AnyVision has come under scrutiny following reports that its technology is used to surveil Palestinians who live in the occupied West Bank.
Taliban and Daesh have carried out several deadly attacks in the run-up to Afghanistan's long-delayed vote, which will only be the third parliamentary elections to be held in the country after the US invasion in 2001.
India's Supreme Court clears the use of Aadhaar for welfare schemes, saying it empowered the poor and marginalised, but at the same time also sharply reins in a government push to make it mandatory for various services.
Researchers, activists and journalists complain of being harassed after writing about India's national identity card program and say that the UIDAI and other government agencies are extremely sensitive to criticism of the Aadhaar programme.
Japanese scientists say fingerprints can be read from a photo that was taken up to three metres away.
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