British police are testing controversial high-tech facial-recognition cameras. But critics say this technology raises serious privacy concerns. Now, a court will decide.
Civil rights groups worry France is taking a step toward a surveillance state. It is about to become the first European Union country to introduce facial recognition software for government services.
The Indian government is preparing to install a nationwide facial recognition system, but the plan draws criticism from rights activists and tech experts who warn of the risks to privacy and from increased surveillance.
Moscow plans to vastly expand its facial recognition program. Activist Alena Popova tried to push back against authorities, arguing the technology violates privacy laws — but a Russian court disagreed.
Surveillance cameras at train stations and in public places have long become a well-established part of everyday life. Facial recognition software, however, is not. In Germany, that could soon change.
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