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Myanmar: Facial Recognition System Threatens Rights

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A police officer takes photos of protesters in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.  © 2021 AP Photo (Bangkok) – The Myanmar military junta’s access to a new public camera system equipped with facial recognition and license plate recognition technology poses a serious threat to basic rights in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Increased surveillance abilities through artificial intelligence technology are a heightened concern after the February 1 military coup, as the junta has increasingly used deadly force against protesters and others expressing…

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