China Enacting a High-Tech Plan to Track People – Keith Bradsher

From The New York Times:

At least 20,000 police surveillance cameras are being installed along streets here in southern China and will soon be guided by sophisticated computer software from an American-financed company to recognize automatically the faces of police suspects and detect unusual activity.

Starting this month in a port neighborhood and then spreading across Shenzhen, a city of 12.4 million people, residency cards fitted with powerful computer chips programmed by the same company will be issued to most citizens. [Full Text]

[Image: Law enforcement technology is being introduced to monitor people, like these citizens from Hong Kong, crossing into Shenzhen, via The New York Times]

August 12, 2007 11:03 AM
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