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Apple to Unlock IPhone NFC to Read Secure Data From Passports

“The UK Home Office has been in talks with Apple to extend the capability of the NFC chip to reading passports so that a smartphone app used to verify the identity of EU citizens applying to continue to live in the UK after it leaves the EU can be used on iPhones.”
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The NFC Forum’s Latest Spec Is Aimed Squarely at QR Codes

“Backers of near-field communication technology for mobile payments made it plain on Tuesday they’re ready to fight back against quick-response codes, a rival technology that has won support not only from giant systems like China’s Alipay and WeChat Pay but also domestically from merchant apps from big chains like Walmart Inc. and Kohls Corp. The NFC […]
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Mexico Pilots National NFC and QR Mobile Payments System

“Mexico’s central bank Banxico has begun trials of its cashless QR and NFC Cobro Digital (CoDi) electronic payment system with employees of financial institutions including BBVA Bancomer , Citibanamex , Santander , Banorte , Banregio and Fincomun . The system works by using QR codes to make electronic transfers through mobile phones which are linked […]
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iOS 13 NFC for Japanese Individual Number Cards

“No sooner than Apple announced iOS 13 with enhanced Core NFC read/write support than developers are quickly preparing to use it. Engadget Japan and Nikkei both report that the Japanese government will add support for iPhone NFC tag reading Individual Number Cards this fall. Individual Number Cards are a fairly recent development for the Japanese […]
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HonkMobile Launches App-free Apple Pay NFC Payments

“Parking payments specialist HonkMobile has unveiled a ‘virtual parking meter’ that uses Apple Pay’s new support for NFC tags to let iPhone users tap an NFC sticker to quickly make a payment via Apple Pay — without first needing to download an app or register for a service. HonkTap is now live “in select cities […]