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AI facial recognition firm CloudWalk Technology raises $75M in Series B funding

China-based CloudWalk Technology has raised 500 million yuan ($75 million) in Series B funding as it rapidly expands its operations,…

 

UK immigration bill proposing biometric data collection from millions faces criticism

The recently updated Nationality and Borders Bill set out by the UK Home Office includes plans to introduce an Electronic…

 

UK panel sketches the reach of ethnicity recognition systems across China

The scale of systems behind China’s alleged persecution of minorities — chiefly Uyghurs — continue to beggar the imagination. The…

 

Urgent call to erase biometric, digital ID databases in Afghanistan

Biometric and digital identity projects created to foster inclusion and security in Afghanistan may now lead to the very opposite,…

 

Failures in digital ID: Yoti Fellows on South Africa, Argentina, India

The first three Digital Identity Fellows from a fellowship scheme launched in 2019 by Yoti have submitted their final reports,…

 

The key to coherent biometrics laws? It might be found in people who’ve been wronged

The political left and right in the United States each now have their martyrs to indifferent and inaccurate facial recognition…

 

UK Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner highlights best practice code certification

Fraser Sampson has taken the opportunity of the first edition of his newsletter as UK Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner…

 

Chinese facial recognition deployments in India, Europe prompt warnings

Chinese-made surveillance projects including biometrics have accelerated in India in recent years, which were developed in the aftermath of terror…

 

Four biometrics acquisitions in a week highlighted by ID R&D, Trueface deals

The $49 million dollar acquisition of contactless biometrics and passive liveness leader leader ID R&D by Mitek is just one…

 

Amnesty International logging every CCTV camera in NYC

An Amnesty International project known as Decoders is organizing a virtual inventory of CCTV and other public cameras in New…

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