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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…

Adobe Announces Preview Launch of Free AI-Powered Photoshop Camera App

Adobe Announces Preview Launch of Free AI-Powered Photoshop Camera App

Adobe showed off a preview of its new AI-powered Photoshop Camera app at its Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles on Monday. The app is powered by Adobe’s Sensei artificial intelligence platform to allow users to apply powerful Photoshop image filters and effects to pictures taken with their smartphone camera. Sensei is able to recognize…

Beauty Search Engine Leverages AI and Face Biometrics

Beauty Search Engine Leverages AI and Face Biometrics

Mira, a new beauty and cosmetics-focused search engine with biometric facial recognition capabilities was launched today. Founders Jay Hack and Brandon Garcia are Stanford graduates with backgrounds in facial recognition and artificial intelligence who are aiming to democratize the beauty industry by empowering users to find the beauty products that are right for them. “We like to think…

ZenGo Updates Its Biometrically Secured Crypto Wallet

ZenGo Updates Its Biometrically Secured Crypto Wallet

Having been live in the App Store for only a few weeks, ZenGo has updated its eponymous cryptocurrency app. Most of the enhancements concern the app’s redesigned user interface, with ZenGo calling it “the most handsome wallet you’ve ever seen” in its announcement. There’s a new “quick action” menu, and account balances can be upgraded…

Yoti Expands Reach Through ForgeRock Partnership

Yoti Expands Reach Through ForgeRock Partnership

Yoti is expanding its reach through a new partnership with ForgeRock. Specifically, the digital identity specialist has announced that it has developed a marketplace app for ForgeRock’s open source BackStage platform. The new app is compatible with the Forgerock Access Manager, and will make it much easier for other ForgeRock users to integrate Yoti’s secure…

Over 400 Police Departments Have Partnered for Access to Smart Doorbell Footage

Over 400 Police Departments Have Partnered for Access to Smart Doorbell Footage

More than 400 police departments are participating in a surveillance program with Ring, an Amazon-owned smart doorbell platform, according to a new Washington Post report. As a consumer product, the Ring smart doorbell is a straightforward enough proposition: It’s designed to record video footage of whoever is at a user’s door. The user can view…

ZenGo Lets Users Trial Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency, with Biometric Security

ZenGo Lets Users Trial Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency, with Biometric Security

“…ZenGo’s support for the Libra testnet paves the way for the integration of real funds once Libra goes live.” ZenGo has become the first consumer cryptocurrency wallet to support Libra, Facebook’s new offering in the growing digital currency market. To be clear, Libra hasn’t yet officially launched; what Facebook has made available at present is…

Apple Promotes Transparency, Biometric Security with New Credit Card

Apple Promotes Transparency, Biometric Security with New Credit Card

“The Apple Card number is stored on the iPhone’s Secure Element, and purchases made with the virtual card are authorized biometrically through either Face ID or Touch ID.” Apple has officially launched its new credit card, the Apple Card, in the US. Virtual versions of the card will be hitting users’ digital Apple Wallets today,…

Yoti Gets Another Youth-focused Proof of Age Partner

Yoti Gets Another Youth-focused Proof of Age Partner

Yoti has found another youth-focused partner for its biometric mobile identity platform. Called ‘Native’, the new partner operates an app-based platform aimed at offering tickets for concerts and other events to university students. For Native users, the partnership means that they will be able to log into the Native website without the need to enter…

US Customs Brings Mobile Passport App to Puerto Rico

US Customs Brings Mobile Passport App to Puerto Rico

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it will be extending support for the Mobile Passport Control (MPC) program to several ports of entry in Puerto Rico. The feature will be available at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport on August 27th, before coming to the San Juan Pan-American Dock and San Juan Seaport…

Melissa Releases New Mobile KYC Solution

Melissa Releases New Mobile KYC Solution

The identity verification specialist Melissa is hoping to simplify the onboarding process with a new selfie-based Know Your Customer solution. Appropriately dubbed Melissa KYC, the mobile app combines document reading with liveness detection and facial biometrics to confirm the identities of new customers during registration. “Whether verifying an address or working to prevent online fraud,…

Mezu and Mastercard Introduce New Digital Debit Card

Mezu and Mastercard Introduce New Digital Debit Card

Mezu is teaming up with Mastercard to release a digital debit card that will allow Mezu users to make purchases anywhere Mastercard is accepted. Mezu is a mobile payments app that does not share any personal information or transaction history with third parties and leverages biometric authentication for added security. The partnership with Mastercard will…

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Utah County

Voatz Brings Mobile Voting to Utah County

Utah County has officially become the third US jurisdiction to take advantage of Voatz’s mobile voting technology. The County will conduct a trial run during its municipal primary election in August, allowing active-duty military and overseas voters to weigh in using their smartphones. To use Voatz, eligible voters must first request an absentee ballot, and…

FaceApp Raises Privacy Concerns About Social Media

FaceApp Raises Privacy Concerns About Social Media

“In all likelihood, the information uploaded by FaceApp is already available somewhere else on the internet, whether it is being used for surveillance, AI training, or another purpose…” The viral sensation FaceApp came under scrutiny in the wake of the #FaceAppChallenge, which flooded social media with aged-up photos created with the app. As it became…

Truxtun Capital Releases FIDO-Certified Payment Card with Acoustic Tech

Truxtun Capital Releases FIDO-Certified Payment Card with Acoustic Tech

Truxtun Capital has released a new payment card that leverages acoustic technology for an additional layer of security. The new Wega 3DSA 2.0 is available in the UK through the company’s partnership with the Manchester City Football Club, and is being billed as the first commercial deployment of a FIDO-certified payment card. “Truxtun’s Acoustic technology…

SWORD Security Solution Gets a Vuzix Blade

SWORD Security Solution Gets a Vuzix Blade

Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses have been integrated into SWORD, a new Augmented Reality security solution with IoT capabilities. SWORD is a combined app and case built for the iPhone 8 Plus and iPad Pro, and is designed to help security personnel identify and respond to threats in real time. Those threats include concealed weapons, suspicious…

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