Chinese police now using sunglasses with facial recognition

POLICE in China are using sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology to monitor a busy train station this Chinese New Year. Officers at Zhengzhou railway station in the country’s central Henan province are wearing the glasses as they stand at entrances to monitor for criminals, as an estimated 60,000 passengers pass through each day during the busy period. “The facial information captured by the glasses will be sent back to a database for comparison with the information of suspects on the wanted list,” Zhang Xiaolei of the Henan Department of Public Security told Communist Party newspaper the Global Times. Chinese police use real-time facial recognition glasses for public security — People's Daily,China (@PDChina) February 7, 2018 SEE ALSO: China testing facial-recognition systems to track Uighur community According to The Telegraph, officers can “almost instantly” see somebody’s name, ethnicity, gender, address and even recent internet history. Zhang said that...


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