A screen demonstrates facial-recognition technology at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on August 29, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg A screen demonstrates facial-recognition technology at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on August 29, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
A screen demonstrates facial-recognition technology at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on August 29, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg

Facial recognition data leaks are rampant in China as Covid-19 pushes wider use of the technology

  • Residential neighbourhoods across China are adopting facial recognition, but people have few means of fighting back
  • Incorrectly configured databases remains a widespread security problem in China owing to overworked and undereducated tech workers

Topic |   Facial recognition
A screen demonstrates facial-recognition technology at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on August 29, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg A screen demonstrates facial-recognition technology at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on August 29, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
A screen demonstrates facial-recognition technology at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on August 29, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
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