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NCRB wants its automated facial recognition system to detect mask-covered faces too

NCRB's planned Automated Facial Recognition System is aimed at automatic identification and verification. It will be implemented at the national level.
Tharoor (left) speaks at Centre for Policy Research Dialogues 2020 | Photo: Urjita Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Delhi Police’s use of facial recognition doesn’t fit into idea of democracy: Shashi Tharoor

Speaking at the CPR Dialogues 2020, Congress MP says Artificial Intelligence (AI) has ‘positive potential’ but ‘far greater propensity’ to interfere with human rights.
Mass surveillance in India

Indian govt’s approach to facial recognition is flawed & driven by faulty assumptions

Facial recognition is not a panacea for understaffed police forces, nor a suitable instance of modernisation of the police forces.
Chaayos

Chaayos under fire for using facial recognition tech at outlets ‘without customer consent’

Chaayos, a popular tea cafe chain, has clarified that customers ‘have the right to not opt in for facial recognition’.
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Is India ready for mass facial recognition system to combat crime?

The Narendra Modi government is preparing to install country-wide facial recognition system in an effort to tamp down crime rate.
Huawei

Smartphones business might be struggling, but there is one market preparing for a boom

There's been a slowdown in global smartphone sales. Not for companies that make the sensors powering your phone’s camera though.
The teaching of a selective history can't be unlearned within a generation, writes Ammar Rashid

India has begun to use technology to reunite lost children with their families

The latest facial recognition technology identified almost 3,000 missing children in four days.

On Camera

Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center | McNamee/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Why Trump is headed for defeat while fellow populists Modi & Erdogan thrive

It's too late for Trump to learn from Erdogan & Modi, his fellow elected demagogues who continue to win elections despite presiding over multiple political and economic disasters.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.