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Tencent Expands Social Credit Features

Chinese information technology giant Tencent Holdings Limited has broadened the pool of users that can now access its social credit scoring feature, Tencent Credit. The social credit system is a state-sponsored effort to score Chinese citizens based on their financial and behavioral data, yielding numbers that are meant to represent both how financially responsible and how

August 11, 2017 2:45 PM

Facial Recognition Spreads in Shopping, Surveillance

Facial recognition software is becoming ubiquitous in China as private companies partner with the government to use it for behavioral monitoring and as a form of cardless identification. Chinese startups, tech giants, universities, and government-funded research labs have been heavily investing in artificial intelligence research that includes facial and speech recognition.

June 30, 2017 8:17 PM