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World Bank accused of unknowingly funding China’s biometric surveillance in Xinjiang

Was China’s surveillance state built with World Bank loans? According to official procurement documents, China tried to use the World…

 

Chinese government defends biometric surveillance in Xinjiang saying 13,000 terrorism arrests made

Chinese authorities say in a new white paper they have arrested 13,000 terrorists in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in…

 

Hikvision providing nearly one thousand facial recognition cameras for surveillance system in Xinjiang

Hikvision is supplying nearly one thousand facial recognition cameras to the Chinese government to be installed at the entrances of…

 

China expands biometric collection program in Xinjiang

Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region are gathering DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans and blood types from all residents between ages…

 

Megvii gets green light for $500 million Hong Kong IPO

Chinese artificial intelligence unicorn Megvii received a green light from the stock exchange for $500 million Hong Kong IPO, Reuters…

 

Genetics specialist calls for crack down on DNA databases and biometric companies enabling repression

A call to crack down on companies selling DNA-profiling technologies to customers performing human rights abuses has been made in…

 

SenseTime forecasts facial recognition revenue increase despite U.S. ban

Despite being included on the U.S. Government’s Entity List alongside 27 other tech companies, SenseTime is rumored to register some…

 

Surveillance cameras to reach 1 billion by 2021 as face biometrics for police, schools, retail roll out

There will be one billion surveillance cameras in operation around the world by 2021, up nearly 30 percent from 770…

 

Biometric data standards in 50 countries ranked with China and U.S. near bottom

Comparitech has published a ranking of 50 countries in the world according to their biometric data collection and usage practices,…

 

China introduces facial recognition for WeChat transfers, mandatory biometric scans for SIM cards

Staring December 1, 2019, Chinese telecom carriers must check SIM card buyer identity with biometric facial recognition technology to reduce…

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