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UK government and universities work with Chinese state institutions to advance face biometrics

A publicly-funded facial recognition research project that includes the UK Home Office and Scotland Yard does work paid for in…

 

Advisory board in Hong Kong tells Beijing to back off cameras in smart lamp posts

In an illustration — perhaps unique — of how critical trust is to new communications technology, an advisory committee in…

 

Hikvision shows off 900K-square-foot facility for manufacturing biometric surveillance cameras in India

Hikvision’s India subsidiary has opened a manufacturing facility in the country, with facial biometrics surveillance cameras being built by more…

 

China cracks down on biometric data collection by apps with new consent requirement

Apps in China will be required to receive explicit consent from users to collect their biometric data starting on October…

 

Hanvon develops facial recognition that works with masks to combat coronavirus

Chinese intelligent interaction company Hanwang Technology, also known in English as Hanvon, says it has developed a facial recognition system…

 

New restrictions placed on facial recognition payments in Beijing to prevent coronavirus spread

China’s central bank is urging payment services organizations in Beijing to introduce measures to reduce chances for coronavirus infections, including…

 

Biometrics market reports: digital identity, smart tickets, computer vision and China

The market for digital identity solutions around the world will grow from $13.7 billion dollars in 2019 to $30.5 billion…

 

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…

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