Security and compliance in mobile ID
Finding Pakistan's 'ghost teachers'
Feature: Iris solution helps Syrian refugees glimpse bright future
Interview: John Daugman
Synaptics’ Alfred Woo on ‘in-glass’ fingerprint sensors
Blog: The human element in face recognition
Interview – Next Biometrics' Tore Etholm-Idsoe
Analysis: Biometrics and forensics
Blog: Banking goes biometric

Latest Headlines

Precise Biometrics enters agreement with Qualcomm for mobile solution 29 July 2016

Swedish fingerprint hardware and software firm Precise Biometrics has announced that it has entered into a commercial software license and distribution agreement with Qualcomm Technologies for the licensing of the Precise Biometrics algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition, PreciseBioMatch Mobile

Millenials key to biometric banking 29 July 2016

ABI Research reveals biometric market hype is shifting away from consumer electronics and toward biometric banking technologies that appeal to millennials.

Aware inks deal with US Marine Corps 28 July 2016

Aware provides software and services to US Marine Corps.

Jenetric starts series production of LIVETOUCH Quattro 27 July 2016

German biometrics firm Jenetric has announced that series production for its LIVETOUCH quattro ID-flat scanner has started after only 18 months of development, due to “strong global demand”.

Ghana official blasts duplicated biometric efforts 27 July 2016

Ghana’s Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has slammed a process that he says has seen multiple ministries collect citizens’ biometrics.

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Visa, Mastercard to trial biometric payment cards in South Africa 27 July 2016

The Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) has revealed that it has developed a standard for using biometric authentication on payment cards in the country with Visa and Mastercard.

RightPatient donates Patient ID software to cancer centres 26 July 2016

Biometric patient ID firm RightPatient has launched an initiative to donate their cloud-based identification software to Pediatric Cancer Centers across the US. 

Mobile iris rumours spread to iPhone 26 July 2016

After persistent reports that the next Samsung Galaxy will boast an iris recognition system, now tech media are reporting that the iPhone too could have a similar system.

DHS Secretary Johnson opens state-of-the-art forensic laboratory 26 July 2016

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and other senior US officials last week unveiled a major renovation of the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Forensic Laboratory in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Nymi proposes persistent ECG for the enterprise 26 July 2016

ECG biometric wristband developers Nymi has said that multi-factor authentication for the enterprise is only likely to be successful if it can be frictionless.

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Tascent’s Joey Pritikin on mobile and multi-modal 19 July 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management at Tascent, to discuss the firm's new multi-modal mobile biometric solution, the Tascent M6.

Accenture’s Cyrille Bataller on AI and biometric borders 27 June 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with Cyrille Bataller, Artificial Intelligence lead at Accenture, to learn about his team’s AI initiatives for borders.

Interview: VocalZoom talks voice isolation 14 June 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with VocalZoom’s CEO, Tal Bakish, to discuss how his firm's technology isolates the voice for authentication and recognition.

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Company Spotlights

Company Spotlight: Regula

Document, banknote and securities authentication firm Regula discusses the latest industry trends and their company's history.

Company Spotlight: Speed Identity

Swedish biometric data capture and enrollment firm Speed Identity discusses the latest industry trends and their company's history with Planet Biometrics.

Latest Features

Guest blog: Physical attributes versus behavioural patterns – The privacy debate

There are several factors companies must consider before relying on physical biometric technology to authenticate users in an online environment

Iris solution helps refugees glimpse a brighter future

In Jordan, a biometrics-backed project launched by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is helping Syrian refugees lead a normal life.  

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