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Digital Identity Charges Onward Amid the Pandemic: Top Stories Roundup

Digital Identity Charges Onward Amid the Pandemic: Top Stories Roundup

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic grinding much of the global economy to a halt, it has been a busy week in the world of digital identity. Indeed, in some cases, the pandemic might even be accelerating activity in this space, as some of this week’s top stories from Mobile ID World suggests. One of the…

Entrust Datacard Uncovers Poor Password Behavior Among Remote Workers

Entrust Datacard Uncovers Poor Password Behavior Among Remote Workers

Entrust Datacard has become the latest company to call attention to people’s bad password habits, and people’s bad remote work habits in particular. To that end, the company has shared the results of its State of Remote Work Cyber Security Survey, which polled 1,000 full-time professionals in the US who are now working from home…

Zwipe Sees No Negative COVID-19 Effects in Q1 Update

Zwipe Sees No Negative COVID-19 Effects in Q1 Update

While various companies are reeling from the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zwipe is staying its course and proceeding as planned, the fingerprint biometrics specialist suggests in its Q1 2020 operational update. Zwipe’s overarching plan is still to establish itself as a leader player in the emerging biometric payment and smart cards space, and…

Microsoft Surface Book 3 Features Windows Hello Biometrics

Microsoft Surface Book 3 Features Windows Hello Biometrics

Microsoft has officially announced its new Surface Book 3 laptop, featuring a number of upgrades over its predecessor, and including Windows Hello facial recognition for biometric security. The Surface Book 3 — which Microsoft refers to as its “most powerful laptop ever” — is powered by the latest Intel 10th-generation Core CPUs, as well as…

BioIntelliSense Unveils Disposable BioButton to Track Patient Symptoms

BioIntelliSense Unveils Disposable BioButton to Track Patient Symptoms

BioIntelliSense is continuing to expand its portfolio of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) products with the launch of the new BioButton. The BioButton is a disposable body sensor roughly the size of a coin that can be used to monitor vital signs like temperature, heart rate, and respiration. While the BioButton is disposable, it is rugged…

Yoti Touts System for Sharing of COVID-19 Test Credentials

Yoti Touts System for Sharing of COVID-19 Test Credentials

Digital identity specialist Yoti has announced the development of a new privacy-focused solution for the sharing of COVID-19 test credentials that uses biometrics and anti-spoofing technology. Yoti’s solution allows health organisations to issue, update and revoke trusted health credentials to an individual’s Yoti app using its secure platform, enabling them to share data with privacy…

IDEX Ramps Up Production to Meet Biometric Tech Orders

IDEX Ramps Up Production to Meet Biometric Tech Orders

IDEX Biometrics has revealed that it has received more than $700,000 in production orders through the first four months of 2020. The company is currently ramping up production to meet those obligations, and expects to ship the orders in the second and third quarters of the year. The components will be shipped to customers in…

Video Surveillance to Drive Edge Software Market During COVID-19 Pandemic: Report

Video Surveillance to Drive Edge Software Market During COVID-19 Pandemic: Report

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the market for edge AI software will grow from $470 million to $665 million between 2019 and 2021. Those numbers represent a CAGR of 19 percent. They also account for the impact of COVID-19. According to MarketsandMarkets, many organizations are operating in a suboptimal capacity due to the…

FIS Adds Google Pay Support to Worldpay HPP Platform

FIS Adds Google Pay Support to Worldpay HPP Platform

FIS is making it easier for online merchants to accept Google Pay, adding the digital wallet to the Worldpay Hosted Payment Page (HPP) platform. FIS acquired Worldpay back in July. The technical integration is carried out entirely within the HPP product, so merchants that are already using Worldpay HPP can simply flip a switch to…

Biometric Contact Lenses from POSTECH Researchers Can Treat Diabetes

Biometric Contact Lenses from POSTECH Researchers Can Treat Diabetes

A team of researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea has developed smart contact lenses for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. According to the research team, the wirelessly powered lenses can diagnose, monitor, and administer medicine that treats diabetic retinopathy, a condition that is caused by damage to…

New MacBook Pro Features Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

New MacBook Pro Features Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

Apple has announced several updates and new features for its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop, which now comes equipped with the new Magic Keyboard including Touch ID biometric authentication, more storage, faster processors, and more. “Whether you’re a college student, a developer, or a creative pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers powerful performance, a stunning…

Google Leverages Apple Biometrics to Secure Drive Platform

Google Leverages Apple Biometrics to Secure Drive Platform

“…Google’s support of Apple biometrics offers a refreshing example of one tech giant’s willingness to work with a rival’s technology for the greater good of end user security.” Google is now officially taking advantage of Apple’s sophisticated biometric security systems to help protect users of the iOS version of its Google Drive app. First announced…

iOS Beta 13.5 Lets Users Wearing Face Masks Skip Biometric Authentication

iOS Beta 13.5 Lets Users Wearing Face Masks Skip Biometric Authentication

Apple has released the latest beta version of iOS 13, which includes an adjustment to the Face ID biometric authentication system in which if a user is wearing a face mask they can skip the process and go straight to the passcode screen. The change comes at a time when a growing number of people…

ikigai Banking App Relies on TruNarrative for Identity Verification

ikigai Banking App Relies on TruNarrative for Identity Verification

TruNarrative will be providing identity verification and onboarding services for the ikigai wealth management and banking platform. ikigai’s app allows users to create a budget, monitor their spending, and make (and track) investments through a single interface. All of those services are offered at a £20 flat monthly fee, which distinguishes the UK-based ikigai from…

Xpert Decision Systems Launches Automated Face Biometrics Solution

Xpert Decision Systems Launches Automated Face Biometrics Solution

South African credit information bureau Xpert Decision Systems (XDS) announced that it has launched a new web-based automated facial biometrics solution that will allow its clients to remotely and securely authenticate their identity in real time. This announcement comes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic which has caused a large number of enterprises and consumers to…

FacePhi Confirms: 2019 Was a Massive Success

FacePhi Confirms: 2019 Was a Massive Success

FacePhi has officially confirmed its considerable success in 2019, announcing that audited fiscal results show that its EBITDA grew by 140.37 percent over 2018. Net revenues came in at 8.19 million euros, bringing the biometric authentication specialist’s net EBITDA result to 3.07 million euros, compared to 1.28 million euros in 2018. Net revenue, meanwhile, reflects…

Keesing Offers Free Identification Services to COVID-19 Responders

Keesing Offers Free Identification Services to COVID-19 Responders

Keesing Technologies is offering free identity verification services to essential organizations that are working to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. The announcement makes Keesing the latest identity specialist to offer free services in support of those organizations. In that regard, Keesing adds its name to a list that already includes Yoti, Jumio, and Onfido. Keesing itself…

Secret Double Octopus Lands $15 Million in Series B Funding

Secret Double Octopus Lands $15 Million in Series B Funding

Secret Double Octopus has secured $15 million in Series B funding. The company plans to use the funds to continue to develop its passwordless authentication technology for the enterprise. The Secret Double Octopus solution turns an employee’s phone into a physical security token to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to the system. It also…

Vecna Advocates for Touchless Check-Ins During COVID-19 Pandemic

Vecna Healthcare is pushing its Touchless Mobile Patient Check-in software in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The app-based solution allows patients to remotely register and check in for an appointment, and negates the need for any physical contact with on-site check-in equipment. It also minimizes the amount of contact patients have with clinical staff. That…

Biometric eWallets Can Aid COVID-19 Stimulus, says Everest CEO

Biometric eWallets Can Aid COVID-19 Stimulus, says Everest CEO

“Security and trust would be established in this system through the use of biometric onboarding. Each user would submit a selfie and pictures of their official government ID through a mobile app, with facial recognition being used to compare the images and confirm that they match.” With government authorities scrambling to figure out how to…

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