Last week at Mobile ID World we saw Google commit to killing the password, a slew of biometric tablets, and fingerprint focused headlines in the news. In the meantime, our sister site, FindBiometrics, held the latest entry in its renowned expert webinar series, and we also got a glimpse of a nascent connected car biometrics market.
Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile identity management.
Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World
Last Wednesday, our sister site FindBiometrics hosted the latest entry in its long running series of expert webinars, Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World. The webcast, which can be viewed in full at the link below, has the industry’s top voice recognition experts discussing everything from biometrics in call centers to how voiceprint authentication is changing artificial intelligence applications. Speaking of which, last week we also saw speculation concerning Apple’s forthcoming smart home hub, which (if rumors are true) will feature Siri voice command coupled with facial recognition.
Paying And Identity
Apple Pay scored support from major banks in Singapore last week, while NuData partnered with NAORCA in order to prevent retail fraud with behavioral biometrics. Visa made the payments news last week too, helping to launch the new MatrixHCE platform developed by INSIDE Secure.
Last week we looked back on the more identity-centric news items from the recent Google I/O conference. Google was also in the post-password tech news with reports that the company will be nixing passwords on Android by the end of 2016.
Tablets were making headlines last week, with Synaptics announcing a new touch controller tailored specifically for the larger-end mobile devices. Credence ID launched its new CredenceTAB biometric tablet while attending ID4 Africa, and Samsung launched its own biometric tablet—one that features iris scanning and is intended for use in India’s Aadhaar program.
In fingerprint biometrics news last week we saw impressive Q1 2016 results form NEXT Biometrics while rumors swirled about the potential inclusion of Touch ID on the upcoming MacBook Pro. Precise Biometrics made the news too, having hit a major integration milestone: the company’s algorithm software has been built into 100 smartphones.
Safran Identity & Security
Having recently rebranded under its parent group name, the company formerly known as Morpho and now called Safran Identity & Security, made mobile ID headlines last week. While promoting its efforts in helping transition US based merchants over to the EMV standard essential for next gen payments, Safran also gave an update on its work with other industry leaders in establishing SIM security standards.
A new report from KBV Research shed light on the nascent automotive biometric access market in the LAMEA region. In other research news, last week also had us once again noting the mass disenchantment of end users with passwords thanks to a new survey that showed a majority of respondents wishing for more advanced and convenient authentication options.
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