China's facial recognition measures increasingly extend not only to shops and public spaces but also homes and now mobile phones.
AnyVision has come under scrutiny following reports that its technology is used to surveil Palestinians who live in the occupied West Bank.
Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road following a march against "smart lampposts" that was sparked by surveillance fears.
President Rodrigo Duterte may have avoided accounting of extra-judicial killings in the International Criminal Court, but he hasn’t quite escaped the consequences of his increasingly authoritarian rule.
Over 30 hospitals in Beijing have installed the technology and have already identified more than 2,100 individuals who appear regularly to make appointments, then turn around and sell them to others for a profit.
Facebook will face a class action lawsuit for the violation of people's biometric information privacy without permission, according to a federal court decision in US.
Singapore decides to set up surveillance cameras on 100,000 lampposts, to “perform crowd analytics’’ for public security. The technology of facial recognition with cameras and censors urges privacy fears among right groups and security experts.
Changi airport is to introduce full self-service check-in and passport control at its newest terminal, set to go into operation this year.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere wants to use facial recognition technology in video cameras at airports and train stations to help identify terror suspects.
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