April 4, 2018

China goes for heavy surveillance

Radio Free Asia -By 2020, China will have completed its nationwide facial recognition and surveillance network, achieving near-total surveillance of urban residents, including in their homes via smart TVs and smartphones.

According to the official Legal Daily newspaper, the 13th Five Year Plan requires 100 percent surveillance and facial recognition coverage and total unification of its existing databases across the country.

Authorities in the southwestern province of Sichuan reported in December that they had completed the installation of more than 40,000 surveillance cameras across more than 14,000 villages as part of the "Sharp Eyes" nationwide surveillance network, the paper said.

Guangdong-based Bell New Vision Co. is developing the nationwide "Sharp Eyes" platform that can link up public surveillance cameras and those installed in smart devices in the home, to a nationwide network for viewing in real time by anyone who is given access.


Anonymous said...

And shortly after that, it will be deployed in the USA, too.

Anonymous said...

I am guessing that they use the device's own camera to spy, that would be the most convenient. Would it work to stick electrical tape over the phone's camera lenses before putting the battery in new phones to hinder their spying from the start?