Facial recognition technology is booming worldwide. It might make life easier, but it might heavily impact people's privacy. How far along is the technology's development? And is it possible to elude it? Today's focus, on SHIFT.
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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.
The Indian government wants global tech giants like Facebook and Google to store sensitive data of users locally, but critics say this may make users more vulnerable to official surveillance.
New rules introduced by the Pakistani government to control social media use have triggered concerns among global tech firms and rights activists.
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