What is 'silent authentication'?
Enter the era of biometric cards
Passwords are dead, now what?
Next's CEO on the future for fingerprints
Face recognition: the societal debate
Secunet on Europe's Entry Exit System
The route to digital driving licences
Financial security vs the customer experience
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Latest Headlines

Precise BioMatch integrated in smart door lock 06 December 2018

Swedish fingerprint tech firm Precise Biometrics has advised that BioMatch Embedded, the company´s algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in wearables, cars and IoT, has been integrated in Xiaomi Mijia Smart Door Lock. 


Nuance chosen for Allied Irish Banks 06 December 2018

Voice biometrics firm Nuance has announced Allied Irish Banks (AIB) - Ireland's largest bank - is the first in the country to make access to customer service more seamless and secure by leveraging Nuance's tech.


Imprivata collaborates with DigiCert 06 December 2018

Healthcare IT security company Imprivata has announced a new collaboration with DigiCert,a remote identity proofing firm.


id3 performs well in FRVT test 05 December 2018

id3 Technologies, an independent French company, has reported that it had an "excellent performance tradeoff" in the recently released results of Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT), a prestigious international benchmark of facial recognition algorithms.


IDEX Biometrics and Excelsecu to work on biometric cards 05 December 2018

Norwegian fingerprint identification and authentication solutions firm Idex has announced that it is collaborating with Shenzhen Excelsecu to develop battery-less dual-interface biometric cards with a display. 

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Pindrop raises $90 million for biometric voice authentication 05 December 2018

Voice security and authentication firm Pindrop has announced it has closed $90M in Series D funding led by Vitruvian Partners. 


Experian: Biometric hacking among top cyberthreats for 2019 05 December 2018

Experian's sixth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast sees biometrics being a new risk area for hacking.


Interactions enters Next Caller partnership 04 December 2018

Interactions, a provider of Intelligent Virtual Assistants (IVAs) for enterprise brands, today announced a partnership with Next Caller, a phone fraud detection and call verification firm.


Inzenius Partners with V2verify 04 December 2018

Authentication and identity management provider V2verify​ has announced that Inzenius has partnered with them to offer voice authentication to their time and attendance solution.


Delta unveils first biometric terminal in US in Atlanta 04 December 2018

Delta Air Lines has unveiled the first biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta, announced earlier this fall.  


Congressman Cleaver calls for federal facial recognition standards 04 December 2018

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver has encouraged NIST to endorse industry standards and ethical best practices for the independent testing of demographic-based biases in facial recognition technology.


Four in 5 air travellers from the UAE prefer biometrics 03 December 2018

Four in five air travellers from the UAE (83 per cent) are now open to offering their biometrics to reduce waiting in security lines, according to an independent global study.


SAFR enters the China market 03 December 2018

Digital media software and services firm RealNetworks announced today that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shenzhen Homtar High-Tech.

 


Queensland employers can sack over biometric data 03 December 2018

A tribunal in Australia has sided with the company in the case of a sawmill worker who said scanning system was a breach of his privacy.


Afghan party calls for all votes to be biometric 03 December 2018

A political party formed to protest Afghanistan's October election results have said that all votes which wA political grouping formed to protest Afghanistan's October election results have said that all votes which weren't biometric should be invalidated.eren't biometric should be invalidated.


Idex and Chinese firm working on biometric cards design 30 November 2018

Fingerprint identification and authentication solutions firm Idex has announced a collaboration with CEC Huada Electronic Design (HED) on a reference design for biometric smart cards.


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Commentary

Company spotlight: ID R&D 03 October 2018

In this interview, Planet Biometrics spoke to Konstantin Simonchik, CTO and co-founder of ID R&D, about the company’s history, aspirations, and its position on future biometrics trends.
 


Guest Post: Why advanced liveness is a necessity when it comes to spoof detection 12 September 2018

True liveness detection in real-time is absolutely critical, whether it is just for a login identity authentication or remote on-boarding and enrolment.


Guest Post: Biometric cards and the top of the value chain 10 September 2018

 IDEX anticipates that each banking customer will deploy as many as 100,000 biometric cards to their account holders by the end of 2018. 


Guest Post: Face recognition and the philosophical, societal and legal debate 25 July 2018

When using real-time facial recognition to secure spaces, we are clearly touching on surveillance-related issues that could infringe on our privacy


SDW 2018 Interview: secunet on EES 23 June 2018

Frank Steffens, Principal in the Homeland Security division of Germany’s secunet relates their approach to the biometric Entry/Exit System (EES) planned in Europe


Face recognition plan for US borders 07 June 2018

In August, Customs and Border Protection will deploy a new system for scanning drivers' faces as they leave the US.


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Company Spotlights

Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.


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.


Company Spotlight: Ideal Innovations

Arlington-based facial recognition technology firm Ideal Innovations discusses the latest industry trends and the company's history.


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Latest Features

Guest Post: Finger authentication could be answer to crypto crime 08 Nov 18

Fingerprint authentication will hold the key to a safe and secure future in crypto.


Guest Post: From frictionless to the right amount of friction 28 Mar 18

There are times when we need friction in order to keep us, our data or our finances secure.


Guest blog: Physical attributes versus behavioural patterns – The privacy debate 18 Jan 16

There are several factors companies must consider before relying on physical biometric technology to authenticate users in an online environment


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