cybersecurity incidents since May of 2006, a volume that is more than three times greater that the 47 incidents that the UK has faced in the same period.…

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US Sales of Onfido Digital Onboarding Tech Skyrocket

US Sales of Onfido Digital Onboarding Tech Skyrocket

Onfido is celebrating strong results in its latest quarterly report. The company’s global sales are up 40 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Much of that growth came from the United States, where year-over-year sales are up an astronomical 264 percent. According to Onfido, much of that growth can be attributed to COVID-19.…

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Trulioo COO to Highlight Customer Onboarding at Gaming Webinar

Trulioo COO to Highlight Customer Onboarding at Gaming Webinar

Trulioo COO Zac Cohen will be discussing the current online gaming environment at a webinar hosted by iGaming Business later this month. Cohen will emphasize the importance of customer onboarding, citing recent research that found that 77 percent of new players evaluate brands based on the quality of their account opening experience. The webinar will…

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Jack Henry’s Banno Digital Platform to be Protected by NuData’s Behavioral Biometrics

Jack Henry’s Banno Digital Platform to be Protected by NuData’s Behavioral Biometrics

Jack Henry & Associates will be integrating NuData’s behavioral biometrics solution into its own Banno Digital Platform. Jack Henry is a payment processing specialist whose clients are drawn primarily from the financial services industry. The partnership with NuData will help financial institutions identify suspicious behavior during log-ins and guard against the threat of account takeover…

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Fingerprints and STMicroelectronics Collaborate on New Biometric Card Tech

Fingerprints and STMicroelectronics Collaborate on New Biometric Card Tech

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and STMicroelectronics have joined forces to develop a new Biometric System-on-Card (BSoC) platform for the financial industry. The technology is specifically geared towards the manufacture of biometric payment cards, and will blend FPC’s T-shape fingerprint sensor with the ST31/STPay chipset and STM32 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics. The latter two products are part of…

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Apple Applies for Patent to Prevent Biometric Screen Burn-in

Apple Applies for Patent to Prevent Biometric Screen Burn-in

Apple is trying to patent a system that would prevent screen burn in mobile devices with in-display fingerprint sensors. The application arrives shortly after Samsung filed a patent for a similar system that automatically adjusts pixel brightness during a fingerprint scan. The Apple solution relies on temperature compensation rather than pixel brightness. To that end,…

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Royal Philips to Integrate Biometric BioSticker Into Health IT Solution

Royal Philips to Integrate Biometric BioSticker Into Health IT Solution

Amsterdam-based healthcare technology company BioIntelliSense has announced a new partnership that will see healthcare technology company Royal Philips integrate its BioSticker biometric monitoring solution with Philips’ remote patient monitoring (RPM) offering. The BioSticker — which is single use and has received FDA clearance — contains biometric sensors that provide continuous monitoring of the wearer’s vital…

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Condatis Becomes Latest Sovrin Foundation Steward

Condatis Becomes Latest Sovrin Foundation Steward

The Scottish identity specialist Condatis has offered its support to the Sovrin Foundation. Condatis focuses primarily on self-sovereign identity (SSI), and regularly advises governments and large enterprises on how they can use that technology to protect the privacy of their customers. Signing on as a Steward of the Sovrin Foundation will advance that mission. The…

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New Mercedes S-class to Feature Biometric Authentication, Upgraded Voice Controls

New Mercedes S-class to Feature Biometric Authentication, Upgraded Voice Controls

Luxury car maker Mercedes has announced an update to its MBUX infotainment system that includes improved voice controls, new features to its heads-up display (HUD) navigation system, and multimodal biometric authentication for added security. The improved voice recognition control will take over some functions previously handled by physical buttons, as well as having better natural…

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Clearview AI Terminates All Canadian Contracts

Clearview AI Terminates All Canadian Contracts

Clearview AI is no longer available in Canada. The controversial facial recognition provider has terminated all of its contracts in the country after drawing the attention of multiple privacy watchdogs at the federal and provincial levels. This is not the first time that Clearview has abandoned a territory in response to legal pressure. The company…

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New Qualcomm SoCs to Bring Better AI to Smart Camera Devices

New Qualcomm SoCs to Bring Better AI to Smart Camera Devices

Qualcomm has unveiled a pair of new system-on-chip (SoC) solutions that were built to bring high-end camera features to mid-tier camera devices. The company specifically highlighted the AI and machine learning capabilities of the new SoCs, noting that the technology can support a number of different smart city, smart home, and smart vehicle applications.   On…

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Synaptics Moves to Acquire Broadcom’s Wireless IoT Portfolio

Synaptics Moves to Acquire Broadcom’s Wireless IoT Portfolio

Synaptics has officially signed the paperwork needed to acquire Broadcom’s wireless IoT business. The deal is worth roughly $250 million, which will be paid entirely in cash. Broadcom’s wireless IoT portfolio currently includes a range of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS/GNSS products. Synaptics will acquire the manufacturing rights to those products, and to certain other aspects…

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