Chinese facial recognition database exposes 2.5m people

Chinese facial recognition database exposes 2.5m people

They make artificial intelligence-based security software systems f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… — Victor Gevers (@0xDUDE) The database housed records on over 2.5m people, including their gender, nationality, address, date of birth, photo, and employer.

China's cybersecurity law update lets state agencies 'pen-test' local companies

China's cybersecurity law update lets state agencies 'pen-test' local companies

New provisions made to China's Cybersecurity Law last November gives state agencies the legal authority to remotely conduct penetration testing on any internet-related business operating in China, and even copy and later share any data government officials find on inspected systems.

Japan lends its vision to 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance

Japan lends its vision to 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance

Aircraft from the U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand have been tasked with the bulk of surveillance, although British naval vessels also patrol the South China Sea. Japan has shared pictures of North Korean smuggling with each nation.

Reddit, Banned in China, Is Reportedly Set to Land $150 Million Investment From a Chinese Censorship Powerhouse

Reddit, Banned in China, Is Reportedly Set to Land $150 Million Investment From a Chinese Censorship Powerhouse

Advertisement The apparently impending Reddit-Tencent marriage is complicated by the fact that Reddit, one of the most popular websites on the internet, is regularly—and is currently—blocked in China as part of the world’s most notorious and sophisticated censorship regime , the Great Firewall of China.

Why no one really quits Google or Facebook

Why no one really quits Google or Facebook

It’s reminiscent of the political policy expert who says that if only voters had more information — if they just understood the issue — they would change their mind about something where they are clearly in the “wrong.” It’s incredibly condescending, and obscures a far more fundamental fact about consumers: people know what they value, they understand it, and they are making an economic choice when they stick with Google or .

Powerful iPhone spy tool allowed UAE to view photos, emails, texts, locations and passwords

Powerful iPhone spy tool allowed UAE to view photos, emails, texts, locations and passwords

A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma […] The […] operatives described Karma as a tool that could remotely grant access to iPhones simply by uploading phone numbers or email accounts into an automated targeting system.

Chinese face-recognition technology spots wanted man at 60,000-people concert

Chinese face-recognition technology spots wanted man at 60,000-people concert

The most funny and cyberpunk dystopia part was, during a test run, if the jaywalkers don't want to pay a fine, traffic police has given them another opinion: posting an warning of your misbehave on your social media account!The mass-deployment may be coming soon.And it is rumored that the subways would soon require a proof of identity.

Huawei Is Blocked in U.S., But Its Chips Power Cameras Everywhere

Huawei Is Blocked in U.S., But Its Chips Power Cameras Everywhere

In a statement last year, Dahua said it operates with "a high level of business integrity." That’s made non-Chinese security camera makers increasingly reluctant to work with HiSilicon on devices for the U.S. market and government projects, Silicon Valley chip company Ambarella Inc. told analysts during a late November conference call.

Looking for alternatives to WhatsApp? Signal is your best bet

Looking for alternatives to WhatsApp? Signal is your best bet

iOS | Android Telegram In March 2018, Telegram reached 200m monthly active users, making it one of the most popular messaging apps outside of China.

Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China

Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China

These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window Image copyright Getty Images US tech giant Microsoft has confirmed that its search engine Bing is currently inaccessible in China. Chinese authorities operate a firewall that blocks many US tech platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

China Starts "Debt Shaming": New App Warns Users If They Are Walking Near Someone In Debt

China Starts "Debt Shaming": New App Warns Users If They Are Walking Near Someone In Debt

The "map of deadbeat debtors" is yet the latest in China's push towards a shame-based "social credit score" system which has already been deployed in several parts of the country.

China deletes 7 million pieces of online information, thousands of apps

China deletes 7 million pieces of online information, thousands of apps

REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s cyber watchdog said on Wednesday it had deleted more than 7 million pieces of online information as well as 9,382 mobile apps, and it criticized tech giant Tencent’s (0700.HK) news app for spreading “vulgar information”.

China reportedly made an app to show people if they're standing near someone in debt — a new part of its intrusive 'social credit' policy

China reportedly made an app to show people if they're standing near someone in debt — a new part of its intrusive 'social credit' policy

The app, named the "map of deadbeat debtors," rolled out to people in Hebei, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported .

Canada should ban Huawei from 5G networks, says former spy chief

Canada should ban Huawei from 5G networks, says former spy chief

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada should ban China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks because the security risk is too great, a former spy chief said in an article published on Monday.

Bancada do PSL vai à China importar sistema que reconhece rosto de cidadãos

Bancada do PSL vai à China importar sistema que reconhece rosto de cidadãos

"Os chineses estão muito à nossa frente na questão da segurança pública, e como representante do estado do Rio de Janeiro essa tecnologia toda muito me interessa", afirmou o deputado ao UOL antes de embarcar junto com uma comitiva de 12 parlamentares rumo à China para conhecer o sistema de reconhecimento facial , na terça-feira (15).

A Chinese official explained how the country’s electric-car surveillance works

A Chinese official explained how the country’s electric-car surveillance works

That’s quite different from how the industry operates elsewhere—carmakers worldwide collect data from cars to improve performance, but no manufacturers in other major nations using electric vehicles, such as Japan, Germany, or the UK, are required to provide real-time data like the Chinese government asks for.

The Chinese technology helping New York police keep a closer eye on the United States’ biggest city

The Chinese technology helping New York police keep a closer eye on the United States’ biggest city

At a time when China and the United States are locked in a rivalry on several fronts including trade and technology, Hikvision – which is the world’s largest surveillance technology company and based in Hangzhou in eastern China – has supplied the equipment and software used by an American force that polices a population of about 8.6 million people.

LinkedIn reverses course after censoring Chinese profile page of US-based human rights activist Zhou Fengsuo

LinkedIn reverses course after censoring Chinese profile page of US-based human rights activist Zhou Fengsuo

Zhou, who said he posted content such as articles and photos on LinkedIn only “sporadically”, had most recently posted a message ahead of the new year on behalf of his organisation, Humanitarian China , that mentioned the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

It Appears China is Building a Massive Espionage Database on America

It Appears China is Building a Massive Espionage Database on America

Summary China is owning us with impunity, and they’re building massive databases to help them target high-value individuals and companies for information and/or leverage Most people aren’t aware of this level of organization and strategic, long-term thinking on their part, and they should be I’m not sure how to fault them for doing this, other than to point out that much of it is illegal.

Chinese schools enforce 'smart uniforms' with GPS tracking system to monitor students

Chinese schools enforce 'smart uniforms' with GPS tracking system to monitor students

Chinese schools enforce 'smart uniforms' with GPS tracking system to monitor students Updated Photo: Facial recognition ensures that each uniform is worn by its rightful owner.

In China's Xinjiang, Big Brother moves into Uighur homes as 'family'

In China's Xinjiang, Big Brother moves into Uighur homes as 'family'

“Praying or even having a Quran at home could endanger the whole family.” Yunus, who now lives in Istanbul, said his father used to lament to him about being visited three to four times a week by the administrator of his neighbourhood committee, a middle-aged Han Chinese man.

Apple admits giving governments access to thousands of iPhones and other devices

Apple admits giving governments access to thousands of iPhones and other devices

At this biennial event, the participating companies exhibit their latest service robotic technologies and components 42/42 The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight 1/42 5G wireless internet is expected to launch in 2019, with the potential to reach speeds of 50mb/s 2/42 Uber has halted testing of driverless vehicles after a woman was killed by one of their cars in Tempe, Arizona.

In Latin America, Big Brother China is watching you

In Latin America, Big Brother China is watching you

“New systems already being pioneered in China will link near-total surveillance – made possible by ubiquitous cameras – and access to location data in smartphones, as well as other information on virtually all aspects of a person, including telephone and digital communications, banking and credit card data and complementary commercial transactions, contracts, and public registries,” says the report, titled “The Future of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Context of the Rise of China”.

Yes, You Can Be an Ethical Tech Consumer. Here’s How.

Yes, You Can Be an Ethical Tech Consumer. Here’s How.

They sure are convenient, but Amazon warehouse workers in Europe protested the company during Black Friday, describing their working conditions as inhuman. If that didn’t convince you, maybe the security breach exposing the data of 30 million Facebook accounts did.

Google has reportedly ended China search project

Google has reportedly ended China search project

Following years of being absent from China's web search market, Google had wanted to launch the Dragonfly product in early 2019, although now, amid outcry inside and outside of Google, the pressure seems to have caused leaders to "shelve it at least in the short term," said the report, which cited two unnamed sources.

Google’s Dragonfly will intensify surveillance on journalists in China

Google’s Dragonfly will intensify surveillance on journalists in China

“Our objection is to those forces of totalitarianism,” said Google co-founder Sergey Brin of China’s internet controls in an interview with The New York Times, “I think that in the long term, they are going to have to open.” It was 2010, the year Google ostentatiously left the Chinese market in protest of state censorship on online expression.

Electric vehicles are sending real-time location and diagnostic data to Chinese government monitoring centers

Electric vehicles are sending real-time location and diagnostic data to Chinese government monitoring centers

Global carmakers are feeding real-time location information and dozens of other data points from electric vehicles to Chinese government monitoring centres, potentially adding to China’s rich kit of surveillance tools as President Xi Jinping steps up the use of technology to track Chinese citizens.

Data privacy issues may be capturing more attention in China

Data privacy issues may be capturing more attention in China

"In China, the medical industry, also the technology industry, the technology companies that are working with AI and also with a lot of data, we all have a common agreement that the symptom data can be collected in a big chunk for big data analysis and also AI training," said Jim Wang, chairman and founder of Nova Vision.

Senator slams Google's censored search engine work in China

Senator slams Google's censored search engine work in China

Google's creation of a censored search engine for China, known as "Project Dragonfly," is proof China has made "successful efforts to recruit Western companies to their information control efforts," said Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) in Washington D.C. Friday.

How to Make Traveling Easier by Using a VPN

How to Make Traveling Easier by Using a VPN

You can use a VPN and connect to a server from your country to watch your favorite shows. Just connect to a UK based server and use your BBC iPlayer to watch your favorite shows.

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