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China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

  1. # 1NewsBot04 Feb 2018 09:02 pm

    China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

    Imagine a society in which you are rated by the government on your trustworthiness. Your “citizen score” follows you wherever you go. A high score allows you access to faster internet service or a fast-tracked visa to Europe. If you make political posts online without a permit, or question or contradict the government’s official narrative on current events, however, your score decreases. To calculate the score, private companies working with your government constantly trawl through vast amounts of your social media and online shopping data. … scare.html