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Samsung SDS Invests in EDR Specialist SentinelOne

Samsung SDS Invests in EDR Specialist SentinelOne

“In announcing its investment in SentinelOne, Samsung SDS explained that it is ‘expanding its business to customers in need of endpoint protection to devices such as PC with SentinelOne’s EDR solution.’” Samsung SDS has made a strategic investment in US-based SentinelOne, the company has announced. The investment was made through the Samsung Venture Investment business…

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GSMA Appoints New Head of Latin America Amid Region’s Mobile Boom

GSMA Appoints New Head of Latin America Amid Region’s Mobile Boom

“Javier brings an interesting new outlook on the digital ecosystem to the GSMA and has a solid understanding of the key topics impacting the region.” – Laxmi Akkaraju, Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA The GSMA has a new Head of Latin America. Javier Piñeiro comes to the mobile alliance from a previous position as Google’s Commercial…

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New Agreement Validates Precise Biometrics’ Strategies in Changing Mobile Market

New Agreement Validates Precise Biometrics’ Strategies in Changing Mobile Market

“This also confirms that our new strategy, to offer customer service, support and product development in Asia in order to strengthen our presence in local key markets, has borne fruit.” – Stefan K. Person, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has established a new licensing agreement with “a leading fingerprint sensor supplier from Asia,” the company…

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Nuance Hires Sanjay Dhawan to Lead Automotive Spin-off

Nuance Hires Sanjay Dhawan to Lead Automotive Spin-off

Nuance Communications has tapped Sanjay Dhawan to lead Nuance Automotive when the mobility division becomes an independent company later this year. Nuance Automotive will be spun off on October 1, at which point it will be a publicly traded entity focusing exclusively on automotive software and mobility technology. Dhawan will join Nuance Communications on July…

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Major Growth Coming For European Biometrics Market: Report

Major Growth Coming For European Biometrics Market: Report

“AI-driven behavioral biometrics will become the main identity verification element in two-factor or multifactor authentication…” A new report from Frost & Sullivan projects major growth for the European biometrics market, which is expected to climb from $4.98 billion to $11.5 billion by 2023. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will fuel much of that growth as performance improvements…

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New Biometric Handhelds Feature LES Tech From Integrated Biometrics

New Biometric Handhelds Feature LES Tech From Integrated Biometrics

Integrated Biometrics‘ Light Emitting Sensor (or “LES”) technology is playing a critical role in new mobile fingerprint scanning devices from SIC Biometrics. Aimed primarily at the law enforcement sector, the IdentiFi devices are designed to support either a FAP 45 fingerprint sensor for single and two-finger roll print capture, or a FAP 50 sensors for…

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Panama Partnership Extends Selfie Biometrics Specialist’s Reach in Latin America

Panama Partnership Extends Selfie Biometrics Specialist’s Reach in Latin America

“The partnership revolves around SelphID, FacePhi’s selfie-driven authentication solution.” FacePhi has further expanded its reach in the Latin American market through a new contract with Banco General de Panamá, which will take advantage of its biometric facial recognition technology for customer onboarding. The agreement marks FacePhi’s first entry into the Panama market. The partnership revolves…

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Biometric Voting Startup Voatz Lands $7 Million in Series-A Funding

Biometric Voting Startup Voatz Lands $7 Million in Series-A Funding

The mobile voting startup Voatz has received $7 million in series-A funding from a group led by Medici Ventures and Techstars, with additional contributions from the Urban Innovation Fund and Oakhouse Partners. The money will be used to make Voatz more accessible, and to upgrade its security as it trials the platform in more jurisdictions.…

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NXP is Building Driver Monitoring Systems with Momenta

NXP is Building Driver Monitoring Systems with Momenta

NXP and Momenta are teaming up to develop commercial-grade Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) that can be mass produced for future generations of cars. The joint solution will combine NXP’s S32V2 Open Vision Platform with Momenta’s deep learning automotive software. The new Driver Monitoring System will boost road safety by monitoring the status of people in…

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Jumio Receives 2019 Fortress Cyber Security Award

Jumio Receives 2019 Fortress Cyber Security Award

Jumio’s unprecedented 2019 awards streak continues. The company has now received a Fortress Cyber Security Award, taking home a 2019 prize in the Authentication and Identity category. The Fortress Cyber Security Award is handed out by the Business Intelligence Group, which also bestowed Jumio with a BIG Innovation Award and a BIG Artificial Intelligence Award…

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Android Q to Support Face Authentication for Payments, Code Suggests

Android Q to Support Face Authentication for Payments, Code Suggests

It looks like Google is aiming to make facial recognition a more prominent component of its Android operating system for mobile devices, according to recent teardowns of the Beta 4 version of the forthcoming Android Q. The sleuthing found references in the mobile OS’s code to face-based authentication. And while Google had implemented support for…

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Bertin IT Upgrades MediaSpeech Transcription Platform

Bertin IT Upgrades MediaSpeech Transcription Platform

Bertin IT has launched an upgraded version of its MediaSpeech transcription platform. In addition to being faster and more accurate than its predecessor, MediaSpeech v6 is compatible with 17 different languages, allowing users to create searchable (and analyzable) text transcripts of video and audio content. The updated version of the platform needs only milliseconds to…

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Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

“[ABCorp] will work with NEXT Biometrics to develop biometric cards, the latter’s key focus area as the fingerprint-scanning payment card market begins to take shape.” NEXT Biometrics has attained another major new partner in its biometric cards efforts: The company has teamed up with ABCorp. Headquartered in Connecticut, ABCorp is involved in the design and…

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IDEX Teams with Secure Element Specialist TMC on Biometric Cards

IDEX Teams with Secure Element Specialist TMC on Biometric Cards

“The demand for biometric smart cards is growing thanks to their increased security and convenience for end users. Therefore, it is critical for card manufacturers that the biometric solutions are compatible with the secure element in the card, known as the EMV chip.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has secured another Asia-based…

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NextgenID’s Identity Kiosks Meet the Latest Government Standards

NextgenID’s Identity Kiosks Meet the Latest Government Standards

NextgenID has announced that its products are compliant with the federal government’s Identity, Credential, and Access Management policy. The ICAM policy was the subject of a recent memo from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). NextgenID specializes in identity solutions for government agencies. The company specifically emphasized its Virtual In-person Proofing (VIP) solution, which…

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Signicat Adds Single Sign-In Capabilities Through Yes Integration

Signicat Adds Single Sign-In Capabilities Through Yes Integration

Signicat has integrated the Yes open identity scheme into its Digital Identity Platform. Yes’s scheme essentially functions like a more secure version of Facebook, allowing users to perform a single sign-in to gain access to a range of digital services from participating businesses. The difference is that Yes customers log in through their bank rather…

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New iPadOS Quietly Delivers Face ID Upgrade

New iPadOS Quietly Delivers Face ID Upgrade

Apple has announced a new operating system for the iPad, effectively branching the software of its tablet line from that of its other mobile devices and their iOS operating system. To be clear, the new iPadOS is very much built on the foundation of iOS; but the branding change seems aimed at least in part…

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Samsung’s Galaxy A Series is on its Way to Canada

Samsung’s Galaxy A Series is on its Way to Canada

Samsung’s Galaxy A line of smartphones is officially on its way to Canada. Samsung Canada has announced that the Galaxy A20, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy A70 will all be available nationwide as of June 7th, at an average retail price of $349.99, $449.99, and $629.99, respectively. “We are committed to providing Canadians with meaningful innovations…

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Zwipe Becomes Goldpac’s Latest Biometric Cards Partner

Zwipe Becomes Goldpac’s Latest Biometric Cards Partner

“The partnership will focus on biometric payment cards, and entails the licensing of Zwipe intellectual property, the integration of Zwipe components, and the use of Zwipe’s cardholder enrollment technology.” China-based card integrator Goldpac has added another Scandinavian biometrics specialist to its roster of partners, with Zwipe announcing that it has established a new collaborative agreement…

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WebAuthn Support Grows with Apple, Twitter, Coinbase Backing

WebAuthn Support Grows with Apple, Twitter, Coinbase Backing

“For end users, the support means being able to implement greater security when authenticating online.” WebAuthn, the component of the FIDO2 authentication standard that pertains to biometric or security key-based authentication through web browsers, is gaining traction: Apple has enabled support for WebAuthn in its latest Safari Technology Preview for macOS, and Twitter and Coinbase…

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