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Ten New Members Join AllSeen IoT Alliance

Ten New Members Join AllSeen IoT Alliance

Ten new members have joined the AllSeen Alliance, a group dedicated to a common, open source platform for the Internet of Things (Though the group calls it the Internet of Everything). The new members are a diverse crew, including a major US-based telecommunications company (CenturyLink), a nonprofit advocating for ICT standardization (TTA), and a smart home…

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…

Enacomm Partners with VoiceVault Ahead of PAYMENTS 2015

Customer interaction technology developer Enacomm, Inc., has announced that it will be teaming up with voice biometrics company VoiceVault at this year’s PAYMENTS conference in New Orleans. The two companies will be presenting together on the role of voice biometrics in payments, and will participate in a panel entitled, “Voice Biometrics in Payments: When, Where,…

Precise Biometrics Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Software

Precise Biometrics Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Software

Fingerprint biometrics developer Precise Biometrics has received a prestigious award for its technology. Growth consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded the company its 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership, for its Precise BioMatch Mobile software. The software is essentially an algorithm, which the company has been licensing to partners in…

HYPR Excited to Join FIDO Alliance

HYPR Corp., an open platform provider of cloud-based biometric security, has joined the FIDO Alliance. In making the announcement, the company highlighted FIDO’s commitment to universal authentication standards and advancements in security and privacy, and emphasized its own offerings to help in the efforts. HYPR’s platform uses biometric sensors to link mobile devices to the cloud…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

Hitachi ID Systems Introduces Mobile Access to IAM System

Hitachi ID Systems Introduces Mobile Access to IAM System

Hitachi ID Systems has announced the release of a new version of its Identity and Access Management Suite. Version 9.0 will now offer mobile access via iOS and Android platforms. The Identity and Access Management Suite is essentially a mediator between users and corporate networks, with this new version improving the user’s ability to automate…

Alignment and Vivify Team Up to Deliver Home Care

Alignment and Vivify Team Up to Deliver Home Care

Alignment Healthcare (AHC), a company specializing in population health management, has teamed up with Vivify Health to develop a secure remote care platform. The partnership will see AHC patients equipped with Vivify tech kits for cloud-based remote care. In their Vivify kits AHC patients will find Samsung tablets that have been paired with Bluetooth-enabled biometric…

More Than Time: Three Major Applications For Wearable Tech

More Than Time: Three Major Applications For Wearable Tech

The Apple Watch is only weeks away from release and this week brought with it the device’s first wave of reviews and a heightened level of anticipation. While the release of Apple’s wearable is an exciting prospect for iPhone owners, it is also an event that will be carefully scrutinized by the company’s competitors. For…

Arxan Expands IoT Security Arsenal

Arxan Expands IoT Security Arsenal

Arxan Technologies, an application security solutions provider, has announced that it has expanded its suite of security solutions for the Internet of Things ecosystem. The company will showcase its IoT app offerings at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. Arxan offers security solutions in a range of areas, including mobile apps using IoT connectivity,…

News Roundup: Smartphones, IoT & The Golden Watch

News Roundup: Smartphones, IoT & The Golden Watch

This week at Mobile ID World brought headlines concerning the Internet of Things, wearable authentication, healthcare, mCommerce and more. Here are the top mobile identity management stories from the first week of April: Watching the Watches, Watching The Internet of Things This week we learned a little bit more about the highly priced Apple Watch…

FIS Launches Digital Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley

FIS Launches Digital Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley

Financial services technology provider FIS has announced the opening of a new Digital Innovation Lab in San Francisco. This is the fourth of the company’s Innovation Labs, the first three having popped up in Bangkok, London, and New York City. The company has its eye on what it calls a “seismic shift” currently taking place…

Apple Patent for Mobile Facial Recognition Gets Approval

Apple Patent for Mobile Facial Recognition Gets Approval

Apple has been granted a major patent for mobile-based facial recognition technology, according to a Patently Apple article by Jack Purcher. Along with a slew of other patent approvals, Apple’s patent no. 8,994,499, “Locking and Unlocking a Mobile Device using Facial Recognition”, has just been certified by the US patent office. In its essence, the…

Hats Off to Ear Shape Biometrics

Hats Off to Ear Shape Biometrics

A biometrics developer will be showing off a unique modality at this year’s CES on the Hill event in Washington DC: ear biometrics. Developed by Descartes Biometrics Inc., the HELIX system can identify individuals based on the appearance of their unique ear shapes. HELIX boasts of a cross-platform library and is compatible with most camera-equipped…

IBM Announces $3 Billion for IoT

IBM Announces $3 Billion for IoT

IBM has announced that it’s going to invest $3 billion over the next four years into the Internet of Things. The computing giant will use the money create its own IoT unit, and will build what it calls “a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions.” It’s a massive investment…

Asus Takes Tentative Step to Biometric Security

Asus Takes Tentative Step to Biometric Security

Fingerprint biometric security is coming to Asus smartphones, according to an AndroidHeadlines article by Nick Terry. The announcement comes by way of Asus CEO Jerry Shen, though he was scant on details. It was only in January that the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer unveiled its ZenFone 2 devices, but the company is already planning a new version…

Apple Rival Takes Low Road, Gets Press

A looming new Chinese smartphone competitor has begun its marketing campaign with a bang, according to an article by James Vincent on The Verge. The CEO of major China-based internet video site LeTV, Jia Yueting, posted an image to his Weibo page depicting Apple as Hitler. On one half of the image stand five young-looking cartoon…

Daon Technology Deemed Ideal For Credit Unions

Daon Technology Deemed Ideal For Credit Unions

Daon has received the Best in Show Award from the CUNA Technology Council for its IdentityX mobile authentication platform, which uses multiple factors – biometric and otherwise – to confirm user identity. The company was awarded during the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) earlier this month in Washington, DC. The Best of Show Award is…

Vodafone Sticks with the PIN for mPayment System

Vodafone Sticks with the PIN for mPayment System

Vodafone has announced that it’s going to let customers add their bank cards to the Vodafone Wallet app, thereby letting them use their smartphones for contactless NFC payment at POS terminals. The development is the product of collaboration between Vodafone, Visa, and Carta Worldwide. It will be a relatively simple process for customers to sign…

Samsung Aims for Multi-Factor Smartwatch Security

Samsung Aims for Multi-Factor Smartwatch Security

Samsung has filed a patent for a method of multi-factor biometric user authentication on a smartwatch, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Mobile. The method is surprisingly elaborate, using a two-tiered security system, and will play an important role in securing mobile commerce and payment transactions via the device, among other functions. Essentially, the system looks…

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