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Nuance Enhances Clinical Guidance for Dragon Medical Advisor

Nuance Enhances Clinical Guidance for Dragon Medical Advisor

Nuance Communications Inc. has announced that it has expanded Clinical Guidance for its Dragon Medical Advisor tool. Dragon Medical Advisor is an AI-driven, Computer-Assisted Medical Documentation (CAPD) tool that aims to help clinicians with documentation by supporting them with relevant clinical information to aid in the diagnostic process, as well as helping organize patient records…

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Samsung Offers Half-response to Apple Pay Cash

Samsung Offers Half-response to Apple Pay Cash

Samsung is once again following Apple’s lead in their ongoing digital money rivalry, announcing a new digital wallet system called Samsung Pay Cash. It’s essentially a means of letting users of Samsung Pay, Samsung’s mobile payments system, carry a balance on their Samsung smartphones. A user can load money onto Samsung Pay Cash, and then…

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Yoti and LedgerState Showcase Digital IDs at Concordia Summit

Yoti and LedgerState Showcase Digital IDs at Concordia Summit

Yoti and LedgerState recently paid a visit to the Concordia Summit at the UN Assembly in New York to showcase a new digital identity solution designed for governments and developing economies. The solution blends Yoti’s Doc Scan identity and document verification platform with LedgerState’s blockchain tech to deliver a secure, decentralized form of identity. According…

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IDEX Gets UK Patent for Enrollment Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Gets UK Patent for Enrollment Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Biometrics has been granted another important patent pertaining to its on-card enrollment solution for biometric cards, this time from the UK Intellectual Property Office. In announcing the latest patent approval, IDEX indicated that the filing concerned is “in the same patent family” as on-card enrollment patents approved by the Australian patent authority and by…

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South Korean Seminar Highlights the Expansion of FIDO Standards

South Korean Seminar Highlights the Expansion of FIDO Standards

The FIDO Alliance recently hosted an authentication seminar in Seoul, South Korea, where it highlighted several use cases that demonstrate the utility of password-free security. The examples were all pulled from the Korean and Japanese markets, and help to explain why FIDO security has become more and more popular in the past few years. Samsung…

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IDEX Licenses Biometric Enrollment Tech to Chinese Card Maker

IDEX Licenses Biometric Enrollment Tech to Chinese Card Maker

IDEX Biometrics has sealed a licensing deal with one of its prominent APAC partners. The company has announced that Chutian Dragon has purchased a license for the use of IDEX’s biometric enrollment technology for biometric cards. IDEX first teamed up with Chutian Dragon last November. Chutian Dragon is a major China-based card maker certified by…

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Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

Mitsubishi has lifted the curtain on the EMIRAI S, a new concept car that will make its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The smart vehicle comes equipped with a slew of connected features, including speech control and biometric driver monitoring. The Driver Monitoring System is designed to make driving safer,…

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Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

“The new payment cards have been developed in partnership with Mastercard and Gemalto, the digital security specialist acquired by Thales earlier this year.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is in play in NatWest’s biometric credit card trial, the company has confirmed. The pilot program was just launched by the British bank, expanding its exploration of…

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Survey Data Illustrates Worrying Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs

Survey Data Illustrates Worrying Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs

“… the survey data suggests that cyberattacks have increased dramatically compared to a base year of 2016: in the US, attacks shot up from 55 percent to 76 percent over that period.” New survey research from the Ponemon Institute is further illustrating the rise of digital security threats and conflicting attitudes about security among small…

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Thales and Verint Publish Comprehensive Cyberthreat Handbook

Thales and Verint Publish Comprehensive Cyberthreat Handbook

Thales and Verint have joined forces to publish The Cyberthreat Handbook, a comprehensive guide to the international cybersecurity landscape. The Handbook examines approximately 60 major groups and 490 individual attack campaigns, offering details about the motive, methods, and targets of the world’s most prominent cybercriminals. The two companies are hoping that the Handbook will help…

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UK Bank Begins Trial of Biometric Credit Cards

UK Bank Begins Trial of Biometric Credit Cards

“The biometric credit card trial will see payment cards issued to 150 participants, with spending limits for contactless transactions set to £100…” NatWest has started trialing biometric credit cards in the UK, the major bank has announced. The move follows a trial of biometric debit cards conducted earlier this year. As in that pilot program,…

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Yoti Helps Working Parents Find Verified Student Nannies

Yoti Helps Working Parents Find Verified Student Nannies

Another digital service is making use of Yoti’s secure identity verification technology. Student Nannies is a site that connects students looking for extra work to working parents looking for affordable childcare. The site allows the students to sign up for free and set their rates and availability, and allows busy parents to select a babysitter…

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Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

Apple recently filed a new patent that could lead to a future iteration of the popular AirPods earphones equipped with more than one biometric sensor. This could potentially add to Apple’s growing focus on biometrics for authentication, security, and health. Filed on October 3rd, 2019, with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and quite similar…

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Facial Recognition Specialist Bolsters IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

Facial Recognition Specialist Bolsters IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

California-based defense contractor and facial recognition specialist StereoVision Imaging (“SVI”) has announced the issuance of eight continuation patents for its technological portfolio. In a statement, the company said it is “significantly growing its U.S. and international patent portfolio” pertaining to Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR technology. This is SVI’s speciality, with the company’s approach…

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Nuance Gatekeeper Combines Voice and Behavioral Biometrics to Fight Fraud

Nuance Gatekeeper Combines Voice and Behavioral Biometrics to Fight Fraud

Nuance Communications has released a new cloud-based authentication solution that verifies people’s identities during voice and text interactions. Dubbed Nuance Gatekeeper, the platform combines Nuance’s ConversationPrint text authenticator with the voice recognition Lightning Engine and behavioral biometrics. Together, the three technologies will empower enterprises to fight fraud across multiple channels, building detailed customer profiles and…

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Dubious Biometric Data Collection Practice Puts Scrutiny on Goolge Subcontractor

Dubious Biometric Data Collection Practice Puts Scrutiny on Goolge Subcontractor

A Google subcontractor is being scrutinized for its questionable data collection tactics. The company in question is Randstad, which hired and managed a field team of Google TVCs (Temps, Vendors, and Contractors) to gather face images from the general public. People were offered $5 gift cards in exchange for their participation, while the images were…

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First Details Revealed for GSMA’s MWC Barcelona 2020

First Details Revealed for GSMA’s MWC Barcelona 2020

The GSMA has revealed the first details for its MWC (“Mobile World Congress”) Barcelona 2020 event happening in February. MWC Barcelona 2020, the largest event in the MWC series that includes MWC Americas, MWC Shanghai and MWC Los Angeles, has chosen ‘Limitless Intelligent Connectivity’ as this year’s theme, and will focus on AI, Big Data…

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Apple Receives Patent for TV Remote with Touch ID

Apple Receives Patent for TV Remote with Touch ID

Touch ID has been phased out of recent versions of the iPhone, but Apple is still exploring new uses for the technology. A new patent details plans for an Apple TV remote that uses Touch ID to prevent children from accessing material their parents don’t want them to see. First filed in 2017, the patent…

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Aware Announces High Profile Executive Appointment

Aware Announces High Profile Executive Appointment

Aware, Inc. has announced another high-profile executive appointment, with a longstanding employee being promoted to the position of Chief Commercial Officer. Robert M. Mungovan has been with the company since 1997, when he came on as its Sales and Marketing Manager for Biometric Software. In 2000, Mungovan took on the position of Aware’s VP of…

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HID Global to Acquire RFID Components Supplier

HID Global to Acquire RFID Components Supplier

HID Global has established an agreement to acquire LUX-IDent, an RFID components supplier based in the Czech Republic, the company has announced. The Czech firm designs and manufactures RFID components including inlays, prelaminates, key fobs, and glass transponders, among others; and its solutions range across Low Frequency, High Frequency, Near Field Communication, and RAIN RFID…

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