China is testing creepy drones that look and fly like real birds to monitor citizens

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China is a pioneer in surveillance: it brought biometric surveillance to Beijing’s metro and smart glasses to its police force.
The latest addition to its growing list of surveillance technologies is a “Dove” drone.
The “Dove” drone is so bird-like, it can pass undetected by highly sophisticated radars.

Considering that China already uses biometrics to identify Beijing metro commuters, facial recognition surveillance at large events and smart glasses to assist police in apprehending criminals, it’s not as though the country needs to step up its game when it comes to surveillance technology.

As a pioneer in this field, China hardly needs to add to its growing list of innovations within the surveillance industry — and yet they’ve just been trying out a flock of new “Dove” drones.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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