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Privacy fears as Moscow metro rolls out facial recognition pay system

Campaigners say Face Pay, launched in over 240 stations, is ‘dangerous step’ in efforts to control population

The Moscow metro has rolled out what authorities have lauded as the world’s first mass-scale facial recognition payment system, amid privacy concerns over the new technology.

The cashless, cardless and phoneless system, named Face Pay, launched at more than 240 stations across the Russian capital on Friday.