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Meanwhile in China: Surveillance required on public Wi-Fi
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 05:16:07 PM »
Meanwhile in China: Surveillance required on public Wi-Fi
18 April 2017, 5:06 pm

Every once in a while, something in China that sounds like it came out of a dystopian movie catches my attention.

China’s great surveillance machine seems to know no bounds. China has already cracked down on unauthorized VPN use. Last month, we learned that if you want toilet paper at one UNESCO World Heritage Site in China, then you must submit to facial recognition in order to be issued a strip of toilet paper. This time, we are looking at China requiring surveillance technology on public Wi-Fi and Chinese loan startups determining credit-worthiness by the model of smartphones used and if the battery runs low.

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