A sign informs that CCTV cameras are in operation in King's Cross, London. London is a potential hotspot for the deployment of facial recognition, with its 420,000 surveillance cameras. Photo: AFP

Discreet London surveillance experiment fuels fears of ‘Big Brother’ in Britain

  • Facial recognition technology trialled at key spots in London, Manchester and Sheffield
  • London has about 420,000 surveillance cameras, just behind the 470,000 cameras found in China’s capital, Beijing
Topic |   Facial recognition

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A sign informs that CCTV cameras are in operation in King's Cross, London. London is a potential hotspot for the deployment of facial recognition, with its 420,000 surveillance cameras. Photo: AFP
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