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Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

This week’s top stories on Mobile ID World are all about partnerships. The first is a bit of an unwitting one. In addition to launch a slate of new devices, Apple announced this month that it had upgraded its iOS mobile operating system to support both read and write NFC communications, opening the door for…

Vivo Emphasizes Gaming and Selfies with New V17 Pro

Vivo Emphasizes Gaming and Selfies with New V17 Pro

Vivo has lifted the curtain on its new V17 Pro smartphone, which will debut in India before making its way to other global markets. The phone’s most noteworthy new feature is the 32MP Dual Elevating Front Camera, which is being paired with an 8MP Wide-Angle Front Camera that will make it easier to take difficult…

YOUNIQX Improves Identity App Through Partnership with Nok Nok Labs

YOUNIQX Improves Identity App Through Partnership with Nok Nok Labs

YOUNIQX is teaming up with Nok Nok Labs to enhance the utility of its My Identity App (MIA). Through the partnership, YOUNIQX will integrate Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite into MIA to deliver multi-factor authentication solutions for the web and mobile devices. The new solution will meet Europe’s latest eIDAS standards, improving on MIA’s pre-existing…

Vivo Unveils NEX 3 Line of 5G Smartphones

Vivo Unveils NEX 3 Line of 5G Smartphones

Vivo is releasing a new line of smartphones designed specifically for the burgeoning 5G ecosystem. The NEX 3 Series will be available in 4G and 5G versions, and is expected to hit shelves in the APAC region and elsewhere in the next few months. The new series features a slew of impressive features, including a…

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…

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

“… YubiKey 5 NFC and Security Key NFC solutions can now be used with iPhone models 7 or later running on iOS 13.” Yubico’s NFC-enabled security keys can now be used for contactless authentication with newer iPhones. The change was announced alongside Apple’s big product launches last week, with the company opening up somewhat from…

Google Follows Apple’s Lead in Pixel 4’s Biometric Tech

Google Follows Apple’s Lead in Pixel 4’s Biometric Tech

“An unusually large amount of information has been leaked about the Google Pixel 4, reportedly because a retailer in Hanoi has been selling nearly-finished samples of the device.” Google is expected to launch its latest flagship smartphone in a matter of weeks, and it looks like the company is going to follow Apple’s lead in…

Patent Filing Shows Apple Engineers Exploring New Biometric Authentication Options

Patent Filing Shows Apple Engineers Exploring New Biometric Authentication Options

Having pioneered smartphone fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, Apple may turn next to palm reading as an additional biometric modality, suggests a patent filed by the company earlier this year. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed in January, and details how sensors under the display of an iPhone or iPad could be used to…

IDnow Provides Identity Verification Services for Lottoland Gaming Platform

IDnow Provides Identity Verification Services for Lottoland Gaming Platform

Lottoland is turning to IDnow to verify the identities and ages of its customers. The European online gaming platform will specifically be using IDnow’s AutoIdent solution to confirm the identities of new users during their initial registration, ensuring that everyone using the platform is legally old enough to do so. AutoIdent is a face-based authentication…

Google Security Researchers Detail Major Attack Against iPhone Users

Google Security Researchers Detail Major Attack Against iPhone Users

Thousands of iPhone users may have had their devices hacked by malicious code found in a handful of websites, according to security researchers with Google. The security vulnerability has been revealed through a new blog post from Google’s Project Zero team member Ian Beer. The post describes a small group of websites that were likely…

ZTE is Latest to Support In-Display Fingerprint Scanning, Facial Recognition in New Device

ZTE is Latest to Support In-Display Fingerprint Scanning, Facial Recognition in New Device

ZTE has become the latest smartphone maker to implement both in-display fingerprint scanning and facial recognition into a new flagship device. The biometric capabilities are among the specs of the new Axon 10 Pro smartphone, which is billed as being the first smartphone to incorporate an AMOLED touchscreen into a curved display. Other notable features…

Megvii Aiming for Q4 IPO: Reports

Megvii Aiming for Q4 IPO: Reports

Amid political turmoil and controversy over biometric facial recognition, Hong Kong-based Megvii has filed for an IPO aimed at a $500 million target. Citing anonymous sources, Reuters reports that Megvii’s leadership expect the IPO to occur in the fourth quarter of this year, and anticipate that it could raise as much as $1 billion, which…

GitHub Gets Biometric Authentication with WebAuthn Support

GitHub Gets Biometric Authentication with WebAuthn Support

GitHub, one of the world’s largest software development platforms, has now enabled support for the WebAuthn authentication standard. The move means that GitHub users will now be able to authenticate directly through the web browsers supporting it, including Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and iOS Brave. And the authentication process itself can…

BBVA Fully Expanding Mobile Biometric Onboarding

BBVA Fully Expanding Mobile Biometric Onboarding

“Veridas is a joint venture between BBVA and Das-Nano that was launched in 2017, and has developed an algorithm that achieved a top-three score in NIST testing.” BBVA is looking to expand the scope of its biometric onboarding program. BBVA was the first Spanish bank to enable digital enrollment, which is currently available in Mexico,…

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…

WhatsApp Introduces Fingerprint Authentication on Android Phones

WhatsApp Introduces Fingerprint Authentication on Android Phones

WhatsApp is finally introducing a fingerprint lock security feature for Android phones. The utility is available as part of the recently released 2.19.221 beta version of the Android platform, and allows users to configure their WhatsApp settings to require a fingerprint scan to open to the app on compatible smartphones. Even with the feature enabled,…

Huawei Mate 20 X Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei Mate 20 X Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

With the Huawei Mate 20 X now on the market – that is, where the company hasn’t been blacklisted – Goodix has revealed that it has provided biometric technology being used in the device. The Huawei Mate 20 X is most notable for its 5G connectivity, with dual SIM support for both 5G and 4G.…

AS•NET Partnership Helps Solidify Ipsidy’s Foothold in Latin America

AS•NET Partnership Helps Solidify Ipsidy’s Foothold in Latin America

Ipsidy is looking to solidify its foothold in Latin America through a new partnership with AS•NET, a Colombian company that provides transaction solutions for retail outlets, financial institutions, and other organizations in the region. AS•NET will be integrating Ipsidy’s Proof and Verified identity verification services into its own platform, and will also be offering both…

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android phones. To use the feature, users must link their phone to their Google account, at which point they can use the fingerprint sensor on their device to prove their identity and log in. For the moment, biometric authentication is only available…

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