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NEC to Update Oman’s Bus Network with Automated Fare System

NEC to Update Oman’s Bus Network with Automated Fare System

NEC has landed a contract to update Oman’s public transportation network with an Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) and other smart technology. The use of AFCS tech will allow Omani riders to make contactless fare payments through a new mobile app, and will make transit more efficient for the country’s 20,000 daily commuters. Meanwhile, NEC’s…

GoTrustID Can Transform Your Smartphone into a Biometric Security Key

GoTrustID Can Transform Your Smartphone into a Biometric Security Key

“…by using Bluetooth Low Energy to pair a user’s smartphone to their computer, GoTrustID’s mobile app can essentially use the smartphone as a faux-USB security key, since a BLE connection still requires physical proximity.” GoTrustID is taking advantage of the FIDO Alliance‘s latest authentication standard in a particularly creative way, announcing a new login system…

Hertz Rental Car App Gets Biometric Upgrade

Hertz Rental Car App Gets Biometric Upgrade

Hertz has released a refurbished mobile app designed to streamline the car rental process and make it easier for customers to get on the road. The app will allow users to log in using fingerprint or facial recognition, at which point they can use the app to make reservations, manage their accounts, and access services…

Chinese Police Surveillance App Features Megvii Biometrics Tech: Human Rights Watch

Chinese Police Surveillance App Features Megvii Biometrics Tech: Human Rights Watch

“Responding to media inquiries, Megvii has asserted that it has no agreement for the use of its technology in the Chinese police app, and indeed that it has no knowledge of how its technology was integrated into the app.” The surveillance state that Chinese authorities have built in the country’s Xinjiang region is more intensive…

New Aware White Paper Outlines Enterprise Security Challenges, and Biometric Solutions

New Aware White Paper Outlines Enterprise Security Challenges, and Biometric Solutions

“Work will continue to change, but identity will always remain a fundamental element of enterprise security.” That observation is key to the perspective offered in Aware, Inc.‘s newest white paper, “Enterprise Security in the Age of Remote and Mobile Work”, a newly published resource offering a compelling assessment of the enterprise security landscape in the…

BioCatch Shares More Details About Partnership with Entersekt

BioCatch Shares More Details About Partnership with Entersekt

BioCatch has elaborated on the nature of its new partnership with Entersekt, taking to its blog to explain how the two companies are working together to improve the mobile banking experience. The company noted that while digital banking apps need to be just as engaging as consumer apps, they also face higher scrutiny and need…

Latin American Telecom Opts for IDEMIA Biometric Onboarding Tech

Latin American Telecom Opts for IDEMIA Biometric Onboarding Tech

“…Movistar is now going to take advantage of IDEMIA’s renowned facial recognition technology as well as digital signature technology to enroll new customer in retail stores.” One of Latin America’s biggest telecommunications has brands has opted for a new digital onboarding solution from IDEMIA. Called Movistar Chile, the company is a subsidiary of Telefónica, one…

Biometric Authentication Comes to ClinOne’s Clinical Research Platform

Biometric Authentication Comes to ClinOne’s Clinical Research Platform

“ClinOne’s biometric and multi-factor authentication capabilities significantly increase security and privacy controls around clinical data in the virtual environment.” ClinOne is adding biometric authentication to its clinical research platform. The company has announced that its iOS and Android app now offers support for fingerprint and facial recognition, which will reduce the risk of data breaches…

TRUSTICA Mobile Leverages Biometrics For Military-Grade ‘Zero Trust’ Security

TRUSTICA Mobile Leverages Biometrics For Military-Grade ‘Zero Trust’ Security

AppGuard has launched a new mobile app that is designed to provide “zero trust” security for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Dubbed TRUSTICA Mobile, the new app creates a unique key to encrypt every single text message, voice message, and file sent through the service.  “Malware and malicious apps can’t steal or expose sensitive…

Fujitsu Provides Biometric Authentication for Japanese Utility Company

Fujitsu Provides Biometric Authentication for Japanese Utility Company

Fujitsu has announced that TEPCO Systems Corporation has deployed Fujitsu’s FIDO-certified Online Biometric Authentication Service to streamline its maintenance procedures. The platform is specifically being used to improve operations for TEPCO Power Grid, which handles utility pole maintenance in the company’s service area. As with other FIDO-certified services, Fujitsu’s Online Biometric Authentication app is designed…

Enterprise App-Based Identity and Access Management to Skyrocket: Report

Enterprise App-Based Identity and Access Management to Skyrocket: Report

“…it’s cheaper and more convenient to license an authentication app than it is to build a custom biometric security system for the office.” 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…

‘Self-directed Care’ Provider Looks to Face Biometrics to Fight Fraud

‘Self-directed Care’ Provider Looks to Face Biometrics to Fight 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…

[Money20/20] America May Soon Have a Mobile National ID, with IDEMIA’s Help

[Money20/20] America May Soon Have a Mobile National ID, with IDEMIA’s Help

IDEMIA got a big share of the spotlight on the first day of Money20/20, and took the opportunity to discuss its escalating efforts in the pioneering area of mobile drivers licenses in the US. The spotlight was shared with identity consultant Bianca Lopes, who moderated a discussion with IDEMIA sales SVP Jenny Openshaw, and the…

Yoti’s Mobile ID Tech To Speed Passenger Processing at Heathrow

Yoti’s Mobile ID Tech To Speed Passenger Processing at Heathrow

Yoti has teamed up with Heathrow Airport for a groundbreaking trial of biometric passenger processing technology, the company has announced. The aim is to replace traditional travel documents with digital, biometrically authenticated mobile credentials on passengers’ mobile devices. That will, of course, be facilitated by Yoti’s mobile technology, which is designed to combine document reading…

Money20/20 App Features AI-Driven Matchmaking

Money20/20 App Features AI-Driven Matchmaking

“AI’s prominent role in the new mobile app reflects its growing importance across the tech and financial services industries.” Money20/20 is all about new tech and innovation, and to drive home the point, organizers have launched a new mobile app with some very handy features ahead of the big event. The app comes equipped with…

Mitek’s Mobile Verify ID Powers New White Label Onboarding App

Mitek’s Mobile Verify ID Powers New White Label Onboarding App

“In announcing the new solution, Mitek and JanusID emphasized its compliance with the European Union’s recently implemented GDPR regulation…” Mitek‘s Mobile Verify ID solution has been integrated into a new white label app for customer onboarding. Developed by JanusID, a Netherlands-based firm focused on web authentication solutions, the app is called “CheckedID”. It leverages Mitek’s…