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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Beijing Launches New Rule: Residents Must Pass Facial Recognition Test to Surf Internet

The Chinese regime announced a new rule which requires residents to pass a facial recognition test in order to apply for an internet connection via smartphone or computer. The rule will be implemented from Dec. 1, 2019. In addition, no cell phone or landline number can be transferred to another person privately.

The new rule will certainly allow the Chinese government track people and their online behavior. Anonymity online is becoming almost impossible.

Details may be found in an article by Nicole Hao in The Epoch Times web site at: https://tinyurl.com/privacy191011.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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