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China’s biometrics sector faces interesting hurdles but it’s not slowing soon

An investigative article out of China indicates that four biometrics unicorns in that country face substantial problems meeting earlier market…

 

UK panel sketches the reach of ethnicity recognition systems across China

The scale of systems behind China’s alleged persecution of minorities — chiefly Uyghurs — continue to beggar the imagination. The…

 

Will Washington-Beijing competition entice biometrics unicorns home?

Maybe China’s authoritarian government is giving ground on foreign investment in domestic companies. Or maybe market economics is again pushing…

 

Not smarting from US sanctions, SenseTime says its IPO is on again

Face biometrics giant SenseTime is again pushing forward with a planned IPO. Expected to raise as much as $2 billion…

 

Ipsidy rebrands to reflect biometric authentication focus, prepares for uplist

Ipsidy is now known as authID.ai in a rebrand amid a flurry of organizational moves by the biometric authentication provider….

 

Face biometrics giant Megvii approved for $925M IPO on Shanghai Star exchange

Megvii is the latest biometrics unicorn from China to move towards an IPO, with the Shanghai Stock Exchange accepting the…

 

Huawei, Megvii, SenseTime patents describing biometric ethnicity detection, tracking revealed

Huawei and other China-based firms have attempted to protect technologies related to their ethnicity-tracking biometrics with patents, IPVM has discovered. The tech…

 

Megvii tries again for major biometrics IPO on Shanghai’s Star exchange

Megvii has filed paperwork for an initial public offering on the Shanghai Star Market, South China Morning Post reports, in what could…

 

Huawei allegedly partnered on more biometric ethnicity-tracking systems

Reports have surfaced about Huawei’s partnerships with companies that further implicate the company in collaboration on discriminatory surveillance product development…

 

Huawei accused of using ethnicity-based biometrics to develop alert for Chinese authorities

In a development that might finally get U.S. biometrics firms to walk the corporate-responsibility talk when it comes to how…

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