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INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi

Mobile ID World recently caught up with Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi, for an interview about the facial recognition company’s recent activity. The conversation begins with talk about the effect Apple’s Face ID has had on the mobile face biometrics market at large, as well as the substantial growth FacePhi has seen over recent…

ImageWare Partners With TwoFive, Inc.

ImageWare Partners With TwoFive, Inc.

“We are excited to integrate, distribute and support the industry’s best of breed platform for multi-factor biometrics with ImageWare.” – Nobuhiro Suemasa, CEO, TwoFive, Inc. A new partner could help ImageWare to extend its market presence in Japan. Called TwoFive, Inc., the Tokyo-based firm offers security solutions to Japan’s service provider industry. Thanks to its partnership…

ImageWare Sales Update Highlights Partners’ Success

ImageWare Sales Update Highlights Partners’ Success

“…ImageWare says its biggest partner had sealed a deal with a Canadian financial institution, which will also take advantage of ImageWare’s biometric technology for employee authentication.” ImageWare says its sales strategy is starting to pay off, insisting that it is building momentum in a new ‘sales update’. The company says that three of its partners…

Americans Hold Companies Responsible For Data Security: Study

Americans Hold Companies Responsible For Data Security: Study

Over half of Americans think biometric technology is either “Very Secure” or “Extremely Secure”, according to a recent study by Atlanta-based authentication specialist IDology. The study polled a little over a thousand US adults this past March, and found that 54 percent were enthusiastic about biometric security, which came out ahead knowledge-based questions (45 percent)…

Crossmatch Announces Accordant Technology as Latest DigitalPersona Distribution Partner

Crossmatch Announces Accordant Technology as Latest DigitalPersona Distribution Partner

“The DigitalPersona platform supports multiple biometric factors, including fingerprint, facial, and voice recognition, as well as more traditional authentication mechanisms like passwords, PINs, and security questions.” Crossmatch has acquired a new distribution partner for its DigitalPersona multi-factor authentication platform. A provider of virtual work environments and cloud solutions, Accordant Technology also assists its clients with…

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

Today marked the official launch of the greatly anticipated Apple Watch, a wearable gadget that many believe might push smartwatch technology into the mainstream. As such, this past week was filled with news surrounding the new mobile device while we also brought you reports on the Internet of Things, mCommerce and a very wide range…

Yahoo Exploring Touchscreen Biometrics

Yahoo Exploring Touchscreen Biometrics

Yahoo has unveiled a new system that can use ear and knuckle patterns to authenticate users, according to a PCWorld article by Tim Hornyak. The company discussed the new system at the 2015 Computer-Human Interaction Conference in Seoul. Called Bodyprint, the system uses a smartphone’s touchscreen to scan the imprints of ears, knuckles, palms, and…

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Samsung says it’s looking into FireEye’s claims; and it’s worth noting that the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS does not features this vulnerability. Numerous Android mobile devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S5 have major security vulnerabilities allowing hackers to copy users’ fingerprints, according to security firm FireEye. As reported by Thomas Fox-Brewster in a Forbes article, FireEye…

Daon Highlights Success of Biometric Authentication in USAA Mobile App

Daon Highlights Success of Biometric Authentication in USAA Mobile App

Identity and authentication solutions provider Daon is highlighting the success of its client USAA. In a case study, the company is looking at how its IdentityX mobile biometric authentication system has helped the military-focused financial services organization to achieve its goals in providing users with mobile access that employs high-tech security. The multimodal system uses…

AGNITiO Plans Busy Schedule for Upcoming Industry Events

AGNITiO Plans Busy Schedule for Upcoming Industry Events

Voice biometrics company AGNITiO will be in the spotlight at three major industry events over the next few weeks. The company has announced that it will be participating in the RSA Conferencce 2015 in San Francisco, April 20 – 24; the Mobile Voice Conference in San Jose, April 20 – 21; and the Voice Biometrics Conference…

Samsung SDS Announces Biometric Mobile Payment Service

Samsung SDS Announces Biometric Mobile Payment Service

Samsung’s IT service affiliate has announced plans to launch its own fingerprint mobile payment service, according to a ZDNet article by Cho Mu-hyun. Samsung SDS says the service will start in South Korea in partnership with KG Inicis and KG Mobilians, and later expand globally. It’s part of a larger strategy to get involved in…

News Roundup: Alliances Aim at IoT

News Roundup: Alliances Aim at IoT

This week at Mobile ID World the news showcased the wide range of mobile security solutions offered by biometric technology, stories concerning financial and healthcare markets, and some positive predictions in regards to smartwatch and flagship phone sales numbers. We also reported on two security-minded alliances aiming to lock down the looming threat of security…

IdentityX Wins NACUSO’s Big Idea Competition

IdentityX Wins NACUSO’s Big Idea Competition

IdentityX, a Daon affiliate, has won NACUSO’s (National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations) Next Big Idea competition in Orlando. The company was recognized for its mobile biometric authentication platform. The distinction was awarded based on an audience vote after the participating companies presented to the crowd and answered questions from a panel of judges…

Colorful Images Leak of New ZTE Smartphone

Colorful Images Leak of New ZTE Smartphone

Chinese smartphone and consumer electronics maker ZTE is about to launch a new mobile device, according to GSMArena.com. The as-yet-unnamed smartphone is said to be in the mid-range in terms of price, and will come in a variety of colors. It looks a lot like an iPhone, albeit with a more curvaceous and smooth chassis.…

Android Lollipop Introduces Voice Unlock for Smartphones

Android Lollipop Introduces Voice Unlock for Smartphones

A new app for the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS can unlock a user’s phone via voice recognition, according to a Popular Science article by Rachel Fobar. Called Trusted Voice, the system initiates when the user performs an “OK Google” voice command. Google isn’t trying to advertise the feature as enhanced security, however. When a user…

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

Germany-based biometrics developer DERMALOG is showing off its wares at the CeBIT conference on IT and digital business. The company is keen to show off its newest product, a fully-automated biometric eGate, but it also displaying some other notable technological offerings. DERMALOG’s BiometricGate is the company’s latest product. The system uses 3D facial recognition technology…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Payments, Security, Innovation

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Payments, Security, Innovation

The past week at Mobile ID World was about payments, security and innovation. While Samsung made friends and alienated others in some mCommerce posturing, Microsoft fully committed to the next generation of authentication. Apple is potentially branching into connected car territory in a new way and this year’s upcoming SXSW festival is already shaping up…

Webinar – Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future

Webinar – Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future

Voice biometrics are playing an increasingly important role in the day to day lives of professionals and consumers alike. The latest research concerning the future of voice biometrics suggests that the global market will grow at 9.4 percent CAGR between now and 2019. The surge in adoption is due to many factors including a strong…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple News, Mobile Commerce, Biometrics

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple News, Mobile Commerce, Biometrics

This week at Mobile ID World we saw plenty of interesting activity from mobile device makers, a diverse selection of activity in the realm of strong authentication solutions and the requisite mCommerce news. Here is a look at the top stories from the past five days: Makers of Mobility Apple was in the news quite…

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