Purchase, N.Y. – Oct. 6, 2015 – MasterCard today introduced MasterCard Identity Check, a suite of technology solutions that leverage advanced technologies to prove a consumer’s identity and further simplify the online shopping experience.
Existing methods to prove an identity online can take shoppers away from a retailer’s website. This final step can be time consuming and potentially result in the purchase being declined or abandoned. MasterCard Identity Check will put identity verification at the cardholder’s fingertips using technologies such as biometrics and SMS-delivered one-time passwords.
- Certibio is a startup who provides a solution to validate the identity of people by capturing a live biometry (fingerprint, voice, face, iris) and comparing it against public and/or private biometric databases to mitigate ID frauds.
- The Certibio Biometrics Hub connects multiple biometric databases with multiple clients in a biometry as a service model (BaaS), ***where clients pay per ID validation inquiries.***
- Public biometric databases are those of official ID organs like the States' Institutes of Identification and driver license issuers. Private biometric databases are those maintained by companies which can be exclusive or made available to other companies.
- Certibio is hosted by Certisign the pioneer and market leader in digital certification and recognized among the most innovative companies.
Aware will be demonstrating its biometrics software products and solutions at the Global Identity Summit, taking place September 21-24 in Tampa. (No bump from this)
Igor Rocha of Certibio will provide more information about their new services in a presentation at the Biometrics 2015 conference, taking place October 13-15 in London, where Aware will also be exhibiting. (Remains to be seen)
I posted this award because of the post I made last May about my experience with the #$%$ MorphoTrust livescan stations at the Customs and Immigration (CIS) biometric enrollment office in Elizabeth NJ. The morons at CIS went right out and bought new equipment from the same incompetent vendor that provided the last batch of "suboptimal" equipment.
Hence my subject line 'The definition of insanity'.
Still no update on the status of the Android Mobile Biometric App.
FD wrote: "They have struggled to break the 5 MM$/qtr barrier (in the right direction) for 10 years"
Very true FD. They have been stuck at $4-5M/ quarter in biometric operating income for several years now.
You also wrote: "Aware has hidden itself from the public for a long time" Also very true.
Allow me to offer evidence to the latter. Searching the FedBizOps website for contracts awarded directly to "aware, inc" I found only 12 since 2005. None of the 12 were for more than $500K. The Navy contract to provide mobile devices was not even on this list.
So the question is...If AWRE describes itself as a company who derives the majority of their revenue from Govt contracts, what are those contracts that are providing that $4-5M in sales every quarter? Yes there was something about Canada and Saudi Arabia a few years ago but we've heard nothing since about them.
There is a lot we do not know about Aware and that's just the way the company, in concert with the Feds, like it. Where is that FBO Navy Award? Can anyone out there find it? I remember seeing it before and recall the amount to be in the $4-5M dollar range. I've searched everything and can't find it on the FedBizOps site.
USCIS Livescan Equipment Purchase and Installation
Solicitation Number: HSSCCG-15-R-OOO24
Contract Award Date:
September 28, 2015
Contract Award Dollar Amount:
Contractor Awarded Name:
Unless they can steal VS now, I prefer option 2. If they need voice let them license the tech as they need it. If the final product generates revenue that makes financial sense, then buy the company.
That said, AWRE did disclose that they licensed unspecified tech in Q2 for $300K+.
The mobile fingerprint device will only be used by personnel who have received training in the
proper use of the equipment and are part of the pilot.
Officers are reminded that fingerprinting is generally considered part of the “booking process”
and officers will not be taking fingerprints, without the individual’s consent, unless there is
probable cause to arrest. Officers will not take an individual’s fingerprint on a consensual
contact or a reasonable suspicion stop, without the subject’s consent. If at any time the subject
withdraws the consent, the officer must stop the fingerprint process.
When an officer issues a traffic citation that is not an arresting offense the driver should not be
fingerprinted without giving consent. The mobile fingerprint device will not be used on subjects
issued a civil marijuana ticket unless the subject consents. The mobile fingerprint device will
not be used on juveniles due to the consent issue which would require a parent or guardian.
MorphTrak - MorphIdent
The MorphoIdent product is designed to work in conjunction with the MDT or laptop computer
that is installed within a police vehicle. The successful use of the MorphoIdent device will
require that the MDT have access to a specific AFIS server located at the CBI data center in
There is a small application which was installed on the laptop PC.
The MorphoIdent hand held device connects to the MDT/laptop in the police vehicle using either
a USB cable or Bluetooth. The hand held device is used to capture a person’s prints. The hand
held device will then automatically transmit the captured prints to the laptop. The MorphoIdent
software on the laptop will collect and manage the print submissions and automatically forward
them to the State’s AFIS for processing.
We're still waiting for the award of FBI CJIS Mobile Biometric Application RFQ0023703. It should happen any day.
Sep 15, 2015 9:00 am Eastern
Somebody has to be a counterbalance to where all this going.
You wrote: "in the future it will be "you are not who you say you are AND we know who you really are" sounds great when you're talking about 'fraudsters' and secure financial transactions. But what if you're someone who wants to make a comment on a public message board that runs counter to 'conventional' wisdom?
For example: What if you are a 'climate change denier'. Should you be afraid to express your opinion for fear of retribution? What about political criticism from the party out of power? Should they be intimidated by the knowledge that the party in power has the ability of blackmailing any critic by disclosing personal, but legal, activity to the press? What would the future incarnation of J.Edgar Hoover do with this power? Does the benefit out weigh the cost? Is this the America you want to leave to your kids and grand kids? How do we prevent abuse of this very useful technology?
In the last few years, FBI has been dramatically expanding its biometrics programs, whether by adding face recognition to its vast Next Generation Identification (NGI) database or pushing out mobile biometrics capabilities for “time-critical situations” through its Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC). But two new developments—both introduced with next to no media attention—will impact far more every-day Americans than anything the FBI has done on biometrics in the past. Read about the first development below and the second here.
Sandy's question: Who is Certisign?
By year-end 2006, CertiSign will manage operations in over 100 cities, reaching 500 points of presence nationwide, building upon its commanding 60% market share of the country’s PKI market.
VeriSign’s exclusive affiliate for Brazil since 1999, CertiSign is currently the only CA able to operate in multiple platforms such as VeriSign Trust Network (VTN), Brazil PKI and private label.
CertiSign is a privately held company and is backed by venture investment from VeriSign, Intel Capital, Darby Technology Ventures (Franklin Templeton’s venture capital arm), and individual investors. CertiSign’s partners and investors will play an important role in supporting the company’s expansion into the U.S. and European markets.
Someone attending either of these conferences could probably could probably get the answer to your question and many more by asking at either booth. Ask Mr Mungovan the status of the FBI Samsung app RFQ while you're there.
BTW, please don't feed the troll sisters.
Aware will be demonstrating its biometrics software products and solutions at the Global Identity Summit, taking place September 21-24 in Tampa . Igor Rocha of Certibio will provide more information about their new services in a presentation at the Biometrics 2015 conference, taking place October 13-15 in London , where Aware will also be exhibiting.
No award notice so far. Contract base period starts Sept 30. Same day as the end of fiscal year .
The Federal Bureau of Investigation requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following:
LI 001: Integrated Biometrics Watson Mini Manufacturer Part # 1BHWM2FR-03, 550, EA;
After reading the entire thread it looks like FD once again did most of the heavy lifting on researching this issue. Thanks again to him and 'awhereismypatent' as well.
The academics studied buying and selling of company stock by executives in periods it called the "8-K trading gap." Liz Hoffman at The Wall Street Journal covered the same research here.
When an event occurs at a public company, companies are required to disclose the information through a Form 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission within four days of the event.
The study said: "These rules thus create a period during which market-moving information is known by those inside the firm but not most public-company investors — a period we call the '8-K trading gap.'"