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The UK government is considering using facial recognition tech to age-block porn viewers

Posted On: Oct 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The UK government is considering using facial recognition tech to age-block porn viewers

A junior minister in the UK government has said it is considering using facial recognition to verify porn watchers, even though plans for a so-called "porn block" were ostensibly scrapped on Wednesday.
Speaking in a Parliamentary session on Thursday, Matt Warman said Boris Johnson's government could could use facial recognition to verify age "so long as there is an appropriate concern for privacy."
The "porn-block" was ostensibly scrapped on Wednesday by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, but the status of that decision now seems uncertain.
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A junior minister in the UK government has said it is considering using facial recognition to verify porn watchers' identities, despite the government stating on Wednesday that it had scrapped the plans intended to stop under-eighteens watching adult material.
Speaking in Parliament on Thursday , Matt Warman - the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - responded...

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