Getting a SIM card at any of China’s three state-owned carriers -- China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom -- now requires a face scan. (Picture: Shutterstock)Getting a SIM card at any of China’s three state-owned carriers -- China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom -- now requires a face scan. (Picture: Shutterstock)
Getting a SIM card at any of China’s three state-owned carriers -- China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom -- now requires a face scan. (Picture: Shutterstock)

Getting a SIM card in China now requires a facial recognition scan

China says it aims to prevent identity theft and online fraud, but privacy concerns over facial recognition have been rising

Topic |   Facial recognition
Getting a SIM card at any of China’s three state-owned carriers -- China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom -- now requires a face scan. (Picture: Shutterstock)Getting a SIM card at any of China’s three state-owned carriers -- China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom -- now requires a face scan. (Picture: Shutterstock)
Getting a SIM card at any of China’s three state-owned carriers -- China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom -- now requires a face scan. (Picture: Shutterstock)
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