Chinese police have found a new way to keep watch over citizens. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, local police are wearing glasses equipped with face recognition cameras to detect criminals trying to escape mainly from the train stations.
The technology uses a government identification database to verify each person. In addition, the devices allow authorities to track locations that fixed cameras can not monitor and more quickly, and in tests the device has identified individuals in a database of 10,000 suspects in just 100 milliseconds.
According to the publication, the glasses have already helped the railroad police to seize seven people involved in criminal cases and 26 others who were traveling with the identity of others.
However, experts are concerned that glasses are also used to identify political dissidents, ethnic minorities or otherwise display personal information about people’s economic address or situation.