Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooks

Biometric authentication is moving from phones to laptops and onward to... public bathrooms. Chinese authorities in Beijing are now combating a toilet paper stealing epidemic by locking the supplies away behind a dispenser powered by facial recognition software, according to a report from The New York Times. TP is not free The unorthodox method ensures that the public bathroom at the Temple of Heaven Park disposes only a small amount of paper — approximately two feet in length — for each person once every nine minutes, following an initial face scan to store the identity of the user. The change marks the first time in a decade the park has taken such drastic measures to reduce its chronic toilet paper theft. Naturally, this has left... Continue reading…

Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooks

A years-long crime spree by Chinese toilet paper thieves may have reached the end of its roll after park officials in southern Beijing installed facial recognition technology to flush out bathroom ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Beijing park dispenses loo roll using facial recognition

A Beijing park installs special machines to prevent visitors taking toilet roll home.

Tue 21 Mar 17 from BBC Technology

For toilet paper, line up here to get your face scanned - CNET

Spare a square? Facial-recognition technology rolls in to dole out toilet paper, and hopefully thwart TP theft, at a popular tourist destination in China.

Mon 20 Mar 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

China is fighting toilet paper thieves with facial recognition software

Biometric authentication is moving from phones to laptops and onward to... public bathrooms. Chinese authorities in Beijing are now combating a toilet paper stealing epidemic by locking ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from The Verge

Public Bathrooms Get Facial Recognition Systems Because Public Bathrooms Weren’t Creepy Enough Already

The thought of facial recognition systems being able to spot you in a crowd at a ball game? That’s unnerving enough. Seeing one eyeballing you as you walk into the bathroom? Now that’s ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Geek.com

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