Apple Supplier Pegatron Using Facial Recognition to Weed Out Underage Workers

Courtesy: The Loop

AppleInsider is quoting a Wall Street Journal report that Apple contract manufacturer Pegatron has started using facial recognition technology to weed out underage workers.

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Underage factory worker Shi Zhaokun died last week of a non work-related issue (pneumonia), but the fact that he was only 15 (the legal working age is 16) has again pointed the spotlight at the huge contract manufacturer’s hiring practices and working conditions.

Pegatron manufactures the iPhone 5c for Apple, as well as many other components for other tech firms.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

[box style=’info’] Pegatron said applicants for its assembly line have their government-issued IDs checked for authenticity. Their faces are then matched to their ID photos through facial recognition technology, to weed out those using borrowed ID cards. Their names are also checked against police records. [/box]

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