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Amazon facial recognition used in Russia despite sanctions, says former employee

Amazon has supplied facial recognition technology to Russia despite UK sanctions on the country imposed after it invaded Ukraine, a…


Russian opposition develops ZKP voting application to support legitimate elections

To challenge the legitimacy of the recent Russian elections and Vladimir Putin’s subsequent inauguration as president, a human rights activist…


Leaked documents reveal details on Russia’s upcoming surveillance system

The Kremlin is spending millions of dollars on facial recognition-powered surveillance that can track its citizens. A new cache of…


Wars prompt questions for facial recognition providers, and obscure the answers

The fog of war is obscuring details about a pair of contracts involving facial recognition developers; one Russian, one Israeli….


Biometric payments for public transportation expand in China, Russia

Biometrics are increasingly facilitating different processes in the public transportation sector, with new developments emerging from two countries – China…


Moscow, Dubai ramp up biometric payments in public transportation

A new touchless biometric fare payment service is set to be trialed by the Moscow Metro with new equipment for…


Russian migration policy seeks biometrics from foreigners and citizens living abroad

Russia is planning to make consular registration mandatory for citizens living abroad, and to collect biometric data from foreigners entering…


Countries tighten screws on biometric SIM registration amid rise in mobile phone fraud

Nations such as Kenya, Namibia, Pakistan and Russia have been enforcing measures at different levels related to biometric SIM registration….


Biometric chip passports get priority in Israel, Pakistan and Russia

International travel continues to be a major catalyst in the uptake of biometric travel IDs, with governments in the Middle…


Facial recognition deployed for subway payments in Japan, Kazakhstan and Russia

More cities are experimenting with face biometrics in public transportation but the rollouts are proceeding at very different paces. The…

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