Hi-tech to block children from internet cafes
East China’s Jiangxi province has started to install facial recognition technology in internet cafes across the province to stop children from entering, thepaper.cn reported.
The online real name registration system, which is also being installed, will help trace the authenticity of the users’ IDs.
Once a child logs on to one of the more than 5,000 monitored internet cafes, the system will immediately report it to the authorities and retain evidence.
China banned internet cafes from allowing anyone below the age of 18 in 2002 and every customer was required to show ID before entering the cafes.
The system aims to use technology rather than human checking to implement the regulation. It is expected to finish installation before the end of October and finish trial runs before the end of November.
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