Security and compliance in mobile ID
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Feature: Iris solution helps Syrian refugees glimpse bright future
Are voice biometrics safe?
Post: Be a biometrics advocate
Next on the rise of flexible sensors
On iris and banking

Latest Headlines

Fingerprints becomes a member of Eurosmart 22 September 2017

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprints has been accepted as an executive member of the international association Eurosmart.

Fingerprints launches new smart-card sensors 21 September 2017

Sweden's Fingerprints is launching a new module design that it says brings it closer to mass production of sensors designed to work on smart-cards.

Nuggets announces 'token sale' for blockchain ID platform 21 September 2017

Digial ID firm Nuggets plans to to hold a token sale to raise capital for ongoing product development and the planned 2018 commercial launch of the biometrics-powered Nuggets platform.

ImageWare Systems raises $11 million in funding 21 September 2017

Biometric firm ImageWare Systems has secured $11 million in a new shares round.

Shanghai turns face recognition on law-breaking cyclists 21 September 2017

Shanghai traffic police are now using facial recognition technology to identify bike users who are filmed violating traffic laws, local media reported on Wednesday. 

Chinese banks install face recognition ATMs 21 September 2017

Chinese banks including the Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) and China Merchants Bank (CMB) have applied face recognition technology to ATMs.

UK firm launches first finger vein retail payments 20 September 2017

British biometric payments company Sthaler announces that its Fingopay technology has been installed on campus at Brunel University London in the onsite Costcutter convenience store. 

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FacePhi enters partnership with Argentinian firm 20 September 2017

Spanish biometrics company FacePhi has entered a partnership deal with Argentinian firm Red Link.

SITA notes success in biometric trial at Boston airport 19 September 2017

Airport IT infrastructure specialists SITA have noted that a biometric trial it launched with US carrier JetBlue has been a success at Boston's main airport.

OT-Morpho insists on sanctity of biometric voting system 19 September 2017

French identity tech firm OT-Morpho insists that a biometric voting system it supplied to Kenya has worked as planned, rejecting opposition claims that polling was rigged.

Judge upholds case against Shutterfly 19 September 2017

A judge in Illinois has refused to throw out a case relating to Shutterfly's use of "faceprints".

HSBC launches selfie payments in China 19 September 2017

HSBC customers in China can now make payments with a selfie, thanks to the introduction of facial recognition technology.

Dermalog eyes Philippines ID card project 19 September 2017

German biometrics firm Dermalog is interested in the Philippines' ID card project, after recently developing the country's driving licence.

South African firm targets ID fraud with biometrics 19 September 2017

South Africa's Ideco plans to soon introduce a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and nuID mobile app ecosystem next week for identity verification.

South Africa's Ideco plans to soon introduce a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and nuID mobile app ecosystem for fraud-proof trusted identity verification.

Precise Biometrics explores anti-spoofing and liveness detection 18 September 2017

Swedish fingerprint software firm Precise Biometrics discusses anti-spoofing and liveness detection in a new white paper.

Fingerprints shares plunge on revenue warning 18 September 2017

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprints has seen its shares plunge by some 19% after a warning that revenues were being impacted by lower sensor prices.

Indian agency wants boarding pass replaced with biometrics 18 September 2017

India's Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has recommended that biometrics replace boarding passes.

10Pearls acquires ProQual-IT 18 September 2017

Digital development firm 10Pearls has acquired ProQual-IT a cybersecurity and information technology services provider that specializes in biometrics and identity management.

ThreatMetrix and Nok Nok Labs partner on FIDO-compliant solutions 18 September 2017

Digital ID firm ThreatMetrix has announced a new partnership with authentication suite developers Nok Nok Labs.

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Interview: Jumio's Robert Prigge on digital ID and biometrics 08 August 2017

Digital ID innovators Jumio took the unique step last month of adding eyeball-tracking biometrics to its mobile solutions.  Planet Biometrics caught up with the company to explore the integration.

Interview: Sean Farrell, Head of Portfolio Management, Government Solutions, SITA 04 August 2017

Planet Biometrics discusses the future of biometric travel technology with Sean Farrell, head of Portfolio Management, Government Solutions, SITA.

Company Spotlight - SITA 03 August 2017

Company spotlights have been created to give firms operating in the biometrics and identity industry an opportunity to discuss trends, product innovations and achievements. Planet Biometrics talks to global IT provider SITA.

Guest Post: Digital ID - Biometrics are the key to marrying security and convenience 06 June 2017

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. When it happens, the effect will be remarkable.

Guest Post: The two-factor authentication mirage 08 May 2017

Current approaches to biometrics are leaving customers exposed

Guest Post: Biometrics at the borders 28 March 2017

While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. 

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Company Spotlights

Sponsored: BIODIT drives biometric car security forward with CarSec®

Wireless biometric access control specialist BIODIT has launched a biometric car security device with the potential to revolutionise how we protect vehicles against theft.

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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