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China’s Surveillance Boom Awakes a Dragon of an Industry

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Summary: “Big Brother is Watching You” never rang so true as today in China, where a technology boom is facilitating the country’s transformation into a surveillance economy with some Orwellian undertones. That transformation is also boosting makers of monitoring equipment.
With millions of cameras and billions of lines of code, China is building a high-tech authoritarian future, the likes of which we’ve only seen in movies. Beijing has completely embraced the use of facial recognition and ar...

 

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