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2017/12/08 | Stanley Lubman
'Credit Totalitarianism' Staggers to Its Feet in China
The dawn of 'sincerity culture' and the technological surveillance that enforces it recalls George Orwell's '1984'.
2017/10/13 | Cedric Alviani
President Xi Nails Shut Chinese Internet's Coffin
New measures including holding social media moderators responsible for content posted in their forums, the end of anonymous posting and an upcoming ban on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are the latest blows to what is left of internet freedom in China.
2017/09/04 | Samantha Hoffman
Managing the State: Social Credit, Surveillance and the CCP’s Plan for China
While advances in artificial intelligence and the growth of the surveillance state are all noteworthy on their own, China’s social credit program explicitly links them as parts of a broader political control process known as 'social management.'
2016/10/09 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Japan Expanding Scope of Wiretapping
The police are being handed expanded wiretapping powers. Where should the line be drawn to prevent such measures from going too far?