German cameras power Iranian hijab enforcement


Thousands of cameras made by Bosch are part of a surveillance network on the streets of Tehran that clerical rulers are using to track women who refuse to cover their heads in public. Amnesty International reports that women whose bare heads are detected receive text messages threatening them with fines. Bosch says its cameras, which were sold to Iran between 2015 to 2017, were not equipped with facial recognition technology, but that the Iranian state could use software sourced from elsewhere to track facial images the cameras take.

Publication: Daily Telegraph

Writer: Jörg Luyken

Publication date: 2023-08-07

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