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China Brings Out Mandatory Face Scans for Phone Users

China will require telecom administrators to gather face scans while registering new phone clients at offline outlets starting Sunday, according to the nation's information technology authority, as Beijing continues to fix the internet controls. In September, China's industry and information technology ministry gave a notice on "safeguarding the real rights and interests of residents online", which laid out rules for enforcing genuine name registration. The notice said telecom administrators should utilize "artificial intelligence and other specialized signifies" to confirm individuals' characters when they take another phone number. A China Unicom client support delegate revealed to AFP that the December 1 "portrait matching" prerequisite methods clients registering for another phone number may need to record themselves turning their head and blinking. "In the following stages, our ministry will continue to...increase supervision and in…