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Facebook Apps, Digital Payments, and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Facebook Apps, Digital Payments, and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been a busy week in the world of mobile identity, with Mobile ID World readers proving particularly interested in news about mobile apps and payments tech in this week’s top stories roundup. Starting in the mobile domain, this week brought the news that Facebook is now testing the use of Apple’s sophisticated biometric authentication…

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook is looking to strengthen the security of its popular Messenger app on iOS devices. The social media giant is now testing a new authentication feature that would force users to confirm their identities before gaining access to their messages. The updated app would support both Face ID and Touch ID in addition to a…

Yoti Outfits Volunteer Edinburgh with Digital IDs

Yoti Outfits Volunteer Edinburgh with Digital IDs

Yoti will be outfitting Volunteer Edinburgh with digital IDs that will make it easier to onboard and issue credentials to new members. The organization currently has a network of more than 1,400 volunteers through the Scotland Cares program, and those numbers have gone up in the past few months as people have signed up to…

Regula Document Verification Helps Portuguese Border Authorities Adapt to COVID-19

Regula Document Verification Helps Portuguese Border Authorities Adapt to COVID-19

Portuguese border authorities have managed to rapidly adapt their procedures to the COVID-19 age with help from document verification specialist Regula. The company worked with Portugal-based Present Technologies to develop a mobile app solution for the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (“SEF”). With the integration of the Regula Document Reader SDK, the SEF mobile app…

Onfido Completes UK Digital ID Pilot

Onfido Completes UK Digital ID Pilot

Onfido has successfully completed its FCA regulatory sandbox pilot in the UK. The pilot began in February of 2019, and was carried out in collaboration with Evernym and Deloitte. The project was specifically set up to test the viability of reusable digital identities in commercial situations. Onfido is now reporting that the results were extremely…

Beer Rating App Offers Useful Data for Spies: Report

Beer Rating App Offers Useful Data for Spies: Report

An investigative report from the website Bellingcat has found that the beer-rating social app Untappd can be used to identify military personnel and track the locations they’ve visited. The app works by having users ‘check-in’ whenever they are drinking a beer, whether it be at home or out at a bar or restaurant. Users are…

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…

Voatz Enables Virtual Convention for Arizona Republicans

Voatz Enables Virtual Convention for Arizona Republicans

Voatz is celebrating the completion of another successful election after revealing that its mobile voting technology was used during the Arizona State Republican Party Convention on May 9. More than 1,100 delegates cast a vote during the Convention, using a combination of both iPhone and Android devices. The Arizona State Convention is not the first…

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…

CommonSpirit Health at Home Ensures Chronic Patients Receive Quality Care During COVID-19

CommonSpirit Health at Home Ensures Chronic Patients Receive Quality Care During COVID-19

CommonSpirit Health at Home is expanding the scope of its remote patient monitoring platform to reduce the strain on public health infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic. While Health at Home can help people with COVID-19, it is primarily geared towards at-risk individuals and patients with chronic health conditions who are avoiding urgent care centers and…

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…

Suprema Mobile Access Transforms Smartphones into Digital Credentials

Suprema Mobile Access Transforms Smartphones into Digital Credentials

Suprema has unveiled a new contactless access control solution. Dubbed Suprema Mobile Access, the app-based solution turns an employee’s smartphone into a digital credential that can be used to gain access to buildings and other secure areas. With Suprema Mobile Access, organizations can use the Suprema AirFob Portal to remotely manage all of the credentials…

Remote Care App Gets COVID-19 Screening and Symptom Monitoring Features

Remote Care App Gets COVID-19 Screening and Symptom Monitoring Features

Vivify Health has announced new COVID-19-focused features for its Vivify +Go remote care app for mobile devices. One of the new features, Screening Pathway, enables end users to self-diagnose by answering a series of questions based on Centers for Disease Control guidelines. The aim is to reduce unnecessary demand on healthcare providers, as end users…

Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

The Ottawa-based Bluink has officially released a new digital identity app for Ontario residents. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, and is backed by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, which provided $1.2 million in development funding. The app itself has been dubbed eID-Me, and it allows residents…

Samsung Uses Blockchain Tech to Streamline Medical Claims Process

Samsung Uses Blockchain Tech to Streamline Medical Claims Process

Samsung SDS has launched a new medical claims processing service that is designed to streamline the insurance process. The company has partnered with a number of different healthcare and insurance providers to deliver the new service, which allows those with health insurance to file claims as soon as they pay their medical expenses. The service…

Thales Provides Authentication Tech for La Poste Mobile App

Thales Provides Authentication Tech for La Poste Mobile App

Thales has teamed up with Docaposte to upgrade the security of La Poste’s Identité Numérique mobile app. Docaposte is the digital subsidiary of La Poste, and is spearheading the collaboration between Thales and the French postal service provider.   To that end, Docaposte will integrate Gemalto’s two-factor mobile authentication technology into the Identité Numérique mobile app.…

Hidden Code Hints at Deepfake Face Swap Feature for TikTok and Douyin

Hidden Code Hints at Deepfake Face Swap Feature for TikTok and Douyin

The Chinese tech company ByteDance has been quietly developing a Face Swap utility that could make it much easier to create and distribute a deepfake video on social media. ByteDance is the parent company of the popular TikTok social media app, and the sister Douyin app in China. While Face Swap has not yet been…

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