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In Just 6 Months, ‘Fever Cameras’ Have Become a Full-Fledged Industry

More than 150 companies now sell alleged fever-detecting technology aimed at the coronavirus

A Hikvision thermographic camera at the London Southend airport in Southend-on-Sea, England on June 18, 2020. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

In October 2016, a Shenzen-based video surveillance company called Sunell set up an experiment: It installed thermal cameras and facial recognition in the entrances of six schools in northern…




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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.

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