Singapore will start installing smart lampposts in the near future which boast an array of sensors and cameras that will allow authorities to recognise individual faces in a crowd. But the plan is raising privacy fears among security experts and rights groups. The government said the system would allow it to “perform crowd analytics” and support anti-terror operations. The ‘Lamppost-as-a-Platform’ (LaaP) pilot project is scheduled to begin next year and will see upgrades to lighting ...
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