Viral video of Chinese man interrogation reminds the West of the horrors of the Chinese Social Credit system

Viral video of Chinese man interrogation reminds the West of the horrors of the Chinese Social Credit system

Get Brave For Free A video from China featuring a man handcuffed to a metal chair and being interrogated for criticizing the Chinese police on social media is now making the rounds.

Why a social credit system is so scary.

Why a social credit system is so scary.

This virtual profile of yours will lead to real-life consequences: You might not get the loan you need to buy a home because of a bad social credit.

The Invisible Shackles of America’s Social Credit System.

The Invisible Shackles of America’s Social Credit System.

The Chinese government intends to use social media data, surveillance, and purchasing trends to develop a “score” for its citizens to gauge their “buy-in” to the state.A law at the state and federal level guaranteeing social platform access as a citizen’s civil rights would be one example of such legislation.

Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system

Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system

The New York State Department of Financial Services announced earlier this year that life insurance companies can base premiums on what they find in your social media posts.

How the West Got China's Social Credit System Wrong

How the West Got China's Social Credit System Wrong

The articles and broadcast segments often said China’s central government is using a futuristic algorithm to compile people’s social media connections, buying histories, location data, and more into a single score dictating their rights and freedoms.

How to Protect Privacy in a Cashless Economy

How to Protect Privacy in a Cashless Economy

As stated by Jerry Brito of the Coin Center, “a cashless society is a surveillance economy.” Bank-mediated transactions enable unprecedented monitoring, and the “death of cash means the birth of perfect financial control.” For example, China’s Social-Credit System punishes behavior the regime deems unfavorable, aided by monitoring via payment platforms.

Commentary: Actually, China’s social credit system isn’t the first

Commentary: Actually, China’s social credit system isn’t the first

BEIJING: Western media reports have swirled about China’s social credit system, which is intended to nudge Chinese citizens to adopt good behaviour, including motivating them to pay outstanding debts and fines, as well as encouraging them to obey the country’s laws and regulations.

China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of 'social credit' system

China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of 'social credit' system

According to the National Public Credit Information Centre’s 2018 report, 17.5 million people were banned from buying flights and 5.5 million barred from purchasing high-speed train tickets because of social credit offences.

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.

Beijing pioneering citizens' 'points' system critics brand 'Orwellian'

Beijing pioneering citizens' 'points' system critics brand 'Orwellian'

BEIJING: Beijing's municipal government will assign citizens and firms "personal trustworthiness points" by 2021, state media reported on Tuesday, pioneering China's controversial plan for a "social credit" system to monitor citizens and businesses.

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

The new social credit system under development will consolidate reams of records from private companies and government bureaucracies into a single “citizen score” for each Chinese citizen.

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behavior of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their "social credit." Like private credit scores, a person's social score can move up and down depending on their behavior.

China’s Social Credit System: Privacy Invasion or State Innovation?

China’s Social Credit System: Privacy Invasion or State Innovation?

In 2014, the Chinese government released its plans to extend financial credit scoring systems to include measures of social behaviour by 2020. In 2013, China’s National Bureau of Statistics signed 11 major data-sharing agreements with Chinese companies, including Baidu, Alibaba, and China Unicom.

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

No, it's already getting underway in China, where the government is developing the Social Credit System (SCS) to rate the trustworthiness of its 1.3 billion citizens.