How China Is Exploiting Coronavirus to Expand the Surveillance State, Crypto Coins News
The Communist Party of China has been using the coronavirus outbreak to harvest “incredible” amounts of data about their people.
People exiting train stations are being forced to download an application that will store name, address, ID, and phone data.
The surveillance will likely worsen because the virus is still spreading across China.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) never passes up a chance to tighten its authoritarian grip over its subjects. So it’s not surprising that Beijing is treating the coronavirus outbreak as an excuse to introduce new Orwellian measures on the mainland.
Beijing Ramps up Mass Surveillance Measures
New York Times reporter Paul Mozur says that’s exactly what’s happening across the country.
The video in his tweet below is from Shanghai. Anyone commuting around the city now has to register all of their personal information on an application:
The Dark side of living under one-party rule is genuinely coming to the fore.
Not even Luddites can escape the surveillance state.
Chinese citizens without mobile must disclose their information on paper forms – which will then be manually entered into a digital database.
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