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

Foster+Freeman scanner enables forensic examination of epassports on the front line 28 April 2017

Secure identity solutions firm Foster+Freeman has launched a new compact passport and ID card imaging system.

I3 Develops iOS and Android application for large-scale facial recognition 28 April 2017

Biometrics firm Ideal Innovations Inc. (I3) has developed a facial recognition application that supports Android and iOS based platforms

BIO-key to showcase one-to-many solutions at connect:ID 2017 27 April 2017

Fingerprint specialists BIO-key has revealed that it will be showcasing technology and taking part in conference sessions at industry leading identity technology event, connect:ID 2017.

Integrated Biometrics reveals ultra-thin FIVE-0 scanner 27 April 2017

Fingerprint sensor firm Integrated Biometrics has launched the FIVE-0 scanner, describing it as a breakthrough in mobile fingerprint enrollment and verification due to its size and technology.

UK police to use face recognition at Champion's League final 27 April 2017

Police taking charge of the Champion's League final in Wales next month plan to use face recognition for security at the major football event.

Goode Intelligence: Mobile, wearable biometrics market worth $6.2bn by 2022 27 April 2017

Identity focused consultancy Goode Intelligence has projected that the global mobile and wearable biometrics market will be worth $6.2B by 2022.

Eyelock receives timing patent for iris images 27 April 2017

Iris-focused biometrics firm  EyeLock  has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued patent that uses conditions of the iris to predict a time sequence for acquiring a high probability of quality iris images. 

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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.

Appdome and BehavioSec partner on behavioural biometrics integration 26 April 2017

A cloud-based app services provider call Appdome has revealed that it is working with biometric authentication BehavioSec on integrating behavioural solutions for mobile.

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.

GET Group North America debuting CIV smart card at connect:ID 2017 25 April 2017

Secure identity solutions firm GET Group North has announced the availability of its new GET CIV card, a Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) smart card compliant with the US government’s  FIPS201-2 specifications for identity credentials. 

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.

Nuance tells Australian govt to consider voice biometrics for cash transfers 24 April 2017

Voice biometrics firm Nuance has recommended that its modality be used by the Australian government for a planned real-time payments platform.

DHS unveils Trusted Traveler comparison tool 24 April 2017

The US Department of Homeland Security has unveiled a new tool that helps prospective applicants find the DHS Trusted Traveler Program that best matches their citizenship and travel preferences.  

Companies vying for Zimbabwe electoral contract 24 April 2017

The Zimbabwe government has shortlisted two companies for a contract to provide biometric election services.

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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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