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Department of Justice expands DNA collection to include detained immigrants

The US Department of Justice has proposed amending regulations requiring DNA to be collected from non-U.S. citizens detained at borders…

 

Thousands of cameras from banned companies operating in U.S. facilities as Entity List fallout continues

There are currently more than 2,700 cameras from companies banned from U.S. government contracts are still in operation at military…

 

Megvii pushes ahead with IPO plans as biometrics market grapples with ban fallout

The potential blockbuster initial public offering of biometric facial recognition unicorn Megvii is still being planned for early November, despite…

 

DISA seeks white papers on secure identity management across Department of Defense

The U.S. Military’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has posted a request for white papers on “Identity, Credential, and Access…

 

Taiwan to investigate biometrics company Megvii following U.S. blacklisting

After Chinese biometrics company Megvii was blacklisted by the U.S. government last week, Taiwan Economics Minister Sheng Jong-chin announced at…

 

Unisys selected to compete for facial recognition and AI contracts from U.S. health department

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Unisys a contract to potentially provide biometric facial recognition…

 

Goldman Sachs reconsiders support of Megvii IPO, MIT reevaluates SenseTime link

Megvii IPO sponsor Goldman Sachs Group has decided to reconsider its role in the biometrics unicorn’s initial public offering, after…

 

U.S. drops Entity List hammer on Chinese facial recognition unicorns and biometrics providers

The U.S. Government has added 28 organizations to its Entity List, banning major biometrics companies including Dahua, Hikvision, iFlytek, Megvii,…

 

WWT and Privoro to provide iOS “Assured Identity” solution to DISA

The U.S. Military’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has selected World Wide Technology (WWT) and Privoro to develop an assured…

 

West Virginia Secretary of State vows security of biometric mobile voting process

West Virginia Secretary of State “Mac” Warner has noted the value of multiple layers of biometric security in a statement…

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