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    China's surveillance state exposed

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...-idUSKBN2011HO

    Facial recognition is identifying people who go outside when they're told to stay home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...-idUSKBN2011HO

    Facial recognition is identifying people who go outside when they're told to stay home.
    Yes. It's going to be much easier for people to be "disappeared" in China today.

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    Aw shit - this is just the Chinese government's response to other countries saying they all look alike.

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    China is a police state. Is this supposed to be something surprising?

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    Trump could use it to track down all the fake voters. You know -- the 3 million majority who didn't want his greasy corrupt ass in the Oval Office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.G.G. Moogly View Post
    China is a police state. Is this supposed to be something surprising?
    Within 20 posts there will be someone claiming that China is an open and liberal society. Guarantied.

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    You do realize they are trying to stop the spread of a deadly contagious disease, right

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    Quote Originally Posted by PyramidHead View Post
    You do realize they are trying to stop the spread of a deadly contagious disease, right
    What is a disease? Muslim "Uighurism" always? Yesterday limited democracy in Hong Kong? Today corona virus. Tomorrow "democracy" in Taiwan? Day after tomorrow what? Singapore? Malaysia? Thailand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.G.G. Moogly View Post
    China is a police state. Is this supposed to be something surprising?
    Actually, I'll disagree with this. I've been in true police states (behind the Iron Curtain)--to me the clear indication of a police state is the fear the average citizen has of the police. My standard illustration of this: We had a run-in with the police in Hungary. Other than the language barrier (most of the conversation was in German, a language neither my mother nor the official spoke at all well--my father's was even rustier, he could understand it but not say anything) it was easy to show it was their mistake, we had done nothing wrong. However, they wanted a report filled out about it--in Hungarian. A language we spoke none of--and because it was a police matter nobody would help us translate. Finally a businessman from Vienna overheard our efforts and offered to help--he knew we wouldn't get any locals to translate. Contrast that with Shanghai--a DVD seller wasn't happy at seeing what he thought was a good sale walking away and kept trying to follow us to get us to come look at his wares. It didn't take too long for a cop to notice him and shoo him away--and he talked back to the cop about it, saying that he wasn't harassing us. That would never happen in a police state.

    What China is is a surveillance state.

    Quote Originally Posted by PyramidHead View Post
    You do realize they are trying to stop the spread of a deadly contagious disease, right
    The issue isn't right or wrong, the issue is the ability to do it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    What China is is a surveillance state.
    What's the purpose of all the enforced surveillance if they're not a police state? The doctor who called out the corona virus certainly felt the state control. What did he do wrong?

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