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

SpeechPro to demo new solutions 26 April 2017

Voice biometrics firm SpeechPro, the US-based subsidiary of STC Group, plans to showcase multi-modal biometric authentication solutions: VoiceKey.AGENT and VoiceKey.FRAUD, at an upcoming trade show.

FST Biometrics' IMID Access 4.0 wins industry awards 26 April 2017

Israel’s FST Biometrics took home user authentication and access control awards at a recent trade show.

Aware reports first quarter 2017 financial results 26 April 2017

Biometrics service firm Aware has reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

SecuGen to showcase Hamster Pro 45 at connect:ID 2017 25 April 2017

Fingerprint sensor firm SecuGen has announced that they will be spotlighting the Hamster Pro 45, a FAP 45 certified two finger and rolled finger reader at the Connect:ID Conference.

Aware introduces Indigo|Onboard 25 April 2017

Biometric systems and software specialists Aware have release a cloud-based biometric identity solution called Indigo|Onboard.

Sheriff’s office to trial footprint database 25 April 2017

Franklin County Sheriff's Office is to become the first in the country to use a database of footprints to help officers solve crimes

Expert recommends changes to improve US refugee vetting 25 April 2017

Former 9/11 Commission border counsel Janice Kephart has said that changes are needed to strengthen the  current refugee vetting process.

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IDEX reveals that its sensor features in Mastercard pilot 24 April 2017

Norwegian biometrics firm IDEX has announced that it sensors features in a high-profile pilot of a biometric payment card that’s been conducted by Mastercard.

Crossmatch to reveal the Nomad at connect:ID 2017 21 April 2017

Designed with today’s highly mobile world in mind, the Nomad product line incorporates low-profile, space-saving, lightweight fingerprint sensor technology.  

Iris Corp wants to partner with Zwipe on biometric smartcards 21 April 2017

Malaysian biometric and identity firm Iris Corp has revealed plans to partner with Norway's Zwipe for biometric smartcard venture.

Google Home to use voice recognition for different accounts 21 April 2017

The voice-controlled home assistant Google Home now features voice recognition to distinguish between several user accounts.

Indian pupils cheat biometric system with glue 21 April 2017

Students at a Mumbai chemical college succeeded in spoofing a fingerprint attendance device with fake fingerprints.

Smartmatic: Face recognition is a candidate for UK voting 21 April 2017

Biometric election tech firm Smartmatic say a face recognition app could make voting more accessible for Brits, as the country prepares for a snap election.

Mastercard unveils ‘next generation’ biometric card 21 April 2017

Mastercard has revealed a biometric card combining chip technology with fingerprints, with trials underway already in South Africa.

Mobile driving licences coming into sharp focus at connect:ID 2017 20 April 2017

A coming shift towards mobile or digital driving licences that many expect will occur in the next decade – or sooner – will have major ramifications for the identity industry.

NEC solution uses face recognition for mobile onboarding 20 April 2017

Japanese tech firm NEC has announced the launch of new software that uses facial recognition for identity confirmation with mobile services.

Sonavation inks licensing agreement for ultrasound tech 20 April 2017

Florida-based biometrics firm Sonavation has entered a commercial licensing agreement with Analog Devices related to the former's ultrasonic biometric sensor technology.

EyeLock receives patent for mobility identity platforms 20 April 2017

Iris device firm EyeLock has received a patent for mobility identity platforms it has developed.

European Commission clears Morpho acquisition 20 April 2017

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of France-based Morpho by Advent International of the US.

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Guest Post: Biometrics at the borders 28 March 2017

While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. 

Interview: MorphoTrak experts on the future of face recognition 22 March 2017

Planet Biometrics has quizzed two experts from one of the leaders in face recognition tech, MorphoTrak.

Guest Post: The Security Dialectic: Walls or Understanding? 06 March 2017

Security always seems to come down to these either-or propositions, but it doesn’t have to.

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.

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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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