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Sionic Mobile to integrate facial recognition by AuthenticID into consumer apps


Sionic Mobile announced it has partnered with AuthenticID to integrate its facial identity recognition system catfishAir into both upcoming versions of ION Rewards and Shop2Give consumer apps.

According to Sionic Mobile’s and AuthenticID, both apps will protect consumers using facial recognition for identity authentication during account setup.

As a result of the partnership, AuthenticID is incorporating its biometric facial recognition tool into Sionic Mobile’s ION Rewards and Shop2Give apps to verify the user’s identity.

“Biometric facial recognition technology validates the identity of every one of our app users ensuring the integrity of each transaction,” said Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile. “As a result of our aggressive security measures, ION Rewards and Shop2Give are the only apps featuring mobile payments that guarantee good funds to merchants and nonprofits by eliminating chargebacks and returns.”

On sign-in, app users select the “Verified Account” feature and are prompted to show their state-issued driver’s license.

Positioning their smartphones over their ID briefly, users will be prompted to flip to the back and then take an automated selfie.

Using AFDA technology, the catfishAir cloud software automatically verifies and confirms users’ identities.

“Sionic Mobile’s comprehensive approach to security and fraud detection is one of the most aggressive stances we’ve seen in the mobile industry,” said Blair Cohen, CEO of Authentic ID. “Joining forces with a company that shares our commitment to using innovative technology to stop fraudsters was paramount in our decision.”

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