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

Apple’s Echo will use face recognition 27 September 2016

A rapidly heating up tech war over who will become the smart device controlling IoT device has taken a new twist with reports that Apple is developing its own solution.

Survey shows airports prioritising biometric tech 26 September 2016

Airports around the world are increasingly looking to biometrics to boost security infrastructure, according to a new survey.

Inventor develops biometric vehicle breathalyser 26 September 2016

An inventor from Las Vegas has designed a vehicle breathalyser that is enhanced by a biometric identification system.

TBS targeting SMEs with biometric packages 26 September 2016

Swiss biometrics firm TBS plans to target small and medium-sized enterprises by offering access and time recording solutions specifically designed for that companies that size.

Yahoo adds fingerprint security after massive hack 26 September 2016

Just a few days after Yahoo admitted a huge data breach, it has added biometric security to the mail app on android.

Indian bank reveals voice biometrics progress 26 September 2016

India’s ICICI bank has reported that it aims to conduct 5 million transactions this month using voice biometrics following increasingly rapid uptake of the solution.

Uber to roll out US-wide selfie security 23 September 2016

Ride-sharing app firm Uber has revealed a new facial recognition-based security feature that will check drivers’ identities across the United States.

Study disproves child fingerprint aging concerns 23 September 2016

Biometric researchers at Michigan State University prove in a new study that fingerprint scans taken from a six-month old child can be used one year later.

Lenovo, Intel, PayPal and Synaptics to bring FIDO to laptops 23 September 2016

Tech firms Lenovo and Intel, online payments company Paypal and human interface firm Synaptics have revealed a partnership that aims to bring online FIDO-enabled biometric security to laptops.

OT owner Advent reportedly leading bids for Morpho 23 September 2016

The group which owns security firm Oberthur Technologies, Advent International, is leading the chase for Safran’s Morpho identity unit with a bid of about 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion), financial media reports.

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FPC 'declined bid' from Chinese firm 23 September 2016

Biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards reportedly declined an acquisition offer from a Chinese company because it was too low.

Fraud prevention managers cite biometrics as key tool 23 September 2016

While employee access to social media poses the biggest internal security threat to organisations, biometrics is the most important new security tool, new research reveals.

Telstra wants blockchain and biometrics to secure IoT homes 22 September 2016

Australian telecoms firm Telstra has said that a combination of blockchain and biometrics offers the best chances of securing IoT-enabled homes.

Kaspersky Lab exploring vulnerabilities in biometric ATMs 22 September 2016

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has said that its experts have investigated how cybercriminals could exploit new biometric ATM authentication technologies planned by banks. 

PAE wins forensics, biometrics contract with US Navy 22 September 2016

Security firm PAE has been selected to complete a $66 million Navy contract to provide the service with forensics and biometrics support.

Israel develops policy on biometric privacy 22 September 2016

Israel is drafting a new legal policy which aims to enables the balanced use of biometric applications while decreasing the privacy risks.

Samsung SDS partners with Sensory on biometrics 22 September 2016

South Korea’s Samsung SDS has revealed plans to partner with Sensory, a Silicon Valley company focused on embedded voice and vision technologies.

Biometrics Institute expands board 22 September 2016

Adam Hergert, Jason Holmes and Richard Agostinelli join Biometrics Institute board of directors.

connect:ID launches call for speakers 21 September 2016

The organisers of next-generation identity solutions event connect:ID 2017, Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), have announced that the Call for Speakers for the event’s fourth edition is officially open. 

ABI Research: Smartphone iris is a secure ID trend 21 September 2016

ABI Research has found in a new report that recent launches of the iris on smartphone mark the beginning of a new biometrics trend, and forecasts global shipments of smartphones equipped with iris scanners will reach almost 300 million in 2021.

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Interview: STC Group on the launch of OnePass 21 September 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with STC Group to learn more about its multimodal OnePass solution.

Interview: Vkansee president Jason Chaikin on iris and banking 25 August 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with Vkansee president Jason Chaikin to gather his thoughts on iris solutions for mobile banking.

Guest post: The evolution of smartcards 02 August 2016

There are key challenges that need to be addressed to enable the use of fingerprint sensors in smartcards…

Guest post: Biometric access control for accreditation 01 August 2016

Access control is a vital factor for organisations working towards ISO 27001 accreditation.

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.

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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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