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Aadhaar-Based System Lets New Aircel Subscribers Register Via Selfie

Aadhaar-Based System Lets New Aircel Subscribers Register Via Selfie

Safran Identity & Security has brought biometric self-registration to new customers of Indian mobile network operator Aircel. The solution combines Safran’s GSMA Mobile Connect authentication platform with Aadhaar, India’s national biometric ID program. Aadhaar’s citizen IDs include iris, fingerprint, and face data, with the GSMA Mobile Connect solution taking advantage of the latter to let new…

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, CEO & Co-founder, FacePhi

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, CEO & Co-founder, FacePhi

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics had a chance to speak with Javier Mira, CEO and co-founder of FacePhi. The conversation starts with a review of what an excellent year 2016 has been for FacePhi, goes on to cover the challenges of deploying biometrics in the financial arena, and discusses the importance of industry events like Money20/20.…

The Rise of Selfie Finance

The Rise of Selfie Finance

While the first big wave of personal biometric finance was the fingerprint biometrics enabled mobile wallet, the world of commerce, especially mobile commerce, has diversified in terms of modality and application. One of the biometric modalities that has gained a great deal of traction in mobile finance is facial recognition, but from the way it…

TIVI System Uses Selfies for Online Voting

TIVI System Uses Selfies for Online Voting

Smartmatic has unveiled a new online voting system based on biometric authentication. Called TIVI, the system essentially verifies voters via selfie, allowing them to cast their ballots online from the comfort of their own homes. A voter needs only to upload an image of her face to the system prior to voting, and then facial…

Uber Drivers To Use Mobile Face Recognition For Verification

Uber Drivers To Use Mobile Face Recognition For Verification

Uber is launching a biometric identification system for its drivers in the US, but it’s not the one that regulators have been asking for. The ride-hailing company has been in a protracted conflict with state and municipal authorities across the US who have attempted to introduce biometric background checks for Uber and similar services. In…

HSBC Intensifies Biometrics Embrace with Selfie System

HSBC Intensifies Biometrics Embrace with Selfie System

HSBC is intensifying its embrace of biometric authentication with a new mobile system that will let business customers open new accounts via selfie. In addition to requiring an image of the user’s face, the system also asks the user to take a picture of a relevant photo identification document. Once it has both images, it…

Selfie System Lets New Zipcar Users Sign Up Via Mobile

Selfie System Lets New Zipcar Users Sign Up Via Mobile

Zipcar is embracing mobile biometrics to enroll new members in its car-sharing service. Through what it calls “selfie software”, the company is automating its member registration via facial recognition. The new system allows a prospective member to register for the service entirely through Zipcar’s mobile app. In order to confirm the driver’s license, the app…

Mobile Biometrics Can Improve KYC Self-Registration: Safran

Mobile Biometrics Can Improve KYC Self-Registration: Safran

Safran Identity and Security is urging companies to embrace mobile and biometric innovations for Know Your Customer and self-registration applications. A new post on the company’s website points out that while organizations such as banks are already very familiar with KYC and self-registration options for customers, they now have an opportunity to make such systems…

Mexico’s Banco Inbursa Embraces Selphie Solution

Mexico’s Banco Inbursa Embraces Selphie Solution

FacePhi has just signed its latest major client. The company has announced that Mexico’s Banco Inbursa will implement its Selphie solution on a mobile app as well as a web-based platform. The facial recognition solution is designed for ease of use and aimed specifically at the financial services industry. As the name suggests, it authenticates users…

Safran Demos Selfie-Based Mobile Connect Solution in Video

Safran Demos Selfie-Based Mobile Connect Solution in Video

This week’s Mobile Connect Summit is about to get underway, and Safran Identity & Security is gearing up to promote its selfie-based solution. In anticipation of the event, the company has posted a short video from this February’s Mobile World Congress, where the company was able to demonstrate its solution to attendees in person. The…

FacePhi Named Runner-Up at Temenos Innovation Jam Final

FacePhi Named Runner-Up at Temenos Innovation Jam Final

Face biometrics company FacePhi just announced that it has been named runner-up in the Innovation Jam Final held at this week’s Temenos Community Forum (TCF), which ran May 17- 19 in Barcelona, Spain. The company scored an invitation to the event last March after winning the Miami edition of the Temenos Innovation Jam. Exhibiting its…

Alabamians Can Use Selfie Authentication for Tax Filings

Alabamians Can Use Selfie Authentication for Tax Filings

Alabama officials are working with MorphoTrust USA (Safran) to offer citizens a biometric authentication solution for their tax returns. Based on MorphoTrust’s eID (‘electronic ID’) solution, the system will let citizens use a selfie to validate the authenticity of their tax filings. Those who opt in will be required to submit photos of their faces along…

FacePhi Gets Eighth Financial Services Client

FacePhi Gets Eighth Financial Services Client

Facephi has announced another major new client in the Central American financial services industry. Through partner GBM, the company has provided its facial recognition technology to Banco Industrial de Guatemala. The technology forms the basis for an authentication system on the bank’s newly-launched mobile app, which lets customers verify their identities via selfie photos. It’s a form of…

Morpho Brings Facial Biometrics to GSMA Mobile Connect

Morpho Brings Facial Biometrics to GSMA Mobile Connect

Morpho (Safran) has brought its selfie-based solution for mobile authentication to GSMA Mobile Connect. The latter is a digital identity solution that was launched in March of 2015, an effort that Morpho has supported from the beginning. While it has traditionally relied upon PINs for mobile user authentication, Morpho is now introducing a biometric authentication…

Morpho’s Mobile Facial Recognition Solution Gets FIDO Certification

Morpho’s Mobile Facial Recognition Solution Gets FIDO Certification

Morpho (Safran)’s mobile facial recognition solution has attained FIDO Alliance certification, the company has announced. It’s a ‘selfie-based solution,’as the company says: It uses the camera of a smartphone or tablet to get live video of a user, and scans that footage to get facial biometrics for authentication. The aim is to use this means of…