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Megvii advances approval request for blockbuster biometric IPO in Hong Kong

Despite being placed on the U.S. government blacklist for its biometric facial recognition platform Face++, alongside other Chinese technology developers…

 

Portland and Denver consider bans on municipal agency use of facial recognition

Portland’s data governance workgroup has published a draft of an ordinance which would prohibit local government agencies from using biometric…

 

Kyrgyzstan and Dominican tap Chinese biometric surveillance tech as concern grows in Scotland

The role of Chinese businesses in facial recognition systems in other countries is drawing attention, with a report on Kyrgyzstan’s…

 

Thousands of cameras from banned companies operating in U.S. facilities as Entity List fallout continues

There are currently more than 2,700 cameras from companies banned from U.S. government contracts are still in operation at military…

 

Goldman Sachs reconsiders support of Megvii IPO, MIT reevaluates SenseTime link

Megvii IPO sponsor Goldman Sachs Group has decided to reconsider its role in the biometrics unicorn’s initial public offering, after…

 

U.S. drops Entity List hammer on Chinese facial recognition unicorns and biometrics providers

The U.S. Government has added 28 organizations to its Entity List, banning major biometrics companies including Dahua, Hikvision, iFlytek, Megvii,…

 

Megvii commits to guard against weaponization of facial recognition technology

As controversial debates and protests against the ethical use of facial recognition technology in daily operations increase around the world,…

 

DHS to store tens of thousands of refugee biometric records from UNHCR

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) began sharing records including fingerprints, iris scans, and facial biometrics of refugees…

 

Rapid DNA testing at U.S. border extended and criticized

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expanding its use of rapid DNA test kits from ANDE Corp. to verify…

 

AnyVision facial recognition deployment controversy pulls in Microsoft

Microsoft is receiving criticism for its involvement in biometric facial recognition, due to its investment in Israeli company AnyVision, Forbes…

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