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Post: Be a biometrics advocate
Next on the rise of flexible sensors
On iris and banking

Latest Headlines

Identity fraud reaching 'epidemic' levels in the UK 23 August 2017

The UK saw a record 89,000 cases of identity fraud in the first six months of the year, according to Cifas, with experts saying biometrics are a potential solution.

FIS and Equifax unveil OnlyID 23 August 2017

Financial services tech firm FIS and identity company Equifax have launched a product that aims to tackle financial fraud and identity theft.

NEXT Biometrics and Arrow Electronics ink distribution agreement 22 August 2017

Norway's NEXT Biometrics has entered a deal with Arrow Electronics to sell NEXT fingerprint authentication technology.

Singapore planning biometric payment system in schools by 2018 22 August 2017

Officials say Singapore is planning to introduce a biometric payment system in schools by 2018.

iPhone 8 face recognition might be more powerful than expected 22 August 2017

An new analysis report on the iPhone 8 says that its 3D face recognition will match in a “millionths of a second.”

South African rights group demands end to biometric cards 22 August 2017

A human rights group in South Africa says biometric cards are a way to "control the people".

Dermalog CEO wins business award 22 August 2017

Günther Mull, the CEO of German biometrics firm, Dermalog, has won a business award.

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Is Apple targeting authorities with Touch ID disabling feature? 21 August 2017

Government authorities that want to access a citizen's iPhone will find it harder thanks to a new feature in iOS 11.

South Africa to protect welfare beneficiaries with biometrics 21 August 2017

The South African Social Security Agency wants to put a biometric system in place to prevent fraud from impacting on grant recipients.

UK college choses Zwipe Access 21 August 2017

Norwegian biometric card firm Zwipe has announced that Rose Bruford College, a drama school in London, has chosen Zwipe Access card. 

Innovatrics ramps up algorithm speed to 1 billion matches per second 21 August 2017

Slovakian biometrics firm Innovatrics has announced that the latest version of its fingerprint matching algorithm has set a new matching speed record of 1.04 billion matches per second.

EyeVerify announces name change to Zoloz 18 August 2017

Kansas-based biometrics tech firm EyeVerify is changing its name to Zoloz.

Miyoshi working with NEC on face recognition surveillance 18 August 2017

Singaporean tech firm Miyoshi has revealed plans to work with Japanese company NEC on advanced face recognition surveillance products.

Zwipe inks deal with South African security provider 18 August 2017

Priority Group, a digital security provider and installer based in South Africa, has chosen Zwipe Access as it’s preferred biometric access control solution. 

Missouri school to track students' location with fingerprints 18 August 2017

Excelsior Springs High School plans to check on students' class location by getting them to use fingerprint readers throughout the school.

Philippines mulling biometrics-based digital ID system 18 August 2017

Philippine officials from its central bank have said that the country is considering a biometrics-based digital ID system similar to India's.

UK govt seeks face recognition software 18 August 2017

The UK Home Office is looking to procure face matching software and associated services as part of the Home Office Biometrics (HOB) programme.

BioSec reveals biometric 'password killer' 17 August 2017

Hungarian biometrics company, BioSec Group has revealed a new login solution using palm vein recognition.

Biometrics ethics group launches in the UK 17 August 2017

In the UK, a new government authority plans to look at the ethical issues surrounding the use of biometrics.

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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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