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Biometrics cut benefit fraud in South Africa 30 March 2015

South Africa’s Department of Social Development has seen a dramatic fall in social grant fraud thanks to the introduction of biometric identification, according to a senior official.

B-Secur plans to launch ECG product this year 30 March 2015

Irish startup B-secure has developed an algorithm which uses your heartbeat as a way of identifying and authenticating.

FIS plans cardless ATM access with biometrics 30 March 2015

US banking and payments tech firm FIS has announced that it will provide fingerprint access to its Cardless Cash ATM mobile banking application via Apple's TouchID 

NSTIC offers grants for online privacy tech 30 March 2015

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) has announced a new range of funding for any pilot privacy-enhancing technologies.

Algeria to launch biometric ID card 26 March 2015

Algerian officials have confirmed that issuing of the country's first biometric ID card will start
in June.

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SDW 2015 June 9 - 11 2015, London

The world’s leading document security show – now with the largest exhibition in history - focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti- counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and new cutting-edge secure infrastructure in live situations.

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Somali firm plans biometric money transfer scheme 26 March 2015

The chairman of a Somali company called the First Somali Bank (FSB) has revealed plans to launch a biometrics-backed money transfer scheme.

Biometrics planned for Baltimore airport 25 March 2015

New York-based firm CLEAR has announced that its facial and iris recognition-enabled security kiosks are to be integrated into the Transportation Security Administration's existing Pre-Check system at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

SRI International reveals iris deal with Samsung 25 March 2015

Tech firm SRI International has granted an exclusive license of its Iris on the Move technologies to Samsung. 

NexID begins shipping version 2.0 of spoofing solution 25 March 2015

Anti-spoofing and liveness detection specialist NexID has announced
that shipments of version 2.0 of its fake-finger-detection (FFD) solution have begun.

FPC receives second East Asia touch sensor order 24 March 2015

Sweden’s Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received a US$10.5 million order for its touch fingerprint sensor FPC1025 from a buyer targeting smartphone manufacturers in China, just a week after winning an $8.6 million order from the same region.

Crossmatch targets POS data breaches with biometrics 24 March 2015

Crossmatch has revealed that a fingerprint login reader it has installed at point-of-sale stations for clothing accessory retailer Goorin Bros has been designed to protect the retailer. 

Suprema reports ‘record’ revenue boost 23 March 2015

South Korean biometrics firm Suprema has reported “record” revenues of $65.5 million in 2014. 

School tests facial recognition login on student iPads 20 March 2015

Encinitas Union School in San Diego is set to launch a facial recognition project that will see children log in to their iPads using biometrics.

Leak reveals details of US customs’ biometric plans 20 March 2015

The locations and procedures of United States’ Customs and Border Protection biometric entry pilots have been leaked ahead of their launch this year.

Swiss firm brings 3d facial tech to mobile payments 20 March 2015

Switzerland’s OneVisage has launched a product called SelfiLogin that uses a smartphone’s existing camera to map a 3d image of users for authentication.

Vrai Mobile secures data with voice biometrics app 20 March 2015

British firm Vrai Mobile has launched an iOS personal information manager app that is protected with voice biometrics.

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Latest Interviews

Interview: Visa Europe’s Jonathan Vaux on generation gaps and biometrics

Biometrics have a huge role to play in helping authenticate the customer in as painless and frictionless a way as possible, says Visa Europe's Jonathan Vaux.

Interview: Intel’s Richard Reiner on killing passwords gracefully

Richard Reiner, VP Technology at Safe Identity in Intel's Security Group, tells Planet Biometrics that intelligent authentication engines are needed if users are to wave goodbye to passwords. 

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Latest Commentary

Tips for deploying voice biometrics

Banks, telcos and other organizations are enrolling voiceprints at ever increasing rate. But voice biometrics isn’t something that an organization can simply implement and assume success.

Blog: Do consumers dream of biometric payments?

For debit and credit card companies, biometric technology removes any question of whether a customer is actually present for the transaction, and is significantly more secure than issuing a PIN.

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