Last week we, along with the mobile ID industry, prepared for this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. As usual, we will be bringing you live coverage from the event, but in the meantime prepare yourself for this week’s festivities by taking a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity:
Heading To Barcelona For Biometrics and More
Mobile ID and biometric technology have been playing a more prominent role at Mobile World Congress over the past few years, and MWC 2017 will be no exception. Last week we got a sneak peek at what to expect from ImageWare, Oberthur Technologies, MePIN, Goodix, and Suprema—the last of which will be launching its BioSign 2.0 solution at the event. Read the articles below to prepare for MWC and stay tuned for our live coverage throughout the week.
An Illinois federal court judge ruled that compelling suspects to unlock fingerprint-protected smartphones violated the fifth amendment, we reported last week. Meanwhile reports surfaced of another Apple patent describing in-display Touch ID technology, and Meitu launched a new handset featuring a fingerprint sensor from FPC. Check out all of that and more fingerprint biometrics news at the links below:
Last week news surfaced that Apple has acquired yet another facial recognition company. Meanwhile, Safran Identity & Security announced upgraded liveness detection for its Selfie-Check solution, BioID opened its facial recognition technology to Android, and more. Check out last week’s top stories dealing with facial recognition:
MasterCard launched a vendor directory last week as it aims to expand and promote its Masterpass digital payments platform. Visa has expansion on the mind too, announcing last week that it expects its Visa Token Service to reach 12 European markets before the end of 2017.
Internet of Things and Beyond
Connectivity and identity made headlines last week as Oberthur racked up MTPS certification for its PEARL by OT secure element solution from regulatory authorities in China. Meanwhile, Safran Identity & Security announced a new IoT security solution called IoThrive.
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