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The police in China begin with the wearing of facial recognition glasses

The police in China has a new weapon to fight crime and capture of criminals.

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Monitoring in China means that the government knows everything about you when you appear on camera. Now the police have a new weapon to fight crime and capture of criminals: high-tech glasses that allow face detection with a press of a button.

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If the Hong Kong Free of charge in the Press, in the city of Zhengzhou, four police officers have started wearing these glasses when the patrol to the east of the city station. There is a camera mounted above the left eye and the glasses are linked to a smartphone-like handheld device. When worn, an officer can look in the direction of an individual, take a photo, and that person’s face is recognized and all of their information on the handheld.

‘Black Mirror’ technology: the Chinese police have high-tech goggles to nab suspects https://t.co/Q420X6hDQa pic.twitter.com/dPZpZKfmQy

— Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) February 8, 2018

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