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BRIEF: Artificial Intelligence Becomes a Smart Bet

BRIEF: Artificial Intelligence Becomes a Smart Bet

Artificial intelligence has always been an exciting concept. AI technology helped to drive the computer revolution of the 1990s, has animated some of the toughest opponents to be faced in video games, and has lately become increasingly talkative on our smartphones. But now that the state of the art is starting to enable computer vision…

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BRIEF: Mobile Biometrics at a Turning Point

BRIEF: Mobile Biometrics at a Turning Point

Just a few years ago, biometric authentication was something of a novelty for consumers. Now, it’s in more consumer tech products than ever, and its upwards trajectory remains solidly in place – particularly in the mobile sector. Nevertheless, mobile biometrics tech is also at a turning point, with conventional fingerprint scanning starting to look just…

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BRIEF: The Face ID Effect

BRIEF: The Face ID Effect

When Apple revealed its Face ID system for user authentication with its launch of the iPhone X last autumn, many wondered whether the mobile industry would shift away from fingerprint recognition and to facial recognition for user authentication. Several months later, it’s not clear that fingerprint recognition is going anywhere – that technology is still…

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Money20/20 Europe: 12 Interviews with Biometric FinTech Experts

Money20/20 Europe: 12 Interviews with Biometric FinTech Experts

Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics were in Amsterdam this week reporting live from Money20/20 Europe, where biometrics were an integral part of the conversation. From the main stage to the exhibition floor, biometrics are the buzz this year, with day-one keynotes from Biocryptology and Mastercard framing identity and authentication as crucial components to the FinTech…

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Mobile ID World is Reporting Live From “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth”

Mobile ID World is Reporting Live From “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth”

Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics are in Amsterdam this week for Money20/20 Europe, where we are reporting live from the conference floor on all the biometrics and identity-centric news from what’s billed this year as “The greatest FinTech show on Earth.” This year’s Money20/20 Europe  boasts over 5000 attendees, 1500 companies, and 400 speakers from 85…

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BRIEF: A Major Week For Mobile Biometrics

BRIEF: A Major Week For Mobile Biometrics

It has been a particularly busy week for mobile biometrics, with industry news running the gamut from security fiascos to pioneering innovations. In some ways, the week has marked the culmination of some of the biggest trends that have been underway over the past year – the rise of facial recognition, the ongoing proliferation of…

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BRIEF: The Latest in Biometric Banking and Payments

BRIEF: The Latest in Biometric Banking and Payments

The biometrics industry as a whole has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years, and not least in the financial services sector. More and more banking and other financial transactions are being done online, and fraudsters have followed suit, launching ever-more sophisticated attacks. As the risk of digital fraud and theft has escalated, many organizations have…

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BRIEF: The Biometric Technology Boosting Surveillance

BRIEF: The Biometric Technology Boosting Surveillance

For good or for ill, governments around the world have sought to track citizens and non-citizens alike throughout history. And for good or ill, biometric technology has emerged to make such surveillance easier and more effective. Particularly over the last several years, with the advent of facial recognition that can scan hours and hours of…

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The Buzz About FIDO2 and WebAuthn

The Buzz About FIDO2 and WebAuthn

This week, the FIDO Alliance and W3C, the world’s primary standards organization for the web, announced a new standard designed to bring FIDO-based biometric and hardware key authentication to Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and the world’s most widely used browser, Google Chrome. The WebAuthn API specification is a core component of the new FIDO2 specification…

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BRIEF: Has The In-Display Fingerprint Revolution Finally Arrived?

BRIEF: Has The In-Display Fingerprint Revolution Finally Arrived?

At the start of last year, it looked like in-display fingerprint recognition was going to be the next big thing in mobile biometrics. With fingerprint sensors having established themselves as a standard feature of the contemporary smartphone, companies were looking ahead to where the technology might go next, and the pioneering under-glass sensors in new…

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Twelve Expert Interviews Point to the Future of Mobile Biometrics

Twelve Expert Interviews Point to the Future of Mobile Biometrics

FindBiometrics is hosting the mobile biometrics webinar event of the year on Wednesday. New Frontiers in Mobile Biometrics will feature a dynamic panel discussion about the state and future of mobile biometrics and digital identity. The mobile authentication landscape is evolving rapidly thanks to the mainstream ubiquity of fingerprint, face, voice, iris and behavioral biometrics.…

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Primer: The State-of-the-art in Biometric Smartphones

Primer: The State-of-the-art in Biometric Smartphones

For many, mobile devices have become a central key to way we move, live, work, travel, manage our finances, and co-ordinate our lives. With an increasing amount of sensitive material being stored on our phones, consumers value their privacy and protection more than ever. Mobile device OEMs are reacting to this consumer demand by working…

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BRIEF: What’s Next for Fingerprint Sensors

BRIEF: What’s Next for Fingerprint Sensors

With fingerprint sensors now ubiquitous across the contemporary smartphone ecosystem, the mobile biometrics revolution kicked off five years ago by the iPhone 5s has seemed to be winding down somewhat over the last year. Costs have decreased, competition has flooded into the market, and many biometrics suppliers were left wondering where to go from here.…

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Roundup: Mobile World Congress 2018 Was a Massive Success

Roundup: Mobile World Congress 2018 Was a Massive Success

The GSMA has announced that more than 107,000 visitors from over 205 countries and territories attended the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from the exhibition floor, where over 55 per cent of this year’s attendees held senior-level positions with 7,600 CEOs. “We had another highly successful Mobile…

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UPDATED 3/01/18: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Mobile World Congress 2018

UPDATED 3/01/18: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Mobile World Congress 2018

FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World are reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where biometrics are everywhere, sparking conversation and controlling venue access. Strong authentication and biometric technology fits into nearly every key trend at MWC this year, bringing security and convenience to smart cars, credit cards, touch screens and the latest flagship smartphone…

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Mobile ID World at MWC: Mobile Connect, Intelligent Scan & Biometrics

Mobile ID World at MWC: Mobile Connect, Intelligent Scan & Biometrics

FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World are both reporting live from Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The world’s biggest and most celebrated conference and exhibition dealing with mobility and connectivity, MWC is a buzzing hive of innovation, leadership and disruption, especially in the realm of digital identity and biometrics. Today is the first day…

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BRIEF: A Mobile Payments Revolution?

BRIEF: A Mobile Payments Revolution?

Like the mobile biometrics revolution, the idea of mobile payments was initially met by a little bit of skepticism, with some wondering why consumers would want to abandon the payment cards and cash that they’re used to. Also like the mobile biometrics revolution, the mobile payments concept was really spearheaded by Apple, with its Apple…

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The Samsung Galaxy S9: What We Know (Or Think We Know) So Far

The Samsung Galaxy S9: What We Know (Or Think We Know) So Far

About a year after its release, it’s fair to say that Samsung did a great job with its Galaxy S8 devices. It helped to set a new design trend for smartphones that prioritized maximum screen space, and its use of iris scanning was an innovation that demonstrated how biometric authentication could be made even more…

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BRIEF: The Mobile ID Revolution

BRIEF: The Mobile ID Revolution

ID confirmation used to be a tedious and occasionally fraught process. Physical documents had to be handed over, and in some cases, particularly skillful forgeries could lead to fraud. But the mobile revolution has changed all that. Virtually every smartphone comes equipped with its own camera, offering consumers a means of capturing and uploading images…

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