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Techno-Politics: Focus on China’s facial recognition technologies

Over the last couple of years, technology issues have emerged at the front and centre of the deepening Sino-US trade tensions.

Eigenface chic

In the battle for privacy, war paint is proving to be the most efficient means of confusing facial recognition


The digital identification parade

NCRB’s proposed Automated Facial Recognition System impinges on right to privacy, is likely to target certain groups

Automated facial recognition: what NCRB proposes, what are the concerns

The NCRB, which manages crime data for police, would like to use automated facial recognition to identify criminals, missing people, and unidentified dead bodies, as well as for “crime prevention”.

Bengaluru airport completes 11 years of operations, expects 65 million passengers per annum by 2025

According to a spokesperson from the Kempegowda International Airport, it is estimated that over 65 million passengers will transit from KIA per annum by 2024-25. "The same number will reach 80-90 million in ten years," the spokesperson adds. A record 33.3 million passengers transited through the airport in 2018-19, indicating a 23.8% growth in the same from that of the previous year.

Explained: Importance of Forensic Facial Reconstruction in crime investigation

Since the past year, the Mumbai police has started using Forensic Facial Reconstruction (FFR) in cases where the face of the body found has been disfigured and there is no other way to identify the person


Explained: The push for, and the pushback against, facial recognition technology

The unease around the use of facial recognition stems from concerns over the loss of privacy, and fears that the state may be unwilling or incapable of protecting this fundamental right of citizens.