biometrics

Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup Confirm.io

Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's acquired... Confirm.io. The startup offered an API that let other companies quickly verify someone's government-issued identification card, like a driver

Authentication now comes with a wave of your hand

Under the nom de guerre of Redrock Biometrics, two former Leap Motion execs are waging war on the world's legions of identification cards, pin numbers, passwords, and voice identification technologies

Apple responds to Senator Franken’s Face ID privacy concerns

Apple has now responded to a letter from Senator Franken last month in which he asked the company to provide more information about the incoming Face ID authentication technology which is baked into

iPhone X’s Face ID raises security and privacy questions

Offering to gate the smorgasbord of personal content that lives on a mobile device behind a face biometric inevitably raises lots of security questions, even as always on face-scanning tech being hous

B-Secur’s heartbeat biometric ID tech bags $4.5M

Northern Ireland based B-Secur has closed a £3.5m (~$4.5M) late stage seed investment for its biometric authentication technology that utilizes an individual’s unique heartbeat pattern, known as a

Token has made one ring to rule all your passwords, payments and physical access

Token's ring uses a combination of fingerprinting and an optical proximity sensor to ensure that a user's credentials can't be accessed by a third party. Using an app, Tokenites can pair the ring and

MasterCard trials biometric bankcard with embedded fingerprint reader

MasterCard is trialling a Chip and PIN bankcard that includes an embedded fingerprint reader, introducing a biometric authentication layer for card payments -- and taking a leaf out of the book of App

CLEAR raises $15 million to expand biometric security

CLEAR, the biometric security firm popular in U.S. airports and stadiums, has raised $15 million from T. Rowe Price to expand their footprint. The company, led by CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker, is already

Swiss system ups security and reliability of finger-based biometrics

Biometrics may not be the perfect solution for security, but they can be useful — as long as they're robust and well thought out. TouchID is all well and good, but you wouldn't secure a nuclear site

New comer Transmit Security wants to simplify biometric authentication

Transmit Security, a new security startup that wants to make it easier for developers to implement biometric authentication, came out of stealth today with $40 million in self-funding. With all of the

Synaptics’ new sensors point to button-free fingerprint readers

The FS9100 name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but then, no one really chooses fingerprint scanners for their flashy name. The latest technology from Synaptics could, however, very well alter

MasterCard launches its ‘selfie pay’ biometric authentication app in Europe

MasterCard is moving from trials of facial biometrics for payment authentication, including one in the U.S. and Canada launched earlier this year, to its first proper rollout of what is colloquially r

Reimagining the ecosystem for identity verification

What’s in a name? When it comes in the form of a password, everything. The password has long been the safeguard -- and in many cases, the only one -- to protect our online identity. At one point, pa

Tech must take on hate

I grew up with guns. One gun, my grandfather’s WWII Colt M1911, looms large in my memory. My father tells the story of one night when Grandpa got drunk and shot a hole in the wall of his small h

Passwords May Soon Be Passé

The early January theft of more than 320,000 user emails and passwords from cable giant Time Warner Cable gave validation to the argument that simple password authentication is becoming less and less

Is The Password Dead? The Future Of Web And Mobile Authentication

Will 2016 be the year when passwords become obsolete? Or will we just continue to grin and bear it? And what’s the matter with passwords, anyway?

The Payments World Really Wants To Know Who You Are

In the early 1960s, Scottish engineer James Goodfellow was given a problem to solve. A colleague had invented a way to insert a card into a machine and get money out. Goodfellow's task was to figure o

Biometric Security: From Selfies To Walking Gaits

The payments industry, facing the risk of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks and various types of credit card fraud, has begun incorporating various types of biometric technology to enhance secu

Scientists Make Energy-Generating Keyboard That Knows Who’s Typing On It

Passwords continue to be a glaring weakness in digital security. And while biometric alternatives, such as fingerprint readers, are finding their way onto more consumer electronics devices, they are n

The Future Of Biometric Marketing

The current smartwatch and fitness device space is stagnant. The offerings and the devices are a commoditized mess with companies competing for the same consumers – with the same features. There mus
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