Blockchain is a Highway: Blame the Drivers, Not the Road

By John Callahan | April 12, 2018
Blockchain technology offers great potential to revolutionize how we store, access, and share data digitally. From protecting our digital identities to sharing photos of cats (the favorite pastime of the Internet), blockchain is simply a new way to transmit information. Any information. And just like previous technologies used for the same ends, that information could […]
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Does Your Doppelganger Share Your Fingerprints?

By Ian E. Muller | March 13, 2018
From Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to mythological twins Romulus and Remus credited with founding the city of Rome, twins have captured the human imagination across the millennia. Some say that spotting your doppelganger or look-alike is a harbinger of bad luck. Others say a doppelganger is your evil twin. But it’s not all bad.  Shakespeare’s […]
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As KYC Evolves, So Too Must Identity Verification & Authentication

By Ian E. Muller | February 13, 2018
The core principle of anti-money laundering (AML), and financial service as a whole is Know Your Customers (KYC). However, KYC regulations and an evolving technology landscape make it difficult for financial services firms and other organizations to keep up with the changes happening around KYC and AML. What is KYC? KYC, simply put, is the […]
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No More Half Measures: Combating Money Laundering in the Digital Age

By Sarah Landes | January 25, 2018
What is Money Laundering? If you have watched television in the past ten years, then you have probably seen or heard of Breaking Bad. The show’s main character – the meth-making mastermind Heisenberg – realizes early on in his risky career that he somehow needs to legitimize the money he makes – for his family’s […]
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Own Your Name Online: Self-Sovereign Identity

By Rosa Hargrove | November 30, 2017
When you sign up for services, you probably know you’re giving up some of your data. Maybe even 800 pages of it. That’s one app, and that’s not an excessive amount of data to collect. By now, you’ve probably signed up for dozens of apps, profiles, and products. What most people don’t realize is that […]
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Airport Security is Due for a First-Class Upgrade

By Rosa Hargrove | October 17, 2017
From 1968 to 1972, hijackers used to take over commercial airplanes about every two weeks. With that in mind, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that in 1970, travelers didn’t have to show ID or go through a metal detector in most instances. It’s definitely nice to see how far we’ve come in terms of […]
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5 Tricks for Protecting Your Identity Privacy

By Ian E. Muller | August 22, 2017
No one wants their identity stolen, but we also all make a lot of mistakes when it comes to protecting our identity privacy. Learn how to better secure your personal information and avoid common scams and techniques used in identity theft in these five tips. 5 – Check Your Bank Statement Regularly One major mistake […]
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Identity Theft Has Become a Global Epidemic

By Ian E. Muller | June 27, 2017
No one can deny that identity theft has been on the rise over the last few years, but the actual numbers are staggering. According to the SA Fraud Prevention Service, cases of identity theft have risen 200 percent over the last six years. “Identity fraud has grown to include theft of cell and landline phone […]
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Who Owns Your Identity?

By John Callahan | June 15, 2017
In the era of digital identities, our personal data is strewn about the Internet. We regularly divulge details about our private lives on social media, from those “Nine truths and a lie” quizzes to sharing our location with our friends. Beyond social media, a basic image search can nearly always bring up a clear headshot […]
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Remote Identity Verification: Expanding the Potential of Mobile Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | May 23, 2017
One of the main problems plaguing the financial and government sectors with regard to remote enrollment is identity verification. When a remote customer wants to open a new bank account, register to vote, or set up a government benefits account, their identity needs to be verified with the utmost scrutiny. Luckily, innovations in biometrics technology […]
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