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
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

Topic |   Facial recognition
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
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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