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Scotland biometrics commish wants ICO to look into cops use of cloud

After Microsoft revealed that it could not guarantee the sovereignty of UK policing data hosted on its cloud servers, the…

Jun 27, 2024

Nuance, Au10tix security incidents expose client customer data

U.S. healthcare provider Geisinger Health has revealed that a former employee of Nuance Communications Inc. accessed patient data without authorization….

Jun 20, 2024

BIPA suit against X Corp. killed as judge hashes out ‘biometric identifiers’

The question of whether photos collected by social media sites constitute biometric data has another answer, this one from an…

May 29, 2024

MFA and passwordless authentication effective against growing identity threats

A new identity security trends report from the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) highlights the challenges companies continue to face…

May 9, 2024

Third-party authentication coming to Microsoft Entra ID in public preview

In an effort to bolster security measures for user identities, Microsoft Entra ID (formerly known as Azure Active Directory) is…

May 3, 2024

Microsoft further limits law enforcement use of its facial recognition

Microsoft has updated its terms of service to clarify its ban on U.S. police departments from using Azure OpenAI Service…

May 3, 2024

On World Password Day, the industry dreams of passkeys

Yesterday was World Password Day, which is fitting, as a new survey from the FIDO Alliance shows that passwords are…

Apr 29, 2024

DHS forms new board to advise on AI deployments in critical infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has formed an AI Safety and Security Board, bringing together leaders from government,…

Apr 22, 2024

Microsoft teases easy video deepfake tool, declines to release it

Microsoft is the latest tech giant to tease an AI product so good at producing deepfake humans that it poses…

Apr 18, 2024

Thailand advances National AI Strategy

The government’s adoption of the National AI Strategy (2022-2027) is aimed at promoting the use of artificial intelligence with a…

Apr 15, 2024

Shohei Ohtahi interpreter scandal just one pitch in global game of bank ID fraud

Many will see the story of baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani and the interpreter who embezzled millions from him to pay…

Feb 21, 2024

Idemia strengthens Microsoft ties with new Entra Verified ID integration

Idemia Public Security (IPS) has been recognized as a Microsoft Entra Verified ID partner for remote onboarding, according to a…

Feb 7, 2024

Microsoft adding Face Check selfie biometrics to Entra Verified ID

In a blog post credited to Ankur Patel, head of product for Microsoft Entra Verified ID, the tech giant announced…

Jan 23, 2024

New partnerships, projects drive digital and financial inclusion in developing nations

The push to reach millions of digitally and financially underserved people and communities in Africa and around the world remains…

Dec 18, 2023

Microsoft pushes authentication news involving Entra, Android

Microsoft says its Authenticator app supports phishing-resistant passkeys. In the same breath, By next summer, according to Microsoft, users of…

Nov 30, 2023

Synthetic voice biometrics are a shifty chorus of fraud, requiring an agile response

In the Tower of Babel that digitized global society has become, synthetic voice attacks are adding confusion to the issue…

Nov 22, 2023

Microsoft misses own protocol, laptop fingerprint biometrics defeated in test

Microsoft’s Hello biometric authentication software has proven surprisingly fallible in a security test, requested by the software company, of three…

Nov 10, 2023

Microsoft introduces new authentication recommendation engine for Entra

Microsoft is not entirely happy with how companies are using its identity and access management product line for enterprise clients…

Oct 13, 2023

Watchdog cries foul over Scotland Police biometrics-sharing pilot storing data in US

A Police Scotland biometric evidence-sharing pilot project has been accused of being not just needlessly risky but of being criminal…

Sep 29, 2023

More free Clear ID subscriptions for LinkedIn members in North America

An unexpected Venn diagram has free ID verification services at its center. The lobes around it include Microsoft, Mexico and…

Microsoft Industry Insights


Entra Verified ID introduces DIDs and VCs to the Microsoft ecosystem

Microsoft’s new product, Entra Verified ID, introduces Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and Verifiable Credentials (VCs) to the Microsoft ecosystem. DIDs are…

Microsoft aims to kill the password
Intel drops facial recognition from TV set-top box, and why cable needs to ‘get the net’

Brand Focus: Microsoft


Identification-as-a-service provides benefits, says MorphoTrak executive

Cloud computing provides many benefits including ease of use, time savings, security, convenience, versatility, and scalability. For these reasons, cloud…

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