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Facial ID scanning for phone users in deep South to start November 1st

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Facial ID scanning for phone users in deep South to start November 1st  

 

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Starting October 31st, mobile phone users in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat and the districts of Na Thawee, Jana, Tepa and Sabayoi of Songkhla, who do not have their SIM cards registered and their faces scanned for identification, will not be able to use mobile services.

 

Colonel Pramote Prom-in, spokesman of the 4th region forward command of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC), said that the new identification measure, via face scanning biometrics technology, was announced in the Royal Gazette on April 9th and June 21st and would come into force after October 31stthis year.

 

Those who want to visit the three provinces, and four districts of Songkhla starting November 1st, will also be required to register their SIM cards with their service providers, otherwise their phones will be useless.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/facial-id-scanning-for-phone-users-in-deep-south-to-start-november-1st/

 

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-06-24

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I presume this does not stop you from using someone else's phone ?

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But of course those with non Thai SIMS, with roaming facilities enabled will be completely unaffected.

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It is sad that a government implements such measures (soon to be nationwide IMO if successful) under the name of conflict. And it certainly isn't just Thailand, Thailand is just taking a leaf out of others books.

 

Just imagine what it is going to be like once they (terrorists) realize that things as simple as gate openers can be used to detonate IEDs, in fact anything with electronic communication capability and not just mobile phones.

 

Or secure, encrypted radios for communications if that is their (government's) angle apart from forming personal information databases

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If it is coming to being related to can't use your own phone unless you scan in having a new smart phone, then if all else doesn't work, cut and carry the owners head around so you can use their phone to **** something up.

 

What are theses clowns thinking?

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Presumably all new smart phones will be enabled with smoke detectors , so they can report back to the mothership if you are smoking in your own home!!!

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

mobile phone users in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat and the districts of Na Thawee, Jana, Tepa and Sabayoi of Songkhla, who do not have their SIM cards registered and their faces scanned for identification, will not be able to use mobile services.

But they can use land line phones.

As for face recognition, don't use "video" calls.

Thus far, registration of VPN isn't required (as it is in China) so that provides an option to caller identification.

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1 hour ago, chrisinth said:

It is sad that a government implements such measures (soon to be nationwide IMO if successful) under the name of conflict.

It's likely being done under the State of Emergency that's been in place since Prayut made himself PM in 2014. It's only in the southern provinces that it is still in use through the auspices of the NCPO.

Now that there's an elected government, PM Prayut's ability to expand that State of Emergency into the rest of Thailand will be more difficult as the NCPO ceases to operate when the PM's cabinet has been installed.

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9 hours ago, YetAnother said:

more intrusive big data government; the notice being delivered by one of their strong-arms; with no justification given

You ain't seen nuttin' yet. Wait until they roll out 5G and your fridge will be able to give away all your dirty little secrets!

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Just now, Krataiboy said:

You ain't seen nuttin' yet. Wait until they roll out 5G and your fridge will be able to give away all your dirty little secrets!

The best commentary on this happened in the HBO series Silicon Valley

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