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.
With mosques in the region being periodically demolished and fasting mostly banned, minorities in East Turkistan are bearing the brunt of institutionalised xenophobia.
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.
US telecom giant Verizon can seek to reduce the purchase price or walk away from the $4.8 bn deal to acquire key assets of Internet group Yahoo.
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