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Ericsson CEO Stresses 5G Success in AGM Statement

Ericsson CEO Stresses 5G Success in AGM Statement

Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm emphasized his firm’s success in making 5G technology a reality in remarks opening the company’s Annual General Meeting this week. In his opening speech, Ekholm noted that Ericsson technology was used in the world’s first 5G network, launched last year, and that this was also true of Europe’s first 5G network.…

Face ID Comes to Digital Document Signing, Care of SignEasy

Face ID Comes to Digital Document Signing, Care of SignEasy

3D facial recognition is now making its way into the digital document signing space, thanks to a software update for the SignEasy app on iOS. As 9to5Mac reports, SignEasy has become the first digital document signing app to enable support for Face ID, the sophisticated biometric authentication system of Apple’s latest iPhones. In addition to…

GSMA Looks Beyond COVID-19 with 125% MWC Credit Offer

GSMA Looks Beyond COVID-19 with 125% MWC Credit Offer

“In announcing the offers, the GSMA maintained that it stands by the decision to cancel this year’s MWC Barcelona, asserting that it was ‘the only option at the time, as has been made clear by subsequent events.’” Having cancelled this year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona over coronavirus concerns, the GSMA is already looking to next…

Apple Card Privacy Policy Changes to Share More Data with Goldman Sachs

Apple Card Privacy Policy Changes to Share More Data with Goldman Sachs

Apple is changing the privacy policy of its Apple Card in order to share more user data with its financial partner, Goldman Sachs – but for many, that might be a good thing. Apple says that the data to be shared will be aggregate and anonymized, and is aimed at giving Goldman Sachs more clarity…

EFF Warns of Coronavirus-themed Phishing Attacks

EFF Warns of Coronavirus-themed Phishing Attacks

“These were all good practices before the age of COVID-19, of course, but with the sense of panic surrounding the virus, there’s good reason to be even more vigilant than usual.” As with so many other crises, the COVID-19 pandemic is opening up new opportunities for fraudsters, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking to…

Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

At a time of deep concern over the spread of COVID-19 and its future economic effects, this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories may offer a balm with its assortment of stories pointing to the future of mobile and identity technologies. First up, some news that could see mobile technology proliferate more widely…

Fitness-tracking Ring Maker Gets $28M in Series B Funding Round

Fitness-tracking Ring Maker Gets $28M in Series B Funding Round

Finland-based Oura has generated some considerable investor attention with its eponymous sleep-tracking ring. The company, which was founded in 2013, has brought in $28 million in a Series B funding round. Made of titanium and featuring an accelerometer and gyroscope, NTC temperature sensors, and infrared LEDs, the Oura is designed to measure users’ activity both…

Smart Policing Tools Developer Builds AI Ethics Board

Smart Policing Tools Developer Builds AI Ethics Board

Axon, a provider of smart devices for reduced-force policing and security applications, has appointed three individuals to its AI Ethics Board. Axon offers products like tasers, body cameras, and drones, as well as policing software; and the company seeks to leverage Artificial Intelligence in its offerings. At a time of intensifying scrutiny over the use…

Remote Care App Gets COVID-19 Screening and Symptom Monitoring Features

Remote Care App Gets COVID-19 Screening and Symptom Monitoring Features

Vivify Health has announced new COVID-19-focused features for its Vivify +Go remote care app for mobile devices. One of the new features, Screening Pathway, enables end users to self-diagnose by answering a series of questions based on Centers for Disease Control guidelines. The aim is to reduce unnecessary demand on healthcare providers, as end users…

Google Highlights Tech, Philanthropic Support in Fighting COVID-19

Google Highlights Tech, Philanthropic Support in Fighting COVID-19

“Recognizing that a growing number of workers are self-quarantining and looking for ways to work from home, Google has made the premium version of Meet available for free until July 1st of this year.” With much of the world now transfixed by COVID-19, Google is highlighting its efforts to leverage its platforms and technologies to…

iOS 14 Code Heralds Touch ID’s Return in Spring iPhone: Report

iOS 14 Code Heralds Touch ID’s Return in Spring iPhone: Report

We now have perhaps the strongest evidence yet that Apple is planning to bring back Touch ID, care of allegedly leaked operating system code obtained by 9to5Mac. The code indicates that Touch ID will return in a new iPhone slated for release this spring, which is expected to be called either the iPhone SE 2…

Clearview AI Let Investors Try its Biometric Identification App on a Personal Basis

Clearview AI Let Investors Try its Biometric Identification App on a Personal Basis

Clearview AI is in the news again. This time, the company is being flagged for having allowed wealthy investors to try its biometric identification app on a personal basis. The company has already generated more than its share of controversy, first when a New York Times report revealed that the company had been providing police…

Verizon Tech, Political News, and Mobile Patents in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Verizon Tech, Political News, and Mobile Patents in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories features a new set of cybersecurity solutions, some 5G drama, and smartphone tech both real and imagined. First up, the announcement of new cybersecurity solutions from a perhaps surprising source: the telecom Verizon, which is offering new tech supporting cloud-based threat detection, blockchain security, and mobile…

New Agreements in Healthcare Sector are the Latest Signs of FacePhi’s APAC Expansion

New Agreements in Healthcare Sector are the Latest Signs of FacePhi’s APAC Expansion

New agreements in the APAC sector offer the latest signs of progress for biometric authentication specialist FacePhi. The agreements represent two prongs of a strategic effort. One is a partnership with NSSMART, a South Korean firm offering modernization services for the healthcare sector, while the second is NSSMART’s new agreement with a major South Korean…

Payments, Security Keys, PlayStation 5 and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Payments, Security Keys, PlayStation 5 and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

In a week marked by the conspicuous absence of one of the mobile industry’s biggest events – Mobile World Congress Barcelona, which was cancelled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus – mobile tech news nevertheless marched on, with a variety of topics making their way into Mobile ID World’s top stories roundup. One…

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a smartphone-heavy one, featuring Samsung, Apple, 5G tech and more. The most popular article of the week was, in fact, first published last week – but the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is big news, and readers have shown a sustained interest in it.…

Google to Make 2FA Mandatory for Nest Users

Google to Make 2FA Mandatory for Nest Users

Google has announced that users of its Nest products will soon be required to activate two-factor authentication for their accounts, stepping up security in Google’s part of the Internet of Things ecosystem. 2FA has already been available to users of Google’s Nest smart devices, which include things like speakers, smoke detectors, and thermostats. But, as…

Cerence Issues First Quarterly Results as Independent Company

Cerence Issues First Quarterly Results as Independent Company

Cerence has officially revealed the results of its first fiscal quarter as an independent company, after the automotive AI specialist split off from Nuance Communications last October. In a report comparing the first quarter of Cerence’s 2020 fiscal year to its performance from the same period a year ago – when it was still the…

Samsung Quietly Sticks with In-display Fingerprint Scanning in Galaxy S20

Samsung Quietly Sticks with In-display Fingerprint Scanning in Galaxy S20

Samsung has officially unveiled the latest entry in its flagship Galaxy smartphone lineup, and is determinedly sticking with in-display fingerprint scanning as its key authentication feature. That’s not to say that the in-display tech is the most important feature of the new Samsung Galaxy S20; rather, Samsung has become the latest major smartphone maker to…

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