Identity verification

USAA backs digital identity firm

03/08/17

ID.me raised $19 million in a Series B round that was led by FTV Capital and included USAA.

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Why a clear answer to the data-sharing debate remains elusive

02/23/17

Screen scraping has plenty of critics, but the alternatives, OAuth and APIs, have their share of detractors, too.

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Voice recognition's surprise pitfall: aging customers

02/21/17

The human voice changes more quickly than you’d think, and this has to be taken into account by voice-recognition systems.

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Crooks, like borrowers, flock to online lenders

02/15/17

Marketplace lenders have set themselves apart from banks by moving faster, but lending fraud might force them to revamp their authentication processes.

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Thomson Reuters makes two deals in a hot identity space

02/06/17

The information giant agreed to buy two data businesses from the DTCC as regulators' demands for transparency fuel calls for shared industrywide solutions.

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Biometrics, borders and banks: what U.S. can learn from other nations

02/02/17

The U.S. government and banks face similar challenges in implementing a biometrics identity system. Both should study what other countries are already doing.

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The parallels between banks’ quest for security and border control

02/02/17

The Trump travel ban calls for a new biometrics system to track all travelers to the U.S. It could follow the examples set by Canada, India and Estonia.

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KYC vs. data privacy: Can this fintech thread the needle?

02/01/17

Cambridge Blockchain, a startup that bills its technology as a solution for banks to the competing regulatory imperatives of transparency and privacy, has raised $2 million through a convertible note.

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How fintech could (one day) solve problem underlying Trump travel ban

01/31/17

The president's executive order reflects a lack of trust in the identity information shared between countries. In theory, blockchains are tailor-made to solve this problem, but current systems may not be up to the task.

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Why banks should consider taking a page from Facebook on security keys

01/26/17

Facebook now lets users log in using a physical token. If banks gave consumers this option, it would strengthen the security of online accounts — or at least bolster their image.

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