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The Biometrics Revolution

Host Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Francis Zelazny, Vice President of BioCatch and Jason Chaikin, President of Vkansee for a discussion on the present and future of biometrics. From spoof-resistant high resolution fingerprint sensors, to behavioral biometrics that can seamlessly tell fraudsters from customers without impacting customer experience, find out how new technologies are revolutionizing identity authentication in 2017.

OWI will contribute to ‘The RegTech Book,’ a crowdsourced bible for regulatory technology

"The RegTech Book" aims to be a definitive authority on emerging technology and services in the regulatory space, and One World Identity's own Dasha...

Asian Development Bank invests $32M in CreditAccess Asia to boost financial inclusion

The Asian Development Bank finalized a $32 million equity investment in CreditAccess Asia this week as part of a joint effort to expand financial...

NSA director says govt. should have disclosed surveillance program before Snowden leaks

The outgoing deputy director of the U.S. National Security Agency has expressed some regret over how the government handled its telephone surveillance efforts, saying...

Bathroom biometrics: China uses facial recognition to deter toilet paper theft

An unlikely new frontier for biometric technology opened this week when authorities at Beijing's Temple of Heaven Park installed facial recognition-enabled toilet paper dispensers...

Edward Snowden to give keynote speech at first-ever K(NO)W Identity Conference this May

There’s only one way anyone should hear whistleblower Edward Snowden: in his own words. Attendees at the K(NO)W Identity Conference in Washington D.C. this spring...

Merchant Risk Council Vegas 2017

Host Cameron D'Ambrosi heads to MRC Vegas, to ask the leading experts in the payments, fraud, and cybersecurity industries about mobile devices as a gateway for digital identity, identity's central role in risk mitigation, and predictions for the future.

IBM, SecureKey partner on blockchain identity service for consumers

IBM and Canadian identity and security provider SecureKey on Monday revealed a new partnership that will leverage the power of blockchain to enable a...

Privacy concerns multiply for Aadhaar, India’s national biometric identity registry

The largest and most sophisticated biometric identity system of any country in the world, India's Aadhaar, is sparking new fears that the personal data it...

After $86M revenue in 2016, cloud identity management company Okta files IPO

Enterprise software maker Okta, which specializes in identity management services for tracking employees, filed for an initial public offering this week on the NASDAQ. Okta...

Mobile device makers, wireless carriers plan to bring verifiable identity to developing world

With some 1.5 billion people across the globe lacking a proper, verifiable form of identification, the solution could already be in their pockets, in...

Japanese banks embrace blockchain after successful trial

Nearly a third of Japanese banks will begin implementing a blockchain payment platform, after the completion of a pilot run earlier this month. SBI Ripple Asia, a...

GSMA Mobile World Congress Recap

FindBiometrics/MobileIDWorld Managing Editor Peter Counter, Mobile For Development GSMA Head of Digital Identity Kyla Reid and MobileConnect GSMA Head of Applications and Services David Pollington recap Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2017.

Google’s DeepMind plots healthcare data auditing system secured by blockchain

As Google's efforts to enter into the healthcare space meet criticism from data privacy advocates, the search giant's DeepMind company has detailed how it...

Singapore and Abu Dhabi announce fintech cooperation agreement

Two of the world's largest growing financial service centers — Abu Dhabi and Singapore — will come together to advance technology in the financial...

Identity inclusion is key to addressing 2 billion financially excluded people worldwide

Time spent working at investment banks gave Husayn Kassai and his partners a close look at what they concluded is a "broken process" for...

Personal data leaks spike in Japan, hampering cashless economy push

After a banner year for high-profile data breaches in the U.S., Japan is also grappling with a proliferation of cyber crime, just a few...

WikiLeaks releases classified CIA files allegedly revealing efforts to remotely hack phones, smart TVs

Security advocates may have a better understanding of the scope of hacking initiatives undertaken by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, thanks to a massive...

Inclusion Through Technology

Empowerment Capital Co-Founder Amit Sharma and Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai discuss: the need for new identity verification technology (1:46), the precursor to financial exclusion (4:30), applying new technology to existing risk frameworks (6:05), the impetus for Onfido’s founding (10:50), the regulatory response to new technologies (12:40), the UK’s regulatory sandbox (15:55), tensions between risk/compliance and onboarding new customers (21:00), Empowerment Capital’s approach to change (24:20), and unanticipated uses for Onfido’s technology (25:23).

Russian hackers reportedly blackmail US liberal groups, seeking bitcoins to keep secrets

Hackers believed to be emanating from Russia have reportedly been targeting left-leaning political activist organizations in the U.S., demanding bitcoins in exchange for keeping...
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