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China Calls For Even Firmer Internet Control

September 2nd, 2011 09:04 admin View Comments

Censorship

eldavojohn writes “Chinese state media has published a long article detailing why China needs to take even firmer stances on sites like Twitter and the internet as a whole, or risk backlash to the Communist Party from ‘Internet opinion.’ The commentary warned, ‘Unless administration is vigorous, criminal forces, hostile forces, terrorist organizations and others could manipulate public sentiment by manufacturing bogus opinion on the Internet, damaging social stability and national security.’ China seized upon the London riots recently to justify tighter internet censorship. The article, of course, ends with the conclusion that ‘Clearly, in the future when developing and applying new Internet technologies, there must first be a thorough assessment, adopting even more prudent policies and enhancing foresight and forward thinking in administration.’ While this provides China with their Emmanuel Goldstein and his Brotherhood, it should be noted that the People’s Daily is often over the top.”

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The London Riots and Facial Recognition Technology

August 9th, 2011 08:19 admin View Comments

Crime

nonprofiteer writes “A bunch of vigilantes are organizing a Google Group dedicated to using recently revealed facial recognition tools to identify looters in the London riots. While Vancouver discussed doing something similar after the Stanley Cup riots, the city never actually moved forward on it. Ring of Steel London, though, is far more likely to incorporate FRT into its investigative work.” A related article points out how development of face-recognition technology has been kept under wraps by some organizations, but we’re getting to the point where it’ll soon be ubiquitous.

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