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Melissa Releases New Mobile KYC Solution

Melissa Releases New Mobile KYC Solution

The identity verification specialist Melissa is hoping to simplify the onboarding process with a new selfie-based Know Your Customer solution. Appropriately dubbed Melissa KYC, the mobile app combines document reading with liveness detection and facial biometrics to confirm the identities of new customers during registration. “Whether verifying an address or working to prevent online fraud,…

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Huawei Mate 20 X Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei Mate 20 X Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

With the Huawei Mate 20 X now on the market – that is, where the company hasn’t been blacklisted – Goodix has revealed that it has provided biometric technology being used in the device. The Huawei Mate 20 X is most notable for its 5G connectivity, with dual SIM support for both 5G and 4G.…

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HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

Students at South Carolina’s Clemson University will be able to use their iPhones and iPads as student IDs starting with the coming school year, thanks to technology from HID Global and its parent company, ASSA ABLOY. HID first teamed up with Apple on mobile ID technology last in June of last year, with the aim…

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AS•NET Partnership Helps Solidify Ipsidy’s Foothold in Latin America

AS•NET Partnership Helps Solidify Ipsidy’s Foothold in Latin America

Ipsidy is looking to solidify its foothold in Latin America through a new partnership with AS•NET, a Colombian company that provides transaction solutions for retail outlets, financial institutions, and other organizations in the region. AS•NET will be integrating Ipsidy’s Proof and Verified identity verification services into its own platform, and will also be offering both…

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ManageEngine Brings 2FA to MacOS to Improve Enterprise IT

ManageEngine Brings 2FA to MacOS to Improve Enterprise IT

“ADSelfService Plus supports multiple forms of 2FA, including company-agnostic tools like security questions, QR codes, fingerprint biometrics, and SMS or email-based one-time passwords…” The enterprise IT specialist (and Zoho subsidiary) ManageEngine has upgraded its ADSelfService Plus platform to offer support for two factor authentication (2FA) on macOS computers. The solution can be configured based on…

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Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android phones. To use the feature, users must link their phone to their Google account, at which point they can use the fingerprint sensor on their device to prove their identity and log in. For the moment, biometric authentication is only available…

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FPC Tech May Be in Samsung’s Galaxy A10s Phone

FPC Tech May Be in Samsung’s Galaxy A10s Phone

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has issued a somewhat vague statement on the fingerprint sensor in Samsung’s recently unveiled Galaxy A10s smartphone. The new phone features a rear-mounted sensor, which may or may not be Fingerprint Cards tech. So why the ambiguity? FPC’s statement indicates that while Samsung ordered (and FPC delivered) fingerprint sensors for the Galaxy…

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NXP, Samsung, Bosch, and HID Global Form FiRa Consortium to Promote UWB Tech

NXP, Samsung, Bosch, and HID Global Form FiRa Consortium to Promote UWB Tech

A group of industry leaders has formed a coalition to promote and set standards for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. The founding members of the FiRa Consortium are NXP, Samsung, Bosch, and the ASSA ABLOY Group that includes HID Global. The first companies to sign on with the new organization are Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.,…

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy A10s

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A10s

“The phone also includes a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which distinguishes it from some of the other models in the Galaxy A series…” Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy A smartphone, sharing the specifications for the new Galaxy A10s. The new smartphone includes a 4,000mAh battery, a 6.2-inch Infinity-V Display, and a dual camera with depth…

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Broadcom to Buy Symantec’s Enterprise Security Business for $10.7B

Broadcom to Buy Symantec’s Enterprise Security Business for $10.7B

Chipmaker Broadcom has entered into an agreement to acquire the enterprise security business of Symantec Corporation for $10.7 billion. The deal is part of a larger effort on Broadcom’s part to diversify its business, with the company aiming to become a leading global provider of IT infrastructure solutions across both hardware and software. The acquisition…

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Civic Wallet Leverages Onfido for Secure Onboarding

Civic Wallet Leverages Onfido for Secure Onboarding

Onfido is teaming up with Civic to provide secure customer onboarding for the latter’s upcoming cryptocurrency wallet. The blockchain-based Civic Wallet will allow users to store and trade cryptocurrencies without sharing any superfluous personal information, providing account access through a private key that will be stored on the user’s mobile device. Onfido will make it…

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm has revealed that the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform has been placed in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note10 smartphone, a mobile device that was designed specifically for the 5G era. In conjunction with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem, the 855 platform will offer faster performance, better 5G connectivity, and improved AI and XR capabilities. “Devices like the…

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Karma Automotive Unveils Luxury Electric Car with 5G, Biometric Features

Karma Automotive Unveils Luxury Electric Car with 5G, Biometric Features

The electric carmaker Karma Automotive has revealed that its new SC1 Vision Concept car will be making its North American debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 18th. The SC1 will be displayed on the Concept Lawn during the event. The new luxury vehicle comes with a slew of high-tech bells and whistles,…

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Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Communications has unveiled several new details about its forthcoming automotive spinoff, including the company’s name: Cerence Inc. will become its own corporate entity on October 1st. In announcing the new brand name, Nuance explained that “Cerence” is an invented word that nevertheless has linguistic associations with intelligence and cognition. Further emphasizing the company’s focus…

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Voiceworks Brings IDEMIA’s eSIM Platform to the Netherlands

Voiceworks Brings IDEMIA’s eSIM Platform to the Netherlands

IDEMIA is teaming up with Voiceworks to deliver eSIM functionality to the Netherlands. The partnership specifically concerns IDEMIA’s Smart Connect eSIM subscription management platform, which will now be available to Dutch businesses through the Voiceworks reseller network. The Smart Connect Platform is the first eSIM management solution to make its way to the Dutch market.…

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IDLive Face Enables Purely Passive Face Authentication

IDLive Face Enables Purely Passive Face Authentication

ID R&D has announced a new biometric authentication system based on facial recognition that is entirely passive, requiring no special effort from the end user. Called IDLive Face, the solution is designed for Android or iOS apps, or for web-based apps. Users’ faces are scanned as they use the apps, and their biometrics are matched…

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VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

The AI specialist VeriSilicon has released the latest version of its Vivante VIP Neural Network engine. The VIP9000 is a customizable processor built specifically for artificial intelligence and computer vision, and is compatible with a range of different data sets and computing platforms. VeriSilicon is pitching the solution as a Silicon-Platform-as-a-Service (SiPaaS), and argues that…

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Multimodal Biometric Handheld to Help UN Meet Sustainable Development Goals

Multimodal Biometric Handheld to Help UN Meet Sustainable Development Goals

Coppernic, a France-based specialist in RFID UHF solutions for the control and tracking of goods and people, has developed a new multifunction tablet device featuring sophisticated biometric technology from Integrated Biometrics. Called the ID Platform FAP50, the device is aimed at helping the United Nations to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals laid out at the…

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