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China is set to intensify its surveillance practices by tracking cars within the country through an electronic identification system, according to a report published Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal.
Through a program, which is set to officially launch July 1, all vehicles registered within China will be equipped with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip that will allow authorities to track it. The technology will reportedly be appended to the windshields and will interact with reading devices situated on roads.
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The initiative is going to be implemented by China’s Ministry of Public Security and Traffic Management Research Institute, reported TheWSJ. It adds to an already formidable surveillance apparatus for the world’s largest nation by population.
Many places within China are considered the most surveilled among the world with facial scanners in average places like plazas and shopping malls — and even bathrooms, although, in that case, it’s ostensibly to stop toilet paper thievery. Police tested artificially intelligent sunglasses earlier in 2018 that have built-in facial recognition...
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