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Facial Recognition

China to curb facial recognition technology in schools

After letting facial recognition devices saturate Chinese schools for years without clear guidelines or restraints, China’s education authorities are finally…

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Porn, AI, and slut-shaming: A Chinese programmer’s war on ‘promiscuous’ women

On May 27, Weibo user @将记忆深埋, a Germany-based Chinese entrepreneur, announced the completion of an AI-powered algorithm that uses facial…

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‘Automated racism’ — facial recognition software targets Uyghurs

In a front-page story in today’s New York Times print edition (link to newspaper front; link to story online), tech reporter…

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Guangzhou Subway considering facial recognition for security checks

You walk through the door. Show the camera your face and a QR code with your identifications. A security system…

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$9 billion spent on surveillance tech in Xinjiang in 2017

Evidence of a vast system of “re-education camps” in Xinjiang  is growing even as the Chinese government continues to deny…

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Third suspect in two months nabbed at a Jacky Cheung concert

Maybe criminals should stop attending Jacky Cheung concerts. For the third time in less than two months, a Chinese fugitive…

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No sleeping in class: Chinese high school installs cameras to monitor student facial expressions

A network of surveillance cameras backed by facial-recognition technology has been introduced to every classroom at a high school in…

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Suspect caught at Jacky Cheung’s concert by facial-recognition technology, again

Someone is apparently not reading the news. Last month, police used facial-recognition cameras to identify and arrest a man at a…

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Man arrested at concert by facial recognition cameras

Police used facial recognition technology to identify and arrest a criminal suspect at a pop music concert by Jacky Cheung…

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China’s 170 million surveillance cameras know your face

Jeremy Goldkorn’s selection of the top stories from China on June 27, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina newsletter, a…

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