Night patrol for Tencent gaming system kicking off 17.84 million kids daily

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Tencent is integrating a system that tries to pinpoint kids who are violating Chinese laws regulating the time allowed playing mobile games.

Imagine, if you will, a neighbourhood watch patrolling cyberspace in the dead of night, searching out ne’er-do-wells lurking in the dead of night.
Except, these culprits sneaking around are kids, using an adult’s accounts to play games at night and skirt China’s anti-gaming addiction rules.
On Tuesday, the Chinese gaming giant Tencent launched an update to its neighbourhood watch with a programme called “midnight patrol”, which aims to seek out accounts that may be kids, and then use facial recognition technology to verify their identity …