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Google Acquires Israeli Startup SlickLogin

Google has acquired Israeli startup SlickLogin, the developer of technology that uses sounds to verify a person's identity online. No financial details were revealed for the purchase, which was announced in a post to SlickLogin's website at the weekend. SlickLogin's software, which has yet to be released commercially, is designed to replace passwords or act as a second level of security in authenticating a user. It works by having a website generate a high-frequency, almost silent sound, which is then analyzed by an app on the user's smartphone. The phone then responds with a sound that confirms the person's identity and logs them in.