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China goes beyond face recognition to take DNA swabs of Hong Kong protesters

The Chinese government seems intent on demonstrating the darkest fears people have about biometric surveillance. Bloomberg is reporting on DNA confiscation…

 

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…

 

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…

 

Megvii gets green light for $500 million Hong Kong IPO

Chinese artificial intelligence unicorn Megvii received a green light from the stock exchange for $500 million Hong Kong IPO, Reuters…

 

Hong Kong police facial recognition contract with iOmniscient reported by Bloomberg

As protests continue to be held in Hong Kong against recent government actions, Bloomberg reports that Sydney-based iOmniscient is supplying…

 

AnyVision reevaluates biometrics business in Hong Kong, defends Israeli army work

Microsoft-funded Israeli startup AnyVision is reevaluating its business plans in Hong Kong following controversy around the ethical use of its…

 

2nd Annual Facial Recognition Summit

2nd Annual Facial Recognition Summit Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore April 7 – 8, 2021 Facial recognition technology is riding high…

 

Megvii to file for Hong Kong IPO despite protests and facial recognition controversy

Biometrics unicorn and Face++ maker Megvii is about to file for its initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock…

 

Facial biometrics’ law enforcement potential debated around the world

As facial recognition becomes more commonly used, controversies and calls for limitations continue around the world. Both sides of recent…

 

Biometric payments introduced at Hong Kong airport duty free stores

Dragonfly POS devices featuring facial recognition capabilities have been launched to Duty Zero stores in Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)…

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