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

Lawmakers told of face recognition’s benefits at hearings 23 March 2017

Biometrics industry representatives have informed politicians of the potential for facial recognition software to help identify suspects, at hearings in the technology’s use by law enforcement.

connect:ID 2017 reveals keynote line-up 23 March 2017

The organisers of next-generation identity technology event connect:ID 2017 have announced three senior US government officials who will feature as keynote speakers in the show’s conference.

QiSQi Identification reveals multimodal security app MABIS 23 March 2017

Secure identity company QiSQi Identification Technologies has released a new platform and app called MABIS that can register and identify fingerprints, faces, and irises.

Crossmatch names former RSA exec for Authentication Market Director post 23 March 2017

Biometrics and identity solutions firm Crossmatch has appointed Jeff Carpenter as market director for authentication.

NEXT Biometrics completes tests on lower cost chip 23 March 2017

Norwegian biometrics firm NEXT Biometrics has announced it completed testing of its new ASIC, the A2, a custom-built chip that it says will significantly reduce company production costs.  

Judge rejects Google's argument in face recognition case 23 March 2017

A federal judge in Chicago has rejected an attempt by Google to throw out a case linked to face recognition and scanned photographs.

Uber introduces face recognition safety feature in South Africa 23 March 2017

Ride-hailing app Uber has introduced a new face recognition feature to help secure passengers in South Africa.

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Facial recognition for ancient twin spurs museum interest 22 March 2017

A museum in Quebec is using a simple face recognition tool to match 21st century website visitors with ancient lookalikes.

Fingerprint Cards expects weaker first quarter 21 March 2017

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards has said revenue is set to fall more than 50 percent in the first quarter, and that it will therefore withdraw its proposal of a dividend for 2016.

Neurotechnology releases new version of SentiVeillance 21 March 2017

Lithuanian identity technology firm Neurotechnology has announced the release of the SentiVeillance 6.0 software development kit (SDK).

Beijing temple turns face recognition on toilet paper thieves 21 March 2017

A temple in Beijing has installed a face recognition device to ensure that no one takes more than their fair share of toilet paper.

Romania considers eID card scheme 21 March 2017

Romanian officials have confirmed that the country is mulling the introduction of eID cards to improve their identity systems.

Mount Airey Group and Acuant partner on chip reader tech for passports 21 March 2017

Mount Airey Group, a provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch an authentication solution for border control.

US fingerprinting refugee families on Nauru 21 March 2017

The United States has begun collecting biometric details from asylum seekers being held on a Pacific Island.

Nigeria to create biometric farmer database 21 March 2017

Nigerian officials have confirmed that the country will create a biometric database of 16 million farmers to enable them benefit from intervention packages during the 2017 cropping season.

UK biometrics commissioner hits out at plans for mugshot database 20 March 2017

The UK biometrics commissioner has slammed the findings of a Home Office review into the retention and use of custody images.

Citi gains 1 million users for voice authentication in Asia 20 March 2017

Over one million Citi consumer banking customers in Asia Pacific have used its voice biometrics authentication service.

SuperCom wins $3.7 m monitoring contract in the Czech republic 20 March 2017

Israeli biometric identity solutions firm SuperCom has been selected by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Justice to deploy its PureSecurity Electronic Monitoring Suite.

IRIS announces corporate restructuring plan 20 March 2017

Malaysian identity solutions firm IRIS Corporation Berhad (IRIS) has formulated a corporate restructuring plan.

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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.

Guest Post: Are voice biometrics trustworthy? 24 November 2016

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

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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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