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Biff, Chip and Kipper book that described foreign land as 'scary' pulled by Oxford University publisher

Sky News Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Biff, Chip and Kipper book that described foreign land as 'scary' pulled by Oxford University publisherPopular children's book from the Biff, Chip and Kipper series has been withdrawn after complaints about its portrayal of Muslim people.
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Iran Enforcing Modesty Laws With Facial Recognition Technology [Video]

Iran Enforcing Modesty Laws With Facial Recognition Technology

Iran Enforcing Modesty Laws , With Facial Recognition Technology. Iran Enforcing Modesty Laws , With Facial Recognition Technology. Gizmodo reports that the Iranian government is using facial recognition systems to target and penalize women who violate the country's strict hijab laws. Gizmodo reports that the Iranian government is using facial recognition systems to target and penalize women who violate the country's strict hijab laws. According to University of Oxford researcher Mahsa Alimardani, women in Iran have been receiving mail citations for violating the law without ever meeting law enforcement face-to-face. Similarly, Iranian expat Saezamineh Shadi told 'Wired' that multiple women had received citations days after attending protests. Iran has been cracking down on protesters since the September death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman at the hands of the country's morality police sparked nationwide protests. Gizmodo reports that the widespread protests have led to the arrest of over 19,000 activists and the deaths of at least 300 people. Previously, Iranian officials had said that the government planned on using surveillance technology to monitor public spaces. Gizmodo reports that the nation's surveillance efforts are aided by a government ID system in Iran that utilizes face scans and other biometric identifiers. . Gizmodo reports that Iran's surveillance efforts have included creating their own internal intranet which is separate from the world wide web. Similar efforts to create isolated, government controlled internet systems have already been put in place in China and Russia. The Iranian government has also repeatedly shut down access to global internet platforms amid the recent wave of protests. The Iranian government has also repeatedly shut down access to global internet platforms amid the recent wave of protests

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