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

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.

NXT-ID completes acquisition of LogicMark 27 July 2016

Mobile commerce firm NXT-ID has announced it has completed its acquisition of LogicMark a leading provider of unmonitored personal emergency response devices (PERS).

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.

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Southern African countries moving towards biometric polling solutions 26 July 2016

Countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are increasingly turning to biometric voting solutions to ensure free and fair elections.

Acuity: Global instability to help fuel biometrics boom 25 July 2016

Global political turbulence caused by events such as terror attacks, mass migration and the UK’s vote to exit the European Union are increasingly convincing governments and enterprise to turn to the security offered by biometrics, a research group has found.

Suspect is ordered to unlock iPhone 25 July 2016

In another case of the US courts facing complications in terms of biometrics and smartphones, a Dallas man accused of prostituting underage girls has been ordered by a federal judge to unlock his iPhone with his fingerprint.

Researchers use neural networks to develop facial sketches into images 25 July 2016

A research team from Radboud University in the Netherlands has used deep learning techniques to convert sketches facial images into actual photographs.

Dubai extends eGate access to ID card holders 25 July 2016

Dubai residents and citizens from elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates can now use their ID cards to use a biometric  e-gate system in Dubai International Airport, stated the immigration authorities.

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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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