Facial recognition technology will be introduced at subway stations in the south China city of Guangzhou on Friday, and social media users are not happy. Photo: Reuters
Facial recognition technology will be introduced at subway stations in the south China city of Guangzhou on Friday, and social media users are not happy. Photo: Reuters

Is nowhere private? Chinese subway users upset by plans to install facial recognition systems

  • Guangzhou’s metro operator will open one security channel fitted with new technology in each of four stations across the city on Friday
  • Commuters must preregister using smartphone app, company says

Facial recognition technology will be introduced at subway stations in the south China city of Guangzhou on Friday, and social media users are not happy. Photo: Reuters
Facial recognition technology will be introduced at subway stations in the south China city of Guangzhou on Friday, and social media users are not happy. Photo: Reuters
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