biometrics

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…

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…

China UnionPay Gives ‘Letter of Approval’ for Biometric Payment Card

China UnionPay Gives ‘Letter of Approval’ for Biometric Payment Card

“This LOA is a critical step to driving mass adoption in China. IDEX and our partners are now approved for deployment in the world’s largest market for payment cards.” Vince Graziani, CEO, IDEX Biometrics  IDEX Biometrics is celebrating another important step toward mass commercialization of biometric payment cards: the company says that a card featuring…

Mobile Identity Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Identity Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It’s been another busy week in the world of digital and mobile identity. And while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made yet another appearance among the latest roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories, it now appears to be something of a driving factor in this industry. That’s thanks in part to government efforts to…

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

The TCL 10 Series is officially on its way to the United States. The new smartphones were announced back in April, and are the first phones to appear under the TCL Mobile brand. The 10 Series includes the TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L, both of which will be available through Amazon as of May…

Daon Announces IdentityX Nodes for the ForgeRock Identity Platform

Daon Announces IdentityX Nodes for the ForgeRock Identity Platform

“…the new IdentityX solution supports in-band, out-of-band, and step-up biometric authentication, and helps to ensure e-KYC and AML compliance.” Daon has announced a new biometric identity solution tailored for the ForgeRock Identity Platform, dubbed “IdentityX nodes”. It’s an adaptation of Daon’s pioneering, multimodal biometric IdentityX platform, an early trailblazer of the mobile biometrics revolution. Through…

4G/5G Capabilities Among iFalcon AR Smart Glasses Upgrades

4G/5G Capabilities Among iFalcon AR Smart Glasses Upgrades

Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology company Vuzix and Dubai-based software developer and solutions provider NNTC have announced 4G/5G capabilities for the iFalcon Face Control Mobile, the fully autonomous artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system that is integrated with the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. With the latest update to version 2.0, the iFalcon Face Control…

ABI Predicts COVID-19 will Lead to More Contactless Payment Cards

ABI Predicts COVID-19 will Lead to More Contactless Payment Cards

ABI Research is predicting that COVID-19 will accelerate the adoption of contactless payment cards. The firm now believes the number of cards issued in 2020 will exceed initial estimates by more than 110 million cards, a figure that will bring the total number of contactless payment cards in circulation to more than 2 billion internationally. …

Health Pass by CLEAR Brings Biometrics to the Immunity Passport

Health Pass by CLEAR Brings Biometrics to the Immunity Passport

Having begun to expand from biometric airport screening to sports venue access and even biometric payments in recent years, CLEAR is now poised to move into the public health space with a new biometric screening service tailored for the age of COVID-19. Called Health Pass by CLEAR, the service will arrive this week in the…

Suprema Ultra-thin Fingerprint Reader Featured on New Biometric Tablet

Suprema Ultra-thin Fingerprint Reader Featured on New Biometric Tablet

“The latest entry in Suprema’s BioMini Slim line of ultra-thin scanners, BioMini Slim 3 delivers a large fingerprint sensing area allowing it to capture high-quality fingerprint images.” Mexico-based SIASA (or “Sistemas Integrales de Automatización”) has announced a new biometric tablet aimed at the enterprise. Dubbed the BioPad, the tablet is aimed at addressing companies’ identity…

Yoti Provides Digital Identity Services for Co-op

Yoti Provides Digital Identity Services for Co-op

Yoti will be providing biometric onboarding services for Co-op’s community support program. The cooperative organization is one of the UK’s biggest food retailers with more than 2,500 locations across the country, and also offers insurance, legal advice, and other services to its customers. The partnership with Yoti specifically concerns Co-op’s community co-operate platform, which consolidates…

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