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Reports

University of Texas Study Highlights Impact of Identity Theft

“According to a report summary, the study assessed over 6,000 cases of identity theft and similar crimes from “16 critical infrastructure sectors of the Department of Homeland Security”. It found that “emotional distress is by far the most common type of loss” associated with such incidents, appearing in 75 percent of all cases. The other […]
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Global

UIDAI’s Aadhaar Software Hacked, ID Database Compromised, Experts Confirm

“The authenticity of the data stored in India’s controversial Aadhaaridentity database, which contains the biometrics and personal information of over 1 billion Indians, has been compromised by a software patch that disables critical security features of the software used to enrol new Aadhaar users, a three month-long investigation by HuffPost India reveals.”
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Global

Aadhaar verdict brings India’s banks back to square one

“Then, on Sept. 26, a five-judge bench struck down section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allowed corporate entities or even individuals to demand the unique Aadhaar number in exchange for goods or services. While customers are rejoicing, banks are reeling under the blow, having already spent a fortune and considerable time and effort in collecting customers’ data. […]
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Security

One Small Step for the Web…

“Solid is a platform, built using the existing web. It gives every user a choice about where data is stored, which specific people and groups can access select elements, and which apps you use. It allows you, your family and colleagues, to link and share data with anyone. It allows people to look at the […]
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Security

Gemalto and R3 launch blockchain-based digital ID platform

“Gemalto has partnered with R3 to launch the Gemalto Trust ID Network, which allows users to create their own digital identity, and carry it over to digital service providers. This way users can sign in to digital banking, e-commerce and e-government services, without having to go through repeated due diligence processes for each of them.”

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Companies

Apple adds support for contactless student ID cards in Wallet

“Starting today, students at three universities are among the first to enjoy the convenience of using just their iPhone and Apple Watch to get around on and off campus. At Duke University and the Universities of Alabama and Oklahoma, students can now add their ID card to Apple Wallet and use it to pay quickly […]