CCP uses DNA to map Uighurs’ faces: feared to be as another crackdown tool

The CCP’s researchers are using blood taken from Uighurs to create a biological database, aiming to re-create the image of a person’s face by DNA, according to an investigation by the New York Times.

This technology is called Phenotyping. It analyzes the genes associated with traits like ancestry, skin colour, and eye colour to make predictions.

Although this technology is not mature enough, and cannot distinguish a specific person at this stage. But it’s reminiscent of the use of facial measurements to identify Jews by German Nazis during World War II.

However, with the CCP’s aggression, the authorities will expedite its research with the help from German and Dutch scientists to complete its mass surveillance and face recognition system.


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Dec. 07, 2019