This week at Mobile ID World, in the featured articles section, we took a look at how the recent focus on expanding the Internet of Things (IoT, M2M) has been changing the identity conversation. The industry news was appropriately themed in this manner, with IoT and connected cars dominating the discourse this week. Fingerprint news was also abundant as reports and opinions came in regarding the status of the war on passwords.
Here is a look at the past week in mobile identity management:
Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is changing our ideas of identity as it endeavors to transform our modern world. This week Ford and Jeep represented the connected car in the industry news while the UK government and Facebook both separately made moves in support of the M2M network.
A new poll revealed strong interest in the upcoming Apple Watch, while another report, in contrast, shed light on a general disinterest in wearable tech in the Britain (but a strong enthusiasm for IoT in general).
Here’s how our conversation revolved around IoT this past week:
Fingerprints and Mobility
Fingerprint biometric concerns continued to enjoy a strong amount of representation in the news this week, with FPC announcing yet another major order for its FPC1025 biometric sensors. BIO-key unveiled it’s new disruptive fingerprint reader, the EcoID, which can fit in your pocket and save you on budget, while Nok Nok Labs facilitated biometrically protected mobile health records.
We also reported on the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch in India, and the news that Zwipe has joined the aptiQ Alliance Program, allowing it to bring fingerprint-based access control to even more card-based security systems.
The Post-Password Paradigm
Every week in mobile ID is another week closer to the death of the password. This week SRI International gave us hope in the manner by bringing iris biometrics to Samsung mobile devices, while a new report came in about the positive outlook on the consumer and enterprise biometrics market. AGNITiO, in a blog post published this week, underlined an excellent strength of voice recognition, offering a solution to the problem of irrevocability in many forms of biometric security.
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