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Gemalto to Provide eSIM, Communications Security Tech for French Ministry of Interior

Gemalto to Provide eSIM, Communications Security Tech for French Ministry of Interior

As French security forces move toward 4G communication networks, and prepare for the 5G revolution to come, the Ministry of Interior has selected Gemalto to deliver SIM, eSIM, and cellular subscription management solutions. The aim is to ensure that public safety personnel will have constant, reliable access to communications networks, and the ability to switch…

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Garantizar Partnership Solidifies FacePhi’s LATAM Presence

Garantizar Partnership Solidifies FacePhi’s LATAM Presence

“With this agreement, Garantizar has become the seventh Argentinian company to embrace FacePhi’s biometric authentication technology, with the broader Latin American region representing its core market.” FacePhi has further reinforced its position in Latin America, and particularly Argentina, with its latest partnership. The company has been contracted to provide biometric identification technology to Garantizar. The…

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Yoti Has Two Major Partnerships, Other New Developments in the Pipeline

Yoti Has Two Major Partnerships, Other New Developments in the Pipeline

“The partnerships point to a substantially higher profile for Yoti, whose authentication technology revolves around selfie-based facial recognition and document reading through a standard smartphone camera.” A year after its official launch, Yoti is offering a preview of what’s next, promising a major new partnership and enhancements to its mobile app. In a blog post,…

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AWS Facilitates Machine Learning for Autonomous Car Platform

AWS Facilitates Machine Learning for Autonomous Car Platform

An autonomous driving specialist is going to use Amazon Web Services to power its machine learning-driven computer vision platform. Based in Israel, Mobileye is a subsidiary of Intel with a team of over 450 engineers. The company is working toward technology that can power fully autonomous vehicles, and has chosen AWS as its “preferred public…

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Blockchain Platform Embraces Onfido Onboarding

Blockchain Platform Embraces Onfido Onboarding

“In order to streamline the customer onboarding process, the company will leverage Onfido’s remote authentication technology, which uses facial recognition and document reading to match an end user’s selfie image to the official identity documents they present.” Onfido‘s biometric and document reading technology has once again been embraced by a cryptocurrency specialist for customer onboarding.…

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Trustonic Tech to Help Secure Rail Transport IoT Program in Korea

Trustonic Tech to Help Secure Rail Transport IoT Program in Korea

South Korean rail transport authorities are getting ready to experiment with Internet of Things technologies, and Trustonic is going to play a key role in their security infrastructure. The project is being led by DAEATI, a traffic control systems specialist based in the country, in collaboration with the Korea Railroad Research Institute and with government…

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Bixby to Start Trading Stocks in 2019

Bixby to Start Trading Stocks in 2019

Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant will soon be able to buy and sell stocks via voice command. The functionality is currently being developed by DeepSearch, a Korea-based data analytics service whose platform is designed to deliver important information about publicly traded companies to end users. Accordingly, as the Korea Herald reports, the new Bixby capability will…

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A Closer Look at a Pioneering FIDO2 Solution

A Closer Look at a Pioneering FIDO2 Solution

The FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard created quite a stir when it was announced this spring, not least because it promised to bring biometric authentication to the world’s most popular web browsers. Now, that kind of functionality is actually starting to take shape, and the first crop of authenticator solutions have received official certification from…

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New Data Breach Regulations Produce Valuable Info from Australia

New Data Breach Regulations Produce Valuable Info from Australia

New statistics on data breaches from Australian officials suggest that “this problem isn’t going away any time soon,” suggests Gemalto. As the company’s latest blog post explains, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner implemented its Notifiable Data Breaches scheme in late February, introducing new requirements compelling organizations to notify individuals of data breaches that…

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NEC and NPS to Showcase Smart City Biometrics at 2018 International Security Expo

NEC and NPS to Showcase Smart City Biometrics at 2018 International Security Expo

“…NEC said that it and its subsidiary NPS will showcase solutions including its ‘facial recognition system, automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS), CONNECT police platform, and video analytics solution’ at the event.” NEC will showcase its solutions at the International Security Expo in London next week, the company has announced. The event offers NEC the opportunity…

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Trustech 2018: Laxton to Unveil New Multimodal Biometric Mobile Devices

Trustech 2018: Laxton to Unveil New Multimodal Biometric Mobile Devices

“…Laxton placed a strong emphasis on the government applications of its solutions, including registration for biometric civil ID, voter registration, and applications in border control and law enforcement.” Laxton has announced a new lineup of multimodal biometric products, which it plans to unveil at next week’s Trustech 2018 event in Cannes. Devices in the new…

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Zwipe and Smart Technology Services to Develop Biometric Card Manufacturing System

Zwipe and Smart Technology Services to Develop Biometric Card Manufacturing System

Zwipe has teamed up with Smart Technology Services (STS) to develop a manufacturing system for biometric payment cards. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies asserted that STS sees biometric payment cards as “the next major market opportunity in the payment cards industry,” adding that the French company “has developed a specific implanting module to…

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Amazon Opens Alexa Mobile SDK to Third Party Developers

Amazon Opens Alexa Mobile SDK to Third Party Developers

Amazon is seeking to get its Alexa virtual assistant into more third party devices with the announcement that it has now opened up the SDK for its Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit. The development platform was first announced near the start of the year, when it was available for select headphone devices from Bose, Jabra, and…

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GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

The GSMA is looking to tie Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology to the growing momentum around 5G connectivity, announcing a new initiative aimed at encouraging the development of cloud-based AR and VR services. Called “The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum”, the program has the backing of major mobile network operators including China Mobile, China Telecom,…

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New Authentication System Combines Biometrics with Device Interaction

New Authentication System Combines Biometrics with Device Interaction

“Because our patented method involves interactions with first inputs, we have also developed a highly enabling solution for interactions with augmented and virtual reality objects to provide access to immersive private environments.” – Mike Hill, CEO, SensiPass SensiPass, a Dublin-based firm, has announced a new authentication system based on mobile biometrics. The company already offers…

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Korean MNO Uses IDEMIA eSIM Provisioning for New Smartwatch

Korean MNO Uses IDEMIA eSIM Provisioning for New Smartwatch

“In the case of SK Telecom’s smartwatch, the eSIM provisioning is facilitated through IDEMIA’s Smart Connect service.” Remote SIM provisioning technology from IDEMIA is being used in South Korea’s first eSIM smartwatch based on the GSMA’s latest eSIM specification. It’s the product of a collaboration between France-based IDEMIA and SK Telecom, the country’s largest Mobile…

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Qualcomm to Develop 3D Face Imaging Tech for Mobile with Austrian VCSEL Specialist

Qualcomm to Develop 3D Face Imaging Tech for Mobile with Austrian VCSEL Specialist

“We want to enable fast time-to-commercialization and broad-based availability of high quality 3D sensing solutions for Android-based smartphones and mobile devices, and this is a step towards this goal.” – Alexander Everke, CEO, Ams Qualcomm has teamed up with Austrian sensor maker Ams to develop a 3D camera solution for mobile devices. Ams has a wide product…

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Gemalto Opens New Data Centers in EU as Part of Global Cloud Expansion

Gemalto Opens New Data Centers in EU as Part of Global Cloud Expansion

“As much as the new European data centers are a response to demand in the wake of GDPR, Gemalto asserted in its statement that they are also part of a global expansion, with the company planning to open additional data centers in North America before the end of the year” Gemalto has launched new data…

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