Biometric

Yoti Approved for Online Age Verification in Germany

Yoti Approved for Online Age Verification in Germany

Yoti is now an approved form of age verification for age-restricted sites in Germany. The news comes courtesy of the German Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media service providers (FSM), which is an established self-regulatory organization that oversees telemedia in the country. The certification specifically concerns Yoti Age Scan and Yoti’s Digital ID app, which…

LastPass Gives Users More Multi-factor Authentication Options

LastPass Gives Users More Multi-factor Authentication Options

LastPass is giving users the ability to supplement their primary multi-factor authentication method with additional authentication options. To do so, users simply need to enable each multi-factor authentication option in their account, and then configure the account based on their preferred form of authentication. The utility will allow users to set a default option, and…

Nuggets Leverages ID Verification Platform to Ensure Packages Reach Recipients

Nuggets Leverages ID Verification Platform to Ensure Packages Reach Recipients

Nuggets is leveraging its payment and identity verification platform to ensure that packages reach their intended recipients. The company notes that e-commerce has gone up dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced consumers to do their shopping online instead of in brick-and-mortar stores. The problem is that many purchases are not making it to…

Yoti to Verify Child Trust Fund Beneficiaries’ IDs

Yoti to Verify Child Trust Fund Beneficiaries’ IDs

OneFamily has announced that Child Trust Fund beneficiaries will be able to use the Yoti app to prove their identity when claiming their accounts. The trust funds in question were introduced as part of a 2005 UK initiative to encourage families to save money for their children, which created a trust fund for every child…

Thales Forecasts Rise of Biometric Payment Cards

Thales Forecasts Rise of Biometric Payment Cards

Thales is the latest organization to suggest that COVID-19 could accelerate the adoption of contactless payment technologies. The company notes that the amount of cash in circulation has decreased during the pandemic, while online transactions have gone up in the same period. Now Thales is arguing that some of the changes could be permanent, and…

WorldRemit Looks to Onfido For Biometric Costumer Onboarding

WorldRemit Looks to Onfido For Biometric Costumer Onboarding

Onfido has a new client in the international remittances sector. The company’s biometric authentication technology will be used to onboard customers of WorldRemit, a UK-based specialist in online international money transfers. It’s an apt partnership for a disruptive remittances service whose operations are 100 percent digital. Using Onfido’s technology, the company will allow customers to…

Another Report Points to Biometric Sensors in Future AirPods

Another Report Points to Biometric Sensors in Future AirPods

According to a new DigiTimes report, Apple is planning on adding ambient light sensors (ALS) to a future generation of its popular AirPod wireless headphones. Though this new report speculates that the ALS tech in these future AirPods may be health-related, adding to Apple’s growing lineup of biometrically enabled health-focused wearables, it is very similar…

Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Now Supported in Chrome

Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Now Supported in Chrome

Google appears to have flipped the switch on a server side update to its Chrome browser that enables users with a Windows Hello compatible device to use biometric authentication to verify their identity when making an online payment through the browser. To enable the feature — which requires a Windows 10 device — users need…

Goodix Places Heart Rate, Oxygen Monitor in New Smartwatch

Goodix Places Heart Rate, Oxygen Monitor in New Smartwatch

Goodix is diversifying its portfolio after achieving a major commercial deployment with its heart rate and blood oxygen detection sensor. The biometric sensor will be appearing in the new realme Watch, where it will be leveraged in various health and wellness applications. With the Goodix sensor, the realme smartwatch will be able to monitor the…

Microsoft Patent Details Headphones with Built-in Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft has applied for a patent for a set of headphones with built-in fingerprint recognition. According to the patent, the fingerprint scanner would be placed somewhere on the surface of the headphones, with the ear cups standing as one of the more likely possibilities. Consumers would be able to use the fingerprint reader to wake…

Myki Enables Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

Myki Enables Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

The Myki password manager will now support face unlock on the Pixel 4. The newest version of the app integrates the Android 10 biometrics API, which in turn allows Pixel 4 owners to open the app with a facial recognition scan instead of a PIN. To enable the feature, Myki users will first need to…

Jumio and Mobiquity to Improve Onboarding for Banks, Retailers, Large Enterprises

Jumio and Mobiquity to Improve Onboarding for Banks, Retailers, Large Enterprises

Jumio and Mobiquity are teaming up to provide better onboarding solutions for banks, retailers, and other large enterprises. Mobiquity is a consultancy that designs digital products for major brands, and regularly partners with technology companies that offer solutions that can enhance those products. With that in mind, the partnership with Jumio will allow Mobiquity to…

Mastercard Joins the ID2020 Alliance

Mastercard Joins the ID2020 Alliance

Mastercard has joined the ID2020 Alliance, the financial services giant has announced. The latter group is a public-private partnership aimed at promoting user-managed digital identity solutions. The organization has worked with global companies including Accenture and Microsoft in support of United Nations efforts to establish recognized identity as a basic right, and has actively explored…

Virtual Gym App Uses Biometric Fitness Tracking

Virtual Gym App Uses Biometric Fitness Tracking

Biometric heart rate monitor manufacturer MyZone recently launched its new MZ-Remote app, a virtual gym training tool that aims to help people recreate the gym workout they are missing out on in their own home. MyZone manufactures the wearable biometric sensors and designs the software used by many gyms around the world for certain classes…

ID Talk: Fighting Fraud with Digital Onboarding

ID Talk: Fighting Fraud with Digital Onboarding

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend toward remote work and mobile services, and along with that comes an increasing threat of fraud. That’s why we are seeing a massive demand for remote onboarding technologies, verifying user identities and anchoring trust for future transactions. That is the starting point of today’s episode of ID Talk,…

TensorMark, University Hospitals Work Toward Face-based Immunity Credentials

TensorMark, University Hospitals Work Toward Face-based Immunity Credentials

TensorMark and University Hospitals are moving forward with a strategic initiative to help reopen the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. TensorMark is a computer vision specialist, while University Hospitals is a health network that includes 18 hospitals and more than 50 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices. Together, the two organizations will try to…

Huami Study Shows How Wearables Can Track Spread of COVID-19

Huami Study Shows How Wearables Can Track Spread of COVID-19

Huami is calling attention to a new study that suggests that wearable devices could help predict, monitor, and slow the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. The study was sponsored by the Huami Corporation, which also provided the data for the research. To that end, Huami gave researchers access to de-identified sensor data from Huami…

Yoti’s Identity Tech Satisfies HIPAA Security and Privacy Requirements

Yoti’s Identity Tech Satisfies HIPAA Security and Privacy Requirements

An independent auditor has evaluated Yoti’s identity technology and determined that it satisfies HIPAA’s security and privacy requirements. The assessment should clear the way for healthcare organizations that are looking to streamline their operations with digital identities. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was initially passed in 1996, and establishes strict guidelines for…

Onfido Details Relative Benefits of Different Forms of 2FA

Onfido Details Relative Benefits of Different Forms of 2FA

Onfido broke down some of the strengths and weaknesses of different kinds of two-factor authentication (2FA) in a new post on the company blog. The company notes that any form of 2FA will offer more protection than a password alone, but goes on to argue that knowledge and item-based forms of authentication are more vulnerable…

Identité Announces NoPass MFA Authentication Solution

Identité Announces NoPass MFA Authentication Solution

Identité, a new user authentication and security company based out of Clearwater, Florida, has announced NoPass, its secure passwordless multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution. NoPass uses a three-factor authentication system that is compliant with all industry standards and comes equipped with a patented process known as Full Duplex Authentication (two-way). On websites that support NoPass, the…

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