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Samsung Reveals More Details of Payment Account App

Samsung Reveals More Details of Payment Account App

Following the announcement last month by Samsung that it will be joining the likes of competitors Apple and Google in offering its own physical payment card — Samsung Money by SoFi — the tech giant revealed more information about its solution in a post on its website. Billed as a ‘mobile-first money management experience’, some…

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GSMA Releases New Guidelines for 5G Networks

GSMA Releases New Guidelines for 5G Networks

The GMSA has released new guidelines to assist mobile operators that are looking to launch 5G Stand Alone networks. The document contains advice about technological, spectrum and regulatory best practices, and was developed in collaboration with many of the current leaders of the 5G industry. “The deployment of networks using 5G Stand Alone Cores will enable…

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BehavioSec Pushes Behavioral Biometrics to Protect Online Traffic

BehavioSec Pushes Behavioral Biometrics to Protect Online Traffic

BehavioSec is advocating for the use of behavioral biometrics to safeguard online interactions. The company notes that online activity has gone up dramatically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, both because more people are now working from home and because social distancing restrictions have forced them to do more of their shopping online. That…

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Hyosung Adds PalmSecure Biometrics to ATMs

Hyosung Adds PalmSecure Biometrics to ATMs

ATM maker Hyosung has announced a partnership with Fujitsu that will see the latter’s PalmSecure biometric authentication technology implemented into a number of its ATMs. PalmSecure works by having an individual hold their hand a couple of inches over a sensor, where a near-infrared light beam records their palm vein pattern, and encrypts that data.…

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Bittium Announces Ultra Secure Smartphone

Bittium Announces Ultra Secure Smartphone

Finland-based secure communications specialist Bittium has announced the launch of the Bittium Tough Mobile 2 C, a secure, ruggedized smartphone designed for confidential communications for authorities. The 2 C features dual-boot functionality, with a ‘hardened’ (configured and customized to make it more secure) Android 9 partitioned and completely separated from Bittium’s own Secure OS, allowing…

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IDEMIA and Treezor Bring Recycled PVC Card to France

IDEMIA and Treezor Bring Recycled PVC Card to France

“…the new eco-friendly card is composed of more than 85 percent recycled PVC, which makes it the card with the highest concentration of recycled PVC materials currently on the market.” The longstanding partnership between IDEMIA and Treezor will soon lead to the launch of France’s first eco-friendly fintech card. The two companies joined forces more…

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Zwipe Renews Biometric Card Contract with Brazil’s TGS

Zwipe Renews Biometric Card Contract with Brazil’s TGS

Zwipe has officially renewed its partnership with the Brazilian smart card manufacturer Thomas Greg & Sons (TGS). The two companies first joined forces in April of 2019 in an effort to develop biometric payment cards for the Latin American market. Now that the contract has been renewed, TGS will move forward with the small scale…

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HID Global Provides Credentialing Tech for Metal Mine in Mexico

HID Global Provides Credentialing Tech for Metal Mine in Mexico

HID Global has teamed up with Alutel Mobility to provide Newmont with a physical access control system for its Peñasquito metal mine in Zacatecas, Mexico. To that end, the two companies have deployed HID Global’s Seos credentials and OMNIKEY smart card readers alongside Alutel’s RAGTAB tablets and mobile app. The joint solution is being used…

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Cerence Teams with e.solutions to Develop Automotive Cockpits

Cerence Teams with e.solutions to Develop Automotive Cockpits

Cerence and e.solutions have announced that they will be collaborating to develop new technology for next-generation automotive cockpits. The two companies have already been working together for more than ten years, and have previously delivered in-car solutions for major vehicle brands like Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, and Bentley. e.solutions is itself a joint venture between Audi…

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Zephyr Strengthens Security of Open-Source IoT OS

Zephyr Strengthens Security of Open-Source IoT OS

The open-source Zephyr Project has shored up some security issues with the release of Zephyr 2.3.0. The latest update integrates the Trusted Firmware M Trusted Execution Environment, which in turn supports Arm’s Platform Security Architecture. The Zephyr OS already offers support for the latter organization’s TrustZone hardware. The Zephyr Project is part of the Linux…

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Safari 14 to Support Biometric Authentication Via FIDO2 WebAuthn

Safari 14 to Support Biometric Authentication Via FIDO2 WebAuthn

Tech giant Apple has announced that the latest version of its Safari web browser will be equipped with the option of allowing users to log in to certain websites with biometrics via Apple’s Face ID or Touch ID. Safari 14’s new features, which will ship with the new iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur operating…

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Nuance Gives Radiologists Free Trials Through AI Marketplace

Nuance Gives Radiologists Free Trials Through AI Marketplace

Nuance Communications is encouraging American radiologists to adopt AI technologies. The company specifically highlighted the utility of its AI Marketplace for Diagnostic Imaging, which gives radiologists access to a number of different AI models that can be integrated into Nuance’s PowerScribe reporting platform. Healthcare facilities that are part of the Nuance PowerShare Network will also…

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NEC Forms R&D Partnership with NTT

NEC Forms R&D Partnership with NTT

NEC and NTT Corporation are joining forces to accelerate digital transformation. To that end, the two companies have formed a capital and business partnership that will support ICT research and development, with a particular emphasis on products that leverage optical and wireless technologies. The two companies believe that strong communications infrastructure will be particularly important…

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IDnow Reports Ten-Fold Increase in Authentication Transactions Over Past Six Months

IDnow Reports Ten-Fold Increase in Authentication Transactions Over Past Six Months

“In announcing the tenfold growth in the use of AutoIdent, IDnow cited a few key factors in driving customer interest: new business models, heightened security efforts, and increasing digitization.” IDnow is reporting a 1000 percent increase in transaction volumes for its AutoIdent authentication solution over the past six months. Developed in collaboration with DERMALOG, AutoIdent…

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WTTC Releases Safe Travel Guidelines for Attractions and Rental Industries

WTTC Releases Safe Travel Guidelines for Attractions and Rental Industries

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has introduced more safety measures that are intended to protect tourists and improve trust in the travel industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest Safe Travels protocols focus specifically on attractions, car services, and short-term rentals like hotels and Airbnb listings. “Worldwide attractions, car hire and short-term rentals…

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Passbase Launches Codeless Biometric Onboarding Solution

Passbase Launches Codeless Biometric Onboarding Solution

Passbase has launched a new biometric authentication solution to help organizations that are trying to update their digital security practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s web-based platform utilizes facial recognition with 3D liveness detection to compare an image of a customer to the image on an official government ID. In that regard, the technology…

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Samsung Adds Trustonic Security to Mobile Devices

Samsung Adds Trustonic Security to Mobile Devices

Trustonic and Samsung have joined forces in an effort to strengthen the security of the latter’s various mobile offerings. Through the strategic partnership, the two companies will combine Trustonic’s single cloud platform and Trusted Execution Environment with Samsung’s Knox security platform, which is already embedded on Samsung devices. The goal is to protect the integrity…

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Qualcomm Forms Smart City Partnership with Infinite

Qualcomm Forms Smart City Partnership with Infinite

Qualcomm is hoping to accelerate the adoption of smart city solutions through a new strategic partnership with Infinite Computer Solutions. Together, the two companies will try to provide developers with end-to-end IoT-as-a-Service (IoTaaS) technology that will make it easier bring new connected solutions to the market. To that end, the partnership will give companies in…

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iOS Update Turns iPhone Into Car Key, with Biometric Security

iOS Update Turns iPhone Into Car Key, with Biometric Security

At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week, Apple announced a new service for its new iOS 14 called Car Key, a wireless solution that allows users to unlock their car using an iPhone or Apple Watch and biometric authentication. According to Apple the new service will initially work via near-field communication (NFC), though it…

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