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It’s GDPR Day! Companies comply by blasting out emails, even blocking European users

Friday marked the start of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation enforcement, and companies responded in kind by inundating the inboxes of users...

Mitek acquires A2iA for €42.5M, Cubeiq culls $27M, Valimail victorious with $25M: Friday Deal Book for 05/25/2018

OWI’s Friday Deal Book provides you with a weekly roundup of partnerships, funding, and product announcements from across the identity industry. Here’s a quick...

Facial recognition leads to 3 arrests at crowded Chinese pop concerts

Police in eastern China have arrested three men at three different concerts by national pop star Jacky Cheung, identifying the suspects in large crowds...

Judge rules it’s unconstitutional for President Trump to block people on Twitter

U.S. citizens have a First Amendment right to follow and respond to the President of the United States on Twitter, a federal judge ruled...

Pentagon developing Identity Authentication system based on behavioral biometrics, risk scores

The U.S. Department of Defense is buying in on behavioral biometrics in a big way, with a new initiative to launch Identity Authentication hardware...

Fair Square Financial fetches $100M, Auth0 acquires $55M, Ubisecure upgrades with more capital: Friday Deal Book for 05/18/2018

OWI’s Friday Deal Book provides you with a weekly roundup of partnerships, funding, and product announcements from across the identity industry. Here’s a quick...

NYC launches task force on social impact of algorithms

Algorithms shape a wide variety of our everyday interactions - from the ads we see online to the frequency of policing in our neighborhoods....

IBM heads to Washington in campaign against GDPR

Big Blue has some big ideas for how the U.S. government should handle data privacy, and the company has a strong message for regulators:...

Mesosphere makes $125M, Learning Machine lassos $3M, Yobe yields $1.8M: Friday Deal Book for 05/11/2018

OWI’s Friday Deal Book provides you with a weekly roundup of partnerships, funding, and announcements from across the identity industry. Here’s a quick peek...

Iowa, Idemia prep smartphone-based, Bluetooth-connected digital driver’s licenses for 2019 launch

A long-in-the-works plan to bring digital driver's licenses to citizens in Iowa is heading toward a 2019 public launch, and the company behind the...
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