biometrics

SmartMetric Teams with Spain’s Biggest Card Scheme

SmartMetric Teams with Spain’s Biggest Card Scheme

A big new partnership should leave SmartMetric well-positioned in Europe’s emerging biometric payment cards market. The company has teamed up with ServiRed, which claims to be Spain’s biggest payment card scheme with 44 million cards in circulation and well over a million participating merchants. ServiRed is also the proprietor of the Advantis card chip operating…

Jumio Receives 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio Receives 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio has added another trophy to its mantle. The digital security company has received a 2019 BIG Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group, an accolade that follows the two Golden Bridge Awards and two Cyber Defense Awards that Jumio won in 2018.  “We are thrilled to be honoring Jumio,” said Maria Jimenez, the COO…

BSI Platform Gets Selfie Authentication Courtesy of Mitek

BSI Platform Gets Selfie Authentication Courtesy of Mitek

Texas-based BioMetric Signature ID (BSI) is enhancing its gesture-based identity platform’s onboarding system with selfie-based authentication technology from San Diego-based Mitek. BSI’s BioProof-ID platform is designed to authenticate individuals using biometric gesture recognition technology, with the company aiming its solution primarily at ID verification and access control applications. But thus far the company has struggled to…

Iris Biometrics and Blockchain Combine to Protect Patient Data

Iris Biometrics and Blockchain Combine to Protect Patient Data

“Users’ iris biometrics will be linked to their health information on Patientory’s PTOYNet blockchain, allowing for reliable, secure online access.” Iris biometrics specialist IrisGuard is entering the healthcare market through a collaboration with Patientory, a San Francisco-based provider of a healthcare-focused blockchain network. The companies are focusing on patient identification, with IrisGuard’s EyePay Phone technology…

Touch ID and Face ID Security Come to WhatsApp

Touch ID and Face ID Security Come to WhatsApp

“…they’ve not only delivered support for fingerprint authentication via the Touch ID system built into older iPhones, but have also delivered a facial recognition option based on the Face ID system used for authentication in Apple’s latest iPhone models.” WhatsApp users can now take advantage of the biometric security capabilities of the iPhone, thanks to…

Let Your Biometrics Grant You Access at Mobile World Congress

Let Your Biometrics Grant You Access at Mobile World Congress

“The product of a partnership with Hong Kong-based Comba Telecom, the access control system will use facial recognition to identify MWC attendees.” Biometric technologies have been enjoying a rising profile at the last several Mobile World Congress events as they have been embraced across a growing number of devices and applications. Now, it looks like…

Mobile ID World Podcast, Episode 1: Biometrics in 2018

Mobile ID World Podcast, Episode 1: Biometrics in 2018

In the first episode of the Mobile ID World podcast, host Peter Counter is joined by Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence. Peter and Max discuss the recently completed FindBiometrics Year in Review, delving deep into some of the annual survey’s more interesting results. From the rise of facial recognition and what’s next for mobile…

Perficient to Talk AI, Healthcare, and More at MicroStrategy Conference

Perficient to Talk AI, Healthcare, and More at MicroStrategy Conference

“Perficient, which uses MicroStrategy technology in its “Business Intelligence” solutions, is a Gold Sponsor of this year’s event, and its leaders will deliver a number of presentations on its solutions for enterprise analytics. “ IT consulting firm Perficient is going to make a thorough case for its enterprise solutions at MicroStrategy World 2019, an annual…

OPPO K1 India Launch to Further Expand Reach of In-Display Fingerprint Tech

OPPO K1 India Launch to Further Expand Reach of In-Display Fingerprint Tech

“Other features of the OPPO K1 include a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 25MP selfie camera, a dual 16MP and 2MP rear-facing camera system, and a 3,600mAh battery.” OPPO’s K1 smartphone will soon launch in India, further spreading the reach of in-display fingerprint sensor technology after the device’s launch in China…

Biometric Patch Can Monitor Hydration Underwater

Biometric Patch Can Monitor Hydration Underwater

A team of researchers from Illinois’s Northwestern University have developed a biometric patch that can be worn on the skin underwater for up to two hours. The patch, measuring in with a diameter of only 30mm, is designed to monitor the wearer’s hydration metrics, with the aim of detecting dehydration and related issues. It features…

Touch ID Autofill Coming to the MacBook

Touch ID Autofill Coming to the MacBook

Apple is looking to further enhance the user experience on its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops with biometric authentication, allowing users to enable an autofill system on their Safari web browsers based on its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Pioneered in Apple’s iPhone devices starting with the iPhone 5S in 2013, the Touch ID…

Malaysian FinTech Firm Acquires Latvia’s X Infotech

Malaysian FinTech Firm Acquires Latvia’s X Infotech

Latvia-based eID specialist X Infotech has been acquired by Silverlake Axis (or “SAL”), a Malaysian FinTech solutions provider focused on the BFSI, retail, and logistics industries. Announcing the acquisition in a statement, SAL did not disclose its fiscal details, but indicated that it now possesses 80 percent equity in SIA X Infotech Group. Its CEO,…

Yoti to Provide Secure Verification for Noku TokenRaise Blockchain Platform

Yoti to Provide Secure Verification for Noku TokenRaise Blockchain Platform

Noku TokenRaise is partnering with Yoti to give more people access to its blockchain technology. In a press release, the two companies announced that Noku TokenRaise customers will now be able to share verified information through Yoti’s secure digital identification app, which leverages facial recognition and document reading for authentication, making it even easier for…

Onfido to Open Paris Office as Part of €4M Expansion Effort in France

Onfido to Open Paris Office as Part of €4M Expansion Effort in France

Onfido has announced plans to open a new office in Paris as part of a larger growth effort in France. The news comes in the same week as Onfido’s announcement of a partnership with France-based identity solutions giant IDEMIA, with the latter seeking to enhance its portfolio of online authentication solutions with Onfido’s document verification…

IDEX Intensifies China Focus with Latest Biometric Cards Partner

IDEX Intensifies China Focus with Latest Biometric Cards Partner

“It’s beyond doubt that the market for biometric cards will ramp significantly in 2019. During the second half of 2018 a vast range of card integrators have geared up their efforts to commercialize biometric cards which will provide simple, secure and personal authentication for all. We see especially strong pull in China, and we are…

People Will Trade Personal Data for Convenience and Security: Experian

People Will Trade Personal Data for Convenience and Security: Experian

People are more than happy to share their personal data, just as long as they’re getting something in return.  That’s the main takeaway from Experian’s Global Identity and Fraud Report, which found that growing privacy concerns have not soured people on the overall potential of the digital experience. The vast majority (90 percent) of consumers are…

IDEX Biometrics Completes Private Placement Worth NOK 214 Million

IDEX Biometrics Completes Private Placement Worth NOK 214 Million

IDEX Biometrics has completed a $25 million USD private placement, the company has announced. The NOK 214 million deal entailed the sale of 53,437,500 shares to existing shareholders including Invesco, Woodford Investment Management, and members of the company’s management team and board of directors. In a statement announcing the private placement, IDEX asserted that it…

MIT AI Policy Congress Discusses the Need for Ethical AI Regulation

MIT AI Policy Congress Discusses the Need for Ethical AI Regulation

The inaugural MIT AI Policy Congress recently convened in Massachusetts, bringing together leading researchers, industry insiders, and policy experts for a series of discussions about the future of artificial intelligence. Hosted by MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the conversation stressed the importance of collaboration and…

Juniper Research Goes Bearish on mPayments in New Report

Juniper Research Goes Bearish on mPayments in New Report

“The window of opportunity in the US for mobile payment providers like Apple Pay and Google Pay is closing fast,” writes Juniper Research in a new report on the mPayments market. Assessing the results of a survey of over a thousand smartphone users across the US and the UK, Juniper Research finds dismaying trends for…

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