With so many reasons to avoid thinking about the present state of affairs, this week’s most popular articles on Mobile ID World had readers looking to the future as various companies explored how emerging technologies could be used in new and impactful applications.
IDEMIA, for one, wants to give consumers new and convenient ways of making purchases. The company shared some recent consumer research indicating that there may be a growing appetite for wearable payment devices, and noted that its Mini Fob solution could be integrated into wristbands, watch straps, and a range of other form factors to enable this kind of functionality:
Contactless Tech is Opening New Opportunities in Wearable Payments: IDEMIA
Meanwhile, Onfido, a specialist in selfie-based onboarding and authentication, got readers’ attention with a look at some of the benefits and challenges of electronic voting. This is an area where mobile and biometric technologies can play an important role, and the electoral process is obviously top of mind for many Americans in the run-up to this year’s contentious election:
Onfido Explores Benefits of Electronic Voting
Readers also showed characteristic interest in some new Apple patent news this week. In this case, a patent application details eye-tracking technology for a Head Mounted Display – an intriguing area of interest for Apple’s engineers:
Apple Patent Application Details Eye Tracking Solution for VR Headsets
This week also brought some exciting news in the world of online dating, with The Meet Group platform announcing that it’s bringing a biometric identity verification system to its platform, care of FaceTec 3D Face Authentication. The dating scene might not be so hot right now amid the pandemic, but this technology means that users can at least start getting to know each with the confidence that verified users really are who they claim to be:
The End of Catfishing – The Meet Group Integrates FaceTec’s Biometrics for Safer Online Dating
Finally, a more urgent and immediate matter got a lot of attention from Mobile ID World readers: the National Institute of Standards and Technology unveiled a new “Phish Scale” to help organizations train employees to avoid phishing scams. The shift to online channels in the wake of COVID has led to serious concerns about fraud attempts like phishing attacks, and so the Phish Scale could prove to be a useful tool for a range of organizations:
NIST Aims to Raise Cybersecurity Awareness with ‘Phish Scale’
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.