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Saturday, July 17, 2021

China Requires Face scans for Night Game Use

More direct control of children and minor's use of games at specific hours.   Different from what Apple is planning in upcoming OS, where a person can define their own 'focus' times.  Here the government will do it for you.  Enforced by face scans.  Problematical? 

Chinese Phone Games Now Require Facial Scans to Play at Night

Ars Technica via ACM , Sam Machkovech, July 7, 2021

Chinese video game publisher Tencent has added a facial recognition system to more than 60 of its China-specific smartphone games, in order to comply with government rules to limit access to video games by minors. Users will receive a prompt to scan their face once a gameplay session exceeds an unspecified amount of time during the nation's official gaming curfew hours of 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. If adult users decline or fail the facial check, the "Midnight Patrol" system will disable gameplay. Game publishers that do not comply with the rules, which also require real-name registration systems and in-game spending caps for minors, could have their business licenses revoked.     ... '

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