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Yoti Details Commitment to Ethical Biometric Principles

Yoti Details Commitment to Ethical Biometric Principles

Yoti has come out in support of the Biometrics Institute’s seven ethical principles for biometrics. The recently published principles are designed to guide companies in the biometrics space to ensure that they use the technology for the public good. For its part, Yoti discussed the seven ethical principles in a blog post that outlined the…

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Cheetah Mobile’s AI Retail Robot Guides Customers with Speech Recognition

Cheetah Mobile’s AI Retail Robot Guides Customers with Speech Recognition

Cheetah Mobile delegated sales responsibilities to its new retail robot at the recent Hong Kong Electronics Fair. Dubbed the Cheetah GreetBot, the new AI-powered robot was built in collaboration with OrionStar Technology and uses speech recognition to interact with customers in real time. “We believe AI and robotics will upgrade every industry, so we are…

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Bulgarian Bank Turns to OneSpan for Mobile Security Services

Bulgarian Bank Turns to OneSpan for Mobile Security Services

OneSpan has found a new client for its mobile security services. The company has announced that the United Bulgarian Bank is now using both Cronto and its Mobile Security Suite to safeguard its six-month-old mobile banking app. “We want to improve and expand the use of our digital channels, especially mobile,” said Iliyana Voynova, the…

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IDEX and Chutian Dragon Team with POS Specialist on Biometric Card Transactions

IDEX and Chutian Dragon Team with POS Specialist on Biometric Card Transactions

“The biometric smart card market is gathering momentum and to accelerate their mass adoption it is important to ensure interoperability between all elements of the transaction value chain.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX and Chutian Dragon, a China-based card manufacturer that teamed up with the company last autumn, have added a third partner…

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Jumio Survey Finds Many Americans Feel Unsafe with Ride Sharing Apps

Jumio Survey Finds Many Americans Feel Unsafe with Ride Sharing Apps

Ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have billed themselves as being safer and more convenient than the more traditional alternatives. However, a new survey from Jumio suggests that the sharing economy is only delivering on half of that promise. The survey found that nearly one fifth of all riders (18.1 percent) felt unsafe when…

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Nok Nok Labs Calls for Embrace of ‘Phishing-Proof’ FIDO Solutions in Wake of Wipro Hack

Nok Nok Labs Calls for Embrace of ‘Phishing-Proof’ FIDO Solutions in Wake of Wipro Hack

In the wake of yet another high-profile hack attack, FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs is calling businesses and service providers to take advantage of phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication solutions. The attack in this case concerns Wipro, a Major India-based software company, whose IT systems were compromised, with Wipro customers then targeted in “an advanced phishing…

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ShoCard Delivers Proof of Identity with Blockchain eSignature Platform

ShoCard Delivers Proof of Identity with Blockchain eSignature Platform

ShoCard is rolling out a new digital document signing service that leverages blockchain for extra trust and security. The service connects a person’s blockchain-certified digital ID to the document being signed, which will allow other parties to verify that signature no matter how much time has elapsed since it was first created.  “Trustless mechanisms are…

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Chromebook Integrations, Payment Card Trials Bode Well for Fingerprint Cards

Chromebook Integrations, Payment Card Trials Bode Well for Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in two new laptops, the company has announced. The Chromebook 714 and the Chromebook 715, both targeted primarily at the enterprise market, each feature an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor for user authentication. Each device’s fingerprint sensor is featured just under the keyboard. They also support Intel Celeron, Pentium, Core i3…

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Sony Patent Suggests Biometric Controllers for Playstation 5

Sony Patent Suggests Biometric Controllers for Playstation 5

Sony is finally sharing details about the highly anticipated PlayStation 5, but the latest bit of news comes from a recently disclosed patent rather than the company itself. The details are complicated, but the concept is relatively straightforward. The patent would insert a biometric sensor into the body of the standard PS5 controller. The sensor…

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NatWest Trial of Biometric Payment Cards Features FPC Tech

NatWest Trial of Biometric Payment Cards Features FPC Tech

“The trial program is a significant development for Fingerprint Cards, which has looked to the emerging biometric payment cards market as an important new business area… “ The UK bank NatWest has started its trial of biometric payment cards, and Fingerprint Cards technology is playing a role, the latter has announced. News that NatWest would…

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EMVCo, W3C, and FIDO Alliance Form Online Payments Security Interest Group

EMVCo, W3C, and FIDO Alliance Form Online Payments Security Interest Group

“This could prove to be an important step forward in online security as more and more payment transactions are performed over online channels.” The biggest industry associations in the fields of payments, the internet, and authentication have announced a new cross-industry interest group aimed at fostering security and interoperability for online payments. The groups involved…

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Chooch AI Launches Beta SDK for Object Recognition

Chooch AI Launches Beta SDK for Object Recognition

Chooch AI has formally launched the beta version of its Chooch IC2 mobile software development kit. The SDK is designed as an out-of-the-box AI solution that allows a company to train mobile applications to recognize specific items or people, drastically reducing the time and money it would take to develop such technology internally. “Software developers…

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High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims – FaceTec

High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims – FaceTec

Security exaggerations damage the industry’s reputation. They need to stop, says FaceTec. Recently in news that made it around the world, the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung was reported to be spoofed – again. As every hardware-based face and fingerprint biometric has been spoofed shortly after new phones were introduced, each highly visible incident casts…

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Behavioral Biometrics Company TypingDNA Appoints New VP of Sales

Behavioral Biometrics Company TypingDNA Appoints New VP of Sales

“In his new position with TypingDNA, Freeman will be based in the company’s US office, and will focus on building its presence in the American market.” As it seeks to expand, Romania-based behavioral biometrics startup TypingDNA has announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Sales. The new VP, Terry Freeman, comes to the…

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BioCatch Gives Insight into Latin America’s Cybersecurity Challenges

BioCatch Gives Insight into Latin America’s Cybersecurity Challenges

Jorge Aguilar Perez shared some insights on the cybersecurity market in Latin America with a quick Q&A on BioCatch’s blog. Perez is the BioCatch Sales Director for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and explained that the region’s high rates of mobile penetration and mobile payments coupled with weak digital infrastructure make many Latin American…

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IDEMIA Launches New Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics Solution for Law Enforcement

IDEMIA Launches New Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics Solution for Law Enforcement

“The device can operate wirelessly, with support for 4G/LTE connectivity, and it can operate despite dust, dirt, and strong sunlight.” IDEMIA has launched a new mobile fingerprint identification solution that could prove to be an invaluable aid for law enforcement authorities. Called RapID X1, the handheld device boasts of an FBI PIV FAP 30 certified…

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Thales Pursues Final Share Buyout with Gemalto to be Delisted May 29th

Thales Pursues Final Share Buyout with Gemalto to be Delisted May 29th

“Now, since it holds over 95 percent of Gemalto’s shares, Thales has been following through on its statutory obligation to buy out the remaining shares in order to attain a 100 percent shareholding.” Just a little over 97 percent of Gemalto shares have now been tendered to Thales‘ acquisition offer, the companies have announced. It’s…

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Qualcomm, Vivo, and Tencent Push On-Device AI for Mobile Gaming

Qualcomm, Vivo, and Tencent Push On-Device AI for Mobile Gaming

Qualcomm is teaming up with Vivo and Tencent (both Tencent Honor of Kings and the Tencent AI Lab) to bring better gaming experiences to mobile devices. The four parties will collaborate on “Project Imagination,” which will leverage the 4th Generation Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine to drive on-device AI innovation. As it relates to gaming, the…

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Biometrics Market to Hit $59.31 Billion by 2025: Report

Biometrics Market to Hit $59.31 Billion by 2025: Report

The demand for biometric technology will continue to grow, according to a new report from Grand View Research. The company’s latest analysis predicts that the biometric technology market will hit $59.31 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of 19.5 percent during the 2018-2025 forecast period. The overall pattern is in keeping with similar reports from…

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SIC Biometrics’ New Handheld Live Scan Device Could be a Boon for Law Enforcement and Finance

SIC Biometrics’ New Handheld Live Scan Device Could be a Boon for Law Enforcement and Finance

A new biometric handheld device from SIC Biometrics could prove to be a powerful tool in law enforcement, banking, and other application areas. Called the IdentiFI-50, it’s billed as the world’s first Live Scan FAP 50 devices that support communications over Wi-Fi. It’s compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems, and it’s rugged, with…

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