A visitor to a public restroom at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing uses a toilet paper dispenser with facial recognition software, in Beijing, March 20, 2017. Authorities in Beijing are fighting back against toilet paper thieves, going so far as to install high-tech toilet paper dispensers equipped with facial recognition software in several restrooms.
A visitor to a public restroom at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing uses a toilet paper dispenser with facial recognition software, in Beijing, March 20, 2017. Authorities in Beijing are fighting back against toilet paper thieves, going so far as to install high-tech toilet paper dispensers equipped with facial recognition software in several restrooms. GILLES SABRIE NYT
A visitor to a public restroom at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing uses a toilet paper dispenser with facial recognition software, in Beijing, March 20, 2017. Authorities in Beijing are fighting back against toilet paper thieves, going so far as to install high-tech toilet paper dispensers equipped with facial recognition software in several restrooms. GILLES SABRIE NYT

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March 20, 2017 05:12 PM

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