China's CCTV culture suffers as record high pollution and smog levels

China's CCTV culture suffers as record high pollution and smog levels

Speaking to the South China Morning Post today, Kong Zilong, an expert in video surveillance technology, said there are currently no cameras in existence that are able to cope with the pollution levels China is repeatedly experiencing.

What happens to privacy when China has personal data and the social graph of nearly everyone in the US?

What happens to privacy when China has personal data and the social graph of nearly everyone in the US?

But buried within its business-like announcement of the indictment of four Chinese military hackers, there is the following statement, which has huge implications for privacy: For years, we have witnessed China’s voracious appetite for the personal data of Americans, including the theft of personnel records from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the intrusion into Marriott hotels, and Anthem health insurance company, and now the wholesale theft of credit and other information from Equifax.

Coronavirus brings China's surveillance state out of the shadows

Coronavirus brings China's surveillance state out of the shadows

Facial recognition firm Megvii said on Tuesday it had developed a new way to spot and identify people with fevers, with support from the industry and science ministries.

China facial-recognition case puts Big Brother on trial

China facial-recognition case puts Big Brother on trial

In a recent article posted online that generated wide discussion in China, Lao Dongyan, a law professor at prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing, called abuse of facial recognition data "a deal with the devil".

Is your photo album subversive? How border phone checks are intimidating visitors to China

Is your photo album subversive? How border phone checks are intimidating visitors to China

Yet, news reports about Chinese immigration officers conducting phone checks at border checkpoints have recently provoked concerns of privacy and fear among travellers to China.A staff member from Wing On Travel replied that their tours to China were not affected and there was no reported case of a phone check at the border.

I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.

I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.

I was alarmed when I learned in 2017 that the company had begun moving forward with the development of a new version of a censored Search product for China, codenamed “Dragonfly.” But Dragonfly was only one of several developments that concerned those of us who still believed in the mantra of “Don’t be evil.” I was also concerned that Cloud executives were actively pursuing deals with the Saudi government, given its horrible record of human rights abuses.

Chinese state 'likely' linked to cyber spies targeting human rights workers

Chinese state 'likely' linked to cyber spies targeting human rights workers

The espionage group, dubbed Bronze President, deployed malware against its alleged victims to monitor their activities and steal documents, according to the assessment released on Sunday by Secureworks , a US-based cyber security company.

What do you get if you put DNA and facial recognition together? Today, it’s China; tomorrow, maybe everywhere else

What do you get if you put DNA and facial recognition together? Today, it’s China; tomorrow, maybe everywhere else

A story in the New York Times means we don’t have to guess, because China is already doing it: Chinese scientists are trying to find a way to use a DNA sample to create an image of a person’s face.

Exhibition in China reflects on loss of anonymity to recognition technology

Exhibition in China reflects on loss of anonymity to recognition technology

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - An art exhibition exploring the impact of facial recognition technology has opened in China, offering a rare public space for reflection on increasingly pervasive surveillance by tech companies and the government.

A Surveillance Net Blankets China’s Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers

A Surveillance Net Blankets China’s Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers

“Well it secures our diplomatic relationship with China, and it exports their model of internet governorship and how our security infrastructure is going to look like in the future.” Chinese surveillance systems are increasingly showing up all around the world.

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.

Top 10 Countries and Cities by Number of CCTV Cameras

Top 10 Countries and Cities by Number of CCTV Cameras

According to the data collected by , China, the United States, and Germany are the countries with the largest number of surveillance cameras in the world.At the same time, 8 out of the top 10 cities in the world with the largest number of surveillance cameras installed are located in China.

USA Has Highest Number of CCTV Cameras per Person in the World

USA Has Highest Number of CCTV Cameras per Person in the World

According to a recent report released by , the USA has the highest number of CCTV cameras per person in the world.Furthermore, 8 out of the top 10 cities in the world with the largest number of Closed Circuit TV cameras are located in China.

Chinese residents worry about rise of facial recognition

Chinese residents worry about rise of facial recognition

China was ranked the worst of 50 surveyed countries in a study looking at how extensively and invasively biometric ID and surveillance systems are being deployed.China has more facial recognition cameras than any other country and they are often hard to avoid.

TikTok accused of secretly gathering user data and sending it to China

TikTok accused of secretly gathering user data and sending it to China

Getty Images TikTok, known for its quirky 15-second videos, has been illegally and secretly harvesting vast amounts of personally identifiable user data and sending it to China, according to a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in California federal court last week.

China introduces mandatory face scans for customers who have been issued new phone numbers

China introduces mandatory face scans for customers who have been issued new phone numbers

Though the Chinese government has pushed for real-name registration for phone users since at least 2013 — meaning ID cards are linked to new phone numbers — the move to leverage AI comes as facial recognition technology gains traction across China where the tech is used for everything from supermarket checkouts to surveillance.

Exclusive: China's ByteDance moves to ringfence its TikTok app amid U.S. probe - sources

Exclusive: China's ByteDance moves to ringfence its TikTok app amid U.S. probe - sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - ByteDance has stepped up efforts to separate its social media app TikTok from much of its Chinese operations, amid a U.S. national security panel’s inquiry into the safety of the personal data it handles, people familiar with the matter said.

TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review

TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review

But TikTok’s Chinese connections and growing popularity in the United States have drawn new concern in Washington after news reports highlighted that there were few signs of the Hong Kong protests on the app and that TikTok moderators were instructed to censor videos that featured a number of political themes.

China wildlife park sued for forcing visitors to submit to facial recognition scan

China wildlife park sued for forcing visitors to submit to facial recognition scan

A Chinese wildlife park has sparked outcry after making visitors submit to facial recognition scanning, with one law professor taking it to court.Professor Guo Bing is taking action against Hangzhou safari park, after it replaced its existing fingerprinting system with the new technology.

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

If you go back to even the late 1970s and early 80s, the way the Chinese Communist party (CCP) talks about technology is as a tool of social management.And so, you know, the party state might put controls on how companies can share data.

Beijing exports 'China-style' internet across Belt and Road

Beijing exports 'China-style' internet across Belt and Road

Now China is eager to export its model to countries across its Belt and Road Initiative -- a strategy clearly in evidence at the sixth annual World Internet Conference, which kicked off here Sunday.

Legislator calls for strict regulation of Chinese media

Legislator calls for strict regulation of Chinese media

Independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) yesterday urged Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) to ensure that the Ministry of Culture introduces rules to regulate Chinese media outlets interviewing Taiwanese, and that relevant agencies enforce rules to safeguard personal information accessed by apps developed by foreign companies.

Why Hong Kong protesters don’t just want privacy from China, they need it to survive

Why Hong Kong protesters don’t just want privacy from China, they need it to survive

Protesters in Hong Kong aren’t just faced with opposition from the Chinese government, they’re also faced with opposition from international corporations that acquiesce to China’s demands and party line to avoid damaging their access to the lucrative Chinese market.

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

With the United States claiming that Chinese state authorities can get backdoor access to Huawei data, the aggressive rollout is raising concerns about the privacy of millions of people in countries with little power to stand up to China.“The system can be used to trail political opponents, monitor regime critics at any moment, which is completely against the law,” said Serbia’s former commissioner for personal data protection, Rodoljub Sabic.

Starting December 1st, China’s new MLPS 2.0 cybersecurity laws will require submission of a facial scan to receive internet access

Starting December 1st, China’s new MLPS 2.0 cybersecurity laws will require submission of a facial scan to receive internet access

China’s new MLPS (Multi-level Protection of Information Security) 2.0 cybersecurity laws goes into full effect on December 1st, 2019 and will see all internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile data providers requiring facial scans to sign up for new service.

Xi Jinping App Allows China Access To 100 Million Users' Phone: Report

Xi Jinping App Allows China Access To 100 Million Users' Phone: Report

China released app on ideology of Xi Jinping in January this year App considered Xi's high-tech equivalent of Mao Zedong's Little Red Book App can collect messages, photos, contacts, record audio, more: StudyThe Chinese Communist Party appears to have "superuser" access to all the data on more than 100 million cellphones, owing to a back door in a propaganda app that the government has been promoting aggressively this year.

Safari in iOS sends some Safe Browsing data to Tencent

Safari in iOS sends some Safe Browsing data to Tencent

Update 10/14/19 2:37AM ET: We should clarify that Apple integrated Tencent Safe Browsing into Safari for China users after the WWDC 2017 announcement, and now, it appears that this is being rolled out to non-China devices as well.

AI Weekly: In China, you can no longer buy a smartphone without a face scan

AI Weekly: In China, you can no longer buy a smartphone without a face scan

But China’s new regulation — a harsher imposition than the registration system that launched in 2013, which requires customers obtaining a new phone number to volunteer their IDs — is among the first with a facial recognition component.

Social Credit Scoring In China Extends To Foreign Businesses, Creates New Risks

Social Credit Scoring In China Extends To Foreign Businesses, Creates New Risks

Beginning next year, compliance will be enforced by China's Ministry of Public Security over access to corporate data housed on Chinese servers.Jacobson advises managers of foreign companies in China to rethink how data is collection and how it is stored.

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: US heading in 'same direction as China' with online privacy

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: US heading in 'same direction as China' with online privacy

While Cambridge Analytica has since shut down, Wylie said the tactics it used could be deployed elsewhere, and that is why data privacy regulation needs to be dramatically enhanced.