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Crowds Disappear from Macau ATMs as Biometric Authentication Implemented: Report

Crowds Disappear from Macau ATMs as Biometric Authentication Implemented: Report

The implementation of biometric scanning at Macau ATMs seems to be having a strong effect, with the South China Morning Post reporting that previously busy terminals are now virtually deserted. First announced in late spring, the measure is aimed at countering fraud and preventing capital flight from mainland China, with authorities seeing the gambling destination…

Gemalto, Veridos to Provide eID Cards to Fight Fraud in Macau

Gemalto, Veridos to Provide eID Cards to Fight Fraud in Macau

Gemalto and Veridos have been contracted to provide contactless eID cards to the Macau government. The agreement will see Gemalto provide the physical cards, while Veridos will bring operating system software to the table. The cards will come with enhanced security features such as special design components that can only been under UV light. In…

Chinese Authorities to Use Facial Recognition Tech to Fight Money Laundering at Macau Casinos

Chinese Authorities to Use Facial Recognition Tech to Fight Money Laundering at Macau Casinos

“…ATMs will be outfitted with facial recognition technology designed to verify the identities of individuals withdrawing funds from accounts with China UnionPay, the country’s major financial services organization.” The government of Macau has announced that facial recognition will be implemented at ATMs to confirm cardholders with China UnionPay. It’s part of an effort to fight…

Macau Authorities Preparing Facial Recognition System

Macau Authorities Preparing Facial Recognition System

Government authorities in Macau are planning to implement a facial recognition system at the country’s borders. Responding to questions in the country’s Legislative Assembly, Public Security Forces Affairs Bureau Director Pun Su Peng asserted that preparations for such a system are currently underway, with the Bureau’s aim being “to implement this next year in all…