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Rostelecom has announced the launch of the beta version of its Unified Biometrics System (UBS) in partnership with three Russian…

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Russian authorities seek access to biometric data as law enforcement surveillance increases

A draft bill to require Russia’s state telecom to provide the Interior Ministry and Federal Security Service (FSB) with bank…

 

Sberbank acquires stake in biometrics firm VisionLabs

Russian banking and financial services company Sberbank has acquired 25.07% of facial recognition developer VisionLabs, with the remaining stake belonging…

 

Russia to complete facial recognition research in 2017 to ID criminals at border

Russia’s Foundation for Advanced Research (FPI) said it will complete research on a facial recognition system designed to perform border…

 

Facial recognition startup to cover Moscow’s CCTV network

The Guardian reports that Russian facial recognition company FindFace is finalizing a deal with Moscow city government covering the city’s…

 

Russia’s biggest bank testing biometric security measures

In an effort to decrease the need for bank cards, Sberbank, Russia’s biggest bank, is working on biometric security measures…

 

Facial recognition app being used to harass Russian adult film actresses

International Business Times is reporting that FindFace, a facial recognition app that taps neural-network technology, is being used in Russia…

 

Russian photographer uses facial recognition in social media experiment

A recent project entitled ‘Your face is big data’ saw an art school student photograph people who happened to sit…

 

Russian startup tops UW facial recognition challenge

Russian startup N-Tech.Lab recently became a leader in the MegaFace challenge in face recognition algorithms at the University of Washington….

 

Russia to begin fingerprinting immigrants at border points

Russia will be implementing a biometric border management solution at all migrant entry points starting next year to prevent repeated…

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