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When artist Rachita Taneja heads out to protest in New Delhi, she covers her face with a pollution mask, a hoodie or a scarf to reduce the risk of being identified by police facial recognition software.

Police in the Indian capital and the northern state of Uttar Pradesh — both hotbeds of dissent — have used the technology during protests that have raged since mid-December against a new citizenship law that critics say marginalizes Muslims.

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