Tag: China

Beijing To Link Facial Recognition System With Social Credit Score In New Metro Security Checks

Beijing To Link Facial Recognition System With Social Credit Score In New Metro Security Checks

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Officials in Beijing will combine the country’s state-of-the-art facial recognition technology with a version of their controversial ‘credit system’ to speed up security checks in the city’s overcrowded metro system, according to HKFP. Long queues and commuters arguing with staff over slow security […]

Cybersecurity experts warn China’s Communist Party ‘can spy on citizens’ through its free news and messaging app which has been downloaded by more than 100million people

Cybersecurity experts warn China’s Communist Party ‘can spy on citizens’ through its free news and messaging app which has been downloaded by more than 100million people

iSpeech.org Milly Vincent | The Daily Mail | Source URL A mobile app promoted by the Chinese Communist Party could be a gateway for the government to spy on its citizens, cybersecurity experts have warned. The app, which provides news and messaging services, was made mandatory for all 90million communist […]

MIT is reviewing its relationship with AI startup SenseTime, one of the Chinese tech firms blacklisted by the US

iSpeech Catherine Shu | TechCrunch | Source URL The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it is reviewing the university’s relationship with SenseTime, one of eight Chinese tech companies placed on the U.S. Entity List yesterday for their alleged role in human rights abuses against Muslim minority groups in China. An […]

Retailers Are Judging Consumers By Using Secret “Surveillance Scores”

Retailers Are Judging Consumers By Using Secret “Surveillance Scores”

Powered by iSpeech Victor Tangermann | Futurism | Source URL Surveillance Scoring China isn’t the only country with a draconian “social credit score” system — there’s one quite a bit like it operating in the U.S. Except that it’s being run by American businesses, not the government. There’s plenty of […]

China Bans The Intercept and Other News Sites in “Censorship Black Friday”

China Bans The Intercept and Other News Sites in “Censorship Black Friday”

iSpeech Ryan Gallagher | The Intercept | Source URL The Chinese government appears to have launched a major new internet crackdown, blocking the country’s citizens from accessing The Intercept’s website and those of at least seven other Western news organizations. On Friday, people in China began reporting that they could […]

‘Mind reading’ chip unveiled in China could soon let you control your smartphone or PC with your thoughts

‘Mind reading’ chip unveiled in China could soon let you control your smartphone or PC with your thoughts

iSpeech Ian Randall | The Daily Mail | Source URL A mind-reading chip that let you control a computer by just thinking has been unveiled at a conference in China.  Dubbed Brain Talker, works by picking out small electrical pulses in the brain and quickly decoding them into signals that […]

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

https://www.ispeech.org Ryan MAC , Rosalind Adams, | Buzzfeed News | Source URL Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii. The Chinese government is using their technologies to surveil and profile its own citizens. HONG KONG […]

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

https://www.ispeech.org In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group. Paul Mozur | The New York Times | Source URL The Chinese government has drawn wide international condemnation for its harsh crackdown […]