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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

Facebook seeks to enable face recognition in Europe 18 April 2018

Facebook has enabled a feature whereby users in Europea and Canadian can let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos.

JCB to pilot Japan's first fingerprint authentication card 18 April 2018

International payments firm JCB will conduct a pilot trial of its latest JCB Biometrics Card with fingerprint authentication.

Crossmatch provides solution for Panasonic Toughbook devices 18 April 2018

Biometric identity solutions firm Crossmatch will integrate Crossmatch DigitalPersona authentication software with Panasonic's Toughbook line of purpose-built mobile computing products.

Research shows organisations turning to biometrics 18 April 2018

Authentication solutions firm Veridium has found that 63 percent organizations that have experienced a data breach are implementing or planning to implement biometric authentication to prevent another one.

Vision-Box platform certified for privacy 18 April 2018

The University of Ryerson has granted the Privacy By Design Certification to Vision-Box’s  Identity Management Platform Orchestra.  

Malaysian Police integrate face recognition in body-worn cameras 17 April 2018

The Auxiliary Force Sdn Bhd (AFSB) has become the first security force in the country to integrate body-worn cameras with facial recognition technology.

Facebook stares down barrel of face recognition lawsuit 17 April 2018

Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled.

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HID Global notes biometric progress in Latin America 16 April 2018

HID Global hsa said it is driving biometrics adoption throughout Latin America, and especially in Mexico, ahead of the October 2018 deadline set by the country’s National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV).

IrisGuard awarded for biometric blockchain project 16 April 2018

IrisGuard was chosen as “International Innovator of the Year” by a fntech magazine for its breakthrough work using its EyePay biometric technology combined with the Ethereum blockchain. 

Ingenico Group introduces biometric POS 16 April 2018

Payments firm Ingenico has announced the launch of the Move/2500 B, a portable terminal combining fingerprint authentication with PCI standards.

Australian govt rejects warrant for face matching system 13 April 2018

Australia's government has said authorities need not use a warrant to perform searches on a new national face-matching service.

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts 13 April 2018

Singapore's government is considering a plan to install 100,000 lampposts that could help authorities pick out and recognise faces in crowds across the island state.

China's facial-recognition enabled public toilet earns plaudits 13 April 2018

A city in China has been praised for its use of facial recognition equipment in its public toilet.

ABI Research sees in-glass sensors as Face ID rival 13 April 2018

In a new analysis, ABI Research has said Synaptics’ under-display fingerprint sensor, has the potential to rival Apple’s face recognition technology.

AI-powered biometric recognition company Element raises $12M 12 April 2018

Artificial intelligence-powered mobile biometric recognition company Element has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round led by PTB Ventures and GDP Venture.

Facial recognition tech catches fugitive in huge crowd in China 12 April 2018

Facial recognition technology helped identify a fugutive in a crowd of about 50,000 people attending a pop concert in China, a news website reported.

AI firm tackles shoplifting with biometrics 12 April 2018

DeepCam has introduced Retail, a biometric-enhanced recommendation engine that identifies shoplifting suspects.

Samsung faces biometric patent challenge 12 April 2018

South Korean smartphone giant Samsung Electronics has been sued by US-based data security company PACid Technologies.

FIDO Alliance and W3C claim standards milestone 11 April 2018

FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium announce progress in bringing simpler yet stronger web authentication to users around the world. 

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Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics 15 February 2018

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.

Viewpoint: Spoof or proof? 25 September 2017

The security of biometrics technology is in the spotlight and stakeholders must take a balanced view on its strengths and vulnerabilities, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. As deployments proliferate, the technology’s credibility rests on the industry’s will to collaborate globally.  

Interview: Jumio's Robert Prigge on digital ID and biometrics 08 August 2017

Digital ID innovators Jumio took the unique step last month of adding eyeball-tracking biometrics to its mobile solutions.  Planet Biometrics caught up with the company to explore the integration.

Interview: Sean Farrell, Head of Portfolio Management, Government Solutions, SITA 04 August 2017

Planet Biometrics discusses the future of biometric travel technology with Sean Farrell, head of Portfolio Management, Government Solutions, SITA.

Company Spotlight - SITA 03 August 2017

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.

Guest Post: Digital ID - Biometrics are the key to marrying security and convenience 06 June 2017

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. When it happens, the effect will be remarkable.

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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.

Sponsored: BIODIT drives biometric car security forward with CarSec®

Wireless biometric access control specialist BIODIT has launched a biometric car security device with the potential to revolutionise how we protect vehicles against theft.

Company Spotlight: Regula

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

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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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