China: surveillance tech is extending from the classroom to kids’ summer holidays

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Screen capture from product demonstration of “LePen” on Youku. China is leading the World in the development of surveillance technology. Thanks to the country’s stability maintenance demand for preventing social unrest, its domestic market is supported by hundreds of millions of cameras connected to facial recognition artificial intelligence software that can determine an individual’s identity within seconds. During the COVID-19 pandemic, geo-tracking technology was used to restrict individual movement and ensure that the infected and those who shared space with them would be isolated. Civil s…

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