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Facial recognition push at India airports raises privacy concerns

World Jul 29, 2019

Facial recognition push at India airports raises privacy concerns

The launch of facial recognition technology at two Indian airports and plans to place it in police stations have stoked fears over privacy and increased surveillance among human rights groups in the country. The "paperless biometric technology" launched in Bengaluru airport this week identifies passengers ...

With farms atop malls, Singapore gets serious about food security

Asia Pacific Jan 11, 2019

With farms atop malls, Singapore gets serious about food security

Visitors to Singapore's Orchard Road, the city's main shopping belt, will find fancy malls, trendy department stores, abundant food courts — and a small farm. Comcrop's 600-square-meter (6,450-square-foot) farm on the roof of one of the malls uses vertical racks and hydroponics to grow leafy ...