A forensics unit inspects the site of a deadly bomb blast in Pattani in 2016. Photo: AFP

Thailand embraces facial recognition, demanding photos from phone users in Muslim-majority south

  • Since 2004, tit-for-tat violence in the region has claimed around 7,000 lives, mostly civilians
  • Now telecoms companies are requiring all users of the region’s 1.5 million mobile numbers to submit a photo of themselves for facial recognition
Topic |   Thailand

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A forensics unit inspects the site of a deadly bomb blast in Pattani in 2016. Photo: AFP
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