mobile identity

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

A new report suggests Google is developing an “IdentityCredential” API aimed at allowing users to replace physical identification documents with secure digital versions that could be stored on Android devices. The tech giant is currently focusing on Digital Driver’s Licenses, but plans to expand the platform to other forms of documentation, up to and including…

IDEMIA is Bringing the Full ARENA Experience to MWC19

IDEMIA is Bringing the Full ARENA Experience to MWC19

IDEMIA will be giving guests the full VIP treatment at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month. The company has announced that it will be showcasing its ARENA Experience during the event, offering a glimpse at the stadium of the future and demonstrating how biometrics will transform the live event business in the…

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…

WhatsApp to Finally Get Fingerprint Lock Feature: Report

WhatsApp to Finally Get Fingerprint Lock Feature: Report

“Once it officially goes live, users who activate it will be prompted to authenticate with a fingerprint scan every time they open the app.” WhatsApp engineers are working on a biometric authentication feature based on fingerprint recognition for Android users, according to a report from India’s Business Today. The report suggests that the biometric security…

Yoti Burnishes Reputation with Fair Tax Mark Accreditation

Yoti Burnishes Reputation with Fair Tax Mark Accreditation

“At Yoti we have a set of principles and independent Guardians to help us to operate in the right way. This includes being honest and accountable, seeking to do the right thing and being transparent in what we are doing and why.” – Robin Tombs, CEO, Yoti Yoti is further burnishing its credibility with the…

Mobile Payments Specialist Boku Acquires Danal, Inc.

Mobile Payments Specialist Boku Acquires Danal, Inc.

“The deal entails “a total consideration of $112 Million plus warrants,” according to a press release from the companies. It is expected to close by the year’s end.” Boku, a California-based mobile payments platform, is acquiring mobile authentication specialist Danal, Inc. The companies have signed an agreement for Boku to buy all of Danal’s outstanding…

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

“…Yoti’s Head of Social Impact, Ken Banks, explained that many charity organizations felt that technological solutions based on smartphones would actually hinder access to services, since many charity recipients will either not have the required hardware or technological literacy to confidently use the new tools.” Yoti has concluded its research on the digital identity needs…

Mastercard, Microsoft to Collaborate on Digital Identity Service

Mastercard, Microsoft to Collaborate on Digital Identity Service

“…their service will be focused on the areas of financial services, digital commerce, government services, and consumer-focused online services like music streaming and social media.” Mastercard and Microsoft have announced that they’re teaming up on a digital identity project. What exactly this project will entail is pretty vague at the moment. In a statement, the…

Danal Attains Comprehensive MNO Support for Mobile Identity Platform in UK

Danal Attains Comprehensive MNO Support for Mobile Identity Platform in UK

“The UK is a key market for Danal and more importantly for our customers. Moving to full market coverage is always a key milestone for us in each country. The expansion of UK coverage has already led to an increased demand for services, mirroring that of our market position in the US.” – Jim Greenwell,…

Gemalto Announces Mobile-Focused Digital ID Platform Based On Blockchain

Gemalto Announces Mobile-Focused Digital ID Platform Based On Blockchain

Gemalto has announced a new digital ID platform aimed at enabling end users to sign into a range of services with the same secure credentials. Dubbed the “Trust ID Network”, the platform is based on R3’s Corda, an enterprise-focused blockchain platform, helping to ensure the security of user data through decentralized storage. For end users,…

Indonesian Authorities Team with Digital Identity Platform to Improve Fuel Subsidy Program

Indonesian Authorities Team with Digital Identity Platform to Improve Fuel Subsidy Program

“With backing from the ID2020 digital identity alliance, the organizations are planning pilot projects that will assess how their new system can improve efficiency, transparency, and inclusivity for the National LPG Subsidy Program.” A new public-private partnership in Indonesia is looking to blockchain, biometrics, and mobile identity in order to improve the efficiency of a…

Yoti to Research Digital Identity Needs of UK Charities

Yoti to Research Digital Identity Needs of UK Charities

Yoti continues to feed its curiosity, announcing a new research project aimed at exploring the digital identity needs of charities in the United Kingdom. The research project carries forward the momentum of Yoti’s recent investigations in Africa and Southeast Asia, which found some compelling potential use cases for Yoti’s facial recognition-driven mobile ID technology, such…

Mobile Voting Platform Seeks to Ease Anxiety Ahead of Midterm Election Debut

Mobile Voting Platform Seeks to Ease Anxiety Ahead of Midterm Election Debut

Having stirred some anxiety with the news that its voting app would be used in this November’s midterm elections in West Virginia, Voatz is now seeking to reassure Americans that its platform is safe and secure. The two key pillars of the Voatz platform in terms of security are its use of biometrics and blockchain.…

Yoti’s Asia Research Reveals High Stakes of Identity Tech

Yoti’s Asia Research Reveals High Stakes of Identity Tech

Yoti continues to share insights from its research concerning grassroots nonprofits in the developing world, with its findings from  Asia pointing to the paramount importance of accurate identity solutions that protect privacy. Writing on the company’s blog, David Burton, a researcher with Glean, a consultancy that helped to carry out Yoti’s research, explains that the…

Jumio Wins Two IT World Awards

Jumio Wins Two IT World Awards

“These awards from Network Products Guide are further validation that our Netverify solution is the most accurate and advanced solution on the market. The threat of data breaches has shaken the trust of consumers, and as a result, online identity verification is now a critical must-have for most online organizations.” – Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio…

Face ID Supplier Prepares to Open New Factory

Face ID Supplier Prepares to Open New Factory

One of Apple’s key components suppliers is getting ready to open a new production facility. In a statement announcing its upcoming factory opening, Texas-based Finisar explained that the 3D Sensing Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser technology to be produced by the facility is “used in a wide range of applications.” But the highest-profile of these…

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung wants its phones to play a bigger part in police work, and has launched a new system designed to make them a key component of police car IT. Called Samsung DeX in Car, the system is essentially designed to turn a Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a police car computer. Officers can plug in a…

IDEMIA, WorldPay Bring Dynamic CVV Solution to North America

IDEMIA, WorldPay Bring Dynamic CVV Solution to North America

IDEMIA and US-based payment processor WorldPay are embarking on North America’s first trial program of IDEMIA’s Motion Code payment card solution. Motion Code was first launched in the autumn of 2016 by Oberthur Technologies, before that company merged with Safran Identity & Security to form what is now IDEMIA. The solution essentially replaces the three-digit…

NEC Enters Mobile Biometrics Market with Smartphone Integration

NEC Enters Mobile Biometrics Market with Smartphone Integration

NEC has long enjoyed some renown as a provider of sophisticated facial recognition technology to government and enterprise clients, but the company is now branching out into the mobile authentication market through the application of its software in new smartphones. Its mobile partner, Algeria-based Bomare, isn’t exactly a global brand. But the company makes devices…

Google’s Face Scanning Doorbell Hits UK Market

Google’s Face Scanning Doorbell Hits UK Market

Google’s face-scanning smart doorbell has hit the UK market. Called Nest Hello, it’s a doorbell with an integrated camera and speaker system, and is designed to connect to other smart home devices via wifi. When someone is at the door, it will send an alert to the user – through a smartphone or Google Home…

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