Planet Money #924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

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Planet Money #924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

Postby FlyingPenguin » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:19 pm

WOW. Just listened to this podcast today. If you want to hear about a massive technology machine being used to surveil, oppress and control people, just listen to this. China has a massive sci-fi-esque apparatus used by their police to surveil a certain ethnic minority. It includes a massive database of facial recognition, dental records, gait recognition (your walk), and DNA sampling to confirm that you ARE a member of this ethnic minority. VERY creepy. It sounds like some sort of sci-fi movie about a futuristic dystopia, but it's happening right now. Moreover, several American companies and researchers helped build it. ... Panopticon
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Re: Planet Money #924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

Postby Pugsley » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:05 pm

I don't believe this is doing exactly what you describe but it could with a few tweaks.

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