While I was following the news of the current Novel Coronavirus, I was caught by the China Surveillance State and their surveillance techniques. The government claims that these are what is helping to track the citizens' exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus. It was estimated that the Chiese government has 200,000,000 CCTV cameras monitoring its citizens on Mainland China. The monitoring is part of standardizing the assessment of its citizens' and businesses'economic and social reputation. This is known as their Social Credit System. The consequences of falling short of the government's expectations include being denied tickets to high-speed rail and airlines, to those who have been blacklisted.
After reading about that, the information junkie in me started to read about mass surveillance worldwide.
12/17/2019 - A Surveillance Net Blankets China's Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers - The New York Times bars The authorities can scan your phones, track your face and find out when you leave your home. One of the world's biggest spying networks is aimed at regular people, and nobody can stop it.
11/2/2019 - Inside China's Digital Gulag: In Xinjiang, China, surveillance technology is used to help the state control its citizens We should be wary of the government exporting this technology to other countries, says documentary filmmaker
09/13/2018 - 'They wanted me gone': Edward Snowden tells of whistleblowing, his AI fears and six years in Russia | US news | The Guardian The man whose state surveillance revelations rocked the world speaks exclusively to the Guardian about his new life and concerns for the future
07/09/2018 - Next-Level Surveillance: China Embraces Facial Recognition | Manufacturing.net Facebook icon Twitter icon YouTube icon Facebook icon Twitter icon YouTube icon Once the stuff of science fiction, facial-scanning cameras are becoming a part of daily life in China, where they're used for marketing, surveillance and social control.
01/26/2015 - EFF's Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation We have a problem when it comes to stopping mass surveillance. The entity that's conducting the most extreme and far-reaching surveillance against most of the world's communications the National Security Agency is bound by United States law. That's good news for Americans. U.S. law and...
01/26/2015 - Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report | World news | The Guardian Europe's top rights body says scale of NSA spying is 'stunning' and suggests UK powers may be at odds with rights convention
03/10/2015 - NSA Spying | Electronic Frontier Foundation The US government, with assistance from major telecommunications carriers including AT&T, has engaged in massive, illegal dragnet surveillance of the domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans since at least 2001.
11/26/2019 - Edward Snowden on the Rise of Mass Surveillance and AI Variety Variety Mobile Logo Premier Logo During a Skype Q&A at IDFA Edward Snowden spoke about the threats posed by technology and how AGI limits 'the potential of human behavior.'
11/05/2019 - Government social media surveillance impacts billions of people around the world Social media can be a good way to keep in touch with friends and family. Now, a study confirms that it's also a great way for the government to keep in touch with its citizens. According to a report on internet freedom by Freedom House
2/15/2020 - PrivacyTools - Encryption Against Global Mass Surveillance You are being watched. PrivacyTools provides knowledge, encryption, and software recommendations to protect you against global mass surveillance.
11/17/2019 - Edward Snowden calls for the restructuring of the Internet As for the GDPR, Snowden does not believe that it is the right solution: I think the mistake that it makes is actually in the name: The General Data Protection Regulation misplaces the problem. The problem isn't data protection. The problem is data collection. Regulating the protection of data presumes that the collection of data in the first place was proper that it was appropriate that it doesn't represent a threat or a danger that it's okay to spy on everybody all the time whether they're your customers or whether they're your citizens, so long as it never leaks. And I would say not only is that incorrect but if we learned anything from 2013, it's that eventually everything leaks. It's a bad strategy.
11/07/2019 - Mass surveillance fears as India readies facial recognition ... Human rights and technology experts warn of the risks to privacy from increased surveillance
08/14/2018 - FISA court documents expose illegal FBI mass surveillance - World Socialist Web Site The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a series of previously classified documents and secret rulings that provide details of illegal spying on US citizens by the federal agency.
11/07/2019 - Secret Global Surveillance Networks: Intelligence Sharing Between Governments and the Need for Safeguards | PI Secret Global Surveillance Networks' is a major PI report, based on an unprecedented international collaborative investigation carried out by 40 NGOs in 42 countries.
11/18/19 - Should we be worried by ever more CCTV cameras? - BBC News The global surveillance market continues to grow at a fast pace, led by Chinese technology.
04/19/2019 - Nick Bostrom thinks mass surveillance could save humanity from doom - Business Insider Menu icon Business Insider logo Account icon Account icon Business Life News Search icon Insider logo Close icon Business Life News Coupons All Account icon Account icon World globe Facebook Icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon YouTube icon Instagram icon Facebook Icon Email icon Link icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Fliboard icon More icon Close icon Chevron icon Facebook Icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon YouTube icon Instagram icon Check mark icon Bostrom said humanity could destroy itself with a technology of our own creation.
08/14/2018 - A World With a Billion Cameras Watching You Is Just Around the Corner - WSJ As governments and companies invest more in security networks, hundreds of millions more surveillance cameras will be watching the world in 2021, mostly in China, according to a new report.
08/14/2018 - Artificial Intelligence used for mass surveillance in 75 countries AI used for mass survellance in 75 countries
09/18/2019 - Artificial Intelligence used for mass surveillance in 75 countries AI used for mass survellance in 75 countries