First Quarter 2017 Statement of the Gemalto Liquidity Contract

By | April 10, 2017

Amsterdam, April 10, 2017 – Gemalto N.V. (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO, “Gemalto”) hereby reports on the transactions carried out under the Gemalto liquidity contract independently managed by Exane BNP Paribas. During the first quarter of 2017, i.e. from January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017 (included), the following transactions were carried out by Exane BNP Paribas under the liquidity contract: 440,132… Read More »

NXP Semiconductors Announces the Timing of the Release of First Quarter 2017 Results

By | April 10, 2017

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, April 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced it will release its first quarter 2017 financial results after the close of extended trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. NXP will not hold an earnings call nor provide forward guidance for the second quarter of 2017 due… Read More »

Philippines – BSP Eyes ‘Hard Deadline’ for Shift to Chip Cards

By | April 10, 2017

The central bank said it would soon set a “hard deadline” for banks to switch to a more secure EMV chip technology for automated teller machine and credit cards from the vulnerable magnetic stripe technology. The EMV or Europay Mastercard Visa is the global standard for chip-based credit and debit transactions that makes its difficult for fraudsters to… Read More »

Aadhaar Is A Civil Liberties Issue: What India Can Learn From Countries That Resisted Biometric Databases

By | April 10, 2017

Despite several concerns over the Aadhaar database, the Government is increasingly making the card a necessity for the daily lives of Indians. There is little choice for citizens who want to avoid giving their biometric data to the Government. Applying for a PAN card, filing income tax returns, getting a drivers license, and using a SIM card will all… Read More »

Indonesia’s Parliament Allegedly Embezzles Over $170M From Planned National ID Program

By | April 10, 2017

Indonesia’s notoriously corrupt parliament is embroiled in scandal after two officials were arrested for their part in skimming more than $170M from the country’s digital ID card program. In an indictment handed down last month, the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission accused two senior home ministry officials of facilitating payouts benefiting more than 37 lawmakers and high-ranking government officers,… Read More »

G&D – Change of Leadership in the Mobile Security Business Unit

By | April 10, 2017

Munich, April 10, 2017 – Stefan Auerbach, Head of the Mobile Security business unit and Member of the Management Board of Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), is leaving the Group. Carsten Ahrens is taking over the management of Mobile Security, with immediate effect. “We thank Mr Auerbach for his great commitment and service over the past four years, and wish him… Read More »

East Africa: Kigali to Upgrade to E-Passport From Next Year

By | April 10, 2017

Rwanda is set to revamp its passport to include additional security features and symbols promoting the country’s tourism sector as well as its culture. The move is in line with an East African Community directive for countries to upgrade to a regional e-passport. The new passport will have an electronic chip, biometric features and hidden security pictures. “The… Read More »

USA – Alaska REAL ID Deadline Approaches

By | April 9, 2017

FAIRBANKS — Another deadline is approaching that would make Alaska driver’s licenses invalid for entry to Fort Wainwright and other military installations.  If Alaska doesn’t receive another extension for compliance with the federal REAL ID Act in the next few months, state identification cards won’t be valid starting July 11. The deadline won’t directly affect soldiers and airmen who use… Read More »

Nigeria – Long Wait for e-Passports

By | April 9, 2017

The prolonged scarcity of international passport booklets in the various immigration offices nationwide as well as foreign missions abroad has taken serious toll on Nigerians with huge implications for the economy. In this report, Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf, Gbenga Omokhunu, Chris Oji, Precious Dikehowa and Ernest Nwokolo capture the agonising experiences of hapless citizens in their tireless wait for… Read More »

Global Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems Market Research Report 2017

By | April 8, 2017

Global Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems Market 2017, presents a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems market globally, providing basic overview of Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems market including Definitions, Classifications, Applications and Industry chain structure, Card-Based Electronic Access Control Systems Market report provides development policies and plans are… Read More »

India – Homemaker Held in Fake Canadian Passport Case

By | April 8, 2017

MUMBAI: A homemaker is in police custody after she was deported from Canada for flying with a forged passport. Though Bindu Patel (34), an Ahmedabad resident, cleared the immigration check at the city’s international airport on December 15, 2016, she failed to convince the authorities in Canada the next day, after landing there. Patel was provided a fake… Read More »

East African Community – e-Passport To Be Issued Early Next Year

By | April 8, 2017

The just-concluded 35th East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers’ meeting at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania has directed Partner States to commence issuance of the new regional e-passport by January 31, 2018. A statement issued after the meeting indicates that this came after the consideration of the different status of preparedness by the Partner States. “The… Read More »

USA – Thieves Steal Thousands From ATM Cards

By | April 8, 2017

Thieves late last month struck two Lake Arrowhead residents, skimming their ATM cards to make purchases for thousands of dollars. In one case, a Lake Arrowhead resident learned on March 30 that unidentified persons attempted to make several purchases totaling $6,000 with his credit card, according to a report from the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station. The bank approved… Read More »

UN Calls for Harmonisation of Nigeria’s Biometrics Systems

By | April 7, 2017

Senior UN officials have said that Nigeria should establish a new body responsible for a harmonised biometric ID system. UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, made the call on Friday when she received Nigeria’s delegates to the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development in New York. “I would raise one concern and that is… Read More »

TMD Security’s New Card Protection Plate (CPP) is the Only Defense Against ‘Deep Insert’ Skimming for NCR SelfServ DIP ATMs

By | April 7, 2017

TMD Security announced today the launch of its new Card Protection Plate (CPP) for NCR SelfServ ATMs with DIP card readers. This addition to TMD Security’s CPP portfolio is timely in view of the recent surge in the number of deep insert skimming attacks on ATMs with DIP card readers. CPP is already available for other ATMs and… Read More »

‘Marathon’ Probe Of Politicians In Enormous E-ktp Corruption Scandal Puts Indonesia’s War On Graft To The Test

By | April 7, 2017

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Kanupriya Kapoor A corruption investigation into dozens of politicians is a cause for concern in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, but no other country has taken such a tough stance against graft over the past decade, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said. The anti-graft agency, known by its Indonesian initials KPK, has put… Read More »

Apple Watch Series 3 Could Feature A SIM-Card Slot

By | April 7, 2017

While the future of smart wearable technology is still to be decided products like the Apple Watch are to be updated later this year. According to those who know, Apple remains confident that its series 2 device met the needs of consumers. However, it’s clear that some additional features are required to make a possible series 3 watch… Read More »

How Inamo’s Surfer CEO Turned Sunglasses, Watches Into Contactless Payment Wearables

By | April 7, 2017

Visa Australia recently introduced WaveShades, an interesting twist on contactless payments technology, with the help of Australian surfer-focused wearable payment startup Inamo and a fellow Aussie company, sunglass maker Local Supply. WaveShades are Local Supply sunglasses with a small Inamo secure payment chip embedded in one arm of the glasses. The sunglasses allow wearers to pay for items… Read More »