Chinese city with 2.6m cameras is world’s most heavily surveilled

Big Brother is watching:

Commuters walk by surveillance cameras at a walkway between two subway stations in Beijing.
 Commuters walk by surveillance cameras at a walkway in Beijing. Photo: Andy Wong/AP

Qiu Rui, a policeman in Chongqing, was on duty this summer when he received an alert from a facial recognition system at a local square. There was a high probability a man caught on camera was a suspect in a 2002 murder case, the system told him.

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