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Latest Headlines

Interview: USAA’s Gary McAlum on biometric banking 29 May 2015

Planet Biometrics talked to USAA's Gary McAlum, CSO and SVP of Enterprise Security, about the financial services provider's biometric banking app.

Delta ID powers iris recognition for NTT DOCOMO 29 May 2015

California-based biometric authentication firm Delta ID has revealed that its ActiveIRIS technology powers the iris recognition system of the ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone launched by the Japanese telecoms carrier NTT DOCOMO in cooperation with Fujitsu this week.

Fingerprint Cards shares rise on Google tie-up 29 May 2015

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards has seen shares rise this morning after FPC revealed that it was working with Google on the fingerprint authentication API being released in its new “Android M” platform.

Facial recognition helps Ireland
find identity fraudsters
28 May 2015

A facial recognition system in Ireland has identified 62 cases of serious identity fraud since being introduced in 2012, saving the country millions of euros in fraudulent welfare payments.

Sensory reveals details of Applock 28 May 2015

Santa Clara-based IT security firm Sensory has released a video showing how its facial and voice recognition biometric app works.


SDW 2015 June 9 - 11 2015, London

The world’s leading document security show – now with the largest exhibition in history - focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti- counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more.

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Interpol: Biometrics can boost Asia-Pacific anti-terror efforts 27 May 2015

Interpol police support directorate director Michael O’Connell has said that biometrics can help authorities in the Asia-Pacific region prevent their citizens from travelling to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group.

IBIA advises NIST to give biometrics a bigger role 27 May 2015

The International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA) has asked the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to consider handing biometrics an expanded role.

Report: Synaptics to receive biometrics boost 27 May 2015

Sensor firm Synaptics will benefit from rising adoption of biometric user authentication systems in coming years, according to analysts.

NEXT Biometrics wins order for 160,000 sensors 27 May 2015

Norwegian fingerprint sensor firm NEXT Biometrics has received an order for 160,000 fingerprint sensors from an unnamed customer.

Mitek to buy IDchecker for $10.6M 27 May 2015

Mobile identity solutions firm Mitek is acquiring IDchecker, a Dutch provider of cloud-based document verification and facial recognition tools. 

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connect:ID 2016

This cutting-edge event is unique in that it gets under the hood of the whole ID market - from the issuing of secure credentials by government to the online digital identity revolution that could see passwords replaced and transactions secured with biometrics.

Latest Interviews

Interview: USAA’s Gary McAlum on biometric banking

Planet Biometrics talked to USAA's Gary McAlum, CSO and SVP of Enterprise Security, about the financial services provider's biometric banking app.

Interview: Booz Allen Hamilton’s Jonathan Levitt on the VAMPIRE

Planet Biometrics talked to Jonathan Levitt, a lead associate with BAH, about the VAMPIRE device’s development history and its capabilities.

Interview: Qualcomm’s William Maheu on digital identity

Planet Biometrics caught up with William Maheu, Qualcomm’s senior director of business development, at connect:ID 2015. 

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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

Mobile identity and wearables: You are what you wear

Traditional single factor or multi-factor authentication solutions are neither convenient nor secure enough in a world where common authentication methods are needed across a wide range of endpoint devices. 

Blog: Biometrics for banking gets going

There has been quite a turn-around in banks' perception of biometrics in terms of providing authentication to customers accessing digital services.

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