Showing posts with label Minority Report. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Minority Report. Show all posts

Friday, June 29, 2018

So, no sooner do I post an update article about China's subways having Biometrics then this comes out! Sorry UK! We're all watched.

The UK government’s Home Office released a report this week announcing plans for a forthcoming centralized biometric database of its citizens, compiling DNA, fingerprint, face, and possibly even voice data for law enforcement to access and share, according to the Telegraph. In addition to helping local police solve crimes, the Home Office report also proposes using the centralized database for vetting migrants at borders and verifying Visa applications.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

China is no stranger to keeping tabs on their citizens, but this is going into new territory. Minority Report is alive and well. It looks like China will soon implement a biometric facial recognition surveillance system.

China Daily reports that two forms of biometric recognition to be installed; palm touch and facial recognition. Together, they could offer a solution to ease congestion issues and help reduce fare evasion.

Beijing's subway system is one of the worlds most congested, and it is strained at almost 10 million daily commuters. Once the biometric system is installed, cameras with online network connections would be able to identify individuals entering the city's subway stations, and palm scanning devices would allow riders to use their hands instead of paper tickets.

Chinese citizens aren't new to facial recognition tech. The law permits police to scan civilians' faces and identify any vehicle registration plates from outside the capital city supposedly in an effort to stop crime. If you've ever seen Psycho Pass, you know what I'm talking about.

However, China is known for monitoring its citizens through a range of technology and the Internet. Welcome to 2018, where the future watches you...