Game companies in China are required to verify players’ real names, with some games using facial recognition to flag minors. Photo: AFP
Game companies in China are required to verify players’ real names, with some games using facial recognition to flag minors. Photo: AFP

Facial recognition in video games comes with security risks, Chinese industry group warns

  • The China Security and Protection Industry Association says that despite benefits, the wide use of facial recognition makes it ripe for abuse
  • Tencent and NetEase use facial recognition in some games to limit the time minors spend playing video games

Game companies in China are required to verify players’ real names, with some games using facial recognition to flag minors. Photo: AFP
Game companies in China are required to verify players’ real names, with some games using facial recognition to flag minors. Photo: AFP
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