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

DHS to work with blockchain startup on border tech 23 June 2016

The US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is exploring the use of blockchain technology to secure the data gleaned at borders. 

Thai banks considering biometrics for money transfers 23 June 2016

Thailand’s telecoms regulator and Central Bank have unveiled plans to link biometrics with electronic transactions via mobile phones.

Analyst: Apple Pay’s web payments will impact on PayPal 23 June 2016

An enabling of the biometrics-backed mobile payment service Apple Pay for online payments threatens to take a bite out of PayPal’s revenues, say analysts.

ABC solution to be deployed at Rio airport 23 June 2016

Portuguese biometric border solutions firm Vision-Box has revealed that its self-service ABC eGates will be launched at Galeão International Airport in Rio de Janeiro.

IBIA endorses new NTIA face recognition best practices 23 June 2016

The International Biometrics + Identity Association has endorsed a set of face recognition best practices guidelines by the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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Bank of America trials ATMs interacting with Apple Pay 22 June 2016

Apple Pay users with access to cardless ATMs that have been deployed in California by Bank of America can now use the biometrics-backed authentication service for withdrawals, according to US media reports.

Windows developing FamilyNotes with face recognition 22 June 2016

A Windows development team is working on a notice board app called “FamilyNotes” that would use ink, speech and face recognition to streamline human-computer interactions.

NTIA group agrees on face recognition code of conduct 22 June 2016

A multi-stakeholder group that was formed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to work on best practices for commercial use of facial recognition technology has agreed a three-page code of conduct.

FPC and Precise partner on LGs’ X Mach 22 June 2016

Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics have cooperated in providing a biometric authentication solution to South Korea’s LG for its X Mach range.

Rivals target Austin as Uber, Lyft depart over biometrics 22 June 2016

Smaller ride-sharing firms have revealed plans to target Austin after Uber and Lyft said they would leave the Texas capital over fingerprinting laws.

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Interview: VocalZoom talks voice isolation 14 June 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with VocalZoom’s CEO, Tal Bakish, to discuss how his firm's technology isolates the voice for authentication and recognition.

Interview: Delta ID’s CEO on the future of iris on mobile 08 June 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with the Delta ID’s CEO, Salil Prabhakar, to discuss the company’s plans for the future.

Interview: John Daugman 01 June 2016

An interview with John Daugman, Professor of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition at Cambridge University, UK.   

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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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