Tag: Social Credit Score

We’re All Being Judged By A Secret ‘Trustworthiness’ Score

We’re All Being Judged By A Secret ‘Trustworthiness’ Score

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Nearly everything we buy, how we buy, and where we’re buying from is secretly fed into AI-powered verification services that help companies guard against credit-card and other forms of fraud, according to the Wall Street Journal. More than 16,000 signals are analyzed by a service […]

Detroit To Become America’s Second Chinese-Style Surveillance City

Detroit To Become America’s Second Chinese-Style Surveillance City

Mass Private I | Source URL The push to turn America’s cities into Chinese-style surveillance networks has found a new partner in Detroit, Michigan. The only difference between what is happening in San Diego and what is happening in Detroit is, they are not using the same smart street lights […]

Social Media, Universal Basic Income, and Cashless Society: How China’s Social Credit System Is Coming To America

Social Media, Universal Basic Income, and Cashless Society: How China’s Social Credit System Is Coming To America

Brandon Turbeville | The Organic Prepper | Source URL Some well-informed Americans may be aware of China’s horrifying “Social Credit System” that was recently unveiled as a method of eradicating any dissent in the totalitarian state. Essentially freezing out anyone who does not conform to the state’s version of the […]

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Blocks 23 Million Purchases of Train and Plane Tickets

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Blocks 23 Million Purchases of Train and Plane Tickets

John Hayward | Breitbart | Source URL The UK Guardian reported on Friday that China’s “social credit system,” a vast surveillance network and database system designed to punish Chinese for poor citizenship, has blocked travelers from buying 17.5 million airplane tickets and 5.5 million train tickets. The social credit system […]

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

Danny O’Brien | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL Earlier this month, security researcher Victor Gevers found and disclosed an exposed database live-tracking the locations of about 2.6 million residents of Xinjiang, China, offering a window into what a digital surveillance state looks like in the 21st century. Xinjiang is […]

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

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

Tom McGregor | ChannelNewsAsia | Source URL And we ought to expect even more countries to use behavioural economics to nudge good citizen behaviour, says China commentator Tom McGregor. BEIJING: Western media reports have swirled about China’s social credit system, which is intended to nudge Chinese citizens to adopt good […]

China’s social credit poses rising risk to CEOs

Reuters | Source URL HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – China’s “social credit” system is another worry for executives, as tensions spike over the arrest of a Huawei executive at U.S. behest. The government’s plan to blacklist people and companies for misbehaviour is widely misunderstood. But its implications for business should […]

Lawsuit: Boston PD’s ‘Gang Database’ Says People Who Wear Nikes And Have Been Beat Up By Gang Members Are ‘Gang Associates’

Lawsuit: Boston PD’s ‘Gang Database’ Says People Who Wear Nikes And Have Been Beat Up By Gang Members Are ‘Gang Associates’

Tim Cushing | Techdirt | Source URL The Chinese government uses a number of measures to keep tabs on citizens. One is what’s known as a “citizen score” — a compilation of all the good/bad habits the government can track that determines whether a person should be viewed as a […]

Pick up poo or we take the dog: Chinese city rolls out ‘social credit’ system for pet owners

Pick up poo or we take the dog: Chinese city rolls out ‘social credit’ system for pet owners

Sophia Yan | The Telegraph | Source URL Chinese cities are launching a scoring system for dog owners where anyone found failing to care for their pets could be forced to pay a fine – or even have their dog confiscated. The credit system is already being enforced in the […]