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Samsung Pay Coming to UAE in Early Access Program

Samsung Pay Coming to UAE in Early Access Program

Samsung Pay is coming to the United Arab Emirates, announcing an “early access” program for the country. With Samsung having recently completed an “early access” program for India, this appears to be Samsung’s new way of announcing the coming arrival of its mobile payment platform for a given market. In India’s case, the early access…

UAE Mobile Users Required to Register Biometrics

UAE Mobile Users Required to Register Biometrics

Mobile users in the United Arab Emirates are now required to provide their fingerprint biometrics with Etisalat, the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation. Notices have been sent out to mobile users asking them to report to Etisalat offices to provide the scans for re-registration of their mobile accounts after renewing their Emirates IDs or residence visas. The…

Future UAE Police Cars Will Scan Pedestrian Faces

Future UAE Police Cars Will Scan Pedestrian Faces

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Interior is working on technology that could allow police cars to automatically scan the faces of pedestrians in search of wanted criminals. The system was demonstrated as a proof of concept at the Gitex Technology Week 2015 event in Dubai last week. It’s currently being tested and refined by…