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Wanted man caught by facial recognition technology at pop concert in China

by Futures Centre, Jul 26
1 minute read

Chinese police have used facial recognition technology to arrest a man who was among a crowd of 60,000 concert goers.


Police say the man, who was wanted for “economic crimes,” was identified by cameras at the concert gates and was arrested by police shortly after he took his place.

China is a world leader in facial recognition technology and regularly reminds its citizens that its vast surveillance network makes it almost impossible to evade the authorities. Currently, an estimated 170 million CCTV cameras are already in place with some 400 million new ones expected to be installed in the next three years.


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