Singapore to test facial recognition on lamp posts, stoking privacy fears

In the not too distant future, surveillance cameras sitting atop more than 100,000 lamp posts in Singapore could help authorities recognise faces in crowds across the city state.
The plan to install the cameras, which will be linked to facial recognition software, 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.
GovTech, the Singapore government agency in…