China Uses Face Scanning Technology In Public Toilet To Prevent People Stealing Toilet Paper

at 10:54 PM, 21/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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The all-seeing eye of the government has now hit the bathroom. one of the busiest bathrooms in Beijing will now only give toilet paper to those who use a face-scanner. The move has been made to combat widespread toilet paper theft by the elderly, according to The Guardian.

Here’s how it works: If you want toilet paper, you need to stand in front of a high definition camera for three seconds after removing any hats or glasses. Only then will you receive your toilet paper ration of 60 centimeters (nearly two feet). If you show up too often, you’ll be denied. And you better make sure your business is done the first time, because you need to wait nine minutes to receive another TP ration.

Of course, putting cameras into the place we answer nature’s call has raised privacy concerns. And logging bathroom use frequency is just plain weird. “I thought the toilet was the last place I had a right to privacy, but they are watching me in there, too,” a user wrote on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.

Another issue has been the reliability of the machines. Multiple software malfunctions have been reported, forcing users to wait several minutes for their bathroom supplies. In other cases, the machines stopped working entirely, and bathroom staff had to hand out toilet paper by hand. And when the technology was first implemented, staff also had to be on hand to explain how the machines work.

That’s a lot of eyes in one bathroom. So here’s hoping this trend stays in Beijing.

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christianity at 11:26 PM, 21/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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Scan for just Chinese fake tissue?they must be high on some cheap drugs
gogoman at 12:00 AM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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and if i need more paper nko!!   after i don chop amala
maxzy277 at 12:01 AM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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Hope it's not a way of defrauding the citizens, how much does a machine cost & how much is a roll of tissue cost Grin
osarobo62 at 01:18 AM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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their country...their problem...their solution.
Chericoco at 05:46 AM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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Most public toilets in Africa countries has no toilet roll. The purposely don't put or someone stole it.
24magic at 06:28 AM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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In China anything is possible
akinmanchy at 07:55 AM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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Hehehehehe so their problem for dat side na toilet paper

Larry28 at 09:06 AM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
chukkychukky at 09:43 AM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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if i dey purge nko so i go dey pass through all dis?
gmarley at 10:00 AM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Oways at 12:40 PM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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Only in china
morgan1 at 03:49 PM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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dem try,,,,
AmazingMarie at 04:46 PM, 22/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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China all for tissue paper
akinmanchy at 10:02 PM, 29/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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Iranu! Abasha!!

BournIdentity at 10:02 AM, 31/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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NobsmallTin at all
akinmanchy at 12:42 PM, 31/03/2017 (1 year ago)
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Alright na



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