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Samsung phones can replace ID cards for German citizens

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Samung has announced Germany’s National electronic ID will be available on its phones later this year as a result of an exclusive partnership with the German Federal Office for Information Security, Bundesdruckerei (bdr) and Deutsche Telekom Security.

The sides developed a hardware-based security architecture allowing citizens to store their national ID on the phone as an eID when the solution becomes available later this year.

All four organizations developed a “holistic security architecture”, built around the hardware. Thanks to the security chip in Samsung smartphones, information about the ID can be stored locally on the phone, giving users full control over the data without the need of online connection.

Bundesdruckerei (bdr), a high-tech security firm and a contractor to the German government, revealed that with the future becoming more “digital and mobile”, this action is effectively combining the high level of trust in the physical document with the user-friendliness of the smartphone.

 
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Samsung price cut:

In a move to boost sales
ahead of the festive sea-
son, electronics major
Samsung has announced
a reduction in prices of
its Galaxy A & Galaxy M
series smartphones. The
price cut ranges from Rs
500 to Rs 1500 depend-
ing upon the model,
according to a state-
ment issued by the com-
pany.

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