Chinese shoppers adopt facial payments in cashless drive
China’s shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as the country embraces facial payment technology.
The software is already widely used, often to monitor citizens – it has been credited with nabbing jaywalkers and catching criminals. But authorities have come under fire for using it to crack down and monitor dissent, particularly in China’s surveillance-heavy region of Xinjiang.
Despite the concerns over data security and privacy, consumers seem unperturbed as facial recognition payment hits the high streets.