TheMail recently stopped by the Mobile Commerce World convention in San Francisco to learn more about the current trends in the mobile space, and what company’s are leading the charge. During his time at the convention, Murray was able to interview Donal O’Shea of the Fido Alliance, which O’Shea described as a “brand new industry consortium put together by companies like PayPal, Lenovo, Google, and at the moment, about 30 others.”
According to O’Shea, Fido Alliance’s main objective is to solve the Internet security problem that many people continue to experience on a daily basis.
“Our objective is to try and make the use of the Internet easier for people and more secure,” said O’Shea. “So we’re developing a standard protocol which will be used by people like fingerprint scanner companies, iris scanner companies, facial scan…all the people who make biometric and other types of devices and technologies that are attempting to address this password problem we all have. We want to do away with passwords, that’s what it comes down to.”
To learn how the Fido Alliance is spearheading the Internet security war, watch the full length interview with Donal at the top of the page, and stop by their website, http://www.fidoalliance.org, for more information.
Murray Newlands is an online marketing industry veteran, and the founder of TheMail.