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Is Facial Recognition Coming to Android Pay?

Is Facial Recognition Coming to Android Pay?

“…the code appears in the wake of the Hands Free pilot program, which Google recently shut down. That system used facial recognition, along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals, to verify Android Pay payments.” Facial recognition may be coming to Android Pay, though with limited applications, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The speculation is…

Mastercard Identity Check Compatible With Samsung Galaxy Iris Biometrics

Mastercard Identity Check Compatible With Samsung Galaxy Iris Biometrics

“Now available in numerous major markets including the US, Canada, and much of Europe, Identity Check already supported fingerprint and facial recognition…” With Samsung having only just officially unveiled its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices, Mastercard is highlighting how the devices’ iris scanning functionality can be used to make mobile purchases more convenient. In…

Apple Gains Support For Mobile Wallet in US, China, and Australia

Apple Gains Support For Mobile Wallet in US, China, and Australia

Apple has extended support for its biometrically secured wallet among financial institutions in the US, China, and Australia. Apple Pay got its biggest additional boost in the US, with a number of banks and credit unions coming on board, including names like Barksdale Federal Credit Union and Lyons National Bank. Santander also found its way…

MePIN Will Showcase Upgraded Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator at MWC

MePIN Will Showcase Upgraded Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator at MWC

Finland-based MePIN/Meontrust Inc. is going to show off an upgraded version of its Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator at next week’s Mobile World Congress, the company has announced. Available for iOS and Android, the app is designed to offer easy Mobile Connect integration, allowing MNOs to leverage MePIN’s mobile user enrollment and authentication capabilities with…

ING Direct and Macquarie Embrace Apple Pay in Australia

ING Direct and Macquarie Embrace Apple Pay in Australia

ING Direct and Macquarie are embracing Apple Pay in Australia, with the financial services organizations joining ANZ Bank in supporting the digital payment platform while the country’s major banks continue to resist its emergence. The firms evidently see an opportunity to get a competitive edge in the Australian market. As Reuters reports, each organization holds only…

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…

EyeVerify Update Improves Liveness Detection

EyeVerify Update Improves Liveness Detection

EyeVerify has launched a new version of its Eyeprint ID iOS app, and is highlighting improvements to its liveness detection capability. Eyeprint ID is mobile software enabling eye vein patern recognition, allowing for sophisticated biometric identification and authentication on a standard smartphone. With its lack of need for any special hardware, the system has generated…

Money20/20: Identity Check Mobile to Launch in North America in First Half of 2017

Money20/20: Identity Check Mobile to Launch in North America in First Half of 2017

Mastercard and BMO have announced that their Identity Check Mobile app will officially launch in North America in the first half of next year. The system prompts users to verify online purchases using biometric capture on their mobile devices, either by scanning a fingerprint or taking a selfie, which the system scans using facial recognition…

EyeVerify Scaling Up After Ant Financial Acquisition

EyeVerify Scaling Up After Ant Financial Acquisition

In the wake of its acquisition by Alipay operator Ant Financial, EyeVerify is scaling up. The Eyeprint ID company has announced plans to increase its staff at its headquarters in Kansas City, where it’s going to “expand its relationship with the University of Missouri Kansas City” and “draw from the extensive local talent pool of…

Tech Giants Face Challenge as Indian Gov’t Seeks Access for Aadhaar

Tech Giants Face Challenge as Indian Gov’t Seeks Access for Aadhaar

The Indian government is inviting the world’s mutlinational tech giants to work with it on incorporating its national biometric ID program, Aadhaar, into their devices and services. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which administrates Aadhaar, convened a meeting to discuss the idea a few weeks ago, inviting leaders from companies like Apple, Google,…

USAA’s Nuance-Developed AI Assistant Gets a Bigger Role

USAA’s Nuance-Developed AI Assistant Gets a Bigger Role

“…an AI virtual assistant is now available to chat with customers through the USAA website.” USAA, a financial services organization catering to current and former members of the US armed forces, has announced some sophisticated new technology that should help to make life a little easier for its customers. One such offering is a new…

ZTE V7 Max Features FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech

ZTE V7 Max Features FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech

A new smartphone from China-based ZTE is once again taking advantage of biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics. The ZTE V7 Max features an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor running Precise BioMatch Mobile technology. Though it uses a different FPC sensor model, it’s similar to the setup that ZTE used in its Axon smartphones last year. Those…

Digital Insight Enables Android Fingerprint ID On Mobile Banking App

Digital Insight Enables Android Fingerprint ID On Mobile Banking App

Fintech solutions provider Digital Insight is integrating Android Fingerprint ID into its Mobile Banking App, the company has announced. The integration complements the app’s current support for Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint authentication system for iOS, and Eyeprint ID, EyeVerify’s eye vein-based mobile authentication solution. Digital Insights hopes to roll out Android Fingerprint ID to all…

Varam Capital Embraces SayPay Authentication

Varam Capital Embraces SayPay Authentication

SayPay has signed on a new client that aims to use its technology help India’s impoverished. Varam Capital, a micro-loan provider, has announced that it’s going to use SayPay’s technology authenticate electronic transactions. SayPay’s system uses tokenization, voice biometrics, and speech recognition to offer three-factor authentication. For each transaction, it generates a one-time password called a SayPay…

19 Additional US Card Issuers Support Samsung Pay

19 Additional US Card Issuers Support Samsung Pay

Samsung has added the support of 19 additional payment card issuers in the US for its mPayment service. Among the new Samsung Pay supporters are PNC Bank, KeyBank, and the Navy Federal Credit Union. In a statement announcing the new support, Samsung Pay head Injong Rhee asserted that it would help more consumers to use…

New Rugged Tablet Can Include Custom Biometrics

New Rugged Tablet Can Include Custom Biometrics

Rugged mobile device maker AMREL has launched a new, durable product. Called the Flexpedient AT80, it’s a versatile Android tablet featuring an 8″ display. As with other recent products, AMREL says it turned to aviation engineering in the development of the Flexpedient AT80, using specialized design to ensure that the device is “lightweight, durable, and…

Samsung Pay Safe Despite LoopPay Hack

Samsung Pay Safe Despite LoopPay Hack

Samsung is insisting that its LoopPay technology is safe and secure in the wake of revelations that its namesake developer faced an IT breach from a China-based hacker group. LoopPay’s technology provides the basis for the Samsung Pay mPayment system. This past spring, Massachusetts-based LoopPay’s corporate network was hacked by the Codoso Group (also known…

News Roundup: Next Gen Mobile Identity

News Roundup: Next Gen Mobile Identity

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Mobile Identity Month, in which we will be taking a focused look at the latest thinking and news in mobile biometrics technology. Iris, fingerprint and vascular biometrics technology made up the bulk of the news while we also reported on biometric elections, law enforcement and financial deployments. Here…

Siri Now Equipped With Voice Recognition

Siri Now Equipped With Voice Recognition

Apple’s newest iPhones are equipped with some pretty advanced voice and speech recognition technology, as beta testers had surmised. The Siri virtual assistant installed on the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus is now able to identify a speaker, activating only when the person addressing it is the device’s authorized user. It’s also a means…

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