Connect with us


Facial recognition targets GP appointment touts in China

All Naija Entertainment



Chinese hospitals are using facial recognition technology as part of a crackdown on people making doctors’ appointments and then selling them for a profit.

Hello!! Have you heard about the deadly virus called Coronavirus? No? See What It Is & How To Prevent It Here. Also Stay Connected & Get Latest Updates On Coronavirus Here. Please be safe! We LOVE You.

More than 30 hospitals in the capital Beijing are using the technology and have already identified 2,100 people who regularly appear to make appointments, but then sell them on to save customers queuing in line to see a doctor.

It is the latest application of the new technology being used in places to tighten state control over the country, home to 1.4 billion people.

The country’s markets are filled with counterfeit goods and rife with fraud and the state has been applying facial recognition wherever it can – from toilet paper distribution at public facilities to identifying those crossing roads illegally, all in real time.

READ ALSO  Germany gives Huawei permission to supply 5G tower gear, citing costs and timing

Facial recognition is among technologies being used to process big data, buying habits and genetic sequencing in a bid to increase the state’s store of personal information about Chinese citizens.

The data is being fed into a “social credit” system which rewards or penalises people based on their behaviour.

Anything from failure to pay taxes and fines to walking a dog without a lead could see individuals face punishments including being barred from buying plane and train tickets.

The social credit system has come under fire with human rights activists saying the system is too rigid and could unfairly label some as untrustworthy without telling them they have lost status or how they could earn it back.

Get More Stories Like This On: Facebook: @AllNaijaEntertainment, Twitter: @AllNaijaEntertainment
Reach us on WhatsApp via: +2348104471989

Don’t Miss!

Join "ANE sabi" clique

Don't miss a thing, get ogbonge ANE latest updates to fuel your conversation daily.

Latest Exchange Rate

Donate To ANE!

Mind buying a coffee to support us here at All Naija Entertainment?. Yes?

Donate Now

ANE Billboard Hots!

Join "ANE sabi" clique

Don't miss a thing, get ogbonge ANE latest updates to fuel your conversation daily.

Copyright © All Naija Entertainment.