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Facial recognition in Iranian Metro being used as scare tactic to enforce hijab

In Mashhad, Iran, facial recognition systems are being deployed to intimidate women into wearing hijabs, according to Iran International. On…

 

Face biometrics at Iranian universities prompt fear of political silencing

As the Islamic Republic takes measures to silence academia, students at Iranian universities are facing tightened security measures such as…

 

Hacktivists claim to expose facial recognition used by Iranian regime to catch dissenters

A hacktivist group says it has breached a software system that the Iranian authorities have allegedly been using to surveil…

 

Governments, vendors less skittish about promoting facial recognition sales

News of Colombia’s decision to buy facial recognition software from a Spanish company for its national police force lacks one…

 

Surveillance states: life in the facial recognition spotlight in China, Iran and India

Police activity following November’s anti COVID-19 policy protests in China suggest they are using new surveillance techniques. Concerns are increasing…

 

Facial recognition in surveillance keeps growing, but so do doubts

Several deployments of new face biometrics for surveillance reportedly have failed to deliver on crime-fighting promises. The first is the…

 

The thing most people fear about facial recognition spreading from China

The dark side of facial recognition, long warned about by privacy and human rights advocates, is growing in starker relief….

 

MOSIP’s growth examined as Asian digital identity schemes expand in reach, applications

A profile of MOSIP in the Economic Times says the open-source foundational ID system is now up to 71.7 million…

 

China intensifies biometrics, video surveillance research as social credit market builds

China leads all other nations in publishing research on the visual surveillance of populations, one of the most controversial segments…

 

Iran unveils new e-government components as digital ID importance grows

Iran’s Executive Council of Information Technology unveiled the newest platforms in its ongoing e-government initiative, writes CITNA. Among these new…

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