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Moscow Court Ruling May Open Door to Biometric Surveillance

Moscow Court Ruling May Open Door to Biometric Surveillance

The Savelovsky court of Moscow has ruled against the notion that the use of facial recognition cameras is in violation of the Russian Constitution with regards to the collection of personal data and an individual’s rights to privacy. In a case brought forward by plaintiff Alena Popova the courts declared that her arrest in 2018…

Taiwanese Minister Orders Investigation of Megvii Following US Blacklisting

Taiwanese Minister Orders Investigation of Megvii Following US Blacklisting

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Taiwanese Economic Minister Sheng Jong-chin has ordered an investigation into Chinese company Megvii Technology following its inclusion in a list of 28 Chinese entities that were blacklisted by the US government. The investigation follows concerns surrounding Megvii’s recently acquired contract to provide a facial recognition security system at Taichung Power…

Megvii Aiming for Nevember IPO Despite Blacklisting: Report

Megvii Aiming for Nevember IPO Despite Blacklisting: Report

“The blacklisting does not prevent companies from purchasing Megvii’s products and services, but it does prevent companies from selling to Megvii, which means that Megvii has been unable to buy things like Nvidia processors used in its business.” China-based facial recognition specialist Megvii is preparing to push ahead with a planned IPO on the Hong…

Facial Recognition Specialist Megvii Files for IPO: Reports

Facial Recognition Specialist Megvii Files for IPO: Reports

Amid political turmoil and controversy over biometric facial recognition, Hong Kong-based Megvii has filed for an IPO aimed at a $500 million target. Citing anonymous sources, Reuters reports that Megvii’s leadership expect the IPO to occur in the fourth quarter of this year, and anticipate that it could raise as much as $1 billion, which…

Human Rights Watch Clears Megvii in Investigation of Biometric Surveillance App

Human Rights Watch Clears Megvii in Investigation of Biometric Surveillance App

Megvii has been exonerated in an investigation into human rights violations in China. The New York-based Human Rights Watch previously uncovered Megvii code in a government surveillance app being used to monitor the Uyghur muslims in Xinjiang back in May. However, the same organization is now reporting that the code was “inoperable,” and that Megvii…

Chinese Police Surveillance App Features Megvii Biometrics Tech: Human Rights Watch

Chinese Police Surveillance App Features Megvii Biometrics Tech: Human Rights Watch

“Responding to media inquiries, Megvii has asserted that it has no agreement for the use of its technology in the Chinese police app, and indeed that it has no knowledge of how its technology was integrated into the app.” The surveillance state that Chinese authorities have built in the country’s Xinjiang region is more intensive…

Megvii Could Be Planning July IPO

Megvii Could Be Planning July IPO

The Chinese tech startup Megvii is rumored to be planning an initial public offering for later in the year. The South China Morning Post reports that the IPO could take place in either Hong Kong or New York, although Hong Kong is considered to be more likely at this time. Megvii is hoping to raise…

Megvii, MediaTek, Himax Team Up to Deliver Cost-Effective 3D Facial Recognition to Android

Megvii, MediaTek, Himax Team Up to Deliver Cost-Effective 3D Facial Recognition to Android

A new trilateral partnership is poised to deliver 3D facial recognition to future Android smartphones. The collaboration is between Himax, a fabless semiconductor component manufacturer; fabless chip maker MediaTek; and Megvii, a company specializing in AI-driven 3D facial recognition and face modelling. Together, the companies are developing an ‘Active Stereo Camera’ (ASC) 3D sensing reference…

Vivo Works With Megvii for Advanced Mobile 3D Facial Recognition Applications

Vivo Works With Megvii for Advanced Mobile 3D Facial Recognition Applications

Vivo is now working with a facial recognition specialist on 3D face and head modelling technology. The partnership was detailed at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where both companies showed off technology allowing attendees to have their heads scanned and then built into a physical 3D model they could hold in their hands.…