Last week at Mobile ID World we saw Apple launch its first ever fingerprint biometrics enabled Macbook Pro. Meanwhile, we were at Money20/20 covering the year’s biggest FinTech news as the Internet of Things rounded out the headlines along with some new biometric smartphone launches.
Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile identity management:
Apple’s Touch ID MacBook Pro Announcement
The latest Apple keynote event unveiled the company’s latest biometrics-enabled hardware: the new MacBook Pro. Siri received an upgrade too, one focused on Apple TV. Now, the voice-based AI is aware of live sports events, and can respond to any commands given to her regarding currently airing games.
Here’s what’s new with Apple in the wake of the company’s latest announcements:
It looks like Samsung Pay is on its way to Canada this week, one of the four international markets expecting the mobile wallet to launch in its borders before 2016 is over. Last week we reported on Samsung’s plans to launch the platform in Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand before the start of 2017, while the company held a shareholder meeting and addressed the moves it’s making in the wake of its Galaxy Note7 recall.
We were in Las Vegas last week for Money 20/20, where Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill hosted the annual biometrics panel at the conference. The event has had a growing biometrics presence over the past four years, and last week it was clear that Moeny20/20 is where the big financial authentication news comes in the back half of the year. Visa and Mastercard each announced major integrations for their digital payments platforms, we saw a biometric credit card sporting a Fingerprint Cards sensor, the FIDO Alliance partnered with EMVCo, and many other major industry developments had all identity concerned eyes on Vegas last week. Take a look at some of the big mobile ID headlines out of this year’s Money20/20:
FinTech Outside of Vegas
The financial identity news wasn’t just confined to Las Vegas last week. Safran Identity & Security announced its own mPayment app, Aurionpro integrated ImageWare’s GoVerifyID platform into its Digital Bank DX kiosk, and PayPal announced that it’s coming to Facebook and Messenger. Meanwhile, we reported on new research from Javelin detailing how mobile purchases are soaring to new heights, and NuData made a case for behavioral biometrics by releasing numbers on the rise of mobile fraud.
Biometric Authentication Software
TOC Biometrics launched a biometric consent app last week, while EyeVerify updated the liveness detection for its Eyeprint ID solution. Jumio added facial recognition to its Netverify offering, and we reported on a partnership between BioConnect and VoiceVault.
Internet of Things
Last week we saw Microsoft’s Azure IoT division setting up an Internet of Things security oversight program while we looked ahead to this year’s IoT Solutions World Congress, where NEC will be showing off its shopper analytics platform which leverages face biometrics.
Fingerprint Smartphone Integrations
It’s just not a week in mobile ID without a few new mobile device fingerprint sensor integrations. Last week we saw BlackBerry launch its very first fingerprint sensor smartphone while Fingerprint Cards announced its sensors are shipping on new handsets from Xiaomi and Huawei. FPC isn’t only in the mobile device business, however, and with its Q3 interim report the company’s CEO mentioned that PCs are an obvious area of expansion for Fingerprint Cards.
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