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Samsung Mobile Device on Sale for £3

Samsung Mobile Device on Sale for £3

A Samsung mobile phone is now available for only £3, according to a Yahoo! News article by Rob Waugh. The thing is, it’s just a flip phone. The Samsung E1270, currently on sale through Rakuten, is not a smartphone. It is, in the parlance of millennials, a dumbphone. It doesn’t offer Wi-Fi. It doesn’t have a…

Apple to Promote Gold Smartwatch with Sycophancy

Apple to Promote Gold Smartwatch with Sycophancy

Apple is rolling out the red carpet for its gold Apple Watch customers, reports Joshua Barrie in a Business Insider article. The company will be elaborately pampering those individuals who are interested in buying the luxury version of its smartwatch, which could cost as much as $17,000 USD. The company has set up a special…

News Roundup: The Internet of Things Is Changing Identity

News Roundup: The Internet of Things Is Changing Identity

This week at Mobile ID World, in the featured articles section, we took a look at how the recent focus on expanding the Internet of Things (IoT, M2M) has been changing the identity conversation. The industry news was appropriately themed in this manner, with IoT and connected cars dominating the discourse this week. Fingerprint news…

SRI’s Iris Biometrics to Appear in Samsung Mobile Devices

SRI’s Iris Biometrics to Appear in Samsung Mobile Devices

SRI International’s Iris on the Move (IOM) technology is about to see a number of integrations into mobile products. The company’s iris-scanning technology has been licensed to Samsung and will initially appear in the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet before finding other integrations. According to SRI, the product will be introduced in the SIA…

MedImpact Uses Nok Nok Labs’ Biometric Tech to Replace Physicians’ Passwords

MedImpact Uses Nok Nok Labs’ Biometric Tech to Replace Physicians’ Passwords

MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. has announced plans to implement a biometric authentication system in its platform. The US-based pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company will use Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite to secure its Physician Access Portal with FIDO-ready fingerprint authentication. MedImpact’s Physician Access Portal essentially provides medical practitioners with an easy-to-use digital means of…

EgisTec Providing Biometrics for Acer Cloud Platform

EgisTec Providing Biometrics for Acer Cloud Platform

Taiwan-based Egis Technology Inc. (EgisTec) has teamed up with Acer to bring biometric fingerprint sensor technology to Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud ecosystem. EgisTec’s YuKey SmartBand will provide the means by which users will authenticate to access Acer’s BYOC. Recently showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the YuKey SmartBand is, of course, a wearable…

Report: Huge Potential For Mobile Government Services

Report: Huge Potential For Mobile Government Services

Growth consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has released a new report on mobile eID programs. The report, entitled “Transforming National eID Programs and Services into a Mobile Success Story”, predicts that by 2018, government sector ICT spending will amount to about $441 billion USD. It’s a huge market, with North America driving it, accounting for…

Authentify and LifeMed ID Team Up to Offer Patient ID Platform

Authentify and LifeMed ID Team Up to Offer Patient ID Platform

Mobile authentication specialist Authentify, Inc. has teamed up with LifeMed ID, a healthcare patient identity management solutions provider, to develop a new mobile patient ID system. Their new “Better Together” solution is designed to improve both security and ease of access in the areas of medical record access, payment processing, insurance verification, and, of course,…

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

Germany-based biometrics developer DERMALOG is showing off its wares at the CeBIT conference on IT and digital business. The company is keen to show off its newest product, a fully-automated biometric eGate, but it also displaying some other notable technological offerings. DERMALOG’s BiometricGate is the company’s latest product. The system uses 3D facial recognition technology…

ImageWare Partners with Extenua to Offer Secure Enterprise Cloud Storage

ImageWare Partners with Extenua to Offer Secure Enterprise Cloud Storage

Biometric authentication solutions provider ImageWare Systems has teamed up with Extenua, Inc., an enterprise cloud storage specialist, to develop a new cloud storage system for enterprise applications. The companies are calling their Cloud2Drive system “the first end-to-end enterprise secure cloud storage, data encryption and multi-modal biometric identity management platform for office and mobile devices.” It’s…

Mobile Biometrics Could Revolutionize Epidemiology

Mobile Biometrics Could Revolutionize Epidemiology

A biometrics researcher believes that the biometric technology available in smartphones could revolutionize epidemiology, according to a Mashable article by Karissa Bell. The prediction came from Dr. Leslie Saxon, founder of the Center for Body Computing at USC, who was part of a panel discussion on wearable technology at this year’s SXSW cultural festival. Essentially,…

Apple Bringing Big Biometric Data To Medical Research

Apple Bringing Big Biometric Data To Medical Research

Yesterday’s Apple event in Cupertino, California, sparked a lot of excitement mostly thanks to the Apple Watch announcement. The wearable iPhone peripheral was priced, given a release date in ten countries, and demonstrated in a way that made smart watches finally seem essential to the future of consumer technology. That said, Apple made an arguably…

Prestigio to Include Intel Security True Key in Mobile Devices

Prestigio to Include Intel Security True Key in Mobile Devices

Consumer electronics developer Prestigio has announced that it’s going to be one of the first mobile device makers to integrate Intel Security’s True Key application for products rolling out across the EMEA market. The company is going to debut the app on its Android smartphones and tablets in Russia. True Key is a security platform…

MWC 2015: Day 2 – Accessibility and The Connected Globe

Today was day two of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, where Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill is investigating the identity management industry presence. Facebook and Google both held presentations today, and the topic that had everyone talking was accessibility. Where as yesterday we were concerned with digital identity and the GSMA’s Mobile Connect platform we…

MWC 2015: New Cyberphone Offers “Military-Grade Security”

MWC 2015: New Cyberphone Offers “Military-Grade Security”

A new high-security line of smartphones has been unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The Cyberphone line of mobile devices comes by way of digital security firm 1DataWorld, Inc., and Macate Group Corporation, a tech company specializing in security and communication software and hardware. The first model, 1DW LF1, will hit the market in…

New Report Looks at Boom in Smart Medical Tech

New Report Looks at Boom in Smart Medical Tech

Market research firm Research and Markets has issued a new report on the technological advancements underway in “smart healthcare”. The report, entitled “Short-range Wireless Communications Technologies and Their Applications in Smart Healthcare”, sheds light on what the researchers call a boom in the production of smart, mobile, and personalized medical electronics. The process has been underway…

MWC 2015: EyeVerify to Fully Integrate Tech into AirWatch Platform

MWC 2015: EyeVerify to Fully Integrate Tech into AirWatch Platform

More details have emerged about the integration of EyeVerify technology into the AirWatch EMM platform announced last week. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, EyeVerify is now confirming that its Eyeprint ID technology has been integrated into the AirWatch app SDK and the iOS-based AirWatch Chat, and will have further deployments later in Q1.…

MWC 2015: BIO-key Demonstrates Mobile Multifactor Authentication

MWC 2015: BIO-key Demonstrates Mobile Multifactor Authentication

Mobile World Congress kicked off today in Barcelona, Spain, and BIO-key International is there demonstrating the latest advances in its mobile authentication ecosystem. Additionally, the biometric technology company is also showcasing InterDigital’s Multi-Factor Authentication Server (MFAS). InterDigital’s MFAS is custom built to meet consumer authentication needs for large scale over the top service providers, including…

AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs Partner to Deliver FIDO Ready Mobile Tech

AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs Partner to Deliver FIDO Ready Mobile Tech

Voice biometrics developer AGNITiO and FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs (NNL) have teamed up to offer a FIDO Ready solution adhering to the Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) protocol. The announcement comes in anticipation of next week’s Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. FIDO’s UAF specification refers to the passwordless authentication concept, in which a use can…

BYOD Month: 3 Essential Considerations in BYOD

BYOD Month: 3 Essential Considerations in BYOD

The BYOD phenomenon in the workplace is an interesting beast. While throwing mobility into the mix at work offers a great amount of potential for efficiency, it also presents a huge vulnerability in terms of information flow and cyber security. What’s more is that mobility can and will enter a workplace whether it has a…

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