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DT Note - It has always amazed me how Orwell was not very far off with many aspects of his classic 1984, one of my favourite books. Anyway, check this out ...

''Chinese Citizens Will Be Required To Scan Their Faces To Use The Internet.''

The Chinese government continues its Orwellian practices with the announcement that citizens will have to use facial recognition technology to access the internet (which is already highly fire-walled.) This is all a part of China’s social credit system that will take effect on Dec. 1st.  After the law is in effect, Chinese citizens who want to have the internet installed at their houses or on their smartphones will be required to undergo a facial recognition process by Chinese authority to prove their identities, according to the new regulation. 

This is significant because now the Chinese government will use the internet to rate citizens based on their daily behavior online. Since 2015, Chinese citizens have been required to show their ID cards while applying for a landline or the internet. This new law is put in place to verify that the ID belongs to the person applying for services. The new law was published on the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) website and distributed to all Chinese telecom carriers on Sept. 27th, which includes three demands be met, Epoch Times reports.

First, all telecom carriers must use facial recognition to test whether an applicant who applies for internet connection is the owner of the ID that they use since Dec. 1. At the same time, the carriers must test that the ID is genuine and valid.

Second, all telecom carriers must upgrade their service’s terms and conditions and notify all their customers that they are not allowed to transfer or resell their cell phone SIM card to another person by the end of November 2019.

Third, telecom carriers should help their customers to check whether there are cell phone or landline numbers that don’t belong to them but registered under their names since Dec. 1. For unidentified numbers, the telecom carries must investigate and close the lines immediately. 

This comes on the heels of another Chinese pilot program which allows citizens to pay for subway/train travel using just their facial biometrics as Activist Post reported. This new system also compensates elderly Chinese in the city of Shenzhen, China, with a free ride — if they pay with their face  — providing incentives for using facial recognition technology.

China is planning to merge its 170+ million security cameras with artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to create a mega-surveillance state. This compounds with China’s “social credit system” that ranks citizens based on their behavior, and rewards or punishes depending on those scores. According to the latest report of U.S.-based market research firm IDC, China had spent $10.6 billion on video surveillance equipment in 2018. The firm adds that China’s spending is believed to reach $20.1 billion in 2023. A massive 64.3 percent of China’s spending in 2018 was spent solely for surveillance cameras. A worrying figure for the future of China.

IDC reported on Jan. 30th that it predicted China would have 2.76 billion surveillance cameras installed in 2022. Already, China’s cities, classrooms and even restrooms are inundated with facial recognition technology. Inside classrooms, facial recognition technology monitors students and reports their actions to the teachers and parents. While to access the basic need of using toilet paper in a public bathroom China requires citizens to scan their face just to wipe their butt.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Chinese scientists have recently developed an artificial intelligence (AI) enabled 500 megapixel cloud camera that’s capable of panoramic capture of an entire stadium with the ability to target a single individual in an instantGlobal Times reported. The upgrade to facial recognition technology is developed by Shanghai-based Fudan University and Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Changchun, capital of Northeast China’s Jilin Province.

Fudan University and Changchun Institute of Optics aren’t the first researchers to advance facial recognition. There is also Shanghai-based YITU Technology which has evolved the facial recognition industry by being able to identify a person within a matter of seconds from a database of people, even if only their partial face is visible, CNBC reported.

The evolution of facial recognition technology is further documented by researchers at the University of Bradford have found that “facial recognition technology works even when only half a face is visible,” according to EurekAlertChina is quickly becoming Orwell’s worst nightmare, advancing its requirement and use of facial recognition technology. In protests, Hong Kong activists have begun shining laser pointers at facial recognition cameras to disrupt their function. Protesters have also taken additional measures, like spray painting camera lenses on the street or around government offices as Activist Post has reported.

This latest crackdown now requiring internet users in China to register their faces if they want to use the service is a huge step in creating a dystopian society. The remaining obvious question is how long until this type of facial ID requirement spreads to the U.S. and EU? We do know that the U.S. has wanted an “Internet ID Act” for quite some time, according to Amie Stepanovich, national security counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington. The fact that this process could now include facial recognition thanks to China rolling it out first is a horrifying nightmarish thought — welcome to 1984.

FULL ARTICLEhttps://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/chinese-citizens-will-be-required-scan-their-faces-use-internet

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That is some scary stuff. From what I understand (I’ve never been to England) London is very similar re the number of CCTV’s.

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6 minutes ago, Douglas Buckland said:

That is some scary stuff. From what I understand (I’ve never been to England) London is very similar re the number of CCTV’s.

Probably for the best if you survive not getting stabbed you might end up getting arrested by the thought police for words on the internet.

 

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12 minutes ago, DayTrader said:

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Actually it was the Rockets general manager. Not a coach. Just saying.

Trump attacks any conflicting opinion just like the China does. Trump would love XI’s power and his minions would support that idea being good German followers. Have we seen this before? 
 

Poor China NBA fans. The US would riot if sports were threatened. Sports are more important and more popular than politics.

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Poor China guy that was arrested for threatening to burn a Chinese flag for having the NBA preseason games eleminated from Chinese tv. He should have tried kneeling. Wait, the Trump thought police.

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19 minutes ago, Boat said:

Trump attacks any conflicting opinion just like the China does.

I've seen this NBA shit on the news for more than a day now. You think if a Chinese sports team manager said something / had an opinion about an American policy there would be uproar in USA and talk of businesses and sponsors moving etc? You think this is in the same league?? 

This is Global News. ''A guy had an opinion on an event''.

Ah, it's China. Opinion not allowed. I get it. And you say Trump is the same? Jeez this TDS runs deep on here.

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The US is used to fighting over opinion. The Chinese government not so much. What I love about America and freedom of speech is James Harden and Russell Westbrook 

https://rocketswire.usatoday.com/2019/10/07/james-harden-russell-westbrook-show-support-for-chinese-fans/amp/

 

two former MVP stars put out this statement which is a different perspective than the team manager who in his own right is well respected.

Long live the messiness of Democracy. Down with Trump who is more concerned about loyalty.

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Great, some players apologised for another having an opinion?

''We apologise, we love China''   

Er, ok, well done.

Think this was my favourite line lol .... 

Harden and Westbrook usually travel to China at least once per NBA offseason for endorsement purposes and to promote their brands.

Yeah, they seem like very moral people.

''Please don't stop throwing money at us China''

And it's TRUMP who has loyalty issues??? LOL

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Thankyou for the link and proving my hunch that money is more important than freedom of speech

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Their basketball players, they can do what they want. It’s America. You would shutdown any sports figure with any opinion on anything? You gonna be the one to draw lines? 

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On 10/10/2019 at 6:29 PM, DayTrader said:

Thankyou for the link and proving my hunch that money is more important than freedom of speech

That’s your opinion. Maybe they just like traveling the world and being idolized for their skill. They both make like 30 mil per year before endorsements in the US. 
 

Update, the pair of superstars on the Rockets team combine to make 90 million per year. 

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2 minutes ago, Boat said:

they can do what they want. It’s America.

I can't get over the irony of this sentence.

LOL unless China is mentioned?? You don't get my point about free speech obviously.

These people are apologising and you're saying about ''who am I to be shutting down opinion''. 

It is fine to you if China do though. 

8 minutes ago, Boat said:

You gonna be the one to draw lines? 

No it seems China are drawing the lines, clearly.

Cheers.

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8 minutes ago, Boat said:

Maybe they just like traveling the world and being idolized for their skill.

I'll stick to my hunch thanks 

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1 hour ago, Boat said:

Poor China guy that was arrested for threatening to burn a Chinese flag for having the NBA preseason games eleminated from Chinese tv. He should have tried kneeling. Wait, the Trump thought police.

Trump has precisely NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH THIS. 

If Trump were this all powerful Oz, how the hell would you, and the ENTIRE MSM exist? Oh wait, rational thought isn't in your wheelhouse. I bring you back to your regularly scheduled insanity

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Everything is Trump's fault. 

Tom K is bang on, TDS is literally like some disease.

It's worrying, all logic just goes out the window.

Well, worrying yet hilarious too. 

1984 / China / NBA .... ''errrrr, but Trump!''

''Who are you to control what basketball players say? If anyone's gonna do that it's a country on the other side of the planet! ''

''This is America, land of the free''    - you can't write this stuff. 

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Do whatever you like China. We are sorry ... 😟

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51 minutes ago, DayTrader said:

TDS is literally like some disease.

It's worrying, all logic just goes out the window.

Well, worrying yet hilarious too. 

1984 / China / NBA .... ''errrrr, but Trump!''

TDS is kinda like Mad Cow Disease, and the infection is spread by exposure to MSM.

- Dr. Tom, internet doctorariatique guy, with a Minor in adjective mangulation

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22 hours ago, DayTrader said:

 Jeez this TDS runs deep on here.

Huh, this place is primarily a pro-trump echo chamber.  

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HAHAHAH read what the guy is saying atleast. We were talking about China and the NBA.

''Err .... but ....Trump''

You're funny man. I just find it amusing that the Democrats from what I can see have zero policies other than ''er,Trump, bad, now give me your money and we'll solve everything''.

AOC: War is awful! Just awful.

Trump: We are pulling out.

AOC: What?? Outrageous!

The desperation is hilarious. La la la back to Brexit shite ...

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20 hours ago, Ward Smith said:

Trump has precisely NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH THIS. 

Just to quote Ward a sec, this thread is about China and 1984...

Meh, let's see where it goes....

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