11 October, 2019
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GS-II: Techno-Politics: Focus on China’s facial recognition technologies.
The new round of US sanctions against China have turned the light on surveillance technologies including facial recognition that gained much traction in recent years.
US sanctions on Chinese tech companies:
New centers of tensions:
The misuse of technology by China – outside China
Two sides of technology:
The challenge in democracies is about defining appropriate norms for their use and finding a balance between multiple imperatives.
China’s expansive use of surveillance technologies and the US challenge to it mark the beginning a wider global debate on the use of facial recognition as a political, security and commercial tool.
Source: Indian Express
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