The recent development is rather terrifying; China plans to launch a privacy-invasive facial recognition and Surveillance network nationwide by 2020.
According to reports, the monitoring of urban residents will be carried out at home via smart TVs and smartphones.
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The reports also suggest that for this project to work out, the authorities will fully require surveillance and facial recognition along with complete unification of existing databases across the country.
It added that by December about 40,000 security cameras in almost 15,000 villages will be installed as part of Sharp Eyes, a national surveillance network
The name Sharp Eye is derived from the slogan of a local political party, the people have sharp eyes, what b is on the eyes and ears of local neighborhood committees to spy on people and take notes about what they are planning.
Eventually people would be followed by police and other civil servants at home where there is an internet connection camera
An anonymous Chinese internet user said:
The social media platform WeChat is also started issuing warnings to anyone posting messages that the government considers undesirable.
"The internet and our smartphones have long been monitored by the government, a friend of mine in Anhui is under surveillance and he was trying to buy a plane ticket to go abroad, but he could do not leave the country ", he said.
"We can be placed under restriction or prosecuted by them or asked to drink tea & # 39 ;, [with state security police] or placed under supervision, at any time. we are not at all free. "
Via: Radio Free Asia
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