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Finnair and Finavia pilot biometric authentication in air travel 18 October 2019

Finnair and Finavia have been among the first ones to test the use of biometric authentication in air travel.


Mobile voting solution developed by Neuvote & FaceTec 18 October 2019

FaceTec, creators of ZoOm,a face authentication software, and Neuvote, pioneers of the Hybrid Mobile Voting System, have together built a solution that promises to restore fundamental trust in our venerable democracies


HID Global completes acquisition of De La Rue’s citizen ID business 18 October 2019

HID Global  has completed the acquisition of the international identity solutions business of De La Rue


Nodeflux introduces face recognition technology in Indonesia 17 October 2019

Nodeflux, an AI company in Indonesia, has introduced face recognition technology in banking in the country.


SnapPay launches facial recognition payment 17 October 2019

SnapPay has announced the availability of facial recognition payment technology for North American merchants.

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IDEX begins deliveries of its dual-interface sensor 17 October 2019

IDEX Biometrics ASA, a provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, has received a purchase order and initiated production ramp preparations to fulfill a multi-year order commitment signed with a leading provider of global financial news and IT services, as announced in April this year.


Fingerprint tech deployed across two Welsh police forces 16 October 2019

South Wales Police and Gwent Police will be piloting new technology which will enable officers to take and search a persons identity using new fingerprint readers without having to take them back to a police station.


Jumio wins awards 16 October 2019

Jumio announced its authentication solution was named Leader in Authentication and Most Innovative in Biometrics in the Cyber Defense Global Awards.


Andreas Räschmeier named new CEO of Veridos 16 October 2019

Veridos GmbH, the joint venture of the Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) security group and the Bundesdruckerei (German federal printing office), has appointed a new CEO. On November 1, Andreas Räschmeier will succeed Hans-Wolfgang Kunz, who is due to retire.


Innovatrics retains leaderboard position in NIST FRVT results 15 October 2019

Innovatrics has announced that it has maintained its leaderboard position in the most recent NIST FRVT 1:1 results, ranking 9th overall among 115 international algorithm providers


Natwest to trial voice banking 15 October 2019

The UK's Natwest bank launched a pilot in August that will use innovative voice technology enabling customers to do banking through the Google Assistant on their Google Home smart speaker or smartphone.


Technology to drive advances in passenger experience : IATA 15 October 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday called on governments and industry to work together to make the best use of modern technology to put the passenger at the centre of the journey and to achieve greater efficiency from infrastructure.


FBI Cyber Task Force advises businesses to use biometrics 14 October 2019

BIO-key has noted that several media reports announced that the FBI Cyber Task Force recently issued a four-page Private Industry Notice 


Vision-Box and TOGA partner on biometric boarding at JFK 14 October 2019

Vision-Box and Terminal One Group Association (TOGA) announce a landmark agreement providing seamless biometric boarding at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)


NHS Digital puts biometric coding at developers’ fingertips 14 October 2019

NHS Digital has released two pieces of code under open source that will allow developers to include biometric login into their products and services.


Group defends face recgonition use in Massachusetts 10 October 2019

NetChoice, a trade association committed to the use of technology that fosters free enterprise and free expression, today launched a campaign to protect the use of new technologies, such as facial recognition, for law enforcement in Massachusetts.


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Commentary

Guest Post: nVIAsoft on their biometric solution 09 April 2019

Cybersecurity and Identity Access Management (IAM) market leaders are seeking new means of securing identities.


Size matters: why bigger is better when it comes to the biometric fingerprint sensor 22 March 2019

Whilst there is no denying the fingerprint biometric smart card is reaching its inflection point, one barrier to mass market adoption is the cost of the sensors needed to take each person’s biometric fingerprint data.


Special Report on the January SC37 Meetings 04 March 2019

A lot is going on in the biometric standards world - and if you are passionate about the future of these standards, get involved.


Company spotlight: ID R&D 03 October 2018

In this interview, Planet Biometrics spoke to Konstantin Simonchik, CTO and co-founder of ID R&D, about the company’s history, aspirations, and its position on future biometrics trends.
 


Guest Post: Why advanced liveness is a necessity when it comes to spoof detection 12 September 2018

True liveness detection in real-time is absolutely critical, whether it is just for a login identity authentication or remote on-boarding and enrolment.


Guest Post: Biometric cards and the top of the value chain 10 September 2018

 IDEX anticipates that each banking customer will deploy as many as 100,000 biometric cards to their account holders by the end of 2018. 


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Company Spotlights

Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.


Company Spotlight - SITA

Company spotlights have been created to give firms operating in the biometrics and identity industry an opportunity to discuss trends, product innovations and achievements. Planet Biometrics talks to global IT provider SITA.


Company Spotlight: Ideal Innovations

Arlington-based facial recognition technology firm Ideal Innovations discusses the latest industry trends and the company's history.


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Guest Post: Finger authentication could be answer to crypto crime 08 Nov 18

Fingerprint authentication will hold the key to a safe and secure future in crypto.


Guest Post: From frictionless to the right amount of friction 28 Mar 18

There are times when we need friction in order to keep us, our data or our finances secure.


Guest blog: Physical attributes versus behavioural patterns – The privacy debate 18 Jan 16

There are several factors companies must consider before relying on physical biometric technology to authenticate users in an online environment


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