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Privacy versus Anonymity – The Price you Pay

Protecting one’s privacy is a concern for everyone.  Yet in today’s environment of mobile devices and 24/7 electronic communication it’s virtually impossible to not feel exposed and somewhat vulnerable to the potential of someone or something compromising your privacy. There was a record 13.1 Million victims of identity theft in 2013 (Up 26.1% from 2012). That’s a new victim every two seconds. Our society requires that we share our personal information with others and we do so every time we …

Apple’s Announcement Validates BIO-key’s Mobile Strategy, but Disappoints in Terms of Leadership

With a little time to contemplate Tuesday’s announcement of Apple’s iPhone 5S, featuring a fingerprint scanner as the central new innovation in their flagship device, it is clear that Apple has given BIO-key two wonderful gifts: 1) validation of our patient belief that mobile devices are, in and of themselves, the “killer app” for fingerprint biometrics, and 2) always on, cloud-connected end user touch-points with integrated fingerprint scanners – lots and lots of them! Finally, the world will understand “first hand” fingerprint authentication’s value proposition, thanks to …

The Revolution is at the Gate

Protecting access to data has become increasing challenging for every business.  Data breaches and identify theft stories scour the headlines; yet what is the solution?  According to Javelin Strategy & Research identity theft affected 12 million individuals in 2012.  Data breaches are costly to organizations; but no more costly than in healthcare where they come along with significant fines. The June IBM Newsletter, included a story submitted by BIO-key titled, The Revolution is at the Gate.  The article discusses the …