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Wearables to drive second wave of biometric adoption: Report 30 October 2014

A report by Goode Intelligence predicts that wearable technology will lead consumer adoption of biometric authentication following inroads made by mobile devices.

Massachusetts introduces facial recognition for license renewals 30 October 2014

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has rolled out self-service license kiosks with facial recognition to renew or update driving licences.

Rome airport installs biometric border controls 30 October 2014

More than 3,000 passengers a day are using Automated Border Control gates at Rome’s Fiumicino-Leonardo de Vinci International Airport.

Obstacles loom for an Apple Pay ‘marriage’ with China’s Alibaba 30 October 2014

An alliance between Californian tech giant Apple and leading Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba would likely face regulatory, legal and potentially political challenges.

Guest blog: Biometric payments just a heartbeat away 30 October 2014

As more people buy goods in-store using their own smart-phones and devices, the next step will be for them to use biometric identification to free themselves from remembering codes and passwords.

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Californian attorney general points out surge in data breaches 29 October 2014

California’s attorney general, Kamala Harris has revealed that some 48 percent of the state’s citizens were affected by data breaches last year.

Fido due to release final technical standards ‘very soon’ 29 October 2014

A final technical specification for the Fido Alliance’s password-killing authentication protocol is imminent, according to a founding member.

Fingerprint Cards confirm sensor used on Oppo smartphone 29 October 2014

Fingerprint Cards has confirmed that its FPC1021 touch fingerprint reader features on Chinese smartphone maker Oppo’s new flagship mobile.

Pakistan officials stress time needed for biometric polling system 29 October 2014

Opposition politicians in Pakistan say the electoral commission is taking too long to develop a biometrics-backed voting system.

NYPD to be equipped with mobile biometric devices 28 October 2014

The New York Police Department say smartphones with mobile fingerprint scanners will transform modern policing.

Interview: LaserLock CTO Paul Donfried on the complexities of online identity management 28 October 2014

Planet Biometrics talked to identity management trailblazer Paul Donfried in a frank and open interview about the benefits and frustrations surrounding online identity trends such as third-party management and federation protocols.

Europe's ‘Smart Border’ report makes biometric recommendations 28 October 2014

A technical study prepared by the European Commission on the proposed “Smart Borders” project has been released aimed at identifying and assessing the most suitable and promising options and solutions in areas such as biometrics.

Guest blog: The importance of multi-modal biometrics for borders 28 October 2014

Security crises in the Middle East underline that multimodal biometric systems are needed to increase the accuracy, effectiveness, and improve the performance of border control systems.

UK Biometrics Commissioner wants simpler process for early deletion of DNA and fingerprints 24 October 2014

Commissioner says it would be desirable to have an early deletion process which is significantly less restrictive than that which is proposed in the draft Guidance

Apple and Samsung to propel fingerprint sensor adoption to 1.4 billion units by 2020 24 October 2014

Fingerprint sensors dominate the surge in sensor revenue expected between now and 2020 with Apple and Samsung leading the way.

UK gov introduces biometric signature capture at job centres 24 October 2014

The UK government is introducing new digital technology at job centres across the country, including biometric signature capture.

VAMPIRE device brings real-time fingerprint analysis to incident scenes 24 October 2014

Booz Allen has announced a new device designed to help law enforcement and the military conduct immediate fingerprint analysis at an incident scene

Biometrics Institute proposes biometric trust mark 24 October 2014

The Biometrics Institute has unveiled its proposals for a ‘trust mark’ system to boost consumer and public confidence in systems using biometric technology.

Gemalto reveals revenue growth in third quarter 23 October 2014

French-Dutch chip-card company Gemalto saw healthy growth in revenues in the third quarter and is targeting double digit figures for 2014.

Microsoft targets two factor authentication for Windows 10 23 October 2014

A Microsoft blog focusing on security in Windows 10 details how the new operating system is looking at two factor authentication including biometrics, such as fingerprints.

Cloud-based face and speaker recognition APIs now on Okta 23 October 2014

KeyLemon, a provider of biometric ID and motion analysis technologies, has announced that access to its biometric web service is available via the Okta dashboard.

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Latest Features/Interviews

Interview: LaserLock CTO Paul Donfried on the complexities of online identity management

Planet Biometrics talked to identity management trailblazer Paul Donfried in a frank and open interview about the benefits and frustrations surrounding online identity trends such as third-party management and federation protocols.

INTERVIEW: Senior IHS analyst Marwan Boustany on fingerprint sensors in a mobile world

Planet Biometrics talks to Marwan Boustany, about the prospects of mobile devices revolutionising the fingerprint sensor market.

INTERVIEW: Natural Security Alliance CEO Cédric Hozanne on mobile payments

Planet Biometrics talks to Natural Security Alliance CEO Cedric Hozanne about his organisation’s mission to guide the rapidly expanding mobile payments market.

INTERVIEW: American System’s Dr. Joseph DiZinno on ‘identity intelligence’

Joseph DiZinno was named vice president of identity intelligence at American Systems in early September. In an interview with Planet Biometrics, DiZinno explains his work on ‘identity intelligence’ and covers his colourful past as the FBI’s lab director.

Waving goodbye to queues with your fingerprint?

Advanced optical biometric devices that read fingerprints at walking speed, as users wave their hands through scanners, promise to resolve speed issues raised by previous biometric authentication methods. But experts caution that it may not be so straightforward.

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Latest Expert Comment and Blogs

Guest blog: Biometric payments just a heartbeat away

As more people buy goods in-store using their own smart-phones and devices, the next step will be for them to use biometric identification to free themselves from remembering codes and passwords.

Guest blog: The importance of multi-modal biometrics for borders

Security crises in the Middle East underline that multimodal biometric systems are needed to increase the accuracy, effectiveness, and improve the performance of border control systems.

Comment: Commercial vein sensor spoofed - so what?

The vein recognition industry has been somewhat immune from the problem of biometric spoof attacks. This perception could gradually change as researchers spoof - at least under specific limitations - a commercial sensor. But one could argue - so what, at least for the majority of use cases…

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