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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    ...The Australia government already has its own facial recognition software for passport control.
    From a French supplier

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    China’s ‘Big Brother’ App
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    In early 2018, Human Rights Watch obtained a copy of a mass surveillance app used by police in Xinjiang, in northwest China. In Xinjiang, the Chinese government has subjected 13 million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims to widespread restrictions, in violation of their basic rights. Checkpoints form a network of virtual fences, restricting movement. Arbitrary detention for behaviors that don’t violate Chinese law, such as purchasing a new SIM card or growing a beard, is commonplace. Up to 1 million people are held in “political education” camps.

    The app provides an unprecedented window into mass surveillance in Xinjiang. It aggregates data – from people’s blood type and height, to information about their electricity usage and package deliveries – and alerts authorities when it deems someone or something suspicious. It is part of the Integrated Joint Operations Platform (IJOP), the main system for mass surveillance in Xinjiang. Human Rights Watch “reverse engineered” the app, and Nazish Dholakia spoke to Human Rights Watch senior China researcher Maya Wang about what the process revealed....

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    Horrific behaviour by China:
    It is one of more than two dozen Islamic religious sites that have been partly or completely demolished in Xinjiang since 2016, according to an investigation by the Guardian and open-source journalism site Bellingcat that offers new evidence of large-scale mosque razing in the Chinese territory where rights groups say Muslim minorities suffer severe religious repression.

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    China's new way of tracking you

    China’s ‘data doors’ scoop up information straight from your phone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    China's new way of tracking you

    China’s ‘data doors’ scoop up information straight from your phone...

    Some food for thought...
    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/c...DEWo&r=US&IR=T
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/201...m9_iFADQxZeuBY

    And this sums up the problem even better
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    China continues to deny Tiananmen, but we won’t let the world forget
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    On the 30th anniversary of the massacre, commemorations to those who were killed will show the Chinese government we will not be silenced

    ...Over the past 30 years, the Beijing regime activated the state machinery to erase or distort any memory of 3 and 4 June. The post-Tiananmen leadership went on to construct an official account that portrayed the movement as a western conspiracy to weaken and divide China, hence justifying its military crackdown as necessary for stability and prosperity, and paving the way for China’s rise. In 2011, China Daily, an official English-language newspaper in Beijing, headlined a story “Tiananmen massacre a myth”, claiming that “Tiananmen remains the classic example of the shallowness and bias in most western media reporting, and of governmental black information operations seeking to control those media. China is too important to be a victim of this nonsense.”...

    The legacy of Tiananmen is not something that belongs to China or to the Chinese people alone. It belongs to the world. Human beings’ longing for freedom and the pursuit of truth and justice are without borders. The 4 June military crackdown violated the core of our shared humanity.

    This is why each year for three decades commemoration activities have been organised in major cities around the world. In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands have gathered in Victoria Park each 4 June to hold a candlelight vigil to remember those young lives that were violently cut short. This year Liane will be speaking at the vigil, keeping the commitment she made to that ambulance doctor and other citizens on the streets of Beijing 30 years ago. The image of the endless sea of candles has become as iconic as the Tank Man, reminding us that Tiananmen is not just about repression, but also about hope.

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    China is now targeting our universities:
    Intelligence officials believe China may have been behind a massive data breach which compromised the personal details of thousands of Australian National University students and staff. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that senior intelligence officials have pointed the finger at China as one of only a few countries capable of pulling off the hack, which compromised up to 19 years’ worth of personal data from students and staff. ...
    The ANU, based in Canberra, has graduates throughout the public service, including in Australia’s intelligence and security agencies. Quoting senior intelligence officials on Thursday, the Herald reported fears the data will be used to recruit students or ANU alumni as informants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    China is now targeting our universities:
    Intelligence officials believe China may have been behind a massive data breach which compromised the personal details of thousands of Australian National University students and staff. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that senior intelligence officials have pointed the finger at China as one of only a few countries capable of pulling off the hack, which compromised up to 19 years’ worth of personal data from students and staff. ...
    The ANU, based in Canberra, has graduates throughout the public service, including in Australia’s intelligence and security agencies. Quoting senior intelligence officials on Thursday, the Herald reported fears the data will be used to recruit students or ANU alumni as informants.
    China MAY BE behind...or may be not behind . What a brilliant ''democratic'' expression of free speech
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    https://www.facebook.com/didyouknowp...type=3&theater

    In the meantime, the totalitarian regime forces kids to take care of elderly parents...curiously for Chinese families in Australia - depositing elderly parents into Aged Care is also uncommon. If an elderly person can be sustained at home (sometimes medical condition does not allow) they will be likely to live with children and cared for...I trust this is what our democratic society is teaching us to do as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    China MAY BE behind...or may be not behind . What a brilliant ''democratic'' expression of free speech
    You need to read that paragraph again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/didyouknowp...type=3&theater
    In the meantime, the totalitarian regime forces kids to take care of elderly parents...curiously for Chinese families in Australia - depositing elderly parents into Aged Care is also uncommon. If an elderly person can be sustained at home (sometimes medical condition does not allow) they will be likely to live with children and cared for...I trust this is what our democratic society is teaching us to do as well
    You're confusing Chinese people with the Chinese government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    You're confusing Chinese people with the Chinese government.
    If Chinese people are ''different'' would you consider it as an indication that their definition of ''democracy'' is also different?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    If Chinese people are ''different'' would you consider it as an indication that their definition of ''democracy'' is also different?
    Chinese in Taiwan (basically the same people as in mainland China) have the same definition of democracy as Australians do.

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