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Visa to Promote Biometric, Mobile Payment Tech at Tokyo Olympics

Visa to Promote Biometric, Mobile Payment Tech at Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are just a year away, and as the Olympic Games’ Worldwide Payment Technology Partner, Visa is once again gearing up to promote cutting-edge payments technologies among attendees and even participants. Working with its partners, the financial services giant promoted the use of wearable payment devices – including a wristband…

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ZenaPay Announces Beta Test of Cannabis Plant Tracking Drone Software

ZenaPay Announces Beta Test of Cannabis Plant Tracking Drone Software

The Canadian cannabis software specialist ZenaPay will be carrying out a beta test of its drone-based plant tracking software in conjunction with GreenHeartCBD. ZenaPay’s highly unique program is designed specifically for enterprise-level cannabis operations, and leverages AI to help customers monitor the lifecycles of their plants from seed up until the point of sale. GreenHeart,…

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Yoti Provides Age Verification for Meet Group Community

Yoti Provides Age Verification for Meet Group Community

Yoti has found another partner for its discreet yet reliable age verification technology. The digital identity specialist is teaming up with The Meet Group, a streaming social media and dating platform that will be using Yoti Age Scan and the Yoti app to keep minors off the site and ensure that every user is of…

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IdentityX Biometric Onboarding Solution Gets an Upgrade

IdentityX Biometric Onboarding Solution Gets an Upgrade

“IdentityX clients can customize the platform to meet their own needs. Most notably, that means that they can automatically screen new accounts based on predetermined criteria, or trigger a manual human review in fringe cases…” Daon has released an updated version of its flagship biometric onboarding platform. IdentityX Digital Onboarding 2.0 delivers better anti-spoofing technology,…

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New Selfie Authentication Solution Aimed at Candidate Screening

New Selfie Authentication Solution Aimed at Candidate Screening

“Using a smartphone, an end user simply takes a selfie as well as images of their official identity document, and then RightID will confirm that the face in the selfie matches the pictured ID.” Another selfie-driven authentication solution has hit the market, this time aimed at property managers and employers. Dubbed “RightID”, the new app…

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Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Utah County

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Utah County

Utah County has officially become the third US jurisdiction to take advantage of Voatz’s mobile voting technology. The County will conduct a trial run during its municipal primary election in August, allowing active-duty military and overseas voters to weigh in using their smartphones. To use Voatz, eligible voters must first request an absentee ballot, and…

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NXP, Partners Celebrate CAST Certification for Biometric Cards Module

NXP, Partners Celebrate CAST Certification for Biometric Cards Module

NXP has become the first player in the emerging biometric payment cards market to reach an important milestone, announcing that its Secure Processing Module for fingerprint-on-card technology has become the first such solution to attain certification through Mastercard’s Compliance Assessment and Security Testing, or CAST, program. A Secure and Efficient Solution NXP says its module…

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OneConnect and UBX to Develop Blockchain Platform for Small Business Loans

OneConnect and UBX to Develop Blockchain Platform for Small Business Loans

OneConnect is teaming up with UBX to develop a blockchain platform that will make it easier for small businesses to secure loans in the Philippines. UBX is the FinTech subsidiary of the Union Bank of the Philippines, while OneConnect is a subsidiary of China’s Ping An Group. The alliance will specifically target micro, small, and…

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SecuredTouch Secures Behavioral Biometrics Patent

SecuredTouch Secures Behavioral Biometrics Patent

“Our customers can now use our behavioral biometrics technology to support PSD2, without adding any friction to their users’ experience…” The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded SecuredTouch a patent for “Continuous User Authentication,” a title that is essentially a description of behavioral biometrics more generally. SecuredTouch, of course, is a behavioral biometrics specialist,…

WTTC, WEF Partner on Biometric Passenger ID

“…the WTTC said that it will work with the WEF to promote international harmonization of digital traveller systems through the use of standards that will promote interoperability.” The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has another new ally in its efforts to promote the use of biometrics and other cutting-edge technologies for traveller identity management:…

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ID R&D Enhances Voice Biometrics Platform

ID R&D Enhances Voice Biometrics Platform

“We are making it much easier for enterprises to deploy voice biometrics on all channels using the programming tools they prefer…” ID R&D has released the latest iteration of its voice biometrics platform. IDVoice version 2.7 is ten times faster than its predecessor, and includes utility features that make it easier to deploy across multiple…

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AU10TIX Provides Secure Onboarding for Zengaming eSports Platform

AU10TIX Provides Secure Onboarding for Zengaming eSports Platform

“We are now able to offer our customers the strongest fraud protection, while making onboarding much faster and simpler…” The eSports and gaming-oriented social media platform Zengaming has turned to AU10TIX for secure customer onboarding and document verification. The AU10TIX platform is able to verify photo ID documents and then match them against a selfie…

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Experian Announces New Product Management Head

Experian Announces New Product Management Head

Experian is looking to build its profile in the identity authentication space. The company has announced that EK Koh will be stepping up as the new Senior Vice President of Product Management for Global Identity & Fraud Solutions, bringing more than 20 years of product management experience to the position. “Being able to resolve, identify…

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Egis Faces Patent Infringement Complaint from Goodix

Egis Faces Patent Infringement Complaint from Goodix

“The accusation specifically concerns Goodix’s In-display Fingerprint Sensor, which was released in 2017 and has since been integrated into more than 50 smartphone models, including Huawei’s P30 series and Vivo’s Nex S…” Goodix Technology has accused Egis Technology of patent infringement, filing a complaint with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court to settle the matter. Goodix…

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OneSpan Teams with Avaloq to Make Banking More Secure

OneSpan Teams with Avaloq to Make Banking More Secure

Avaloq and OneSpan are joining forces in an effort to deliver better anti-fraud services to financial institutions. Specifically, Avaloq will be integrating OneSpan solutions into its cloud-based security platform, making it easier for banks to introduce features like mobile authentication, transaction signing, and multi-factor authentication through open APIs.  “Avaloq is a strategic fit given our…

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Nulab Enables Passwordless Logins Through WebAuthn

Nulab Enables Passwordless Logins Through WebAuthn

The software company Nulab has announced that it will be extending support for WebAuthn across its entire portfolio of collaborative software. Nulab is the developer of Backlog, Cacoo, and Typetalk. Thanks to WebAuthn, users of all three will now be able to log into their accounts with a security key or biometric authentication rather than…

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POS AG Enables SIM Card Self-activation with BioID Tech

POS AG Enables SIM Card Self-activation with BioID Tech

The Austrian software company POS AG has deployed BioID’s identity verification services to allow its customers to self-activate their SIM cards. POS AG will specifically be leveraging BioID’s PhotoVerify solution, which will eliminate the need to speak with an agent (in person or online) when activating a card. PhotoVerify combines document verification and facial recognition…

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FaceApp Raises Privacy Concerns About Social Media

FaceApp Raises Privacy Concerns About Social Media

“In all likelihood, the information uploaded by FaceApp is already available somewhere else on the internet, whether it is being used for surveillance, AI training, or another purpose…” The viral sensation FaceApp came under scrutiny in the wake of the #FaceAppChallenge, which flooded social media with aged-up photos created with the app. As it became…

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Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

“For its part, Slack has taken the opportunity to further promote the use of post-password security measures, asserting in its email, ‘We recommend using two-factor authentication with every service that provides it, including Slack, for an extra layer of security.’” Four years after a major hack attack, the business-focused instant messaging platform Slack is taking…

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IXDen Launches MFA Platform for IoT Devices

IXDen Launches MFA Platform for IoT Devices

Israel’s IXDen is releasing a new software solution that will allow customers to protect a range of IoT devices with post-password authentication. Dubbed IXDen Smart Homes, the platform can be installed on virtually any smart device – including smart thermostats, smart routers, and smart cameras – securing them with multi-factor authentication that guards against cyberattacks…

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