Apple and authentication dominate the headlines in this week’s roundup of the top Mobile ID World stories. We also take a look at FIDO’s upcoming virtual event and a government-backed biometric onboarding system in the Middle East.
In our first story, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has partnered with the Ministry of the Interior in the United Arab Emirates. The partnership gives ADIB access to the Ministry’s facial recognition database, which in turn allows the bank to match new users to that database during onboarding. The utility is similar to other selfie-based systems, but it stands out by connecting straight to a government source when verifying someone’s identity:
The FIDO Alliance has released the speaker lineup for its Virtual Authenticate Summit on September 23. The latest iteration of the quarterly series will focus on internal and public-facing use cases of FIDO authentication technology in a government setting:
Neustar and TRUSTID have agreed to drop their patent infringement lawsuit against Prove, and Prove has agreed to become a Neustar and TRUSTID customer. Prove will specifically be deploying Neustar and TRUSTID’s call authentication technology, which turns someone’s mobile device into a secure authentication token to help businesses verify that person’s identity:
A new survey suggests that the vast majority (over 80 percent) of Android users will not consider switching to the iPhone 13 when the Apple phone hits the market. The public disinterest has increased in the past year, with users citing the lack of a fingerprint sensor and the iPhone’s poor customizability options as their primary reasons for avoiding the device:
Finally, Apple has confirmed that the US Transportation Security Administration will recognize its mobile IDs at US airports, and that it is working with several states to create mobile driver’s licenses using the same technology. The mobile IDs will be stored in the iPhone Wallet App, and will be able to be used in lieu of physical ID cards for proof of identity in the relevant situations:
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