Chinese smartphones now require facial recognition for registration

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Consumers in China will need to use the technology in order to sign up for new service. Consumers registering for service with Chinese smartphones are now obligated to use facial recognition to complete the process. The country requires consumers to have an image of their face captured when registering for service. The new requirement for facial recognition scanning to register for service with Chinese smartphones became effective as of Sunday. According to the government of China, this rule is meant to help confirm an individual’s identity in order to reduce…

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QR code use in China may fall due to facial recognition technology

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Quick response codes are widespread for authenticating mobile payments in the country. In China, QR code use for completing mobile payments is as commonplace as the use of traditional credit cards in the United States. However, this could quickly become a thing of the past as more companies look to biometrics such as facial and fingerprint recognition. Tech giants in the country, such as Tencent, are already looking into ways to use biometrics. Most people use mobile phones to complete non-cash payment transactions in China. QR code use is the…

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