World China: Kids are trying everything to beat facial recognition software that puts time limits on games

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    Kids in China are trying every trick in the book to beat the facial recognition software that puts a mandatory time limit on popular video games

    Chinese video game publisher Tencent said young players are using photos of sleeping relatives to try to circumvent the company's new age verification process.

    • Chinese video game publisher Tencent recently implemented facial recognition software to verify the ages of the people playing its games in China.
    • The software uses a government database to verify a player's identity. Players are under the age of 18 are limited to playing two hours a day, while those under the age of 12 are limited to one hour a day.
    • Tencent reports that since the facial recognition process was implemented, underage users have tried multiple ways to beat the system, including using pictures of sleeping relatives and impersonating their grandparents while on the phone with customer service.
    Young gamers in China are using just about every trick in the book to try to circumvent new age restrictions on China's most popular games.

    The country's biggest video game publisher, Tencent, recently started using facial recognition softwareto verify player identities and limit playtime for those under the age of 18. Tencent's age verification process uses an official government database to confirm player identities with their photo and personal information. Players are under the age of 18 are limited to playing just two hours a day, while those under the age of 12 are limited to one hour a day.

    Tencent uses artificial intelligence and data collection to monitor player behavior, and the company claims it will eventually be able to detect when an underage user is playing using an adult's information.

    Read more here. (Business Insider)
     

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