Australian government wants to SCAN YOUR FACE before you watch porn

Australian government wants to scan your face to verify your age before visiting porn and gambling websites.

| Oct 30, 2019 at 9:35 pm CDT

If you watch porn Down Under, you might need to scan your face to get your rocks off in the future... with Australia's Department of Home Affairs seemingly aroused over the idea of scanning your face to verify your age before you can access porn or gambling websites.

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The new system is called "The Capability" and feels like it's ripped right out of Fringe, The X-Files and 1984 combined -- and even though the Department of Home Affairs said the facial recognition system is not functional, it is still floating the idea to Parliament in Australia that would change things in a big way for Australians porn and gambling habits.

The department said that its Document Verification Service and Face Verification Service which is used to fight regular crime and identify theft, could be enabled and used by authorities for age verification. The parliamentary submission explains: "This could assist in age verification, for example by preventing a minor from using their parent's driver licence to circumvent age verification controls".

The submission continued: "Whilst they are primarily designed to prevent identity crime, Home Affairs would support the increased use of the Document and Face Verification Services across the Australian economy to strengthen age verification processes".

In the parliamentary inquiry into age verification saw the UK's proposed porn block system, something that would see porn site owners to install age verification systems to verify the users watching porn are over 18... if they didn't, they would be blocked nationwide.

Face recognition systems for porn sites and age verification wouldn't be the only method, with another suggestion being "porn passes" that could be purchased in physical form, after you've shown IDs. Now I can see a bunch of under 18s using McLovin IDs and posting reaction videos on social media.

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