Police officers in Luoyang in Henan province wear sunglasses linked to facial recognition software that can identity fugitives. The devices are just some of the advanced surveillance technology used by police in China. Photo: Reuters

Revealed: the advanced surveillance ‘black tech’ within reach of China’s police

Trade fair gives glimpse of the technology increasingly used by nation’s security forces, amid concerns from rights groups about privacy and sweeping state powers

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Police officers in Luoyang in Henan province wear sunglasses linked to facial recognition software that can identity fugitives. The devices are just some of the advanced surveillance technology used by police in China. Photo: Reuters
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