HRW Warns Of Privacy Concerns As Russia Expands Facial-Recognition Systems.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Russia's plans to expand the use of "invasive" facial-recognition systems because of the group's "serious concern" over the project's potential threat to privacy.

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