What is 'silent authentication'?
Enter the era of biometric cards
Passwords are dead, now what?
Next's CEO on the future for fingerprints
Face recognition: the societal debate
Secunet on Europe's Entry Exit System
The route to digital driving licences
Financial security vs the customer experience

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SuperCom CEO to buy 1m company shares 16 August 2018

SuperCom, a provider of ID and cybersecurity solutions, has announced that its CEO, Arie Trabelsi, has initiated a program to purchase up to 1 million of the company's ordinary shares on the open market.

Airport Automated Biometric Tech Expected to Reach over US$1 Billion in Revenue 16 August 2018

With increased deployment of Airport Automated Biometric Technology the relatively new market is looking toward significant revenue generation in the upcoming years

Societe Generale expands biometric banking plans 16 August 2018

French bank Societe Generale has said customers can now open accounts through using biometric identification solutions.

Steve Cook joins FaceTec 15 August 2018

FaceTec, developer of ZoOm, a 3D Face Login for mobile and web platforms, welcomes industry expert Steve Cook to their executive team.

Isreali startup creates software to block facial recognition 15 August 2018

Israeli firm D-ID (de-identification) has built software that subtly alters stored pictures to escape detection by facial-recognition algorithms.

Kenyan micro-bank to give loans using face recognition 15 August 2018

A digital bank in Kenya plans to use face recognition for credit identity checks.

SmartMetric reports battery advances 15 August 2018

Biometric credit card firm SmartMetric has reported a "breakthrough" in batteries used to charge fingerprint sensor-enabled credit cards.

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Diebold Nixdorf in talks with lenders 14 August 2018

ATM tech firm Diebold Nixdorf is in talks with lenders amid speculation over a buyout.

India's Axis bank launches iris authentication 13 August 2018

India's Axis says it has become the first bank in India to introduce iris biometric authentication feature on micro ATMs for Aadhaar-based transactions

Ipsidy launches mobile perimeter solution Access 13 August 2018

Identity management and electronic transaction processing firm Ipsidy has announced the launch of Access, a mobile, biometric identity access management solution.

Inquiries Screening and SureID announce partnership 13 August 2018

Inquiries Screening, a provider of Biometric Identity Management and Background Screening Solutions, and SureID, a provider of fingerprinting services, have partnered.

Kenyan telecom mulls fingerprints for Sims 13 August 2018

Kenyan mobile network operator Safaricom wants to use biometrics to identify people purchasing Sim cards.

Acuity: Airport biometrics market just taking off 10 August 2018

Research firm Acuity Market Intelligence has found that by the end of 2020 just 17% of the Total Addressable Market (TAM) of nearly 100,000 automated biometric check-in, auto bag drop, and border control, security checkpoint and boarding kiosks and eGates will be deployed.

CoxHealth enhances patient safety with new biometric tech 10 August 2018

US care provider CoxHealth has said patients will soon have a new biometric layer of security when they check in for care at CoxHealth.

Lotte Card to use palm vein security 10 August 2018

Lotte Card, a South Korean credit-based finance business focusing predominantly on the credit card and instalment payment industries, plans to use Fujitsu's biometric palm vein security.

Acuant reports 'strongest quarter' 10 August 2018

 Acuant, a provider of identity verification solutions, has announced that the second quarter of 2018 was the most profitable in company history. 

Smartmetric develops biometric healthcare card 09 August 2018

Identity tech firm SmartMetric has created a biometric secured smartcard that stores your medical files, including medical scans and images.

BBVA notes biometric sign-up progress 09 August 2018

Spanish bank BBVA has enhanced its immediate sign-up process thanks to a technological development in biometric identification created by Veridas. 

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Guest Post: Face recognition and the philosophical, societal and legal debate 25 July 2018

When using real-time facial recognition to secure spaces, we are clearly touching on surveillance-related issues that could infringe on our privacy

SDW 2018 Interview: secunet on EES 23 June 2018

Frank Steffens, Principal in the Homeland Security division of Germany’s secunet relates their approach to the biometric Entry/Exit System (EES) planned in Europe

Face recognition plan for US borders 07 June 2018

In August, Customs and Border Protection will deploy a new system for scanning drivers' faces as they leave the US.

Guest Post: Right person, right place, right time 04 June 2018

‘Silent authentication’ set to be the next generation of eCommerce delivery, based on behavioural biometrics and machine learning

Guest post: Digital driver’s licences offer route to a secure future 30 May 2018

A DDL can securely store and selectively display lots of different information, making it a great platform for other identity verification needs.

Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics 15 February 2018

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.

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Company Spotlights

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.

Company Spotlight: Regula

Document, banknote and securities authentication firm Regula discusses the latest industry trends and their company's history.

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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

Iris solution helps refugees glimpse a brighter future 18 Dec 15

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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