identity

  • LifeLock tries to regain consumers’ trust with a new credit card management app, Identity

    LifeLock tries to regain consumers’ trust with a new credit card management app, Identity

    Identity theft protection company LifeLock is back today with the launch of a new mobile app designed for better credit card management, called Identity. The goal with the app is to offer consumers a single place where they can view the online accounts for their various credit cards, as well as update those accounts with new information, like their new address or credit card number… Read More

  • OneLogin acquires Portadi to bring level of automation to login onboarding

    OneLogin acquires Portadi to bring level of automation to login onboarding

    On a day with a couple of huge deals being announced, we have a much more modest one. OneLogin announced it was buying Portadi, a San Jose startup that launched at the beginning of 2015, for an undisclosed sum. In a market with better-financed competitors with billion-dollar valuations like Okta, OneLogin is working hard to improve its offering and Portadi helps bring a level of… Read More

  • Ping shapes new identity after $600 million acquisition

    Ping shapes new identity after $600 million acquisition

    When I walked into a conference room last Tuesday at the Cloud Identity Summit in New Orleans to interview Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand, it was my first chat with him since the company had been sold the week before for $600 million (as reported by The Information), a tidy exit for the 14 year old company. I had questions, lots of questions. After all, in conversations with Durand and… Read More

  • UK’s Onfido raises $25M as it brings its background checking platform to the US

    UK’s Onfido raises $25M as it brings its background checking platform to the US

    The rise of on-demand startups and other fast-growing businesses like online marketplaces has created a need for reliable ways to verify new hires and customers to make sure they are cut out for the task. Onfido, one of the group of startups building software-based solutions to do just that, has raised $25 million to meet that need. The Series B round was led by Idinvest Partners… Read More

  • The Land Of Milk, Honey And Fraud Prevention Crunch Network

    The Land Of Milk, Honey And Fraud Prevention

    Israel has become a hotbed for startups in the fields of identity verification and fraud prevention. The IDF Unit 8200 develops systems for gathering intelligence, automatically sifting through data to flag dangers, and escalating serious threats for manual review. Read More

  • Accounts Launches A New Address Book For iOS That Tracks Your Many Identities

    Accounts Launches A New Address Book For iOS That Tracks Your Many Identities

    An application called Accounts, live now on iOS to start, is a new attempt at developing a universal address book. While many competitors that have gone before it have focused on aggregating user accounts from the major social networks – like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, Accounts is interesting because it’s trying to catalog the long-tail of users’ social networks. On… Read More

  • On The Importance Of Forgetting

    On The Importance Of Forgetting

    The ongoing debate about Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling on search engines has shone a light onto a key pressure point between technology and society. Simply put the ability of digital technology to remember clashes with the human societal need to forgive and forget. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means… Read More

  • Mozilla Stops Developing Its Persona Sign-In System Due To Low Adoption

    Mozilla Stops Developing Its Persona Sign-In System Due To Low Adoption

    If you don’t know about Mozilla’s Persona sign-in and identity, you’re apparently not the only one. Citing low adoption rates, Mozilla has decided to give up on this project and is allocating its developer resources to different projects. Mozilla will continue to host the service and patch security issues as needed, however. The organization hopes the community will continue… Read More