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MWC 2015: Mobile Identity on Day One

MWC 2015: Mobile Identity on Day One

Mobile World Congress began today in Barcelona, Spain, and while last year biometrics had a substantial presence, 2015’s exhibition is placing digital identity at the center stage and Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill is right there where the action is. Day one of MWC 2015 brought with it an overwhelming number of exciting announcements,…

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…

MWC 2015: MasterCard Study Finds Consumers Continue to Warm to Mobile Payment

MWC 2015: MasterCard Study Finds Consumers Continue to Warm to Mobile Payment

Consumer attitudes toward mobile payments have shifted radically over the past two years, according to MasterCard researchers. Presenting the findings of their third annual Mobile Payments Study at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, MasterCard representatives said that consumers have a much more favorable view of mobile payments today. The study was based on social…

Beset on All Sides, Samsung Freezes Wages

Beset on All Sides, Samsung Freezes Wages

Samsung is freezing its employee wages for the first time since the Great Recession, according to a Reuters article. It’s widely seen as a cost-cutting move in the wake of recent struggles the company has faced, particularly in the mobile sector. While a spokesperson for the company declined to explain the rationale for the move,…

myPINpad Joins FIDO Alliance

myPINpad Joins FIDO Alliance

The FIDO Alliance has a new member in myPINpad, a consumer authentication solutions provider. In a press release, the company stated that “FIDO and myPINpad seek to solve one of the greatest challenges of modern computing – securing mobile authentication.” The company’s solution can work as a self-hosted solution or under a software as a…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Payments, Security, Innovation

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Payments, Security, Innovation

The past week at Mobile ID World was about payments, security and innovation. While Samsung made friends and alienated others in some mCommerce posturing, Microsoft fully committed to the next generation of authentication. Apple is potentially branching into connected car territory in a new way and this year’s upcoming SXSW festival is already shaping up…

White House Announces Support for Apple Pay

White House Announces Support for Apple Pay

The US government has announced that it will support Apple Pay, according to a Bloomberg Business article by Tim Higgins and Elizabeth Dexheimer. The announcement came from the White House last Friday, as Silicon Valley leaders gathered for the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit at Stanford University. Starting in September, users of Apple’s mobile devices will…

Microsoft Embraces FIDO Standards for Windows 10

Microsoft Embraces FIDO Standards for Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that it’s embracing FIDO standards for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Announced in a post by Dustin Ingalls on the Windows blog, the security move will see the OS adhere to FIDO 2.0 specifications. The announcement came last week after the company participated in the United States White House Cybersecurity and…

Internet of Things Poses Serious Threat to Privacy

Internet of Things Poses Serious Threat to Privacy

The Internet of Things poses a serious danger to privacy, writes Hamza Shaban in an article for The Verge. Reporting on the US Federal Trade Commission’s recent report, Shaban worries that the commission’s recommendations do not go far enough to protect consumers. Shaban’s main concern is not usual issue of potential government abuse of new…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Healthcare, Location, Competition

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Healthcare, Location, Competition

This week at Mobile ID World we began our month long examination of the BYOD movement and how biometrics can bring efficiency to the workplace. Meanwhile in the industry news section Apple entered some new territory, Android devices had their own share of complex developments, we saw some exciting new and innovative solutions, and healthcare…

Location of Things: Pixie Connects And Identifies Physical Objects

Location of Things: Pixie Connects And Identifies Physical Objects

The Internet of Things might be the next major world changing space in terms of connectivity and mobility, but in its current state there aren’t many consumer applications that can help familiarize the general public with the major benefits that M2M can bring to everyday life. Connected cars and wearable tech are almost accessible to…

Will Touch ID Migrate to the Touch Screen?

Will Touch ID Migrate to the Touch Screen?

A new patent application recently filed by Apple describes an exciting possible future for the Cupertino company’s biometric Touch ID feature. According to AppleInsider, the new patent application describes how a fingerprint sensor might find itself built into the display of future Apple mobile devices. The patent for “Fingerprint Sensor in an Electronic Device”, will…

BYOD Month: The Primer

BYOD Month: The Primer

When it comes to the ideal use of mobile identity management technology the name of the game is security plus convenience. On a user level, mobility is a life-changing paradigm shift, allowing for online operations that used to require a notebook or desktop computer anywhere under the umbrella of cellular reception. Taking those operations on…

Economist Study Reveals Optimism About Mobile Tech in Healthcare Industry

Economist Study Reveals Optimism About Mobile Tech in Healthcare Industry

A new study by the Economist indicates that healthcare professionals believe mobile technology could have a transformative effect on their industry. The study surveyed 144 “healthcare leaders” around the world, and was conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit. For anyone who’s been following the mobile revolution in healthcare, the findings won’t be much of a surprise,…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Smart Cities, Smartphones, Smart Organizations

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Smart Cities, Smartphones, Smart Organizations

This week at Mobile ID World consumer facing technology was the name of the game. Apple was all over the news and mCommerce continued to capture the industry’s attention. The Internet of Things still remains a fixture this week too, making good on continued speculation that 2015 is the year of M2M. Here is how…

Flexpoint Enjoys a Day in Veristride’s Shoes

Flexpoint Enjoys a Day in Veristride’s Shoes

Flexpoint Sensor Systems is celebrating the acclaim its technology received at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Technically, the acclaim went to another company, Veristride, but this isn’t a matter of Flexpoint wishing it was in Veristride’s shoes – its technology literally was in the award-winning shoes Veristride had on display at the show. Veristride makes…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Entering The Post Password Paradigm

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Entering The Post Password Paradigm

This week at Mobile ID World we saw continued interest in the machine to machine network better known as the Internet of Things while newly released biometric software began to herald a new era of consumer facing authentication solutions just in time for those embarrassed by their contribution to 2014’s most commonly used passwords (which…

EyeLock Appoints New Senior VP Of Mobile and Wearables

EyeLock Appoints New Senior VP Of Mobile and Wearables

Iris recognition company EyeLock announced today that it has appointed a new senior vice president of Mobile and Wearables: Steve Gerber. In this new role, Gerber will be responsible for leading the development of mobile platforms and wearable solutions that leverage EyeLcoks’ biometric iris recognition technology. Iris recognition has been a popular topic in the…

Apple May Be Developing iPad Stylus

Apple May Be Developing iPad Stylus

Apple will probably release a stylus accessory for its upcoming iPad Pro, according to an AppleInsider article by Katie Marsal. The prediction is based largely on speculation from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who Marsal calls a “well-placed industry analyst with a strong track record in predicting the company’s future product plans.” According to the…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Products, Projections and Partners

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Products, Projections and Partners

This week our sister site FindBiometrics underwent some major changes, launching its rebranded image and sparking some critical conversations in identity management. Here at Mobile ID World we reported on how mobility and next generation identity management is affecting everything from law enforcement to 3D printed cars. Here’s a look at the top news stories…

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