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Apple Promotes Transparency, Biometric Security with New Credit Card

Apple Promotes Transparency, Biometric Security with New Credit Card

“The Apple Card number is stored on the iPhone’s Secure Element, and purchases made with the virtual card are authorized biometrically through either Face ID or Touch ID.” Apple has officially launched its new credit card, the Apple Card, in the US. Virtual versions of the card will be hitting users’ digital Apple Wallets today,…

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Goodix to Acquire NXP’s Voice and Audio Tech Business

Goodix to Acquire NXP’s Voice and Audio Tech Business

Goodix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) business. The deal includes offices in Europe and Asia as well as intellectual property holdings related to VAS. Having established itself as an important supplier of fingerprint scanning solutions for smartphones, including the in-display sensor technology that is currently…

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Samsung Takes Spotlight in Mobile-heavy Week on MIDW

Samsung Takes Spotlight in Mobile-heavy Week on MIDW

It was a mobile-heavy week on Mobile ID World – at least with respect to our most popular articles. Biometric authentication proved to be an important theme among those stories, and as for individual companies in the news, Samsung spent the most time in the spotlight. That’s thanks in large part to the company’s latest…

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Apple Outlines Expansive Deployments of Mobile Student ID Tech

Apple Outlines Expansive Deployments of Mobile Student ID Tech

In the wake of HID Global’s announcement that its technology would help students at South Carolina’s Clemson University to use virtual student ID cards on their iPhones and Apple Watches, Apple has revealed that it’s working to bring this functionality to many more colleges and universities this autumn. Not only Clemson University, but also Georgetown…

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IDEX Biometric Card Enrollment Sleeve Beats Accuracy Standards in Certification Testing

IDEX Biometric Card Enrollment Sleeve Beats Accuracy Standards in Certification Testing

IDEX Biometrics is celebrating its success in another third party test of its biometric technology for payment cards. This time, the test specifically concerned IDEX’s on-card remote enrollment sleeve, a receptacle designed to receive a payment card and to then register the cardholders’ fingerprint data on the card. The solution is aimed at allowing end…

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Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android phones. To use the feature, users must link their phone to their Google account, at which point they can use the fingerprint sensor on their device to prove their identity and log in. For the moment, biometric authentication is only available…

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Money Was the Theme of the Week in MIDW’s Top Stories

Money Was the Theme of the Week in MIDW’s Top Stories

Looking back on this week’s most popular articles on Mobile ID World, it’s clear that money was the big theme. Breaking that broad theme down further, a major topic was digital wallets. Mezu and Mastercard announced a new digital debit card for mobile payments, and a cryptocurrency wallet revealed some hard evidence of the security…

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Egis Integrated Precise Biometrics Software Into In-display Solution

Egis Integrated Precise Biometrics Software Into In-display Solution

“The integration is poised to capitalize on an important trend in the mobile biometrics market, with a growing number of smartphone brands looking to in-display fingerprint scanning as the next evolution in smartphone fingerprint authentication.” Two months after announcing that it had established a licensing agreement with “a leading fingerprint sensor supplier from Asia,” Precise…

Jumio Posts Record Q2 Results

“Our focus on verification accuracy, speed and innovation is helping us meet the needs of modern enterprises who need a reliable means of proving that someone is who they claim to be online.” Jumio is celebrating the largest sales quarter in the company’s history after sales jumped 45 percent over the same quarter one year…

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FacePhi Finds Another Argentinian Banking Partner

FacePhi Finds Another Argentinian Banking Partner

FacePhi has found yet another partner for its onboarding services in Argentina. The facial recognition specialist has formed a partnership with Banco del Sol, the online banking arm of the country’s Sancor Seguros group, which will be deploying FacePhi’s SelphID solution for customer onboarding and authentication. Argentina has proved to be a lucrative market for…

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FTC Hits Facebook with $5 Billion Fine and New Regulations

FTC Hits Facebook with $5 Billion Fine and New Regulations

The US Federal Trade Commission has formally levied a historic $5 billion fine against Facebook for violating a 2012 FTC order related to user privacy, concluding a lengthy investigation that began in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The FTC determined that Facebook had been misleading its users and sharing personal information with third…

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Visa to Promote Biometric, Mobile Payment Tech at Tokyo Olympics

Visa to Promote Biometric, Mobile Payment Tech at Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are just a year away, and as the Olympic Games’ Worldwide Payment Technology Partner, Visa is once again gearing up to promote cutting-edge payments technologies among attendees and even participants. Working with its partners, the financial services giant promoted the use of wearable payment devices – including a wristband…

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NXP, Partners Celebrate CAST Certification for Biometric Cards Module

NXP, Partners Celebrate CAST Certification for Biometric Cards Module

NXP has become the first player in the emerging biometric payment cards market to reach an important milestone, announcing that its Secure Processing Module for fingerprint-on-card technology has become the first such solution to attain certification through Mastercard’s Compliance Assessment and Security Testing, or CAST, program. A Secure and Efficient Solution NXP says its module…

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From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

There’s always a lot going on in the diverse world of mobile identity and digital security, but this weeks’ roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles really runs a topical gamut. Smart cards, for example, continue to be a hot topic as various stakeholders ramp up toward cutting-edge new solutions like biometric payment cards:…

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After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

“In addition to helping to ensure safe driving, the DSW system is also capable of performing driver identification, and could be used to trigger personalization of in-car settings.” Just a few months after its investment in computer vision specialist Deep Glint, automotive components supplier Hyundai Mobis has announced a new Driver State Warning (DSW) system…

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Top Stories: In-car Payments and Other Cutting-edge Technologies

Top Stories: In-car Payments and Other Cutting-edge Technologies

In keeping with the general theme of Mobile ID World, this week’s most popular articles were, for the most part, concerned with new, emerging, and future technologies – not to mention one particularly hot trend in today’s payments industry. That trend is the evolution of payments from cash to digital, contactless mechanisms that offer greater…

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New NIST Draft Plan Seeks to Establish AI Standards

New NIST Draft Plan Seeks to Establish AI Standards

“Those standards will serve as the foundation for future AI development…” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is asking the public to weigh in on a new draft plan intended to promote the development of industry standards for Artificial Intelligence. The document was released as part of the American AI Initiative, which seeks…

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World Cup Analysis from Visa Shows Consumer Shift to Contactless Payments

World Cup Analysis from Visa Shows Consumer Shift to Contactless Payments

During the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Visa found that fans across the host cities in France made purchases using contactless payment technology 51 percent of the time. The financial services giant, which is FIFA’s Official Payment Services Partner, says these purchases were performed using a variety of mechanisms, including smartphones, wristbands…

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Mobile ID Top Stories: Digital Access, Fingerprints, and ID4Africa

Mobile ID Top Stories: Digital Access, Fingerprints, and ID4Africa

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories offers another diverse lineup, but a couple of key themes can be discerned. One is digital access. Readers were interested in the news that Yoti had teamed up with age verification specialist AgeID to regulate access to ‘adult websites’ in the UK, and were also keen…

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