This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories covers a range of technologies, with biometric technology factoring in heavily.
One of the most popular news items this week, for example, offered the latest development in the emergence of biometric payment cards. Zwipe has teamed up with another Italy-based partner involved in the payment card supply chain, further reinforcing its position in the nascent market:
Mobile ID World readers also demonstrated their ongoing interest in Apple news and rumors this week. The latest concerns the possibility that Apple is preparing to launch updated AirPods with biometric fitness tracking capabilities:
There was also some tangential Apple news by way of Facebook this week. The social media giant enabled new biometric security features for its Messenger platform on iOS, meaning that iPhone and iPad users can now secure their conversations with Touch ID fingerprint scanning or the Face ID 3D facial recognition system:
In some non-biometric news, Mobile ID World visitors were interested this week in a dispatch from one of Yoti’s Digital Identity Fellows, who argues that the Argentinian government’s emergency COVID-19 relief being is being distributed in a way that is not financially inclusive:
Finally, there was also some notable 5G news this week, with the European Union’s calls for member states to adhere to a set of guidelines that includes warnings about “high risk” vendors of 5G technology. It’s the latest sign of the growing security and political concerns over the next big wave of cellular tech:
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.