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Swisscom Emphasizes Security of Voice Recognition

Swisscom Emphasizes Security of Voice Recognition

One of Switzerland’s biggest telecoms is embracing passive biometric authentication for its customers. Swisscom has announced that starting early this month, customers calling in to the company will be identified by their voices. While voice recognition is increasingly being used as a means of passive identification that can help to improve the customer experience, in…

Bangladesh’s Unregistered Mobile Users Face May 1st Disconnection

Bangladesh’s Unregistered Mobile Users Face May 1st Disconnection

Following through on her insistence that the Bangladeshi government “will be tough on the issue,” State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim has announced that mobile users in the country who haven’t registered their SIM cards will face disconnection on May 1st. It will only last a few hours, as it’s meant to serve as a…

TalkTalk Enables Voice Authentication For Its Customers

TalkTalk Enables Voice Authentication For Its Customers

UK telecom TalkTalk has enabled voice authentication for its four million customers, the company has announced. With a new feature called TalkSafe, customers who choose to opt-in will be able to set up a voiceprint by repeating an assigned phrase three times, after which that phrase can be used for authentication whenever they call the…