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Latest Headlines

Wells Fargo integrates SpeechPro tech for biometric pilot 30 July 2015

Biometrics firm SpeechPro has confirmed that Wells Fargo is using its technology in a pilot of an app that gives its business customers the ability to login using face and voice authentication instead of traditional passwords.

Nigeria police tap UK expertise for fingerprint database 30 July 2015

The Nigerian police have entered into partnership with the United Kingdom- based Association of Criminal Records Office, ACRO, to improve the management of its fingerprint database.

Colorado Rockies install fingerprint readers for fans 30 July 2015

The Colorado Rockies baseball team has installed fingerprint readers at its turnstiles, saying the biometric technology will improve convenience and security for their fans.

BMO Harris Bank launches biometric app 30 July 2015

Chicago’s BMO Harris Bank has become the latest financial organisation to add a biometric login to its banking app.

MasterCard to partner on Samsung Pay in Europe 30 July 2015

Payments giant MasterCard has announced that it will cooperate with Samsung in Europe on a biometrics-enabled mobile payment system the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is launching.


SDW 2016 May 10-12 2016, 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.

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Morpho biometric terminals used for Turkish probation 29 July 2015

Biometric fingerprint identification terminals developed by French security giant Morpho have been supplied to nine Turkish police stations.

ING Netherlands deploys voice biometrics on bank app 29 July 2015

Dutch bank ING Netherlands has become the first European bank to deploy voice biometrics on its mobile banking app.

USAA and ING Bank Join FIDO Alliance board 29 July 2015

The Netherland’s ING Bank and America’s USAA have become the latest financial institutions to join the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance’s board.

10 US airports to participate in biometric exit pilot 29 July 2015

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has revealed that it will pilot the collection of biometric and biographic information on selected flights from up to 10 identified US airports over the next year.

Neural network performs facial recognition on infra-red images 28 July 2015

German scientists have developed a deep neural network that enables facial recognition for infrared surveillance video, matching blurry thermal images with those captured in visible light.

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connect:ID 2016

This cutting-edge event is unique in that it gets under the hood of the whole ID market - from the issuing of secure credentials by government to the online digital identity revolution that could see passwords replaced and transactions secured with biometrics.

Latest Interviews

Interview: Aware’s David Benini

Planet Biometrics caught up with David Benini, VP of market, to uncover insights about Aware’s strategy in regions such as Latin America and to discuss his views on the “fourth wave” of biometrics adoption.

Interview – Conor White, Daon Americas President on IdentityX

Planet Biometrics talked to Conor White, Americas President at Daon, about the firm’s motivations in developing the IdentityX solution.

Interview: USAA’s Gary McAlum on biometric banking

Planet Biometrics talked to USAA's Gary McAlum, CSO and SVP of Enterprise Security, about the financial service provider's biometric banking app.

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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

Blog: A guide for banks in choosing biometric systems

Banks must consider factors such as performance, usability, regulation and security when selecting biometric solutions.

Can biometrics help with Europe’s migrant problem?

The European Union’s plans to use biometrics to identify a flood of migrants arriving in the continent are raising questions over how much “proportionate coercion” will be deemed acceptable in gathering fingerprint data.

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