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ConductorOne is bringing automation to identity and access management with $15M investment

The founders of ConductorOne, an identity and access control startup, both came from Okta, which is itself a single sign-on vendor based on the zero...

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MIT researchers uncover ‘unpatchable’ flaw in Apple M1 chips

Apple’s M1 chips have an “unpatchable” hardware vulnerability that could allow attackers to break through its last line of security...

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Clearview AI banned from selling its facial recognition software to most US companies

A company that gained notoriety for selling access to billions of facial photos, many culled from social media without the knowledge of the...

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Apple, Google, and Microsoft team up on passwordless logins

The tech giants are working together to create sign-in technology that's more convenient and more secure.

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How a simple security bug became a university campus ‘master key’

A buggy app with one-star reviews led one student to discover a glaring security flaw.

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The IRS won’t make you verify your identity with facial recognition after all

The IRS announced plans Monday to back away from a third-party facial recognition system that collects biometric data from U.S. taxpayers who want to...

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iProov snaps up $70M for its facial verification technology, already in use by Homeland Security, the NHS and others

Biometrics, and specifically facial recognition, have seen a surge of usage in the last several years, first as a tool to help organizations verify...

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Stytch, an API-first passwordless startup, raises $90M Series B at $1B valuation

The startup is also acquiring Cotter, a no-code passwordless authentication platform backed by Y Combinator.

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Yubico’s new hardware key features a fingerprint reader for passwordless logins

The YubiKey Bio starts at $80.

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Duo goes passwordless

Duo, the authentication service Cisco acquired for $2.35 billion in 2018, today announced its plans to launch a passwordless authentication service...

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How startups can go passwordless, thanks to zero trust

Passwordless tech is a key part of zero trust models.

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Magic lands $27M Series A for its ‘plug and play’ passwordless tech

"We want to be the passport of the internet," said Magic's CEO.

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Ex-Plaid employees raise $30M for Stytch, an API-first passwordless authentication platform

There are far fewer annoying things than managing one’s passwords. There are a bunch of companies out there to help you attempt to do that. And...

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Ring’s latest security updates are good, but still opt-in

Ring just dropped new security features, but you have to switch them on before they'll work.

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Transmit Security raises $543M Series A to kill off the password

The Boston-based passwordless security startup said it has a pre-money valuation of $2.2 billion.

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Europe wants to go its own way on digital identity

In its latest ambitious digital policy announcement, the European Union has proposed creating a framework for a “trusted and secure European...

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