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LIVE at the 2014 Global Identity Summit 17 September 2014

Planet Biometrics is following all the breaking news, comment and events at the 2014 Global Identity Summit in Tampa.

 

Delrand Resources in US$240 mn deal with voice biometrics firm 17 September 2014

Delrand is owned by billionaire Dutch entrepreneur-investor Marcel Boekhoorn, who sees voice biometrics as a big potential market.

Cross Match launches handheld identity management tool 16 September 2014

A new  handheld identity management tool launched by Cross Match on Tuesday can match a credential holder's ID to their biometric data

Full steam ahead for FBI’s biometric NGI system 15 September 2014

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division has announced full operational capability of its Next Generation Identification (NGI) System.

Vision-Box deploys eGates at Qatar's Hamad airport 15 September 2014

Border control firm say the eGates will streamline the entry process with high levels of security and efficiency

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> connect:ID March 23 - 25 2015, Washington, D.C

connect:ID is a visionary event, powered by Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA), that focuses on all aspects of human identity and the opportunities for its management in the physical and digital worlds.

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ING Netherlands plans voice biometrics for banking app 15 September 2014

Dutch bank plans to integrate voice biometrics with a conversational virtual assistant app

Biometrics attendance scanners installed at historic English hotel 15 September 2014

Staff at an historic English hotel say that staff management issues have been streamlined thanks to a biometrics-based time and attendence system.

Research firm: Facial recognition market to grow 9.5% by 2020 12 September 2014

Research and Markets has predicted that facial recognition technology will increasingly feature across a variety of government and private sectors.

Exclusive Interview: NexID on the importance of spoof mitigation 12 September 2014

NexID COO Mark Cornett says companies must face up to the issue of spoofing so solutions are developed that boost consumer confidence in biometric authentication. 

Fingerprint Cards suspends CEO accused of insider trading 12 September 2014

Biometrics fingerprint sensor firm has acted quickly to suspend its CEO following revelations that the Swedish police were investigating him for alleged insider trading

Facialnetwork reveals facial recognition demo on Google Glass 12 September 2014

The developers of a facial recognition software that can be used on Google Glass have released a new demo video showcasing faster and more accurate searches 

Aware launches INQUIRE textual identity software 12 September 2014

SDK includes biometric search and text-based filter, search, match, and link algorithms

Fujitsu set to read palms for bitcoin ATM firm 11 September 2014

Fujitsu’s palm vein authentication technology has been selected by bitcoin ATM firm Robocoin for its network of kiosks selling the online currency.

Guest Blog: Biometrics emerge as tool to tackle electoral fraud 11 September 2014

More democratic countries are eyeing adoption of biometric voter identification technologies to help support free and fair elections. Guest blogger, Mohammad Shahnewaz, reports…

Intel touts plans to ‘eliminate passwords’ through biometrics 11 September 2014

Senior staff from chipmaking giant Intel this week revealed that the firm plans to "very shortly" announce technology that will replace passwords with voice and face authentication 

Research firm: Biometrics use on smartphones to surge by 2017 11 September 2014

Frost & Sullivan has predicted that the number of smartphone users relying on biometric authentication will rise to 471 million in the next three years. 

Apple hands biometrics bigger role in iPhone 6 10 September 2014

The Apple Pay system revealed at Tuesday's iPhone 6 launch has game-changing implications for the way humans use mobile devices, and biometrics are at the centre of the technology.  

Australian tax office talks up new ‘voiceprint’ system 09 September 2014

A new voice recognition service introduced by Australia's tax office aims to speed up authentication during tax calls, as well as help to prevent identity theft.

Biometrics firms face up to online classroom cheating 09 September 2014

A facial recognition system being developed by Swiss-based KeyLemon and US e-learning authentication firm eProktor aims to revolutionise the way online classrooms use student authentication

Precise Biometrics appoints CFO as part of profitability drive 09 September 2014

Precise Biometrics, a Swedish firm that develops fingerprint and smart card solutions for mobile devices, has announced a new CFO as part of a restructuring plan.

Twins get their 'biometric' voice heard in Twinsburg 08 September 2014

Biometrics researchers attend Twins Day event in Ohio to exploit the rare data opportunities thrown up for biometrics - this year's research focused on voice and face recognition.

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Latest Features/Interviews

Exclusive Interview: NexID on the importance of spoof mitigation

NexID COO Mark Cornett says companies must face up to the issue of spoofing so solutions are developed that boost consumer confidence in biometric authentication. 

What is the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Engineering project?

A question and answer session designed to answer questions about the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project and its integration of biometrics

Holding ghosts accountable: Biometrics bring greater transparency to African public sector

The insidious nature of corruption presents a formidable obstacle for the improvement of any society. One of the more nuanced forms of corruption occurs through the employment of “ghost workers. But biometrics is being successfuly used to help eliminate the problem.

Special Report on the SC37 Meetings in Darmstadt, Germany

The January meeting of the working groups of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics were held in Darmstadt, Germany. Greg Cannon of Crossmatch reports.

iPhone 5S: heralding a paradigm shift?

In drafting this statement, the EAB seeks to offer the suppliers of mobile devices, service operators and the user a perspective on how to assess this kind of technology - and in particular its security and usability.

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Latest Expert Comment and Blogs

LIVE at the 2014 Global Identity Summit

Planet Biometrics is following all the breaking news, comment and events at the 2014 Global Identity Summit in Tampa.

 

Guest Blog: Biometrics emerge as tool to tackle electoral fraud

More democratic countries are eyeing adoption of biometric voter identification technologies to help support free and fair elections. Guest blogger, Mohammad Shahnewaz, reports…

On the cusp of mobile biometric technology adoption?

In the months since our first white paper on Mobile Biometrics was first posted, there have been several developments that suggest we are on the cusp of a surge in mobile biometric technology adoption.

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