Will smart cities in Belt and Road Initiative bring Xinjiang-style facial recognition to other countries?

Much of the digital security apparatus operated in Xinjiang by China’s government, including biometric facial recognition, is making its way…


Face and voice biometrics providers in China boosted by AI market growth, Megvii works on robot network

With $2.89 billion registered in 2019, IDC reports the AI software and application market in China is forecast to grow…


U.S. DNA firm Thermo Fisher reportedly still helping China tamp unrest, crime

Researchers in Australia allege that biometric technology from a U.S. firm is still being used in China to indiscriminately catalog…


Xiaomi patents phone with pop-up depth sensing camera as China sees mobile releases, shipments drop

An Xiaomi patent for a new smartphone design that includes a pop-up selfie camera with depth sensing has been published….


Trust Stamp to file for €29M IPO in Ireland, delayed SenseTime offering may face long wait

An authentication and a biometrics provider have each been planning initial public offerings on different continents, but one is expected…


Chinese voice biometrics leader iFlyTek trusts offline sales to bring in most revenue

Chinese biometric speech and voice recognition developer iFlyTek is opening 1,000 physical stores in 2020, estimating a major increase in…


China considers biometric data protection law to curb facial recognition abuses and secure PII

Concerns about the impact of facial recognition and other biometrics on the privacy of Chinese citizens may soon find their…


Chinese government and biometrics suppliers respond to U.S. Entity List expansion

State publication China Daily reports expert opinion that the addition of 33 new companies, including five biometrics providers, to the U.S….


China’s face-scanning regulations are fuzzy and self-serving

The only certainty about biometric facial recognition in China is that everyone’s face is being recognized. A lot. As a…


Biometrics providers among Chinese companies added to U.S. Entity List for rights abuses

Biometrics firms are again prominent among new companies based in China added to the U.S. Government’s Entity List, restricting their…

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