Security and compliance in mobile ID
Finding Pakistan's 'ghost teachers'
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

Credit union wins award after biometric deployment 26 May 2017

Gesa Credit Union has won a technology award following its pilot of palm vein technology at branches.

House members call for more action on visa overstayers 25 May 2017

US lawmakers have called for more to be done on visa overstayers in the wake of a report that found that 629,000 people overstayed their visas in fiscal 2016.

Samsung responds to iris scanner hack 25 May 2017

South Korean tech giant Samsung has said told industry media that a successful spoofing of its iris scanner last week would be very hard to replicate without special materials and technology.

Health and wellness center adopts FST's visual ID system 25 May 2017

Israeli identity access solutions firm FST Biometrics has announced its In Motion Identification (IMID) Access technology has been successfully deployed at the HydroLife Center, a health club and wellness center located in Shaar HaNegev, Israel.

AuthenticID launches card not present authentication solution 25 May 2017

Identity solutions firm AuthenticID has announced the introduction of an expansion of its CatfishAIR Identity Platform to provide real-time identity authorization for payment card transactions.

Face recognition startup targets the social scene 25 May 2017

AI firm Blippar has developed a face recognition solution that raises the possibility of searching for information on anyone simply using an image taken by a smartphone.

US rights body calls for end to DMV face recognition 25 May 2017

The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has said that the states’s driving and vehicle authorities should no longer user face recognition, because it violates privacy norms.

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Australian research body develops new gait technique 24 May 2017
Researchers at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation have developed a new method of using gait for both authentication and powering wearables.

Next Biometrics announces interim Q1 results 24 May 2017
Norwegian fingerprint solutions firm Next Biometrics has reported a rise in revenues from NOK 5.2 million (US$600,000) to NOK 24.1 million in the first quarter last year.

HD Barcode and IriTech reveal embed iris data in 2D bar code 23 May 2017
HD Barcode and biometrics firm IriTech have unveiled a new ID card solution that can embed biometric iris data in a proprietary 2D barcode.

BehavioSec enters partnership with Kount 23 May 2017
Behavioural biometrics firm BehavioSec has announced a new partnership with fraud detection firm Kount, which focuses on solutions for card-not present transactions

Keyo to Integrate Fujitsu palmvein tech 23 May 2017
Payments device firm Keyo has revealed plans to work with - Fujitsu Frontech North America on integrating the former’s palm vein solutions into retail environments.

Netki releases digital ID solution for blockchain 23 May 2017
Wallet and identity provider Netki has launched a digital identity solution that it says will improve compliance gap for blockchain use across business, finance and healthcare.

Samsung Galaxy S8 iris scanner fooled by Chaos Collective 23 May 2017
An iris recognition solution deployed on Samsung’s new flagship smartphone has already been successfully spoofed by German hackers the Chaos Collective.

IEEE team sees cloud as the future for mobile biometric authentication 23 May 2017
Researchers from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers have proposed a distributed mobile biometric authentication system based on a high performance cluster cloud, saying the speed and security it provides will be needed as applications such as banking increasingly go mobile.

US overstay figures throw spotlight on biometric exit plans 22 May 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revealed that more than 750,000 travellers over-stayed their visas in the last fiscal year, an increase that will likely intensify calls for a long-awaited biometric exit programme that could keep better track of visitors to the country.

UK’s Home Office releases fingerprint tech procurement request 22 May 2017

Britain’s Home Office wants to consult the biometrics industry on potential requirements for fingerprint devices, particularly mobile solutions.

South African research organisation develops biometric child registration system 22 May 2017

South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), a government backed research and development organisation, has developed a multimodal registration system for children.

New handbag comes with fingerprint security, RFID blocker 22 May 2017

A new smart handbag developed by FYB London features fingerprint recognition among an arsenal of other tech tools.

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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. 

Interview: MorphoTrak experts on the future of face recognition 22 March 2017

Planet Biometrics has quizzed two experts from one of the leaders in face recognition tech, MorphoTrak.

Guest Post: The Security Dialectic: Walls or Understanding? 06 March 2017

Security always seems to come down to these either-or propositions, but it doesn’t have to.

Interview: Tascent’s Joey Pritikin on the InSight One 24 February 2017

Planet Biometrics quizzes Joey Pritikin, Tascents VP of Marketing and Product Management, about the development of the InSight One.

Guest Post: What are the advantages of biometric authentication in replacing passwords? 20 February 2017

With the rise in mobile banking and transactions, organisations are starting to realise the importance of technology in enhancing the user experience.

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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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