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FPC Wants Consumers to #PaySmarter with Biometric Cards

FPC Wants Consumers to #PaySmarter with Biometric Cards

“Noting that new biometric payment card technologies have at this point been tested and accredited for mass market launches, FPC wants to harness consumer demand to encourage banks to adopt the tech.” Fingerprint Cards has become the latest biometrics expert to point to the COVID-19 pandemic as an important new factor driving interest in contactless,…

Cops Can Compel Biometric Phone Unlocking with a Warrant, Says Kentucky Court

Cops Can Compel Biometric Phone Unlocking with a Warrant, Says Kentucky Court

“It’s well-established that suspects can’t be forced to divulge the passcodes that would enable phone access, but there is growing debate about whether biometric data amounts to the same thing.” Another prominent court has weighed in on the question of Fifth Amendment rights with respect to biometric phone unlocking, with a federal court in Kentucky…

Zwipe Teams Up with Italian Smart Card Maker

Zwipe Teams Up with Italian Smart Card Maker

“The two companies will work together on contactless payment solutions based on both card and wearable form factors.” Zwipe has found another new partner to help expand the reach of its biometric technology in the payments space. In this case, it’s Publicenter, described by Zwipe as Italy’s largest domestic smart card maker. The company is…

IDnow Reports Ten-Fold Increase in Authentication Transactions Over Past Six Months

IDnow Reports Ten-Fold Increase in Authentication Transactions Over Past Six Months

“In announcing the tenfold growth in the use of AutoIdent, IDnow cited a few key factors in driving customer interest: new business models, heightened security efforts, and increasing digitization.” IDnow is reporting a 1000 percent increase in transaction volumes for its AutoIdent authentication solution over the past six months. Developed in collaboration with DERMALOG, AutoIdent…

Apple Enhances Biometric Fitness Tracking with watchOS 7 Update

Apple Enhances Biometric Fitness Tracking with watchOS 7 Update

Apple has further refined the fitness tracking capabilities of its Apple Watch devices, announcing upgrades at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference for 2020. Apple’s latest smartwatches already support relatively advanced biometric capabilities, thanks in large part to the ECG monitor first implemented with the Apple Watch Series 4. Some of the new capabilities arriving through…

Korean Galaxy Watch Active2 Users Get Access to Health Tracking App

Korean Galaxy Watch Active2 Users Get Access to Health Tracking App

“The system operates by sending out ‘pulse waves’ through the smartwatch’s wrist sensors, with Samsung Health Monitor analyzing the difference between the detection blood pressure change with respect to the baseline calibration.” Galaxy Watch Active2 users in South Korea now have access to the Samsung Health Monitor app, allowing them to track their blood pressure…

Facebook Apps, Digital Payments, and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Facebook Apps, Digital Payments, and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been a busy week in the world of mobile identity, with Mobile ID World readers proving particularly interested in news about mobile apps and payments tech in this week’s top stories roundup. Starting in the mobile domain, this week brought the news that Facebook is now testing the use of Apple’s sophisticated biometric authentication…

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

A new Apple patent suggests that the company is still working to enhance its sophisticated facial recognition technology. The patent describes a compact, next-gen apparatus for Apple’s TrueDepth camera system. This is the component of the iPhone that powers Apple’s Face ID authentication system, projecting a grid of infrared light onto a user’s face in…

This Week’s Top Stories Are All About Smartphones and Payment Cards

This Week’s Top Stories Are All About Smartphones and Payment Cards

It’s all smartphones and payment cards in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. On the cards front, this week brought the latest sign of the gradual emergence of biometric payment cards. Zwipe announced that its Hong Kong-based partner, Toppan Forms Card Technologies has placed an order in anticipation of small-scale manufacturing…

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Biometric payment cards continue to inch their way toward commercial deployments, with Zwipe announcing that a Hong Kong-based partner is now ready to proceed with small-scale manufacturing. The biometrics specialist first announced its partnership with Toppan Forms Card Technologies (TFCT) in April, framing it as a means to move toward payment card commercialization in the…

5G, Smart Cities, FinTech, and Controversy in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

5G, Smart Cities, FinTech, and Controversy in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It’s been another widely varied week in Mobile ID World news, with the most popular stories concerning mobile and smart city infrastructure, FinTech, and some controversy from a major global identity project. Starting with infrastructure, this week brought the announcement that the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has called for public comment on 5G…

FacePhi Achieves Biometric Liveness Detection Milestone

FacePhi Achieves Biometric Liveness Detection Milestone

“As per iBeta criteria, FacePhi’s technology was able to fend off all attacks during the PAD evaluation process.” FacePhi has achieved an important milestone with its sophisticated facial recognition technology, announcing that it’s biometric technology is compliant to Level 1 of iBeta’s anti-spoofing test program, which assesses biometric liveness detection in accordance with the ISO…

Regula Document Verification Helps Portuguese Border Authorities Adapt to COVID-19

Regula Document Verification Helps Portuguese Border Authorities Adapt to COVID-19

Portuguese border authorities have managed to rapidly adapt their procedures to the COVID-19 age with help from document verification specialist Regula. The company worked with Portugal-based Present Technologies to develop a mobile app solution for the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (“SEF”). With the integration of the Regula Document Reader SDK, the SEF mobile app…

Google Enables YubiKey Support on iOS Devices

Google Enables YubiKey Support on iOS Devices

“It’s the latest indication of Google’s enthusiasm for 2FA security…” iPhone and iPad users can now secure their Google apps with Yubico’s Two-Factor Authentication solutions. The functionality arrives with Google’s support for the WebAuthn authentication protocol on iOS, Apple’s mobile operating platform. This means that users of Apple’s mobile devices can now enable their Google…

New Zwipe Executive VP Brings Deep Payments Experience

New Zwipe Executive VP Brings Deep Payments Experience

Zwipe has a new Executive Vice President of Strategy and Channels: Bishwajit Choudhary has joined the company’s leadership, bringing with him extensive experience in the digital payments sector. Before his new appointment, Choudhary spent 20 years with Nets Group, a Denmark-based digital payments solutions provider focused on financial institutions. Choudhary worked his way up from…

WorldRemit Looks to Onfido For Biometric Costumer Onboarding

WorldRemit Looks to Onfido For Biometric Costumer Onboarding

Onfido has a new client in the international remittances sector. The company’s biometric authentication technology will be used to onboard customers of WorldRemit, a UK-based specialist in online international money transfers. It’s an apt partnership for a disruptive remittances service whose operations are 100 percent digital. Using Onfido’s technology, the company will allow customers to…

Visa Announces 28 More Partners for Visa Token Service

Visa Announces 28 More Partners for Visa Token Service

“…when the card is used for an online transaction, the card number itself doesn’t need to be transmitted, meaning that fraudsters can’t intercept it.” Online shopping is poised to get a little bit safer, with Visa announcing that 28 new partners are going to join its Visa Token Service. As its name suggests, the Visa…

Samsung’s Answer to Apple’s Credit Card: A Mastercard Debit Card

Samsung’s Answer to Apple’s Credit Card: A Mastercard Debit Card

Soon after first announcing its planned debit card solution with SoFi, Samsung has revealed further details about the project, including the involvement of Mastercard. Officially dubbed “Samsung Money by SoFi”, the project is described in a new statement as a “mobile-first money management experience”. It comprises a Mastercard debit card and a cash management account…

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