The scary side of mobile phone innovation…

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As a kid, I never knew or heard about a mobile phone…well…no one heard about it I guess. In this day and age, I cannot fathom anyone not knowing what mobile phones are and how they keep us connected.

While they do an awesome job of functioning as a computer in the palm of your hand, they have started venturing into more innovative ways to implement security.

Starting from a simple user-name/password combination, passcode locks, pattern locks,to finger-print scanning, and now iris scanning. Imagine this…until now the user had to know what the magic code is to unlock his/her phone to get access to the plethora of information the mobile phone becomes a gateway to.

Today, one does not need the user to even be alive to get access to their personal information on the phone…how hard can scanning a fingerprint or an iris be ? Why are financial institutions embracing these innovations, while it is pretty obvious they are not the right use-cases for this kind of innovation. Thankfully, they also offer the good old username/password combination, but lets be real…how many of us use that feature anymore when we can make do with fingerprint scanners.

Two-pass authentication is good, but is useless when you have the mobile phone already with you. Big shakes that they send an additional code…wonder what they are trying to secure.

9 notions of innovation

  1. Ideas come from everywhere.
  2. Share everything you can. (Every idea, every project, every deadline – all accessible to everyone on the internet)
  3. Intelligence over experience
  4. Spend one day per week pursuing your own dreams.
  5. Innovation, not instant perfection.
  6. Don’t politic, use data
  7. Creativity loves restraint.
  8. Worry about usage and users, not money.
  9. Don’t kill projects, morph them


Source attribution : Found this on some business site….about Google.