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Rethinking the world's largest cities in wake of COVID-19

World Jun 3, 2020

Rethinking the world's largest cities in wake of COVID-19

Grammy award-winner Petula Clark famously sang that the "lights are much brighter" downtown, but the coronavirus pandemic may change city centers across the world, as more people choose to work remotely and companies ditch large office towers. With more than 6.3 million people reported infected ...

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 ...