Need A Sim Card? Scan Your Face First!
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Despite backlash from certain pockets of their population, China’s facial recognition rollout now requires citizens to have their faces scanned when purchasing a new sim card. While the procedure is said to help authorities prevent fraud, the Republic’s ever-growing surveillance is worrying people both in and out of the country.
Produced by: Christine Wong
Presented by: Richard Bradbury, Arcindh Yuvaraj, & Freda Liu
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