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yro.slashdot.org
China's 'Sharp Eyes' Program Aims To Surveil 100% of Public Space
5 mar. 2021 - One of China's largest and most pervasive surveillance networks got its start in a small county about seven hours north of Shanghai. In 2013, the local government in Pingyi County began installing tens of thousands of security cameras across urban and rural areas -- more than 28,500 in total by 2016. Even the smallest villages had at least six security cameras installed, according to state media. Those cameras weren't just monitored by police and automated facial recognition algorithms. Through special TV boxes installed in their homes, local residents could watch live security footage and press a button to summon police if they saw anything amiss. The security footage could also be viewed on smartphones.
 · china · surveillance

wikimediafoundation.org
China blocks ’s accreditation to World Intellectual Property Organization
24 sep. 2020 - China yesterday blocked the Wikimedia Foundation’s application for observer status at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations (UN) organization that develops international treaties on copyright, IP, trademarks, patents and related issues. As a result of the block, the Foundation’s application for observer status has been suspended and will be reconsidered at a future WIPO meeting in 2021.
 · china · wikimedia · wikipedia · wipo

www.oneworld.nl > Florentijn van Rootselaar
Hoe Nederland A.I. inzet voor etnisch profileren
14 jan. 2021 - China dat kunstmatige intelligentie inzet om Oeigoeren te onderdrukken: klinkt als een ver-van-je-bed-show? Ook Nederland (ver)volgt specifieke bevolkingsgroepen met algoritmes. Zoals in Roermond, waar camera's alarm slaan bij auto's met een Oost-Europees nummerbord.
 · algorithmic-bias · artificial-intelligence · china · dna · ethnic-profiling · facial-recognition · false-positives · netherlands · predictive-policing · racist-technology

www.tandfonline.com > Dale Yuhao Zhong and Xiadong Ding
Rethinking China’s Social Credit System: A Long Road to Establishing Trust in Chinese Society
10 dec. 2020 - China’s plan to establish a social credit system (SCS) has aroused the concern of building a surveillance state. Yet this view oversimplifies and misunderstands the essence of the SCS. The highest priorities of the SCS are promoting economic credibility and reinforcing court orders. Meanwhile, the SCS aims to steer citizens’ social behaviors and interactions by utilizing a redlist system that introduces numerous moderate rewards. The SCS is also more lax in execution than in planning. It reflects a unique Chinese understanding of law, which treats law as a moral guide. This article also acknowledges the concerns for the SCS. Without actively preventing positive and negative invasions in the construction of the project, the SCS authorities will risk creating further mistrust in society.
 · china · social-credit-system

decorrespondent.nl > Evgeny Morozov
Tegen dit verhaal over 5G kan geen samenzweringstheorie op
24 oct. 2020 - Amerika gaat de strijd aan met 5G-bouwer Huawei en andere Chinese technologiebedrijven. China’s antwoord: technologie bouwen die losstaat van de VS. En juist dat kan ervoor zorgen dat China technologisch veel geavanceerder en onafhankelijker uit deze handelsoorlog komt.
 · 5g · artificial-intelligence · china · de-americanization · dual-circulation · eu · export-controls · huawei · intellectual-property · nsa · patents · standardization · trade-wars · united-states

www.nybooks.com > Robert Kuttner
Can We Fix Capitalism?
24 sep. 2020 - For enthusiasts of capitalism, democracy and the market are said to be handmaidens. Both depend on the rule of law. Both express aspects of liberty, prizing opportunity and mobility. During the era of classical liberalism, which began in the late eighteenth century, free commerce and political freedom advanced in tandem. Monarchies gave way to republican rule; open markets replaced royal monopolies and inherited privileges. For about a century the franchise gradually expanded, and markets became the primary mode of commerce. The brand of democratic capitalism that emerged in the West after World War II included not just those earlier hallmarks but such liberal values as tolerance, compromise, and enlarged civic participation, as well as regulatory and social welfare policies to buffer the less savory tendencies of markets. Modern capitalism reflected a grand social bargain.
 · autocracy · capitalism · china · citizenship · democracy · free-trade · globalization · inequality · john-rawls · justice · liberalism · poverty · rule-of-law · russia · united-states

www.nybooks.com > Peter Brown
No Barbarians Necessary
24 sep. 2020 - Ever since the Renaissance, the fall of the Roman Empire has remained the cherished nightmare of the West. Here are three books calculated to chase this nightmare away. The first, Michael Kulikowski’s The Tragedy of Empire, sets out to tell what actually happened. The second, Walter Scheidel’s Escape from Rome, argues that this fall was, in the long run, the best thing that could have happened to Europe. The third, Janet Nelson’s King and Emperor, is a deeply learned and humane portrait of Charlemagne, a man who wielded supreme power in much of Europe three centuries after the fall of Rome.
 · china · empire · europe · roman-empire · war

decorrespondent.nl > Lennart Hofman
Dit boek is een Chinees masterplan om het Westen te verslaan. Toch is de ophef erover overdreven
23 sep. 2020 - In Unrestricted Warfare (1999) beschrijven twee Chinese kolonels hoe de VS en hun bondgenoten door middel van een ‘onbegrensde oorlog’ kunnen worden verslagen. Tegenwoordig wordt het boek vooral gebruikt als het bewijs dat China die oorlog al voert. Maar die interpretatie zegt misschien wel meer over het Westen dan over China.
 · china · united-states · war

www.eff.org > David Greene, Eva Galperin and Kurt Opsahl
TikTok Ban: A Seed of Genuine Security Concern Wrapped in a Thick Layer of Censorship
4 aug. 2020 - It is ironic that, while purporting to protect America from China’s authoritarian government, President Trump is threatening to ban the TikTok app. Censorship of both speech and social media applications, after all, is one of the hallmarks of the Chinese Internet strategy. While there is significant cause for concern with TikTok’s security, privacy, and its relationship with the Chinese government, we should resist a governmental power to ban a popular means of communication and expression.
 · censorship · china · freedom-of-speech · security · tiktok · united-states