News Roundup: Heading To Barcelona For Biometrics

Last week we, along with the mobile ID industry, prepared for this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. As usual, we will be bringing you live coverage from the event, but in the meantime prepare yourself for this week’s festivities by taking a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity:

Heading To Barcelona For Biometrics and More

News Roundup: Heading To Barcelona For BiometricsMobile ID and biometric technology have been playing a more prominent role at Mobile World Congress over the past few years, and MWC 2017 will be no exception. Last week we got a sneak peek at what to expect from ImageWare, Oberthur Technologies, MePIN, Goodix, and Suprema—the last of which will be launching its BioSign 2.0 solution at the event. Read the articles below to prepare for MWC and stay tuned for our live coverage throughout the week.

Mobile ID World Is Gearing-Up For Live Mobile World Congress Coverage

ImageWare to Showcase SAP HANA Cloud Integration at MWC

OT, Sierra Wireless to Showcase LPWA M2M Solutions at MWC

Upgraded MePIN Platform To Be Showcased At MWC

Goodix To Unveil New Technology at MWC

Suprema To Launch BioSign 2.0 at Mobile World Congress


News Roundup: Heading To Barcelona For BiometricsAn Illinois federal court judge ruled that compelling suspects to unlock fingerprint-protected smartphones violated the fifth amendment, we reported last week. Meanwhile reports surfaced of another Apple patent describing in-display Touch ID technology, and Meitu launched a new handset featuring a fingerprint sensor from FPC. Check out all of that and more fingerprint biometrics news at the links below:

Compelled Fingerprint Scan Ruled as Self-Incriminating: Federal Court

Another Patent Points to In-Display Touch ID

Fingerprint Cards is Looking for a New Chief Financial Officer

Meitu T8 Features Fingerprint Cards’ FPC1235 Sensor

Facial Recognition

News Roundup: Heading To Barcelona For BiometricsLast week news surfaced that Apple has acquired yet another facial recognition company. Meanwhile, Safran Identity & Security announced upgraded liveness detection for its Selfie-Check solution, BioID opened its facial recognition technology to Android, and more. Check out last week’s top stories dealing with facial recognition:

New Selfie-Check SDK Offers Improved Liveness Detection

BioID Offers Android Version of Facial Recognition System, Plus Source Code for Devs

Apple Buys Another Facial Recognition Firm, RealFace

Jumio Reports Considerable Growth with TIaaS Platform

mCommerce Inclusion

News Roundup: Heading To Barcelona For BiometricsMasterCard launched a vendor directory last week as it aims to expand and promote its Masterpass digital payments platform. Visa has expansion on the mind too, announcing last week that it expects its Visa Token Service to reach 12 European markets before the end of 2017.

Visa Token Service to Reach 12 European Markets by End of Year

Mastercard Aims to Expand Masterpass Reach with Vendor Directory

Internet of Things and Beyond

News Roundup: Heading To Barcelona For BiometricsConnectivity and identity made headlines last week as Oberthur racked up MTPS certification for its PEARL by OT secure element solution from regulatory authorities in China. Meanwhile, Safran Identity & Security announced a new IoT security solution called IoThrive.

Safran Announces IoThrive End-to-End IoT Security Solution

New Certification Opens China Market for Oberthur’s Embedded Secure Element Solution


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