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Russia is rolling out a facial recognition payment system for Moscow metro riders, sparking privacy concerns

Russia is rolling out a facial recognition payment system for Moscow metro riders, sparking privacy concerns

Moscow metro's new Face Pay could make life easier for some travelers, but also make it easier for Moscow to track down political opponents of President Vladimir Putin.
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Moscow's metro has unveiled a facial recognition-based payment system, The Guardian reported.




Riders can now pay at more than 240 stations without needing a card, cash, or phone.




But privacy advocates worry the cameras could expand Moscow's ability to crack down on dissent.


Moscow Metro rolled out new facial recognition technology on Friday, allowing customers to pay for rides using only their faces, The Guardian reported.The new service, Face Pay, requires riders to upload their photo, bank card, and metro card information to a mobile app, enabling riders to pass through turnstiles by simply glancing at cameras positioned nearby, according to The Guardian.Face Pay launched at more than 240 rail stations across Moscow Metro, Europe's busiest metro system with around 9 million passengers daily."Moscow is the first in the world to introduce Face Pay on such a scale. The technology is new and very complex, we will continue to work on improving it," Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin tweeted, according to a translation by The Guardian.
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