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Hong Kong witnessed massive protests this year(HT File)

2019: When city streets became protest sites

By Smruti Koppikar | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 12:29 AM IST
The urban space turned into a site of spontaneous and electrifying protests against governments.
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The Indian Railways plan to use FRS for security purposes caused such concerns to resurface.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Indian Railways plan to use FRS for security purposes caused such concerns to resurface.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Railways plans to use face recognition technology to identify criminals

By Anisha Dutta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 07:49 AM IST
The national transporter’s security arm, the Railway Protection Force (RPF), aims to link the facial recognition system (FRS) with existing databases such as the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) to identify criminals who may be prowling railway stations.
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Worries about technology include dangers of innocent people being misidentified as wrongdoers and that systems infringing on privacy.(HT File photo/representative image)
Worries about technology include dangers of innocent people being misidentified as wrongdoers and that systems infringing on privacy.(HT File photo/representative image)

San Francisco become first US city to ban facial recognition use by police, paves way for more

By Agence France-Presse | San Francisco
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 12:25 PM IST
Eight of nine members of San Francisco’s supervisors board endorsed the legislation, thus making it the first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by any government agencies.
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