News Roundup: The Evolution of Mobile Identity

Last week at Mobile ID World, face biometrics took center stage as we continued to count down the days to the upcoming live webinar event, From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape. Mobile wallets made their share of headlines too, while our industry coverage was rounded out by IoT, two-factor, and fingerprint news.

Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity:

Talking Evolution and Identity

News Roundup: The Evolution of Mobile IdentityThis Wednesday at 11 AM EDT join our sister site FindBiometrics and a formidable lineup of guest experts including David Pollington, Head Of Applications & Services, GSMA, and Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity, for a one-of-a-kind webinar event concerning the new mobile biometrics market. Looking ahead in the event calendar, One World Identity announced its headlining keynote speaker which is sure to turn some heads: Edward Snowden will open the conference delivering his talk remotely from Russia.

From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape

K(NO)W Identity Conference Announces Edward Snowden as Keynote Speaker

Face Biometrics

News Roundup: The Evolution of Mobile IdentityLast week we published an interview with FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy about his company’s innovative ZoOm facial recognition solution. Face biometrics made industry headlines too, with Jumio announcing two Netverify integrations, reports that the facial modality might soon come to Samsung Pay, and Nok Nok Labs asserting that it is ready for Apple’s taek on facial recognition when it inevitably launches as a feature on a future iPhone.

INTERVIEW: Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec

Car-Sharing App to Use Jumio for User Authentication

Jumio TIaS Solution to Help Secure B2B Auction Platform

Nok Nok Labs, FIDO Ready for iPhone Facial Recognition

Galaxy S8 to Use Facial Recognition to Confirm Samsung Pay Transactions: Report

Fingerprints and Smartphones

News Roundup: The Evolution of Mobile IdentityNew leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 were raising eyebrows last week, the photos showing a curious new placement of the device’s fingerprint sensor. Fingerprint Cards, meanwhile, announced that its technology is featured on a new handset from Oppo, and the company also issued a statement withdrawing its revenue guidance for 2017, citing short term market challenges.

Oppo Sticks with FPC Sensor for Latest Device

Galaxy S8’s Fingerprint Sensor is Right Next to Its Camera

FPC is Reigning-in its Previously High Expectations for 2017

Internet of Things, AI, and Wearable Tech

News Roundup: The Evolution of Mobile IdentityAlexa made headlines last week with Amazon announcing that the virtual assistant can take Amazon Prime Now orders via voice command. We also reported on how Amazon’s Siri competitor is making its way into iOS devices via its mobile app. In the world of wearables, Samsung announced that it has added LTE connectivity to the Gear S3 Classic smartwatch,  and looking to the big connected picture, the buzz out of CeBIT 2017 in Hannover was the IoT driven Society 5.0 concept.

Here are last week’s top stories in hyper-connectivity:

Alexa Can Take Prime Now Orders – from Chips to Cough Syrup, and Even Alcohol

Amazon Brings Alexa Behind Enemy Lines Via Mobile App

Japanese and European Consortiums Team Up for Society 5.0 at CeBIT

Samsung Brings LTE Connectivity to the Smartwatch

Post-Password Thinking

News Roundup: The Evolution of Mobile IdentityA new survey shows that Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers are all ready to move beyond password authentication. Moving in step with this post-password wave, Instagram took the first step by offering two-factor security on its app.

Two-Factor Authentication Comes to Instagram

Multiple Generations Agree It’s Time To Move Beyond Passwords

Mobile Wallets

News Roundup: The Evolution of Mobile IdentityAndroid Pay is now supported by Etsy, we reported last week. Apple Pay scored more support too, in the US, China, and Australia, while Samsung Pay received Amex support in India. Speaking of Samsung and FinTech, last week we reported on the company’s efforts with Ingenico and Smartlink to create a new contactless payment solution.

Android Pay Gets In-App Support on Etsy

Apple Pay Gets More Support in US, China, Australia

Samsung, Smartlink, and Ingenico Introduce CCP Contactless Payments Solution

Samsung Pay Gets Amex Support in India


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