What is 'silent authentication'?
Enter the era of biometric cards
Passwords are dead, now what?
Are voice biometrics safe?
SITA on the future of travel IDs
Next's CEO on fingerprint's next generation
On iris and banking

Latest Headlines

Philippines considers larger eGates 20 July 2018

The Phillippines Bureau of Immigration (BI) plans to procure larger electronic gates (e-gates) to accommodate passengers on wheelchairs, an Immigration official told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Thursday evening. 

Indian banks told to discontinue older systems 20 July 2018

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has told banks to discontinue Aadhaar-based payments through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Immediate Payment System (IMPS) channels. 

Crossmatch announces updated software 19 July 2018

Crossmatch has launched DigitalPersona v3.0 Multifactor Authentication Software.

UK council turns face recognition on crime 19 July 2018

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said the council's control centre has face-recognition technology which "could probably track everybody in the city".

Zoomcar partners with Onfido 19 July 2018

Identity verification company Onfido on Thursday announced it has partnered with self-drive shared mobility platform Zoomcar, to verify drivers across seven major cities in India.

IrisGuard launches EyePay mobile payment phone 18 July 2018

Iris recognition technology firm IrisGuard is a smartphone called EyePay.

Ireland confirms face-matching tech is legal 18 July 2018

Irish officials have said use of facial imaging software by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to detect potential identity fraud is legal.

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Marriott, Alibaba trial facial recognition at China hotels 17 July 2018

Chinese guests at Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, may soon be able to check in with a quick scan of their facial features.

RealNetworks gives away facial recognition solution to US schools 17 July 2018

A RealNetworks' programme called SAFR, was released Tuesday for free download on the company's website for kindergarten through 12th grade schools in the US and Canada.

BIO-key inks India deal 17 July 2018

Bio-key has forged a strategic partnership with India’s Quantum Business Advisory (QB Advisory) to bring its software and hardware solutions to enterprises in India.

Microsoft calls for face recognition regulation 16 July 2018

Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people’s privacy and freedom of expression.

Bank of Cyprus tests fingerprint card 16 July 2018

Bank of Cyprus is currently conducting a pilot scheme on the new technology for contactless payments via a fingerprint-activated debit card.

SmartMetric launches biometric credit card 16 July 2018

SmartMetric has announced its new biometric credit card designed to add a layer of security to online transactions.

Samsung models to have in-glass sensors: Report 16 July 2018

A new leak reveals that the Galaxy S10 models with 6.1-inch & 6.4-inch display will be equipped with an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner powered by Qualcomm. 

IARPA seeks AI face recognition solution 13 July 2018

IARPA is inviting industry and academia to take part in the Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms(FOFRA) 2018 Prize Challenge.

ID R&D launches IDVoice upgrade 13 July 2018

Biometric solutions provider ID R&D has released the newest version of its voice biometric security solution, IDVoice

BIO-key selected by Hungarian law enforcement 13 July 2018

BIO-key has announced that T-Systems, Hungary's largest service provider covering the entire information communication spectrum, selected BIO-key to deliver biometric authentication solutions for one of their law enforcement organization customers. 

Scotland to launch study on police biometrics 13 July 2018

The Scottish Government wants to introduce additional safeguards to ensure the safe and proportionate use of fingerprints, DNA and facial recognition technology.

Aeon and Fujitsu trial palm-vein payments 12 July 2018

Japan's AEON Credit Service and Fujitsu will begin a field trial of a cardless payment system using Fujitsu's palm vein biometric authentication technology. 

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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.

Guest blog: Passwords are dead, now what? 08 February 2018

When choosing the right biometrics method, it’s important to consider first what information is being secured and how your end-users operate.

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Company Spotlights

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.

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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