This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories once again reflects the rich variety of news in the digital identity space and the diverse interests of our readers.
First up, we have a story on a government-run biometric ID program that has generated sustained interest from readers. The Brazilian government announced that it would use facial recognition to identify pensioners, starting with a 10,000-person trial program:
Next, a development from the emerging biometric payment cards market: IDEX Biometrics announced this week that it has received another order for its TrustedBio fingerprint sensors. The company did not disclose the name of its client, but indicated that it’s a “Tier 1” card manufacturer in the global market:
Readers also showed ongoing interest in a recent interview between Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill and Ekata Global Marketing VP Beth Shulkin. Focusing on the financial services and eCommerce markets, Ekata uses data analytics to detect new account fraud and other forms of malfeasance online:
Smart device and M2M SIM technology also received sustained reader interest this week, thanks to a story about IDEMIA’s work with O2 to promote the use of residential smart meters in the UK. The smart meters are designed to give residents insights into their energy usage, ultimately helping to improve energy efficiency in the country:
And finally, something out of left field: Field Trip Health, a Toronto-based firm specializing in psychedelic therapies for mental health, launched a new digital platform for its patients. Dubbed “Portal”, the online platform offers access to features like activity tracking, meditation and mood monitoring tools, and information about Field Trip’s therapeutic practices:
Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.