Google, Selfie Authentication, 5G and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Another richly varied week in mobile identity news is once again reflected in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. Topics covered in this group span across security keys, FinTech, 5G, and more.

The most popular story of the week comes as little surprise. Google had announced an open source initiative aimed at helping third party vendors to build their own security keys using Nordic chip dongles – a move that is sure to have an impact both on end users’ security and the security key business:

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

In FinTech news, the selfie authentication trend continued this week with the news that CIMB Bank Philippines is opting to take advantage of this technology from Jumio. The biometric authentication specialist has made a name for itself in the LATAM financial services market in particular, and this latest deal would appear to solidify its strong position:

Jumio Provides Mobile Onboarding for CIMB Bank Philippines

Meanwhile, the 5G future continued to emerge with Orange France’s decision to go with Ericsson technology for 5G radio access networks in three major regions in the country. It’s the latest big step by a telecom toward major 5G deployments:

Orange France Chooses Ericsson for 5G Infrastructure

Returning to anti-fraud tech, Mobile ID World readers proved to be interested in a somewhat unusual application of identity verification technology – this time at car dealerships:

Car Dealerships Fight Fraud with Intellicheck Identity Verification

Finally, readers showed sustained interest in a bit of news from last week, when the GSMA announced measures it was taking to help guard attendees of this month’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona event against the threat of coronavirus:

GSMA Takes Measures Against Coronavirus


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.