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New Zealand's digital searches raise concerns

Asia Pacific Oct 5, 2018

New Zealand's digital searches raise concerns

New Zealand's civil rights watchdog has raised concerns over new laws allowing customs officers to demand passwords for electronic devices such as laptops or mobile phones at the border. Failure to comply with the "digital strip search" rules, which came into effect this week, can ...

Asia Pacific Oct 5, 2018

India plans facial recognition technology at airports

Indian flyers will soon be able to leave their identification cards and boarding passes at home after the government announced plans Thursday to introduce facial recognition technology at airports. The plan will be rolled out early next year in a bid to help congested airports ...

'User-friendly' facial recognition system debuts at Washington airport

World Sep 8, 2018

'User-friendly' facial recognition system debuts at Washington airport

As facial recognition technology generates intense scrutiny, a new system unveiled at Washington Dulles International Airport is being touted as a "user-friendly" way to help ease congestion for air travelers. Officials at Dulles unveiled two new face recognition systems Thursday: one to meet legal requirements ...

Environmentalists sue to block Heathrow Airport's third runway

Business Aug 8, 2018

Environmentalists sue to block Heathrow Airport's third runway

Environmental groups have filed lawsuits seeking to thwart expansion at Heathrow airport, with two complaints challenging the U.K. government over its approval of a third runway at the London hub. Lawyers for Friends of the Earth said Tuesday that they filed a request for a ...