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Comment: Biometrics improves security and convenience, but can have malicious uses

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Otherwise, worries will grow as we sleepwalk into a surveillance state. The most glaring concern about the use of this data is how it builds surveillance capabilities without accountability, especially in China which rigorously monitors its own population and exports “digital authoritarianism”. A 2019 report from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace found that artificial intelligence-based surveillance technology was used in at least 75 of the 176 countries surveyed. China was the...

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