Chinese government introduces mandatory face scans for all mobile phone users

by Adam Ford · Dec 1st, 2019 2:43 pm
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China will now require telecom operators to collect face scans for the government when registering all new mobile phone users, as the communist regime continues to ramp up its surveillance apparatus.

The government claims the purpose of the law is to "protect the legitimate rights and interest of citizens in cyberspace," but it is widely known that the measures are used to survey the populace and augment the nation's "social credit system."

The new mandate goes into effect Sunday.