Indian city plans facial recognition to spot ‘women in distress’

A plan to monitor women’s expressions with facial recognition technology to prevent street harassment in a north Indian city will lead to intrusive policing and privacy violations, digital rights experts have warned. In Lucknow, capital of India’s most populous Uttar Pradesh state,

WHO plans slew of COVID-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout

The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to approve several COVID-19 vaccines from western and Chinese manufacturers in coming weeks and months, according to a document published on Wednesday, as the global health agency aims for rapid vaccine rollouts in poorer countries. COVAX,

Japan plans mass vaccination as Olympic doubts mount

Media reports mass vaccination could be completed by June, as public resistance to the Games grows. Japan aims to start vaccinating the general public against the coronavirus in May, just two months before the delayed Olympics are due to start, as more

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