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Critics call China’s mandatory facial recognition tech in cell phones a ‘wake up call’

Critics call China’s mandatory facial recognition tech in cell phones a ‘wake up call’

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  1. Wake up call for real deep sleepers…
    better late than never

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://abcnews.go.com/International/critics-call-chinas-mandatory-facial-recognition-tech-cell/story?id=67438726) reduced by 78%. (I’m a bot)
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    > China's requirement that all new mobile phone users submit a facial scan went into effect, as international critics wary of the new tech called the move a "Wake up call to people everywhere.”

    > Critics of facial recognition technology, especially when implemented by government agencies, argue it is an invasive form of surveillance, and say the controversial tech is creeping its way into law enforcement uses in the U.S. as well.

    > The city of San Francisco took it a step further in May, becoming the first U.S. city to block the use of facial recognition tech by all police and city agencies.

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  3. The first paragraph did not appear for me during my initial load of the page. After being confused for a while, opened it in a new tab and the first paragraph appeared.

    So weird

  4. It’s a real shame to see China backsliding.

    I mean, I’m under no illusions about China’s government, but not so long ago it really seemed like the country was heading in the right direction.

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