Tuesday Talk: MasterCard unlocks selfie passwords for purchases

CBS Newspath

MasterCard has announced plans to introduce "selfie pay" security checks in more than a dozen countries by the summer. This program is part of MasterCard's emphasis on biometrics as a form of security authentication, according to CBS News.

The company tested facial recognition authentication last year, and said that it now plans to officially expand the feature, the Verge reports.

Customers would use the MasterCard app to authenticate purchases by looking into their phone at the time of purchase. The app would then compare the face to the one on file.

MasterCard will introduce this technology to 15 countries by the summer, according to the Financial Times.

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