Google acquires SlickLogin
Verifying identity via sound waves
Google has obtained SlickLogin, a startup technology that allows websites to validate a person's identity via sound waves.
On Sunday, SlickLogin revealed: "Today we're announcing that the SlickLogin team is joining Google, a company that shares our core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating, and authentication should be effective without getting in the way."
The app functions by playing a generated, almost silent sound via speakers of a computer, which is in turn picked up by an app installed onto a user's smartphone. The app processes the sounds and sends a signal back to the computer which can confirm a user's identity.