WEB Notes: Come on, this is one of the worst excuses I have ever seen. Well folks we have to scan your face before you use the restroom. How about they actually tackle the problem which they know exists.

One of Beijing’s busiest public toilets is fighting the scourge of toilet paper theft through the use technology – giving out loo roll only to patrons who use a face scanner. The automated facial recognition dispenser comes as a response to elderly residents removing large amounts of toilet paper for use at home.

Now, those in need of paper must stand in front of a high-definition camera for three seconds, after removing hats and glasses, before a 60cm ration is released.

Those who come too often will be denied, and everyone must wait nine minutes before they can use the machine again.

Source: Wiping out crime: face-scanners placed in public toilet to tackle loo roll theft | World news | The Guardian



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