A recent report has revealed that Chinese tech groups are writing United Nations facial recognition standards.
As of today, China has reportedly implemented mandatory face scans for mobile phone users. To obtain a phone number, customers have to record themselves turning their head and blinking, providing China with a scan of the user’s face.
China has been using facial recognition to police it’s population in a variety of ways, including preventing citizens with a bad “social credit score” from using public transportation or flying on planes. A reported 2.5 million “discredited entities” were prevented from purchasing plane tickets and 90,000 people from buying high speed train tickets in the month of July alone.
China also recently began using facial recognition for payment. The new payment method combined with China’s dystopian “social credit” score may lock dissenters out of the economy. Chinese citizens will also be forced to pass a facial recognition test that runs them through their social credit score database before being allowed to use the Internet.
Chinese citizens that speak out against the government in any way – even making comments on social media – are subject to arrest and imprisonment. Serious dissenters may even be subject to death via China’s mobile execution vans where organs are harvested and sold.
A recent video has emerged of a Chinese man locked in a chair and interrogated by Chinese police for making a remark on social media about Chinese police confiscation of motorcycles.
The man is made to apologize for commenting about the police.
“Why did you complain about police on QQ and WeChat?” police ask the man. “Why did you badmouth the police? Do you hate the police?”
The man is then questioned about his screen name and activity in a group chat on the WeChat platform.
As reported by Summit News and others, China punishes not just citizens that criticize the government, but it also guards many other behaviors, including:
– Bad driving.
– Smoking on trains.
– Buying too many video games.
– Buying too much junk food.
– Buying too much alcohol.
– Calling a friend who has a low credit score.
– Having a friend online who has a low credit score.
– Posting “fake news” online.
– Visiting unauthorized websites.
– Walking your dog without a leash.
– Letting your dog bark too much.
Many American companies have been caught working closely with China to provide unparalleled foreign access to data and technological developments.
Earlier this year, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford slammed Google for “directly benefiting” the Chinese military.
While Apple has prevented the FBI from decrypting an iPhone that belonged to San Bernardino shooter and radical Muslim terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, the Big Tech giant gives China any data it collects in China. Apple has moved local user data onto servers operated by the state-owned China Telecom and submits to security audits by Chinese authorities.
Laura Loomer is currently suing Apple and Google for their censorship of conservatives in America.
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