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China Using DNA To Map Faces; Experts Worry Tech Could Be Used To Further Discrimination Against Uyghurs

Posted on AllSides December 4th, 2019
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China has been trying to develop technology that can map human faces using a DNA sample. Given the communist nation’s mass detention of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities, some experts worry the technology could be used against these vulnerable populations. The New York Times reported:

The technology, which is also being developed in the United States and elsewhere, is in the early stages of development and can produce rough pictures good enough only to narrow a manhunt or perhaps eliminate suspects. But given the crackdown in Xinjiang, experts on ethics...

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