China's facial recognition roll out reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes


Surveillance technologies have encountered little public opposition, but there has been some mostly anonymous debate on social media platforms. — AP

China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.

The rules, first announced in September, mean millions more people will come under the purview of facial recognition technology in China.

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