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BBC: China will again increase its citizens ' monitoring – continue phone registration requires a face scan

in China, the new law requires that the operator of the customer's face is scanned for mobile services in connection with the registration, told the BBC (you m

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BBC: China will again increase its citizens ' monitoring – continue phone registration requires a face scan

in China, the new law requires that the operator of the customer's face is scanned for mobile services in connection with the registration, told the BBC (you move to another service). The law is due to come into force today.

facial identifiers is intended to improve internet users ' identity authentication. China has sought for years to ensure that all use the internet for their own identity be dealt with.

So far in connection with the registration shall have been put to identity card, and the customer has also been taken of the photo. Future scanning to ensure that the customer is responsible to present its identity certificate.

When the new regulations were announced in September, hundreds of people expressed on social media concern about the constantly increasing surveillance. Face recognition technology is used in China for the surveillance of american citizens and it has also added surveillance cameras.

Last year, China had 170 million surveillance cameras. By the end of 2020 the number is estimated to rise to 400 million.

Chinese artificial intelligence at the university of Oxford to study a Jeffrey Ding according to the China wants to get rid of anonymous internet accounts from cyber-security to improve, internet fraud reduction. However, he estimates that the new law also has an underlying desire to add to the citizens to observe.

see also:

BBC: China due to introduce face scans for mobile users (switch to another service)

the printer we face and try to fool the face recognition system – look what happened

China to step up supervision, but aukottomaan digital dictatorship is still some way off (2018)

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