Every day, one and a half million people ride on Berlin's subway system, the U-Bahn. Over 2,000 cameras watch over the system. But although the cameras are meant to increase safety, not everyone is amused.
From August, a train station in Berlin will be the testing ground for surveillance cameras with biometric face recognition capability. Here is an overview of the most important information and a look at the controversy.
The video of a man kicking a woman down a flight of stairs in a Berlin underground station was crucial to catching the suspect. Germany's network of surveillance cameras is already being expanded rapidly.
A Buddhist abbot in China is accused of sexually harassing female worshippers. The #MeToo movement isn't new to the country, yet victims have little chance of recourse as the state seems to protect powerful perpetrators.
Papua New Guinea's communications minister has said the government will ban Facebook for a month to weigh its impact on the population. The government is also evaluating the creation of a new state-run social network.
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