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$200M fundraise turns Advance.AI into biometric fraud prevention unicorn

Advance.AI is working to finalize a $200 million funding round that would bestow unicorn status on the Singaporean biometric fraud…

 

Europe reaches worldwide for digital health certificate standards

Europe is reaching out to countries around the world to work towards standards for digital health passes in the fight…

 

Map services firm NextBillion.ai raises funds for “Facial AI and NLP” development

Microsoft’s corporate venture fund, M12, has placed $6.25 million in geospatial data startup NextBillion.ai, and its ambitions for enterprise AI,…

 

Security enhancements amid the biometric passport power shuffle

Singaporean biometric passports will double in validity length, New Zealand ones will become more secure and political changes see a…

 

The East plays a COVID shell game with biometric surveillance

Again, governments around the world are trivializing personal privacy as they build increasingly intrusive biometric surveillance networks. Officials in Hong…

 

Singapore, UK, and UAE governments update digital ID platforms

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published a report on the digital infrastructure necessary to foster the development of…

 

Body temperature-scanning facial recognition device sales boom in Singapore

The need to reopen up businesses, schools and other public places in Singapore after prolonged shutdowns due to the pandemic…

 

iProov face biometrics deployed in OCBC ATMs in Singapore pilot

Singaporean Bank OCBC has introduced face biometrics to eight of its ATMs to trial the authentication method for a larger…

 

Banks embrace biometrics for new account opening, remote access

Russia’s Ministry of Digital industry has declared that a register of organizations able to access the country’s Unified Biometric System…

 

Digital identity systems around Asia compared as Taiwan seeks path forward

Taiwan has underestimated the risks posed by its proposed digital ID system to user privacy and cybersecurity, according to a…

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