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Drones, facial recognition and a social credit system: 10 ways China watches its citizens

With a population of 1.3 billion, China s plan to create a facial recognition system that can identify people within three seconds with a 90 per cent accuracy rate may seem ambitious, but that does not stop it from trying. Various cities have already started using facial recognition to name and shame minor offenders, spot a criminal among thousands-strong crowds and verify the identities of passengers at airports. China s mass surveillance efforts do not stop there....

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