Apple Buys AuthenTec  

Related to news that Apple to buy AuthenTec, providing mobile security, fingerprint and touch sensor user authentication technologies:

Where many websites now use our Facebook accounts to cross authenticate, Apple may be more interested in businesses asking for our fingerprints, almost certainly for a fee. Apple arguably has more credit card numbers in their database than Facebook, and their stock price behavior seems to indicate greater confidence. The future concerning who might be brokering transactions via our smartphones seems clearer, if this buyout is not successfully challenged. We haven’t heard from Samsung yet, or have we?

August 6th, 2012