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5G, Smart Cities, FinTech, and Controversy in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

5G, Smart Cities, FinTech, and Controversy in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It’s been another widely varied week in Mobile ID World news, with the most popular stories concerning mobile and smart city infrastructure, FinTech, and some controversy from a major global identity project. Starting with infrastructure, this week brought the announcement that the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has called for public comment on 5G…

NXP Releases New MIFARE DESFire to Support Smart City Applications

NXP Releases New MIFARE DESFire to Support Smart City Applications

NXP has upgraded its offerings with the release of the MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC. The EV3 is the third iteration of the contactless MIFARE DESFire product, and introduces a slew of performance improvements to support a number of different smart city applications. To that end, the EV3 has a greater scanning range than its predecessors. It offers…

NEC Signs Smart City MoU with Government of New South Wales

NEC Signs Smart City MoU with Government of New South Wales

NEC will be embarking on a new smart city project in collaboration with the government of New South Wales (NSW). The initiative entails a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed between the two parties and the NEC Corporation’s NEC Australia subsidiary. The MoU specifically details plans for a Digital Safer and Smarter City environment,…

Oracle-ESI ThoughtLab Study Highlights Importance of Data for Smart Cities

Oracle-ESI ThoughtLab Study Highlights Importance of Data for Smart Cities

A survey conducted by Oracle and urban research consultancy ESI ThoughtLab was recently released highlighting the importance of cloud infrastructure in emerging Smart Cities. The report — titled “Building a Hyperconnected City” — surveyed 100 cities across the world, and was released at this year’s edition of the Smart Cities Expo World Congress. It projects…

Traces AI Introduces an Alternative to Face-Based Surveillance

Traces AI Introduces an Alternative to Face-Based Surveillance

A new Y Combinator startup called Traces AI is working on a surveillance alternative to facial recognition. The computer vision solution tracks people moving through crowds based on a number of other visual factors. “It’s a combination of different parameters,” explained Traces AI Co-Founder Veronika Yurchuk. “We can use your hair style, whether you have…

NEC Embraces Arm Standard for Smart City Security

NEC Embraces Arm Standard for Smart City Security

NEC is embracing an Arm standard for smart city security. The company has announced a partnership with Arm Limited that will revolve around the latter’s Arm Platform Security Architecture, or PSA. The standard concerns securely connecting devices in the Internet of Things, which is of course an area of overlap with smart city solutions, an…