FaceApp: Photoshopping on Steroids

Check out the before and after pictures The Jonas Brothers created with FaceApp. While the app has been around since 2017, it’s gone viral in the last week as people use it to see how they would look when they’re older. Pretty cool.  Pretty innocuous. Well, maybe, not so much. Let’s start with FaceApp’s own […]


What is Biometric Authentication?

Thanks to the dark web and account takeover fraud, authenticating the identity of users presents an ever-evolving challenge. On one side of the authentication challenge are users who demand speed and convenience and don’t want to have to remember numerous passwords or make their way through a complex login or verification process every time they […]


5 Killer Mistakes When Onboarding New Players in Online Gaming

When it comes to online gaming, there are a number of converging regulatory trends that are challenging operators’ ability to quickly verify and onboard new players. If you’re a UK-based operator, you now have to contend with new UKGC rules to prevent underage gambling. These new rules prevent players from gambling until their name, address […]


What is Facial Recognition … and How Does It Differ from Facial Authentication?

There’s a healthy degree of confusion between facial recognition and facial authentication, but the underlying technologies are often very different and designed to address different use cases. With the launch of Apple iPhone X and its successors, facial recognition has gone mainstream and helped consumers recognize that their faces could serve as their password. In […]


6 Glaring Limitations of OCR for Identity Verification

We’re starting to observe a new market phenomenon: the rise of DIY online identity verification and efforts by companies to cobble together OCR technology, facial recognition software and low-cost manual review teams. Want to learn more now? Download Jumio’s eKYC in APAC Guide.  At its face, this approach makes some sense, but it’s important to understand […]


How APAC Fintechs and Banks Can Get eKYC Right

Banks are striving to grow their customer base through faster, easier and lower-cost digital channels. Yet, the current regulatory and cybersecurity landscape creates a layer of complexity. Consumers want the convenience of signing up through digital channels, but financial institutions must comply with stringent anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) regulations that typically […]


Is Apple’s Face ID Strong Enough for Identity Proofing?

Apple’s Face ID lets users easily unlock their phones with a simple 3D scan of their face. Make no mistake, Face ID is a quantum improvement from traditional pin/password combinations which can be stolen via the dark web, phishing attacks or social engineering. And its facial recognition capabilities are more secure than traditional facial recognition […]


The Sudden Emergence of KYP: Know Your Patient

Over the last decade, there have been over 2,550 health care data breaches impacting more than 175 million medical records. That’s the equivalent of affecting more than 50 percent of the U.S. population. What’s not commonly understood is that medical records command a high value on the dark web. These medical records can be listed […]


CCPA: Making Sense of California’s Strict New Data Privacy Law

Is your business ready for January 1, 2020? This is the date when the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, is slated to take effect. It’s expected to be the strictest data privacy law in the U.S., and will require data privacy protections and requirements similar to or broader than those imposed by GDPR. The […]