If identity verification is important, then Identity-Verification-as-a-Service can’t be far behind. Sure enough, Jumio offers what it calls Netverify® Trusted Identity as a Service (TIaaS), which recently verified its 50 millionth identity. Huzzah. Jumio uses facial recognition software to compare a user’s video image against government-issued photo ID. The person provides the ID but Jumio has features to check for tampering or forgeries. The system can confirm it’s looking at a live person rather than a photo, thereby foiling key plot points in several upcoming action films. It can also scan documents such as utility bills used to confirm a physical address. Again, what’s important here is enabling remote interactions.