mobile biometrics

LG Turns ToF Tech Into New Business Line

LG Turns ToF Tech Into New Business Line

Having revealed that its new flagship smartphone would feature 3D facial recognition technology earlier this month, LG has now announced plans to become a major supplier of the underlying technology to the broader tech industry. Originally developed by Infineon and Pmdtechnologies, LG’s 3D imaging system is based on Time-of-Flight technology, assessing spatial information based on…

Aware’s Q4 Update Reports Steady Growth

Aware’s Q4 Update Reports Steady Growth

“…the company attributed the growth mostly to “higher service sales”, with “higher software maintenance sales and lower costs” also playing a role.” Aware, Inc. has posted its results for the quarter ended December 31st, showing steady growth. The company saw revenues of $4.1 million in the quarter, compared to $3.1 million in Q4 of 2017.…

RV Sharing Platform to Use Onfido Authentication

RV Sharing Platform to Use Onfido Authentication

Onfido has attained another new client in the growing car sharing market: RVShare.com has opted for its identity verification solution. Based in the US, RVShare operates a network of 60,000 trailer and motorhome owners offering to rent out their vehicles. And as with any other contemporary vehicle-sharing platform, the company faces a strong need to…

Jumio Adds iBeta Level-2 Certified Liveness Detection to Selfie-Based Solution

Jumio Adds iBeta Level-2 Certified Liveness Detection to Selfie-Based Solution

“With this technology now integrated into one of the most popular and successful mobile onboarding and authentication solution on the market, client organizations and end users will have access to a sophisticated authentication solution offering an unprecedented level of security.” Jumio has empowered its selfie-based authentication platform with the market’s only iBeta Level-1 and Level-2…

Mobile Biometric Retail Payments Come to Romania

Mobile Biometric Retail Payments Come to Romania

Romania is getting its first biometric payment system thanks to a new partnership between Wirecard and Oney Bank. The two organizations will collaborate on Well.com, a mobile app that will allow customers to use their fingerprints or a QR code to authorize payments in Auchan Retail stores throughout the country. “Payment methods are continuously improving…

Yubo Teams with Yoti to Make the Internet Safer for Young Adults

Yubo Teams with Yoti to Make the Internet Safer for Young Adults

Yubo and Yoti are working together to make the internet safer for young adults. Founded in 2015, Yubo is a social media platform designed specifically for teenagers. The company will now be using Yoti Age Scan to protect its 20 million users and make sure that everyone is age appropriate. So what is Yoti Age…

LG to Debut Its Own 3D Facial Recognition System at MWC

LG to Debut Its Own 3D Facial Recognition System at MWC

LG is taking a run at Apple’s 3D facial recognition dominance, with plans to introduce a similar solution in its forthcoming LG G8 ThinQ smartphone, to be unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The smartphone will leverage Time-of-Flight technology developed by Infineon and Pmdtechnologies. Their sensor chip, first announced over a year ago, is…

App-based IAM Solutions Will Become More Common in the Workplace: Gartner

App-based IAM Solutions Will Become More Common in the Workplace: Gartner

In 2018, fewer than five percent of organizations used smartphones apps for identity and access management. That number is likely to skyrocket in the next few years: Gartner analysts are now predicting that 70 percent of organizations will implement such systems by the year 2022. The trend will allow employees to use their phones 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…

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…

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…

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…

WISeKey Launches Authentication Certificate System for Web Browsers

WISeKey Launches Authentication Certificate System for Web Browsers

Switzerland-based WISeKey is getting into the browser business – sort of. The company has announced a new online authentication solution called WISeID Human Browser, a piece of open source software that uses biometric authentication to identify users. It doesn’t seem to be a browser itself; rather, as WISeKey explained in a statement announcing the solution,…

GSMA Announces 2019 GLOMO Awards Nominees

GSMA Announces 2019 GLOMO Awards Nominees

This year’s Mobile World Congress is fast approaching, and accordingly the GSMA has named the nominees for its Global Mobile Awards, or GLOMO Awards. As always, technological innovation is the through line across a wide-ranging gamut of categories and nominated solutions. And as usual, some big names are in the mix: In the category of…

Online Gambling Platform Lauds Jumio’s KYC Tech

Online Gambling Platform Lauds Jumio’s KYC Tech

A Jumio client is singing the praises of the company’s selfie-based authentication technology, and helping to make its case in the online gambling industry. As Jumio explains in a case study posted on its website, the client, Casumo, faces stringent Know Your Customer regulations as a provider of online gaming services. To the end, Jumio’s…

Overwhelming Evidence Points to In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Two Galaxy S10 Models

Overwhelming Evidence Points to In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Two Galaxy S10 Models

The Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint sensor is all but confirmed, thanks to newly-leaked images and discoveries in new Samsung Pay code. The latter come by way of XDA-Developers, which reports that code in the latest version of the Samsung Pay app contains “two very explicit references” to an in-display fingerprint sensor on at least…

Altek and CyberLink Collaborate on 3D Facial Recognition for Consumer Tech

Altek and CyberLink Collaborate on 3D Facial Recognition for Consumer Tech

A new collaboration between two Taiwanese companies could help to foster the proliferation of 3D facial recognition systems in consumer devices. One of the partners, Altek, specializes in sophisticated camera technologies. The other, CyberLink, is a facial recognition specialist. And the two have essentially put their heads together, with Altek integrating CyberLink’s biometric technology into…

FreedomCare Uses Facial Recognition to Fight Caregiver Fraud

FreedomCare Uses Facial Recognition to Fight Caregiver Fraud

“Rather than relying on healthcare professionals to take care of individuals afflicted by health issues in their homes, FreedomCare compensates relatives and friends who sign up to act as caregivers.” A New York-based home healthcare company has announced a new mobile app that is designed to use facial recognition to make sure caregivers are working…

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