Facial recognition systems are ubiquitous in China but the technology is not without flaws. Photo: Shutterstock

Sleeping Chinese man robbed of US$1,800 as smartphone’s facial recognition system is caught napping

  • Roommates unlock handset and transfer funds even though victim’s eyes are tight shut
  • Police identify suspects, retrieve stolen money, but unimpressed with ‘unreliable’ security system
Topic |   China Society

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Facial recognition systems are ubiquitous in China but the technology is not without flaws. Photo: Shutterstock
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.