China’s facial recognition mania now extends to public housing and trash cans – so watch your step


Beijing authorities are currently trialling a face-scanning system in several residential neighbourhoods to supervise a nascent garbage sorting programme after kicking off a project to stem illegal subletting of government-funded flats earlier this year. — SCMP

China’s sprawling use of facial recognition technology has now stretched to trash cans and public housing as the country continues to embrace the controversial yet extremely efficient mode of identification.

Beijing authorities are currently trialling a face-scanning system in several residential neighbourhoods to supervise a nascent garbage sorting programme after kicking off a project to stem illegal subletting of government-funded flats earlier this year.

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