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Megvii to refile for lapsed blockbuster biometrics IPO in Hong Kong by end of March

Although currently still on a U.S. blacklist, biometrics unicorn Megvii is refiling for the Hong Kong IPO, writes Reuters, after…

 

SenseTime develops biometric identification system for masked faces as Chinese companies adapt to crisis

The Coronavirus outbreak is providing challenges for Chinese authorities that may also be opportunities for biometrics companies like SenseTime and…

 

Surgical facemasks for coronavirus protection prevent facial biometrics from working in China

Facial recognition is failing frequently in China at the moment, having a hard time identifying people wearing surgical masks to…

 

Biometric surveillance system demand will drive global facial recognition market to $12B by 2025

The global facial recognition market is estimated to surpass $12 billion by 2025, according to a recent report by Adroit…

 

China’s guidelines for facial recognition payments stress biometric data protection

The Payment & Clearing Association of China has introduced its first guidelines for facial recognition payments, addressing user consent and…

 

Shanghai rolls out biometric terminals to prevent drug abuse

The Chinese government has introduced a biometric drug terminal at 31 health care organizations in Shanghai that uses facial recognition…

 

Researchers find biometric, biographical and location data of thousands of China’s school children unprotected online

A database of Chinese school children’s faces and their locations on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. servers has been found online…

 

Fingerprint Cards payment platform, biometric sensor module pass China’s Bank Card Test Center evaluation

Fingerprint Cards software platform for payments, FPC-BEP, and the FPC T-Shape sensor module have successfully completed the precision and security…

 

Yitu wins Shanghai government contract and considers IPO on city’s new exchange

Yitu Technology has reached a deal with municipal authorities in Shanghai as part of a campaign to increase artificial intelligence…

 

U.S. Navy bans TikTok, Pentagon fears DNA home kits jeopardize national security

Privacy and national security concerns have led the U.S. Navy to ban the use of social media app TikTok on…

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