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Nok Nok Releases FIDO Authentication SDK for Smart Watches

Nok Nok Releases FIDO Authentication SDK for Smart Watches

Nok Nok Labs has released the first FIDO authentication solution designed specifically for smart watch devices. Dubbed the Nok Nok App SDK for Smart Watch, the solution is based on the same technology that is already used to safeguard web and mobile apps, and extends those strong FIDO standards to the smart watch ecosystem. The…

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LastPass Will Support Facial Recognition on the Pixel 4

LastPass Will Support Facial Recognition on the Pixel 4

LastPass has confirmed that it will be supporting face-based unlocks on Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone. The beta for the Android version of the app is currently available through the Google Play Store, and already features a new icon for the new biometric modality. LastPass has historically relied on fingerprint recognition, but the latest iteration of…

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Xiaomi Files Patent for In-Display Camera

Xiaomi Files Patent for In-Display Camera

Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has filed a patent with the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) office on September 30th that depicts their own take on camera sensors that would live underneath a smartphone’s display. The move toward finding ways to place sensors beneath the display of a smartphone has been somewhat of a trend this…

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Veratad to Showcase Solutions at Money20/20 USA

Veratad to Showcase Solutions at Money20/20 USA

Veratad will be in attendance at this year’s Money20/20 USA event, and what’s more, the company is acting as a sponsor. Veratad is best known for its IDresponse platform, a suite of solutions including age and identity verification along with knowledge-based authentication and identity document verification with biometrics. These solutions offer a range of applications,…

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Honor Switches to Goodix-powered In-display Fingerprint Scanning on Latest Smartphone

Honor Switches to Goodix-powered In-display Fingerprint Scanning on Latest Smartphone

In-display fingerprint scanning technology has found its way into another new smartphone, this time from the Huawei-owned Honor brand. The new Honor 20 Lite Youth Edition’s fingerprint sensor comes by way of Goodix, marking a change from the Honor 20 Lite smartphone launched this past summer, which featured the FPC1511 – Fingerprint Cards’ most cost-effective…

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Dynabook, Microsoft Release New Line of Secure PCs

Dynabook, Microsoft Release New Line of Secure PCs

Dynabook Americas Inc. and Microsoft have partnered to release a lineup of Windows 10 Secured-core laptops that feature the latest in multimodal biometric security. The Portégé X30, Tecra X40 and Tecra X50 feature next-level hardware and software identity protection, and are among the first devices that meet the Windows Secured-core PCs requirements. “We are pleased to see the…

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Jumio Recognized as Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio Recognized as Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio has been recognized as a Representative Vendor by Gartner’s Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Corroboration for the second straight year. Jumio, a provider of biometric and artificial intelligence-enabled trusted identity as a service was recognized by the report from a field of several other providers of identity proofing and corroboration. The Guide states…

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Uniken Provides REL-ID for everis Clients

Uniken Provides REL-ID for everis Clients

Uniken and everis have formed a partnership that will make the former’s REL-ID authentication solution available to everis clients around the world. REL-ID is a multi-channel solution that authenticates customers who call into a company’s Contact Center, and does so without the need to exchange any Personally Identifiable Information (PII). REL-ID offers secure multi-factor authentication…

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New GSMA Report Details Pakistan’s Digital Transformation Strategy

New GSMA Report Details Pakistan’s Digital Transformation Strategy

The GSMA has released a new report on the state of the mobile industry in Pakistan. The report concludes that the country’s digital transformation is already taking place, and advocates for an ongoing collaboration between public and private institutions. “The government and the private sector must work together to deliver the promise of a digital…

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Trustonic and Lookout Team Up to Provide Better App Security

Trustonic and Lookout Team Up to Provide Better App Security

Lookout has partnered with Trustonic to expand the reach of its App Defense security platform. App Defense is an embeddable SDK that was built to reduce the threat of fraud and data breaches for consumer apps. The platform provides enterprise customers with more insight about malware and other security risks to their network. To that…

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Nokia and Telia Launch 5G Network at Helsinki Mall

Nokia and Telia Launch 5G Network at Helsinki Mall

Nokia and Telia are teaming up to launch a 5G network at the Mall of Tripla in Helsinki, Finland. The Telia-run network is built with Nokia base stations and small cell technology, including the 5G AirScale Indoor Radio small cells that have been installed throughout the shopping center.   According to the two companies, the…

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Money20/20 Driving Biometric FinTech Discourse in Las Vegas and Hangzhou

Money20/20 Driving Biometric FinTech Discourse in Las Vegas and Hangzhou

Money20/20 organizers have officially announced the return of their China-based event. First launched last year, Money20/20 China drew a crowd of over 2000 professionals from 53 countries. Now, organizers say that Money20/20 2019 will have capacity for more than 2500 people, and will feature over 300 speakers. Organizers have also revealed an ambitiously wide-ranging slate…

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Apple Patent Shows How 3D Sensing Laser Tech Could be Turned to Users’ Fingertips

Apple Patent Shows How 3D Sensing Laser Tech Could be Turned to Users’ Fingertips

“Essentially, this would involve projecting lasers from inside a display toward its surface at a variety of angles, and analyzing the deflection of that light caused by a user’s fingertips.” A newly published patent application suggests Apple may be looking to VCSEL laser technology to enhance touchscreen interaction on future iPhones and iPads. VCSEL –…

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Electronic Voting Company Neuvote Partners with FaceTec for Biometric Authentication

Electronic Voting Company Neuvote Partners with FaceTec for Biometric Authentication

“The integration of FaceTec’s ZoOm, shown to be the most secure biometric authentication method available, provides a solid foundation of trust for the rest of our solution.” – Matthew Heuman, CEO, Neuvote Having developed one of the most sophisticated mobile biometric authentication solutions in play, FaceTec is now taking a big step into the world…

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Pixel 4’s Face Unlock Has One Glaring Security Oversight

Pixel 4’s Face Unlock Has One Glaring Security Oversight

Google has delivered a sophisticated biometric security feature in its latest Pixel smartphones, but it has a glaring potential flaw: the devices’ Face Unlock system can authenticate a user even if they’re eyes are closed. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL‘s Face Unlock system is otherwise pretty impressive. Taking a cue from Apple, Google…

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Cerence Studies Driver Behavior at DRIVE Labs

Cerence Studies Driver Behavior at DRIVE Labs

Cerence appears to be running on all cylinders after its split from Nuance Communications earlier this month. The new company is highlighting the efforts of its Design, Research, Innovation and Vehicle Experience (DRIVE) Labs, which are currently working to design better user interfaces for smart cars and other connected vehicles. The Labs have also been…

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Galaxy S10 Software Update will Address Fingerprint Security Issue

Galaxy S10 Software Update will Address Fingerprint Security Issue

Samsung is still struggling with the in-display fingerprint sensor on its Galaxy S10 smartphone. The company has announced that it will be rolling out a software patch to address the latest issue, which allows unregistered users to unlock the phone just as easily as the owner. The bug was first reported by a British user…

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