With the coronavirus outbreak in China, it was mandatory for the people to wear face masks. With the face masks, it was difficult for the Government to continue its surveillance on the citizens. For those who don’t know what we are talking about, the Chinese Government uses cameras and scanners to surveil upon their citizens (for security purposes) However, due to the facial masks, it was really difficult for the cameras to detect a person’s identity. So, what did they do?
They introduced a new facial recognition software
This latest software helps the Government to surveil the citizens by just detecting a part of their faces. Whether you are wearing a mask or scarf, this software will detect you based on the visible parts of your faces. However, just like other technologies, this software has some gaps as well.
What are the gaps?
Firstly, as the technology is still in its infancy, it lacks perfection to a great extent. There have been instances where technology has failed to provide authentic data. But with so many technologies, security companies and organizations adopting the facial recognition technology, it is here to stay and it’ll only be advanced. However, with so much advancement in facial recognition, it will also become a hot cake among hackers. There have already been instances where hackers have been successful in stealing sensitive data from the facial recognition technology users.