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BRIEF: What’s Next for Biometric Payments?

BRIEF: What’s Next for Biometric Payments?

It’s now a more-or-less normal thing to be able to buy something by holding your phone near a payment terminal and scanning your finger to confirm the transaction – not yet commonplace, but certainly not unheard of. That’s thanks in large part to the pioneering efforts of Apple, which kickstarted the mobile biometrics revolution with…

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Biometrics, Cryptocurrency, Alibaba’s Cashierless Cafe: Financial ID Briefing

Biometrics, Cryptocurrency, Alibaba’s Cashierless Cafe: Financial ID Briefing

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe Facial recognition, QR codes, and mobile tech combined to transform the retail experience at an experimental cafe run by Alibaba at the Taobao Maker Festival. Alibaba’s…

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GUEST POST: Without Spoof-Proof Liveness, Biometrics Will Never Replace Passwords

GUEST POST: Without Spoof-Proof Liveness, Biometrics Will Never Replace Passwords

The following article is a guest post by John Wojewidka, Director of Business Development, FaceTec. Fingerprint, and all other biometric modalities on mobile devices, have failed to replace passwords because they lack spoof-proof liveness detection. So why is liveness so critical to biometric authentication?  First, we will need some context: A biometric spoof uses an inanimate…

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Biometric Security is Progressing, but Some are Lagging Behind: NNL

Biometric Security is Progressing, but Some are Lagging Behind: NNL

Big-name organizations in the public and the private sector are publicly embracing biometric security, while others are stubbornly holding to outdated security systems, making for a very mixed bag when it comes to the current state of biometric security – so argues Nok Nok Labs in a new blog post entitled, ‘What is the state…

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Biometric Superheroes, Next Gen Payment Cards, and Amsterdam

Biometric Superheroes, Next Gen Payment Cards, and Amsterdam

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. The Biometric Superheroes of Money20/20 Europe All of the biggest FinTech news of the summer landed last week in Copenhagen, where we reported live from Money20/20 Europe 2017. Year after year…

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BRIEF: We Saw The Future Of Payments At Money20/20 Europe, And It Is Biometric

BRIEF: We Saw The Future Of Payments At Money20/20 Europe, And It Is Biometric

Like last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Money20/20 Europe conference and exhibition featured a wide range of exciting FinTech. Also like last year’s event, biometric technology proved to be extremely prominent. As commerce increasingly goes digital, biometric authentication has proven to be an effective and even necessary security measure, helping to ensure that customers are…

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Money20/20 Europe: The Biometric Buzz

Money20/20 Europe: The Biometric Buzz

We are reporting live from Copenhagen at Money20/20 Europe this week, where the biometrics industry has converged to help usher in the future of identity in FinTech. Biometric Payment Cards As expected, biometric payment cards are taking up a big share of the security spotlight at Money20/20 Europe, with OT-Morpho and IDEX both making conference…

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Money20/20 Europe: Square is Ready For a World Without Payment Cards

Money20/20 Europe: Square is Ready For a World Without Payment Cards

Money20/20 Europe kicked-off this morning in Copenhagen with keynotes from major names in global FinTech discussion how the industry is dealing with unprecedented innovation in connectivity, mobility, and commerce. Among the tech celebrities to take the stage was Jack Dorsey, CEO and founder of Square (who also happens to be the CEO of social media…

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BRIEF: With Consumer Tech Interest, Facial Recognition is Going Mainstream

BRIEF: With Consumer Tech Interest, Facial Recognition is Going Mainstream

Like the rest of the biometrics industry, facial recognition technology has seen a rising tide of market interest over the last several years. But there now appears to be a particularly strong spike in excitement over the technology, not just in its traditional domain of military-grade surveillance and security but also in consumer electronics. Here’s…

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Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized: FinTech Roundup

Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized: FinTech Roundup

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized Smart cards continue to be the latest battleground for the fingerprint sensor integration wars, and payment applications are the popular use case fueling the fire.…

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BRIEF: The Artificial Intelligence Renaissance is Underway

BRIEF: The Artificial Intelligence Renaissance is Underway

Artificial intelligence has been a central concern for tech companies for many years, finding applications ranging from semi-automated temperature controls for high-end cars to semi-automatic-toting gangsters in video games. But it’s currently undergoing an arguably unique phase of intensive R&D, with some of the biggest brands in the world intently focused on ensuring that they have the…

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GUEST POST: The Software-Driven Shift in the Security Industry

GUEST POST: The Software-Driven Shift in the Security Industry

The following article is a guest post written by John Wojewidka, Director of Business Development, FaceTec. In 2011 Marc Andreessen wrote an article entitled, “Why Software is Eating the World.” Five years later he published a follow-on, “Software is Now Programming the World”. While Andreessen’s original article made some bold predictions, the second article largely backed…

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K(NO)W Identity Conference: Biometrics and The Need For Liveness Detection

K(NO)W Identity Conference: Biometrics and The Need For Liveness Detection

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference took place last week in Washington, DC, and as one would expect from an event aimed at shaping the future of identity, biometrics played a major role. Biometric authentication was taken for granted in many of the conversations that occurred at K(NO)W, often with fingerprint authentication on a smartphone mentioned as a run-of-the-mill…

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News Roundup: Artificial Intelligence and Authentication Specifications

News Roundup: Artificial Intelligence and Authentication Specifications

Last week at Mobile ID World payments, artificial intelligence, and authentication specifications made the biggest headlines, while IoT, facial recognition, and behavioral biometrics rounded out the industry news. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity: Fingerprints NEXT Biometrics announced a new semiconductor client last week, in addition to…

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News Roundup: Warring AI, Wearable Payments

News Roundup: Warring AI, Wearable Payments

Last week at Mobile ID World we reported on warring AI, the pain of passwords, biometric smartphones, and strong online authentication. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity: Warring AI Rumor has it that Apple is going to unveil its long awaited AI powered smart home hub at…

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News Roundup: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards

News Roundup: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards

Last week at Mobile ID World fingerprint scanning payment cards made the biggest headlines while mobile wallets, iris recognition, and biometric smartphones made up the bulk of the industry news. Take a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity: Biometric Payment Cards Last week we reported on two biometric payment cards…

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News Roundup: The MasterPrint Hypothesis

News Roundup: The MasterPrint Hypothesis

Last week at Mobile ID World fingerprints dominated the news with new biometric sensor integrations on smartphones, an exciting new patent, and corroboration of the disruptive ‘MasterPrint’ hypothesis. Mobile payments made the news too, along with connected cars, and access control solutions. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity:…

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News Roundup: FIDO Certification, Connected Innovation

News Roundup: FIDO Certification, Connected Innovation

Last week at Mobile ID World FIDO Certification and fingerprint biometrics made up the bulk of the industry news as we reported on IoT innovation and the global spread of Samsung Pay. Read about all that and more of last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity: FIDO The FIDO Alliance’s list of officially certified…

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News Roundup: Samsung’s New Multimodal Smartphone

News Roundup: Samsung’s New Multimodal Smartphone

Last week Samsung finally launched its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, making good on long-standing rumors that the device would feature multimodal biometric technology. Connected cars made headlines too, while fingerprint biometrics made up the bulk of the news, and FinTech rounded out our industry coverage along with contactless biometrics. Here is a look back…

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News Roundup: The Evolution of Mobile Identity

News Roundup: The Evolution of Mobile Identity

Last week at Mobile ID World, face biometrics took center stage as we continued to count down the days to the upcoming live webinar event, From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape. Mobile wallets made their share of headlines too, while our industry coverage was rounded out by IoT, two-factor, and fingerprint news.…

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