For Moscow's quarantined, 100,000 cameras are watchingMoscow is using its network of facial recognition cameras to help in the battle against the coronavirusMOSCOW - A vast and contentious network of facial recognition cameras keeping watch over Moscow is now playing a key role in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus in Russia. "We are constantly checking that this regulation is being observed, including through the use of automated facial recognition systems," Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote in his blog in February. - 600 neighbours -Moscow City Hall has boasted that the network of cameras is a particularly effective tool. Facial recognition technology was first tested during the 2018 World Cup in Russia before going fully online in January, just before the pandemic hit. Vocal rights activist and lawyer Alyona Popova launched legal action against the use of facial recognition at an officially authorised opposition protest in September last year.
Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 02:26 UTC