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Money20/20: The Mobile ID Roundup

Money20/20: The Mobile ID Roundup

Last week, Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill was in Las Vegas for Money20/20, just about the biggest payments industry conference there is. Now having just successfully completed its third annual commerce industry event, Money20/20 has embraced biometrics and mobility. A massive amount of identity management news came out of the Las Vegas conference last…

Biometric Smart Card Prototype Ready Ahead of the Curve

Biometric Smart Card Prototype Ready Ahead of the Curve

The partnership between IDEX ASA and Card Tech has born fruit, in the form of a new Smart Card ready for mass production. The partnership started in July of this year, with biometric technology developer IDEX agreeing to provide fingerprint sensor technology to Card Tech for incorporation into a digital card, and now the companies…

POS Tech Provider Anticipating 2015 Regulations with Latest Products

POS Tech Provider Anticipating 2015 Regulations with Latest Products

Spire Payments, a provider of POS technology, has unveiled three new payment products as part of its SP line at this year’s Cartes 2014 conference. The SPu90 will provide merchants with a system that not only meets the latest security standards but also will enable a range of contactless payment options; the SPc5 will offer…

AGNITiO to Talk, Money to Walk, at Money20/20

AGNITiO to Talk, Money to Walk, at Money20/20

Voice biometrics company AGNITiO has announced that it will be an exhibitor at the Money20/20 conference. Taking place in Las Vegas this week, Money20/20 is the largest digital commerce conference in the world. AGNITiO will be on hand to demonstrate its Voice iD system, a voice authentication platform boasting of 99.9 percent accuracy and featuring…

Mobile Revolution in Full Swing in Arab States

Mobile Revolution in Full Swing in Arab States

GMSA, or Groupe Speciale Mobile Association – an advocacy group for mobile operators and their partners – has issued a new study indicating that over half of the population comprising the 19 markets of the Arab States is now subscribed to mobile devices. The study, entitled “Arab States: Mobile Economy 2014”, speculates that the situation…

Canada Would Have Provided Fertile Ground for Apple Pay to Grow

Canada Would Have Provided Fertile Ground for Apple Pay to Grow

Apple should have launched its Apple Pay service in Canada, says Ben Myers in an article on Techvibes. In the piece, which originally appeared on the Dx3 Digest, the communications and web analytics expert makes the compelling case that Canada already has the infrastructure in place to allow for speedy mass-adoption of Apple’s mobile payment…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Internet of Things and iPhone mCommerce

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Internet of Things and iPhone mCommerce

The first week of September was eventful in mobile identity management. Two news items teased the future of mobile point of sale payments, a webinar had us talking about privacy issues in biometrics and wearable tech started to enter the BYOD movement. On Thursday, in association with the International Biometrics and Identification Association and our…

Invisible Biometrics: BioCatch Mobile Exits Beta

Invisible Biometrics: BioCatch Mobile Exits Beta

Today, behavioral and cognitive biometrics company BioCatch announced that its BioCatch Mobile solution has exited the beta phase. The low friction biometric solution is designed with mobile banking security in mind, an aspect of mCommerce that can stand to increase adoption of smartphone financial transactions. BioCatch Mobile is an invisible biometric solution, offering persistent behind-the-scenes…

Road2BUP: Mobile ID World Summer Event Roundup

Road2BUP: Mobile ID World Summer Event Roundup

With its speakers already announced and registration still open, Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility at the Crossroads of Privacy and Commerce is less than three full weeks away. All summer, we at Mobile ID World, along with our sister site FindBiometrics, have been preparing with feature articles, blog posts and interviews intended to set the stage for…

Good Technology Announces Multifactor Authentication Framework

Good Technology Announces Multifactor Authentication Framework

Today secure mobility company Good Technology announced today a Trusted Authentication Framework that will allow developers and independent software vendors across its secured ecosystem to leverage multifactor authentication methods in their apps. Called the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform, this framework allows organizations the flexibility to choose whatever authentication is most appropriate for their particular…

Interview: Julia Webb, VP Marketing, Voice Vault

Peter O’Neill, president of Mobile ID World, had a chance to interview VoiceVault’s vice president of marketing, Juila Webb, about ViGo, the key drivers in mobile voice biometrics and what it means to create a solution targeted at the developer market.

What To Learn From The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sensor Spoof

What To Learn From The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sensor Spoof

“The biggest thing that can be learned from this break-in is that for the sake of public image, and also the peace of mind of potential biometric tech consumers, manufacturers of this technology need to put anti-spoofing and liveness detection on the top of their lists of things to develop.” Less than a week after…

Interview with Bruce Hanson, President & CEO, Credence ID

All of our products are much more focused on the civil and commercial marketplace than what has been available in the past. We think that programs such as voter ID and census programs, pension and welfare distribution, border control and refugee management are the programs that will be very important in the coming years in civil projects. Because of the openness of the platform, the devices can also be used by the military and law enforcement agencies for functions like base protection, criminal watch lists, site exploitation and detainee management systems. These groups are very excited by the lower costs than the current offerings.

No Fingerprint Sensor For HTC One M8, Does This Mean No Biometrics?

No Fingerprint Sensor For HTC One M8, Does This Mean No Biometrics?

“Before the release of the disruptive Apple iPhone 5S, research experts were convinced that these biometric SDKs would be the heralds of ubiquitous strong mobile ID. It appears that time is proving them at least partially right.” Today the Internet is abuzz with early reviews of the newest smartphone from Taiwanese handset maker HTC: the…

Mobile Security Literally In The Palm Of Your Hand

Mobile Security Literally In The Palm Of Your Hand

Fujitsu hopes to bring palm vein biometrics to smartphones, providing users with even greater choice in strong mobile authentication. When you think about strong mobile authentication, what do you picture? Chances are if you work for one of the numerous vendors in the biometric market landscape, you picture your scanner or reader of choice, embedded…

Bluetooth Fingerprint Biometrics, A Tri-Biometric Handheld, Multifactor Authentication From Microsoft – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 10-14

Bluetooth Fingerprint Biometrics, A Tri-Biometric Handheld, Multifactor Authentication From Microsoft – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 10-14

Accessibility has always been synonymous with mobility, and this past week at Mobile ID World there has been no shortage of news in regards to breaking down adoption barriers and eliminating user friction in terms of new authentication. Right away DigitalPersona announced the selection of its TouchChip TCS1 fingerprint sensor by Toplink Pacific Pte. for…

Interview with Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics

Interview with Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics   fB: Can we start off by hearing about your LES, Light Emitting Sensor technology and why it is so special? IB: Sure, great question.” LES is More” is our company tag line. LES stands for Light Emitting Sensor. Our LES sensors use electroluminescence film which, when your…

In the Beginning: Fingerprint Biometrics in Mobile ID

In the Beginning: Fingerprint Biometrics in Mobile ID

Now that the iPhone 5S and Touch ID have been released, I thought it would be fun to take you down memory lane regarding how mobile biometric (namely fingerprint) devices began to see success with key milestones along the way. It began in 1995 with a company known as Digital Biometrics, Inc. (DBI) commissioned by Harris…

Money2020: The Opening Keynote – Mobility, Innovation and the Current State of Commerce

Money2020: The Opening Keynote – Mobility, Innovation and the Current State of Commerce

Mobility and identity are often associated with payment protection, and rightly so. Every day the number of smartphone owners that use their mobile devices for financial purposes – be they banking, shopping or payment – is growing. And now that the password is being replaced by strong biometric authentication, those numbers will grow even faster,…

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