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Vision-Box biometrics deployed at Canadian airport, more airports in Asia roll out facial recognition processes

Winnipeg Airports Authority has selected biometric automated border control (ABC) eGates from Vision-Box to check the facial biometrics of arriving…

 

China wants covid swabs. Hong Kong fears biometric spying

In a stark example of how authoritarian biometrics policies designed to enforce order can instead cause instability, Hong Kongers are…

 

SenseTime planning year’s biggest biometrics IPO after all, seeking $8.5B valuation

The blockbuster biometrics IPO once planned by SenseTime may come off in Hong Kong this year after all, Bloomberg reports, perhaps…

 

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…

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