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Looking Through the Eyes of China's Surveillance State

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Facial-recognition glasses, China

Paul Mozur, a New York Times reporter, tried on a pair of facial recognition glasses in a train station in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou. He said they were not exactly slick or all that functional.

Credit: Dong Fangzhong

They perch on poles and glare from streetlamps. Some hang barely visible in the ceiling of the subway, and others seem to stretch out on braced necks and peer into your eyes.

From The New York Times
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