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Monday, December 02, 2019

China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting on Sunday.

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In September, China's industry and information technology ministry issued a notice on "safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of citizens online", which laid out rules for enforcing real-name registration.

The notice said telecom operators should use "artificial intelligence and other technical means" to verify people's identities when they take a new phone number.

Though the Chinese government has pushed for real-name registration for phone users since at least 2013 " meaning ID cards are linked to new phone numbers " the move to leverage AI comes as facial recognition technology gains traction across China where the tech is used for everything from supermarket checkouts to surveillance.

Online, Chinese social media users reacted with a mix of support and worry over the facial verification notice, with some voicing concerns their biometric data could be leaked or sold.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-12-02 07:59 AM | Reply

Chairman Mao could only dream of the level of totalitarian state control that the Chinese Communist Party now has, enabled by technology.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-02 08:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

It's going to happen eventually but people will do it willingly because of the security and convenience. China just likes to remind the world they are Communist so probably wanted to do this early to make a statement. America just needs to wait 5 to 10 years and it will be common.

#3 | Posted by humtake at 2019-12-02 11:39 AM | Reply

#3 | Posted by humtake

I doubt it.

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-12-02 02:34 PM | Reply

I doubt it.

I dont. Liberals are sheep and stupid.

#5 | Posted by boaz at 2019-12-02 03:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Jokes on them, they all look alike.

#6 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-12-02 03:16 PM | Reply

It's going to happen eventually but people will do it willingly because of the security and convenience.

Sure.

Just look how willingly people put Alexas and other smart home devices in their houses.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-12-02 03:42 PM | Reply

Liberals are sheep and stupid.

And you cry like a bitxh when someone broad brushes conservatives.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-12-02 03:43 PM | Reply

Liberals are sheep and stupid.

POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2019-12-02 03:04 PM | REPLY

Is that why Conservatives rely on Foxnews , National Review , HERMAN CANE and others to tell them what to think??

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-12-02 03:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I dont. Liberals are sheep and stupid.

#5 | Posted by boaz

Your party doesn't even let you question your cult leaders obvious lies. If one does, they get kicked out like justin amash.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-12-02 03:58 PM | Reply

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I give us five years until it stars happening here.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-02 06:16 PM | Reply

#11 Tick, tock:

DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens
December 2, 2019

Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving to and departing from the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks.

In a filing, the department has proposed that all travelers, and not just foreign nationals or visitors, will have to complete a facial recognition check before they are allowed to enter the U.S., but also to leave the country.

techcrunch.com

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-12-02 07:08 PM | Reply

Chairman Mao could only dream of the level of totalitarian state control that the Chinese Communist Party now has, enabled by technology.

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-12-02 08:21 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 3

surely the orange turd will keep us safe from this type of abuse, right?

#13 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-12-02 09:48 PM | Reply

take guns before going through due process ~ DJT

Abortion is murder - Immediately before signing planned parenthood a check

signed up on the renewal of the patriot act basically stripping americans of every constitutional right they have - DJT

Where's ya boy at? what a liar and a loser...

Bumpstocks - give 'em back

you have no constitution anymore. and DJT did just as much to shred it as any democrat did... call me a liar .... I dare you

#14 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-12-02 09:53 PM | Reply

Chairman Mao could only dream of the level of totalitarian state control that the Department of Homeland Security now has, enabled by technology.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-02 09:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And you cry like a bitxh when someone broad brushes conservatives.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack

You are right ClownShack, calling you a liberal insults liberals...

I apologize..

#16 | Posted by boaz at 2019-12-02 11:23 PM | Reply

And you cry like a bitxh when someone broad brushes conservatives.
#8 | Posted by ClownShack

LOL so says the gay bigot Clownshack ....

#17 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-02 11:27 PM | Reply

Chairman Mao could only dream of the level of totalitarian state control that the Department of Homeland Security now has, enabled by technology.
#15 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Keep going ...

This is what I was talking about .. you hate the countries government, but want to keep a hegemony, and expand it...

Its a cognitive dissonance, perhaps you could explain.

#18 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-02 11:28 PM | Reply

He is saying that the control the Deep State has over the thoughts and attitudes and beliefs of the average American, is rather impressive.

All this without even being Communist.

Nobody from the Capitalist/Democratic world is THIS good, swear.

Just keep repeating a lie and you are all set.

Like I said, it's rather impressive. And I am not easily impressed.

#19 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-12-02 11:43 PM | Reply

Huaweii Huaweii Huaweii Huaweii Huaweii Huaweii Huaweii

LOL

#20 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-12-02 11:44 PM | Reply

As if Huaweii is the Asian KKK targeting white folks.

Huaweii would even rape the white women-folk and send them to brothels if it weren't for the fact that Chinese %&%& are only 3 inches long.

THIS is the belief of the average American and it did not evolve out of thin air.

#21 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-12-02 11:58 PM | Reply

As for mandatory face scans.... right now Chinese people pay for goods and services by scanning a QR code... many places no longer accept cash.

Now they are going to pay with their faces... QR codes are soooo yesterday.

So it's necessary to get your purty face on some central database somewhere. It's a security thing.

#22 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-12-03 12:48 AM | Reply

"This is what I was talking about .. you hate the countries government, but want to keep a hegemony, and expand it...
Its a cognitive dissonance, perhaps you could explain.
#18 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS"

I hate America's government?
I worked for America's government, like three or four times.
No, I hate Trump and his proto-fascist "America Next" politics.

Here, I'll make it easy for even Sniper to understand:
Pretend you're a red-blooded heterosexual white American male, who loves the military, and sports, and your truck.
Naturally, you hate Colin Kaepernick. Does that mean you hate the NFL?

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-03 01:10 PM | Reply

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