Chinese Citizens Will Have to Scan Their Faces to Get Internet Access and New Phone Numbers

“On the surface, it may not seem bad to cut down on fraud—but the underlying implication is that this gives the Chinese government yet another means of controlling what people say, see, and do online. Registering your face in exchange for internet access just makes it easier to track what you post on social media, and what websites you might frequent. The Chinese government already has a vise-grip on the internet, in which sites like Facebook and Twitter are blocked.”

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