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Chinese City Publicly Shamed People By Name for Wearing Pajamas in Public and Other “Uncivilized Behavior”

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Authorities in a Chinese city have apologized for naming and shaming people for wearing pajamas in public as part of a broader crackdown on various “uncivilized behaviors.”

The photos — most likely taken by CCTV cameras equipped with facial-recognition technology — were annotated with personal details, including surnames, partially-redacted IDs, and head shots.

The Suzhou City Management Bureau published the photos and information on their WeChat account.

The authorities’ decision to publish the images and personal data of the individuals sparked criticism online about the misuse of surveillance and facial-recognition technology.

Curated from ABC News

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