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Chinese government uses facial recognition app to pay out pensions

Laolai.com hopes to offer integrated services to elderly users

Laolai's mobile application is designed to enable elderly citizens provide identification and verify it in order to receive social security benefits. (Photo courtesy of Laolai.com)

BEIJING -- A facial recognition app, Laolai.com, is being used by China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, to ascertain pension payouts and avoid fraud.

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