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FIDO Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

FIDO Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

There’s usually a pretty diverse range of topics encompassed in Mobile ID World’s top articles for the week, and while that’s true this time, there is also an undeniable through line: The FIDO Alliance and its standards dominate this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. The authentication standards body itself made news with…

HID Global Launches New Cloud-Based Credential Management Service

HID Global Launches New Cloud-Based Credential Management Service

“Our cloud service speeds and simplifies deployment with the broadest possible options for local and state governments, financial institutions and enterprises.” – Brad Jarvis, Vice President & Managing Director of Identity & Access Management Solutions, HID Global HID Global is rolling out a new Credential Management Service that will make it easier for enterprise clients…

HID Global’s Simple Verifier Speeds Up Age Checks with goID

HID Global’s Simple Verifier Speeds Up Age Checks with goID

HID Global has launched a new device that makes it easier for government agencies and private organizations to verify the ages of people with a mobile ID stored on their smartphone. The pocket-sized device is called the Simple Verifier, and it was designed to be compatible with IDs provided through the HID goID mobile identity…

MasterCard and Samsung Working Towards Device-Based Digital Identities

MasterCard and Samsung Working Towards Device-Based Digital Identities

‘The digital IDs would theoretically make it easier to open and access accounts in brick-and-mortar institutions like banks and digital business like social media or online retail…’ Mastercard and Samsung are teaming up to provide customers with secure digital identities that will be stored on people’s smartphones. The new IDs are designed for both in-person…

Interview: IDEMIA’s Civil Identity Head Matt Thompson on Mobile ID and Pearson VUE

Interview: IDEMIA’s Civil Identity Head Matt Thompson on Mobile ID and Pearson VUE

IDEMIA is a giant in the identity space, having been formed in 2017 with the merger of two of the biggest identity security specialists in the world, Oberthur Technologies and Safran Identity & Security. Nevertheless, the company has shown relentless dynamism in its operations, rolling out sophisticated new technologies over the last several months and…

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

A new report suggests Google is developing an “IdentityCredential” API aimed at allowing users to replace physical identification documents with secure digital versions that could be stored on Android devices. The tech giant is currently focusing on Digital Driver’s Licenses, but plans to expand the platform to other forms of documentation, up to and including…

IDEMIA is Bringing the Full ARENA Experience to MWC19

IDEMIA is Bringing the Full ARENA Experience to MWC19

IDEMIA will be giving guests the full VIP treatment at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month. The company has announced that it will be showcasing its ARENA Experience during the event, offering a glimpse at the stadium of the future and demonstrating how biometrics will transform the live event business in the…

App-based IAM Solutions Will Become More Common in the Workplace: Gartner

App-based IAM Solutions Will Become More Common in the Workplace: Gartner

In 2018, fewer than five percent of organizations used smartphones apps for identity and access management. That number is likely to skyrocket in the next few years: Gartner analysts are now predicting that 70 percent of organizations will implement such systems by the year 2022. The trend will allow employees to use their phones to…

WhatsApp to Finally Get Fingerprint Lock Feature: Report

WhatsApp to Finally Get Fingerprint Lock Feature: Report

“Once it officially goes live, users who activate it will be prompted to authenticate with a fingerprint scan every time they open the app.” WhatsApp engineers are working on a biometric authentication feature based on fingerprint recognition for Android users, according to a report from India’s Business Today. The report suggests that the biometric security…

Yoti Burnishes Reputation with Fair Tax Mark Accreditation

Yoti Burnishes Reputation with Fair Tax Mark Accreditation

“At Yoti we have a set of principles and independent Guardians to help us to operate in the right way. This includes being honest and accountable, seeking to do the right thing and being transparent in what we are doing and why.” – Robin Tombs, CEO, Yoti Yoti is further burnishing its credibility with the…

Mobile Payments Specialist Boku Acquires Danal, Inc.

Mobile Payments Specialist Boku Acquires Danal, Inc.

“The deal entails “a total consideration of $112 Million plus warrants,” according to a press release from the companies. It is expected to close by the year’s end.” Boku, a California-based mobile payments platform, is acquiring mobile authentication specialist Danal, Inc. The companies have signed an agreement for Boku to buy all of Danal’s outstanding…

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

“…Yoti’s Head of Social Impact, Ken Banks, explained that many charity organizations felt that technological solutions based on smartphones would actually hinder access to services, since many charity recipients will either not have the required hardware or technological literacy to confidently use the new tools.” Yoti has concluded its research on the digital identity needs…

Mastercard, Microsoft to Collaborate on Digital Identity Service

Mastercard, Microsoft to Collaborate on Digital Identity Service

“…their service will be focused on the areas of financial services, digital commerce, government services, and consumer-focused online services like music streaming and social media.” Mastercard and Microsoft have announced that they’re teaming up on a digital identity project. What exactly this project will entail is pretty vague at the moment. In a statement, the…

Danal Attains Comprehensive MNO Support for Mobile Identity Platform in UK

Danal Attains Comprehensive MNO Support for Mobile Identity Platform in UK

“The UK is a key market for Danal and more importantly for our customers. Moving to full market coverage is always a key milestone for us in each country. The expansion of UK coverage has already led to an increased demand for services, mirroring that of our market position in the US.” – Jim Greenwell,…

Gemalto Announces Mobile-Focused Digital ID Platform Based On Blockchain

Gemalto Announces Mobile-Focused Digital ID Platform Based On Blockchain

Gemalto has announced a new digital ID platform aimed at enabling end users to sign into a range of services with the same secure credentials. Dubbed the “Trust ID Network”, the platform is based on R3’s Corda, an enterprise-focused blockchain platform, helping to ensure the security of user data through decentralized storage. For end users,…

Indonesian Authorities Team with Digital Identity Platform to Improve Fuel Subsidy Program

Indonesian Authorities Team with Digital Identity Platform to Improve Fuel Subsidy Program

“With backing from the ID2020 digital identity alliance, the organizations are planning pilot projects that will assess how their new system can improve efficiency, transparency, and inclusivity for the National LPG Subsidy Program.” A new public-private partnership in Indonesia is looking to blockchain, biometrics, and mobile identity in order to improve the efficiency of a…

Yoti to Research Digital Identity Needs of UK Charities

Yoti to Research Digital Identity Needs of UK Charities

Yoti continues to feed its curiosity, announcing a new research project aimed at exploring the digital identity needs of charities in the United Kingdom. The research project carries forward the momentum of Yoti’s recent investigations in Africa and Southeast Asia, which found some compelling potential use cases for Yoti’s facial recognition-driven mobile ID technology, such…

Mobile Voting Platform Seeks to Ease Anxiety Ahead of Midterm Election Debut

Mobile Voting Platform Seeks to Ease Anxiety Ahead of Midterm Election Debut

Having stirred some anxiety with the news that its voting app would be used in this November’s midterm elections in West Virginia, Voatz is now seeking to reassure Americans that its platform is safe and secure. The two key pillars of the Voatz platform in terms of security are its use of biometrics and blockchain.…

Yoti’s Asia Research Reveals High Stakes of Identity Tech

Yoti’s Asia Research Reveals High Stakes of Identity Tech

Yoti continues to share insights from its research concerning grassroots nonprofits in the developing world, with its findings from  Asia pointing to the paramount importance of accurate identity solutions that protect privacy. Writing on the company’s blog, David Burton, a researcher with Glean, a consultancy that helped to carry out Yoti’s research, explains that the…

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