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Russian Schools Test Facial Recognition Technology

Russian state media reported on Tuesday that dozens of Russian schools have deployed advanced biometric security systems, including facial and silhouette recognition technology, to prevent people “wanted by the authorities or potentially dangerous” from entering school grounds.

Nikolai Grunin, an employee at NtechLab, the company that won the city's tender to supply the facial recognition technology, demonstrates the technology during an interview with AFP on February 5, 2020. - A vast and contentious network of facial-recognition cameras keeping watch over Moscow is now playing a key role …

‘Pandora Papers’ Expose Secret Investments and Luxury Purchases of World Leaders

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the group behind the “Panama Papers” leak of financial data five years ago, released a sequel of sorts on Sunday. Dubbed the “Pandora Papers,” the new trove of leaked confidential financial documents suggests dozens of world leaders and hundreds of public officials are stashing large sums of money in hidden bank accounts and secret investment projects.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of Jordan speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 24, 2019 in New York City. World leaders are gathered for the 74th session of the UN amid a warning by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his …

Russia Detains Cybersecurity Tycoon on Treason Charges

Russian police suddenly arrested 35-year-old cybersecurity tycoon Ilya Sachkov on Wednesday, placing him in detention for at least two months on nebulous charges of treason. The offices of Sachkov’s Group-IB corporation in Moscow and St. Petersburg were also raided, with no indication of what police were searching for.

A picture taken on February 6, 2019 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Group-IB co-founder and director Ilya Sachkov (R) during the meeting with the winners of the 2019 Nemaly Business national prize, an open competition for Russian owners of small and medium-sized enterprises aged under 40. - A …