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Pay with your face: 100m Chinese switch from smartphones

Facial recognition technology spreads rapidly at the expense of privacy

GUANGZHOU -- Facial recognition technology is reshaping the way consumers in China pay for their purchases, just as mobile payment has done in the past few years.

At stores, shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads, while commuters "pay with their face" at subway stations.

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