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First speakers revealed for connect:ID 2017 11 January 2017

The organisers of secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 have confirmed the first speakers for the show's industry-leading conference.


Digital ID firm Socure raises $13m in funding 14 December 2016

‘Social biometrics’ and digital identity firm Socure has closed a $13 million round of funding led by Flint Capital, with participation from ff Venture Capital, Santander InnoVentures and Two Sigma Ventures, as well as other investors.


Vkansee enters licensing deal with Precise Biometrics 13 December 2016

Swedish fingerprint solutions firm Precise Biometrics has agreed a licencing and distribution deal with biometrics company Vkansee for the former’s mobile fingerprint algorithm product.

Features

Feature: Smartphone security – It’s all in the eyes

Iris scanners are increasingly becoming a key focus for mobile device manufacturers as they look for that convenient and secure method to make sure users can keep their devices protected. 


Feature: Biometrics for high-value services: Opportunities, obstacles and breakthroughs

The switch to biometric authentication, overwhelmingly supported by users who appreciate its speed and ease of use, is a real game-changer that should not be taken lightly.


Mobile identity and wearables: You are what you wear

Traditional single factor or multi-factor authentication solutions are neither convenient nor secure enough in a world where common authentication methods are needed across a wide range of endpoint devices. 


Samsung mounts biometric offensive on Apple with S6 sensor, Samsung Pay

The Samsung Galaxy S6’s fingerprint sensor has been singled out for praise by tech critics – especially over its swipe-based predecessor.


Waving goodbye to queues with your fingerprint?

Advanced optical biometric devices that read fingerprints at walking speed, as users wave their hands through scanners, promise to resolve speed issues raised by previous biometric authentication methods. But experts caution that it may not be so straightforward.


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