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Australian government proposes use of facial-recognition technology to verify pornography viewers’ ages

Under a proposal from the Department of Home Affairs, official identity documents stored in the country’s facial-recognition service—which is currently under development and “not yet fully operational”—would be matched with the user’s face to verify their age. The department did not specify how users would submit images of their face when attempting to view the material. (New York Times, CTV News)

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