Security and compliance in mobile ID
Finding Pakistan's 'ghost teachers'
Feature: Iris solution helps Syrian refugees glimpse bright future
Are voice biometrics safe?
Post: Be a biometrics advocate
Next on the rise of flexible sensors
On iris and banking

Latest Headlines

Canada to fingerprint tax evasion suspects 23 February 2017

The Canadian Revenue Agency has begun fingerprinting tax evasion suspects, creating a database that privacy advocates say could potentially impact on the travel freedoms of those suspects.

Iritech in tie-up with Egis Technology 23 February 2017

Iris-based identity firm Iritech has entered a co-promotion agreement with Egis Technology, a provider of fingerprint sensors. 

BioID launches eye recognition web service 23 February 2017

Cloud biometrics developer BioID has announced the beta release of a new biometric trait it calls eye (periocular) recognition, as part of the BioID Web Service (BWS). 

Ekin Technology reveals face recognition technology 23 February 2017

Ekin Technology, which is working on safe city tech, introduced new face recognition technology at the 20th European Police Congress this week in Berlin. 

IDEX releases fourth quarter, year-end results 23 February 2017

Norwegian fingerprint sensor firm IDEX has reported that revenues reached NOK 38.6 million ($4.6 million) last year, up from NOK 0.3 million in 2015. 

Google to include fingerprint scanning on Chrome OS 22 February 2017

Confirming tech speculation, Google has confirmed it is working on a fingerprint unlock feature for Chrome OS.

CrucialTec set to unveil in-screen sensor solution this year 22 February 2017

South Korean biometric sensor developer CrucialTec has told local media that a fingerprint sensor solution that works anywhere on a touch screen will be deployed this year.

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MorphoTrust USA and Confirm expand relationship 22 February 2017

MorphoTrust USA and Confirm have announced an expanded relationship in the commercial identity and authentication sector to offer scalable identity solutions to the commercial and consumer marketplace at an accelerated pace.

Nigeria to use biometrics for 2018 census 21 February 2017

Senior Nigerian officials have confirmed that the country will create a biometric registry for its 2018 census.

Dubai police to use biometrics, AI 21 February 2017

Police in Dubai plan to use artificial intelligence and biometric facial recognition software to fight crime.

Johan Wilsby leaves CFO position at Fingerprint Cards 21 February 2017

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards has announced that Johan Wilsby has let his position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Pindrop research reports voice biometrics errors 21 February 2017

A report by anti-fraud firm Pindrop states that error rates on voice biometrics may double in a two-year span, leading the company to reccomend that multifactor authentication be deployed alongside voice authentication systems.


Study:Majority of people unable to spot fake passports 21 February 2017

A biometric identity checking firm has found that most people are unable to spot forged passports in a new study.

South Australian police report face recognition progress 20 February 2017

Police in South Australia say that face recognition has proved such a useful boost in crime-fighting efforts, that it will now also be used to find missing people.

IrisGuard releases outdoor EyeHood iris camera 20 February 2017

Iris recognition payment specialists IrisGuard have unveiled a new outdoor imager which targets the need to enroll vulnerable refugees and internally displaced persons in tough conditions.

Face recognition could help save trafficked lemurs 20 February 2017

Technology developed to identify human faces is being adapted to help tackle the illegal trade in lemurs.

Apple buys Israeli face recognition company 20 February 2017

US tech firm Apple has reportedly purchased an Israeli biometric company called RealFace, ramping up speculation that the next iPhone will use face recognition.

Fujitsu solution secures the IOT with biometric smartphones 16 February 2017

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu has announced the development of a technology that adds biometric security to through IoT devices using   biometrics on smartphones and near-field wireless.

connect:ID 2017 to explore biometric entry/exit issues 16 February 2017

Secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 is set to host a high-profile stakeholder debate on the long-awaited implementation of a biometric exit programme in the US. 

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Interview: Tascent’s Joey Pritikin on the InSight One 24 February 2017

Planet Biometrics quizzes Joey Pritikin, Tascents VP of Marketing and Product Management, about the development of the InSight One.

Guest Post: What are the advantages of biometric authentication in replacing passwords? 20 February 2017

With the rise in mobile banking and transactions, organisations are starting to realise the importance of technology in enhancing the user experience.

Guest post: Five industries that will benefit from flexible fingerprint sensors 07 February 2017

Flexible fingerprint sensors can bring value and boost the implementation of fingerprint imaging technology in five key industries.

Guest Post: Are voice biometrics trustworthy? 24 November 2016

For voice biometrics to be trusted and ubiquitous, it must be unobtrusive, robust and secure. 

Guest post: Don’t take a holiday from biometrics advocacy 22 November 2016

Splashy headlines and erroneous news reports on biometrics make it harder for manufacturers and vendors to move the industry forward.

Interview: Unisys' Adam Oldfield on banking’s investment in biometrics 15 November 2016

Planet Biometrics talks to Adam Oldfield, the EMEA Financial Services Sales Director at Unisys, about key trends shaping banking's convergence with biometrics.

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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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