identity

Element wants to give identity to the whole world, raising $12M Series A

Who are you? That’s both an existential question, and also a very practical administrative concern. Today, identity is often exchanged through the use of government ID cards and official paperwork,

Veriff wants to make it simple to present identification online

Whenever you are doing something online that requires you to present an official ID like a passport or driver’s license to complete the transaction, it presents risk to both parties. Consumers w

OKCupid’s rating sinks as users rebel over new ‘real name’ policy

OKCupid’s users are angry – very, very angry. Just ahead of the new year, the company made a radical change to its policies, and now requires people to use real names instead of an OKCupid

Onfido raises $30M more for its AI-based identity verification technology

Malicious hackers and security breaches that have exposed personal information of millions of people have pushed the issue of online security into the spotlight, not just for individuals but for organ

SAP buys customer identity management firm Gigya for $350M

SAP, the German enterprise software giant, today announced an acquisition to strengthen its hybris e-commerce division. It has acquired Gigya, a firm that helps online properties manage customer ident

The promise of managing identity on the blockchain

Blockchain, the secure distributed ledger technology first created to track bitcoin ownership, has taken on a number of new roles in recent years tracking anything of value from diamonds to real estat

Revel co-founder’s new startup aims to build a web of authentic identities

As people continue to think about how the rise of “fake news”, psychometric big data, and other developments in the tech world could have influenced big elections this year, a new startup

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

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 und

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

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 fo

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 t

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 acco

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 digit

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

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 a

Facebook Will Give Up The Ghost On Real Identity In Future Apps

Facebook has made a big point over the years of having real identities for its users, but it looks like that requirement is soon going to disappear, and users will be able to use made-up names for mor

LifeLock Acquires Mobile Wallet Platform Lemon For $42.6 Million, Launches LifeLock Wallet

<a target="_blank" href="http://lemon.com/">Lemon</a>, a digital wallet platform which allows users to store their ID, payment, loyalty cards and more on their smartphone, has been acquired by identit

Mozilla’s Persona Login System Now Supports All Gmail Addresses Out Of The Box

One of Mozilla's lesser-known projects is <a target="_blank" href="https://login.persona.org/">Persona</a>, a login system that aims to eliminate site-specific passwords so you can log in with your ex

Jumio Brings Identity Verification To Mobile Apps – Just Hold Up Your ID To The Camera

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.jumio.com">Jumio</a>, the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/03/05/payments-company-jumio-raises-25-5m-from-andreessen-horowitz-will-hit-100m-in-2012-revenu
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