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iOS 12 Password Manager to Get Biometric Security Boost on Mobile

iOS 12 Password Manager to Get Biometric Security Boost on Mobile

With its upcoming annual update to its Safari browser, Apple is aiming to markedly improve security through the integration of a built-in password manager that will be paired with biometric security when used on an iPhone or iPad, according to a Computerworld report. The functionality comes by way of a new API that will allow…

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Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung wants its phones to play a bigger part in police work, and has launched a new system designed to make them a key component of police car IT. Called Samsung DeX in Car, the system is essentially designed to turn a Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a police car computer. Officers can plug in a…

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Gemalto to Secure Communications Data for Faraday Future Electric Smart Cars

Gemalto to Secure Communications Data for Faraday Future Electric Smart Cars

Gemalto will provide data security and encryption technology for Faraday Future, a startup aiming to develop electric smart cars. In a statement announcing the partnership, Gemalto explained that its SafeNet Hardware Security Modules will be incorporated into the public key infrastructure used in Faraday Future’s cars. Essentially, that means Gemalto technology will be used to…

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Veridium Awarded $150,000 Grant For Economic Inclusivity Research

Veridium Awarded $150,000 Grant For Economic Inclusivity Research

“Our goal is to help design a new banking model, using our biometric authentication technology to bring the unbanked into the financial services system. Additionally, over time, improve their circumstances, making it possible to open a bank account, apply for credit, and achieve a level of financial stability.” – Lori Cohen, CMO, Veridium Veridium has been…

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Facial Recognition To Fight Human Trafficking

Facial Recognition To Fight Human Trafficking

Attorneys General from the US and Mexico are poised to unveil a new facial recognition system designed to track victims of human trafficking this week. According to a Hypopotamus report, the system will allow families to upload photos of missing persons, and will then use these photos to identify individuals caught on surveillance feeds. The…

IDEMIA Pop-Up Innovation Center Will Bring Biometric Demos to London

IDEMIA is looking to raise its profile in the UK with a new “Pop-Up Innovation Center” that will be situated in the Queen Elizabeth II Center. That’s right in Westminster, right in the heart of London. The Pop-Up Innovation Center will essentially act as a demo showroom, with IDEMIA announcing in a statement that it…

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Fit Pay Celebrates New Integrations, Promises More Big News

Fit Pay Celebrates New Integrations, Promises More Big News

NXT-ID subsidiary Fit Pay is on a roll, according to its President. Speaking on the Investorideas.com podcast, Fit Pay President Michael Orlando pointed to new fitness tracking products that feature Fit Pay contactless payments technology, and hinted at new developments to come. The recently launched products are both from Garmin. One is the Vivoactive 3…

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Apple Pay Gets ‘Smooth Entry’ Into Norway

Apple Pay Gets ‘Smooth Entry’ Into Norway

Apple Pay has made it to Norway, launching in the country with the support of Nordea Bank, Santander Bank and Sbanken. The banks are allowing customers to upload their Mastercard, Visa, and debit cards to Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform. Meanwhile, Danish merchant acquirer Clearhaus says it’s extending Apple Pay support across Norway-based online merchants.…

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Blockchain-Based Biometric Patient ID System Patented by Walmart

Blockchain-Based Biometric Patient ID System Patented by Walmart

A new patent detailing a blockchain-based, biometric healthcare system has been awarded to Walmart, of all companies. Entitled, “Obtaining a Medical Record Stored on a Blockchain from a Wearable Device”, the patent describes a system designed to let emergency first responders access the health records of an individual who is incapacitated. The patient’s health records…

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Remote Onboarding Specialist Teams Up with Melissa

Remote Onboarding Specialist Teams Up with Melissa

California-based Melissa and Israel-based Scanovate have partnered up to offer an enhanced remote identity verification solution. Scanovate offers an automated onboarding system that uses facial recognition and document reading to match end users to their identity documents – an increasingly popular approach to remote onboarding and mobile authentication. Melissa, meanwhile offers a range of identity…

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Synaptics Enters Acquisition Dialogue

Synaptics Enters Acquisition Dialogue

“Synaptics serves a number of clients and recently won acclaim for its fingerprint sensor technology after it became the first supplier to deliver an in-displayer fingerprint scanner in a commercial smartphone earlier this year.” Synaptics is in talks with Dialog Semiconductor about the latter’s potential acquisition of the former, the company has confirmed. In a…

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Small Merchants, Digitization to Drive mPOS Growth: Report

Small Merchants, Digitization to Drive mPOS Growth: Report

Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) terminals are going to see huge growth over the next several years, and a small chunk of them are going to be biometric, according to a new market forecast from Juniper Research. The firm predicts that by 2023, almost one in four POS transactions will be on mobile POS devices.…

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Student IDs Coming to Apple Wallet

Student IDs Coming to Apple Wallet

Apple is delving into mobile access control, in collaboration with HID Global and ASSA ABLOY. The companies are developing a mobile ID solution that will essentially create a virtual smart card for students in the Apple Wallet app. The virtual student ID card is designed to take advantage of NFC technology, allowing students to open…

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BIO-key Wins Patent For Continuous Mobile Biometric Authentication

BIO-key Wins Patent For Continuous Mobile Biometric Authentication

“Essentially, it’s designed to use facial and fingerprint recognition to enable continuous, passive biometric authentication of a smartphone user.” BIO-key has been granted a patent that it believes could be highly valuable to the company given current trends in mobile biometrics market. Entitled, “Utilization of Biometric Data”, the patent was first filed in 2015, and…

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Precise Biometrics’ Chief Financial Officer is Stepping Down

Precise Biometrics’ Chief Financial Officer is Stepping Down

“…the decision will not take effect immediately, with Thuresson agreeing to remain in his role until a new CFO has been found.” Precise Biometrics‘ Chief Financial Officer is stepping down, the company has announced. In a brief statement, the company said that Göran Thuresson has made the decision “to leave Precise Biometrics and return to a role…

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JCB Extends Apple Pay Support Beyond Japan

JCB Extends Apple Pay Support Beyond Japan

“The move comes soon after JCB enabled Google Pay in its home country, reflecting the company’s growing interest in novel payment technologies.” Japanese credit card company JCB is now supporting Apple Pay in Taiwan, the company has announced. JCB’s support in Taiwan comes in partnership with E.SUN Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan, with Taiwan…

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Experian Brings More Biometrics to its CrossCore Platform

Experian Brings More Biometrics to its CrossCore Platform

Experian is bringing yet more biometric capabilities to its CrossCore anti-fraud platform, thanks to a new partnership with Acuant. The latter is bringing to the table its AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition in order to match end users against their government-issued IDs. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies suggested…

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Six New Members Join IBIA

Six New Members Join IBIA

“The companies join the association at a time when biometric technology is increasingly prominent, and in some applications even going mainstream, while interest in such solutions continues to rise.” The International Biometrics + Identity Association (or “IBIA”) is welcoming six new members to the fold. Among the additions are facial recognition specialist Innovatrics, which recently…

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PKI Partner to Promote FIDO in India

PKI Partner to Promote FIDO in India

An important new partnership could help to significantly extend the reach of FIDO Alliance authentication standards in India. The cross-industry consortium has announced that it has established “a mutual liaison relationship” with India PKI Forum, a non-profit organization under the auspices of the Indian Ministry of Information Technology’s Controller of Certifying Authorities agency. IPKI offers…

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Google to Open AI Research Center in Ghana

Google to Open AI Research Center in Ghana

Google is getting ready to launch a new artificial intelligence research center in Africa, the company has announced. The lab will be located in Accra, Ghana, and will launch “later this year”, according to a post on the company’s blog. In announcing the new research center, the company explained, “AI has great potential to positively impact…

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