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

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

New regulations require telcos to scan faces of users registering new mobile services.

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 ...

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