Big Brother is watching: Chinese city with 2.6m cameras is world's most heavily surveilled

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Cities around the world are scaling up their use of surveillance cameras and facial recognition systems – but which ones are watching their citizens most closely?

Qiu Rui, a policeman in Chongqing, was on duty this summer when he received an alert from a facial recognition system at a local square. There was a high probability a man caught on camera was a suspect in a 2002 murder case, the system told him.

The depth, breadth and intrusiveness of China’s mass surveillance may be unprecedented in modern history

Related: ‘We are hurtling towards a surveillance state’: the rise of facial recognition technology

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