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Robotic parcel sorting facility in China / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Chinese delivery firm is moving to embrace automation.Chinese delivery firm is moving to embrace automation.

    Orange robots at the company's sorting stations are able to identify the destination of a package through a code-scan, virtually eliminating sorting mistakes.

    Shentong's army of robots can sort up to 200,000 packages a day, and are self-charging, meaning they are operational 24/7."
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KFC China is using facial recognition tech to serve customers - but are they buying it?... - 0 views

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    "KFC has teamed up with Baidu - the search engine company often referred to as "China's Google" - to develop facial-recognition technology that can be used to predict customer's orders."
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China is blocking online searches about the Panama Papers - 0 views

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    "China's internet censors have cracked down on searches about the Panama Papers, a massive leak of documents that reportedly tie the relatives of current and retired Chinese politicians, including President Xi Jinping, to offshore companies used for tax evasion.

    The reports by an international coalition of media outlets working with the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, or ICIJ, are based on documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world's biggest creators of shell companies."
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China wants robots to replace millions of low-paid workers - 0 views

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    "China is laying the groundwork for a robot revolution by planning to automate the work currently done by millions of low-paid workers."
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Bruce Schneier: Sure, Russia & China Probably Have The Snowden Docs... But Not Because ... - 0 views

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    "First, the journalists working with the documents. I've handled some of the Snowden documents myself, and even though I'm a paranoid cryptographer, I know how difficult it is to maintain perfect security. It's been open season on the computers of the journalists Snowden shared documents with since this story broke in July 2013. And while they have been taking extraordinary pains to secure those computers, it's almost certainly not enough to keep out the world's intelligence services."
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What happens when most of China visits your website? It dies a horrible death | Technol... - 0 views

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    "DNS (Domain Name System) is the system which translates web addresses, such as google.com, into an IP address, such as 74.125.224.72/. A network requires the latter to actually access a website, but if the look-up system gets confused, it can give the wrong IP address - which appears to be what happened in the Iconfactory's case. Except that rather than one DNS server messing up, it was the server for the whole of China."
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Rubbish city: China's e-waste epidemic - in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "Mounds of decaying air conditioners, piles of abandoned electronics and tenements built among the trash … Reuters photographer Kim Kyung-Hoon has documented the lives of residents of Dongxiaokou, a village outside Beijing and home to a large electronic-waste recycling centre, for a look at life amid the digital ruins"
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Photoshop Fail, People's Republic of China edition - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "a small city in China's central Anhui province, purporting to show vice-mayor Wang Hun pay a friendly visit to an elderly woman. There's only one problem: The image, which appears to show Wang floating above a particularly tiny woman, has clearly been modified."
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Tech Terms Censored Online in China - 0 views

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    "A new study released this month in First Monday uncovers more than 4,000 unique keywords censored over the last year and a half on Chinese instant messaging platforms. Focusing on Skype and the microblogging service Sina Weibo, the researchers cultivated their keyword list using reverse-engineering techniques such as packet sniffing, which captures and analyzes packets of data as they pass through a network."
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BBC News - Chinese web users boycott Google - 0 views

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    Dr T was right on the ball when he said that China has already won...
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BBC News - Google stops censoring search results in China - 0 views

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    I look forward to watching this play out... /sarcasm. 
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Many wired Chinese unfazed at possible Google exit - Yahoo! News - 0 views

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    Interesting take on the Google pulling out of china story...
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