A nationwide facial recognition system in China has been activated to prevent minors from playing video games for an illegal amount of time (seriously).
If you're under 18, you have all the time in the world to play video games - unless you live in China.
Tencent, the Chinese mega-conglomerate which also happens to be the world's largest gaming company, is rolling out facial recognition capabilities for its own games that will scan users' faces via smartphone to ensure compliance.
China already normalizes the surveillance of its citizens with its already established facial recognition system, which Midnight Patrol will rely on.
Tencent likely has mixed feelings about the implementation.
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