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Ugandan police accused of using facial recognition system to fuel rights abuses

The police in the east African nation of Uganda have been faulted for using a facial recognition system deployed in…

Oct 27, 2020

Biometrics stocks update: NEC positioning, SuperCom warning and a wild ride for BrainChip

Three NEC divisions have made announcements related to biometrics and digital identity, while SuperCom has issued notification about a stock-price…

Oct 20, 2020

VisionLabs brings facial recognition to Atlas AI accelerator with Huawei partnership

VisionLabs has signed a cooperative agreement with Huawei to combine its face biometrics with the latter’s computer vision and artificial intelligence accelerator…

Sep 28, 2020

Huawei partners to provide financial institutions biometric tool for secure remote loan onboarding

Huawei and Sunline have jointly released a new contactless tool with biometric authentication for financial services, called the Digital Loan…

Aug 14, 2020

Dahua and Hikvision biometric cameras not allowed at U.S. universities as contractor ban begins

The deadline for U.S. federal contractors to comply with bans on using equipment from biometric surveillance suppliers Hikvision and Dahua,…

Aug 11, 2020

Huawei could bring full-display fingerprint biometrics to mobile devices

Biometric device unlocking with fingerprint scanning may soon be possible by pressing anywhere on the touchscreen, as Huawei has filed…

Aug 4, 2020

Serb biometric surveillance raising alarms; Chinese systems play into regional insecurities

A small online publisher in far southern Europe reports that individual privacy rights are being ignored in Serbia as advanced…

Jul 13, 2020

U.S. bans business deals with leading Chinese biometrics providers

Tensions generated by COVID-19, China’s actions in Hong Kong and an extensive trade war have led to the U.S. government’s…

Jun 29, 2020

Biometrics emerges as key mobile payments trend, Huawei launches digital wallet for retail POS sales in Thailand

Mobile POS systems will be used by 23 percent of people globally by 2024, with biometrics among significant new trends…

Jun 21, 2020

Back to the ballots for biometrics in Africa: 1M dead on Ghana electoral roll, Zambia rushes biometric verification

Back to the ballots for biometrics news headlines across Africa this week. In Ghana, parliament has approved a measure that…

Jun 10, 2020

A new bridge between Huawei and Trustonic for secure biometric app development

Trustonic Ltd. says its mobile application security development platform now supports Huawei Technologies’ hardware-backed Trusted Execution Environments, where biometrics are…

Apr 6, 2020

Trustonic, OneSpan, Nivo, IDYou, Huawei implement biometrics to secure bank and mortgage apps

Korea’s KB Kookmin Bank now offers fingerprint or facial biometrics for a simpler authentication experience through a successful implementation of…

Apr 1, 2020

Politically closed China keen on programmatically open AI

The Chinese news service Xinhua is reporting that that nation’s authoritarian government is promoting the use of open-source artificial intelligence…

Oct 23, 2019

Chinese biometric surveillance technology deployed internationally amid criticism

Authorities in Bolivia have deployed 600 cameras with facial recognition, to go along with 2,000 units already in service, as…

Oct 21, 2019

SIA warns Congress against facial recognition moratorium as Huawei warns industry to listen to concerns

U.S. Congress should not place a moratorium on facial recognition technology, but instead collaborate with all stakeholders to address concerns…

Sep 19, 2019

Carnegie report says facial recognition and AI surveillance spreading faster than thought

At least 75 countries around the world are actively using artificial intelligence tools such as facial biometrics to conduct surveillance…

Aug 16, 2019

Uganda invests $126M in CCTV with facial biometrics from Huawei

Uganda has agreed to purchase a CCTV system with biometric facial recognition from Huawei for $126 million to reduce violent…

Jun 3, 2019

Huawei acquires intellectual property rights of Russian facial recognition firm Vokord

Russian media outlets Vedomosti and RT are reporting that Huawei has purchased the intellectual property rights to facial recognition systems…

May 28, 2019

U.S. considers blacklisting Megvii, Hikvision and other Chinese biometric companies

Hikvision, Megvii, and other Chinese biometric companies could soon be blocked from acquiring components and software from American suppliers by…

Apr 23, 2019

Controversy grows over Huawei privacy protections and state connections

The Central Intelligence Agency has informed intelligence services for allied “Five Eyes” nations (Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand)…

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