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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
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BBVA tests biometrics facial recognition payments system 20 March 2018

Spanish bank BBVA is developing payment methods based on biometric technologies to make checkout at stores invisible.

FIDO Alliance extends certification program 20 March 2018

The FIDO Alliance, a member association developing specifications and certification programs for stronger authentication, announced today the expansion of its certification programme.

Amazon adds fingerprint authentication to Key app for Android 20 March 2018

Amazon Key now includes fingerprint authentication on the Android version of the app.

StereoVision set to buy facial recognition firm Digital Signal 20 March 2018

StereoVision Imaging Inc., a 3-D facial recognition solution provider, has begun the process of acquiring Digital Signal Corp, a provider of LIDAR-based facial recognition technology.

Lufthansa begins biometric boarding at LAX, planning US-wide roll-out 19 March 2018

Germany's Lufthansa Group has launched hassle- free, one-step biometric boarding utilizing facial recognition in the US. 

DNP opts for Gemalto 19 March 2018

Gemalto's Mobile Protector selected by Dai Nippon Printing.

Unisys inks EBIS deal with Australian Department of Home Affairs 19 March 2018

Australian Department of Home Affairs signs multi-year contract with Unisys Australia to design and implement new Enterprise Biometric Identification Services system. 

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LA sheriff puts multimodal solution live 16 March 2018

NEC has announced that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has, switched over and is fully utilizing NEC’s Integra ID 5 Multimodal Identification Biometric Solution (MBIS).

Princeton Identity appoints production manager 16 March 2018

Princeton Identity has announced that Joseph A. Pendergast has joined as production manager. 

SecuGen releases biometric software for Citrix 15 March 2018

Biometric tech firm SecuGen has released new software that will allow Citrix users to use fingerprint authentication with their SecuGen applications

Neurophysiologist has the nerve to invent new biometric 15 March 2018

A neurophysiologist has created a system that uses the human nervous system as its method of authentication, which transmits signals from the brain to the hand to the sensors on smartphones.

AI that can tell gender by smile is also new biometric 15 March 2018

University of Bradford researchers have developed a new AI platform that can determine one's sex based on a photograph of their smile, and potentially their identity,

HID Approve supports iPhone facial recognition 15 March 2018

HID Approve, a two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform from HID Global, now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system.

Toshiba launches Vuzix smart glasses with face recognition 14 March 2018

Toshiba today announces the launch of its enterprise-focused, biometrics-enabled Assisted Reality AR100 Viewer smart glasses, developed in partnership with Vuzix Corporation.

California court reaffirms BIPA risk 14 March 2018

A California federal court has found that a claim asserted under BIPA for an alleged violation of a right to privacy can stand.

NGOs concerned that refugee children will be 'coerced' into giving biometric data 14 March 2018

An NGO and UN agency grouping is concerned by proposals now under consideration as part of the ongoing reform of the Common European Asylum System which would allow the use of coercion to take the fingerprints and facial images of children. 

NEC to partner with Vidyo 14 March 2018

Vidyo, which works in embedded video communication, today announced a strategic agreement to leverage Vidyo’s conferencing technology in NEC’s communications solutions - including biometric authentication.

LEXIT integrates SelfKey blockchain-based ID and KYC solution 13 March 2018

Self-sovereign digital identity platform SelfKey will facilitate KYC funnel and validation of the identity of individuals and corporations trading on LEXIT, a blockchain-based marketplace for corporate assets and Intellectual Property.

Penta security to launch biometric cryptocurrency wallet 13 March 2018

Penta Security, a Korean security provider, has announced a new line of cryptocurrency hardware wallets with enhanced security by way of secure key lifecycle, encryption, and authentication. 

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Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics 15 February 2018

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.

Viewpoint: Spoof or proof? 25 September 2017

The security of biometrics technology is in the spotlight and stakeholders must take a balanced view on its strengths and vulnerabilities, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. As deployments proliferate, the technology’s credibility rests on the industry’s will to collaborate globally.  

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.

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Company Spotlights

Company Spotlight - SITA

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.

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.

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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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