A 28-year-old man, identified only as Huang, manipulated the technology on his ex-girlfriend’s phone to steal 150,000 yuan (nearly $23,600), which he needed to repay gambling debts.
Court documents show that Huang, from the city of Nanning in southern China, manipulated two security features to steal the money: fingerprint and facial recognition technology, according to The Times.
An artist’s idea to print the bottom half of the face on surgical masks so wearers can still use Face ID has become an online hit.
San Francisco-based artist Danielle Baskin came up with the idea after a recent conversation with friends highlighted the issue of facial recognition while wearing masks, reports the Daily Dot.
The Zhengzhou Metro has become the first subway station in China to install facial recognition scanners at all of its stations as another payment method.
Commuters can now walk by the scanner and enter and ride from any of the stations in Zhengzhou, Henan province without having to use their wallets or cellphones to pay, according to Shanghaiist.
Under the hood, China is reportedly hard at work developing a technology to reconstruct faces based on DNA samples, with help allegedly coming from Western ties.
The technology, known as DNA phenotyping, predicts the observable set of characteristics and traits of an individual, including physical appearance and biogeographic ancestry.
China has taken its internet censorship one step further by releasing a new regulation requiring its citizens to pass a facial recognition test before they can have their internet installed or buy a new phone.
According to Daily Mail, this new law, which will take effect starting December 1, will require those who’d like to subscribe to an internet plan to get their faces scanned by Chinese authorities to prove their identity.
Chinese technology expert Matthew Brennan recently shared a TikTok video of a woman buying from a vending machine using only her face.
In the video, a woman walks up to a vending machine, stops to get her face scanned and takes the drink. The purchase did not require her to take out her wallet or phone.
An unidentified Weibo user has alarmed the internet after announcing that he had created a program cross-referencing women’s faces on adult platforms against profile pictures on mainstream social media.
Unruly tourists in Beijing may soon find themselves unable to access some of the city’s attractions thanks to facial recognition technology.
According to China Daily, local authorities are now planning to install cameras with facial recognition features across the city’s hot spots, a move aimed at curbing tourists with bad behaviors.
A Chinese man had his savings stolen by sneaky thieves who used the facial recognition technology on his phone to unlock it while he was sleeping.
The man, only identified as Yuan from Zhejiang province, China was taking a nap when the thieves used his phone’s facial recognition system to unlock his phone. After waking up, he was shocked to find out that all of his money, 12,000 yuan ($1,800), was missing.
China doesn’t shy away publicly shaming citizens who commit traffic violations using its facial recognition artificial intelligence (AI) software on thousands of CCTV across the country.
China’s surveillance cameras suffered a glitch in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, when one of the street cameras captured a jaywalker at an intersection in Jiangxia Bridge East, according to Abacus News.
China’s controversial facial recognition system is now being used in some schools around the country, with Beijing’s top university doing its trial run on Wednesday.
Peking University, known as “China’s Harvard,” recently installed a high tech camera on its southwestern gate where students and staff need only to have their face scanned instead of showing their ID cards to security guards before entering the campus.