Backlash in China brewing against rampant face-recognition in daily life

Photo of CCTV camera by Rafael Parr

Over at Technode, Shi Jiayi synthesizes recent stories in Chinese media showing how China’s ever-surveilled population is getting sick of rampant face-recognition, and is speaking out.

Face-recognition tech has penetrated all sectors of everyday life in China. As Jiayi notes, it’s “it is now used in stores for pay-by-face, in hotels and public transportation for identification checks, and even in schools for monitoring in-class behavior.” — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/12/23/backlash-in-china-brewing-against-rampant-face-recognition-in-daily-life.html
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