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Chinese officials 'create 488m bogus social media posts a year' | World news | The Guar... - 0 views

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    "The Chinese government is fabricating almost 490m social media posts a year in order to distract the public from criticising or questioning its rule, according to a study. China's "Fifty Cent Party" - a legion of freelance online trolls so-named because they are believed to be paid 50 cents a post - has long been blamed for flooding the Chinese internet with pro-regime messages designed to defend and promote the ruling Communist party."
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TikTok sale: Trump approves Microsoft's plan but says US should get a cut of any deal |... - 0 views

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    "On Monday China's foreign ministry said it strongly opposed any US actions against Chinese software companies, and it hoped the US could stop its "discriminatory policies". Pompeo told Fox that countless Chinese software companies were "feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist party, their national security apparatus". "Could be their facial recognition patterns. It could be information about their residence, their phone numbers, their friends, who they're connected to. Those are the issues that President Trump has made clear we're going to take care of," he said."
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Chinese bots flood Twitter in attempt to obscure Covid protests | Twitter | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Twitter has been flooded with nuisance posts designed to obscure news of the coronavirus lockdown protests in China, in an apparent state-directed attempt to suppress footage of the demonstrations. Chinese bot accounts - not operated by humans - are being used to flood the social networking service with adverts for sex workers, pornography and gambling when users search for a major city in the country, such as Shanghai or Beijing, using Chinese script."
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Hacker claims to have obtained data on 1 billion Chinese citizens | Hacking | The Guardian - 0 views

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    ""In 2022, the Shanghai National Police (SHGA) database was leaked. This database contains many TB of data and information on billions of Chinese citizen," the post said. "Databases contain information on 1 billion Chinese national residents and several billion case records, including: name, address, birthplace, national ID number, mobile number, all crime/case details.""
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Robots replace 90 per cent of humans in Chinese factory - productivity increases 162 pe... - 0 views

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    "Human beings have been replaced with robot arms, which have been busily crafting parts for mobile phones, with production per employee increased from 8,000 to 21,000 pieces at the same time. This amounts to a 162.5 per cent productivity improvement, and there is further bad news for the outdated meatsacks clutching their Chinese equivalent of P45s - the previous defect rate average of 25 per cent has now been reduced to just five per cent."
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Chinese cameras blacklisted by US being used in UK school toilets | Surveillance | The ... - 0 views

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    ""The concern is, are the Chinese extra-territorialising their surveillance state? You could make a case that they are when other countries are using technologies like Hikvision that they use on their own citizens. They can now do globally," said James Lewis, a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. Hikvision has rebutted those concerns and said there is no evidence that surveillance collected in other countries using its cameras has ever been sent to Beijing."
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David Cameron's favourite censorware is built and maintained by Huawei - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Now the BBC reports that Homesafe was built by Huawei, the Chinese IT giant Huawei, founded by Ren Zhengfei, a former officer in China's People's Liberation Army. Huawei has been characterized by senior Western spooks as an arm of the Chinese intelligence service, conducting industrial espionage on its behalf. "
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Chinese Police Say Face Recognition Identified Suspect Out Of Crowd Of 50,000 | Gizmodo... - 0 views

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    "Chinese police say they used facial recognition to identify, then arrest a man attending a crowded concert in Nanchang, China's third largest city. South China Morning Post reports that security cameras equipped with the software pinpointed the man out of the estimated 50,000 other people also in attendance at the concert. "
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Chinese chatbots are revolting against the Communist Party - 0 views

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    "The chatbots - BabyQ and the Microsoft-created XiaoBing - were yanked from Chinese messaging app QQ, according to the Financial Times, after they started providing answers that weren't satisfactory to the glorious party.  According to FT, BabyQ would answer the question, "Do you love the Communist Party?" with "No." XiaoBing's transgressions were a bit more direct, declaring for some users "My China dream is to go to America" and answering other patriotic questions with "I'm having my period, wanna take a rest.""
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Chinese border guards put secret surveillance app on tourists' phones | World news | Th... - 0 views

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    "The Chinese government has curbed freedoms in the province for the local Muslim population, installing facial recognition cameras on streets and in mosques and reportedly forcing residents to download software that searches their phones."
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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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Chinese bots had key role in debunked ballot video shared by Eric Trump | China | The G... - 0 views

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    "A Chinese bot network played a key role in spreading disinformation during and after the US election, including a debunked video of "ballot burning" shared by Eric Trump, a new study reveals. The misleading video shows a man filming himself on Virginia Beach, allegedly burning votes cast for Donald Trump. The ballots were actually samples. The clip went viral after Trump's son Eric posted it a day later on his official Twitter page, where it got more than 1.2m views."
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Google says Chinese hackers who targeted Biden campaign are faking McAfee software - Th... - 0 views

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    "Google said in a new blog post that hackers linked to the Chinese government have been impersonating antivirus software McAfee to try to infect victims' machines with malware. And, Google says, the hackers appear to be the same group that unsuccessfully targeted the presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden with a phishing attack earlier this year. A similar group of hackers based in Iran had tried to target President Trump's campaign, but also was unsuccessful."
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AI paintings of Chinese landscapes pass as human-made 55 per cent of the time, research... - 0 views

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    "As part of her undergraduate research, Alice Xue studied whether a machine could pass a Visual Turing Test by producing images that people cannot tell were made by a machine. Xue trained an algorithm using 2,192 traditional Chinese landscape paintings collected from art museums. The resulting AI-generated paintings were mistaken for being made by humans 55 per cent of the time."
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China's Olympics app is pure spyware; preparing for cyber spillover; and simulating tom... - 0 views

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    "Cybersecurity researchers say the My2022 mobile app - the official app of the Beijing Winter Olympics - has serious security vulnerabilities and that "all Olympian audio is being collected, analyzed and saved on Chinese servers." Why This Matters: The Chinese government is mandating all Olympic athletes, coaches, and attendees use the My2022 app and, as of Thursday morning, the app is still available in the Apple and Android U.S. app stores where Americans can download it too."
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Senior machine learning scientist quits Google over plan to launch censored Chinese sea... - 0 views

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    "Jack Poulson was a senior research scientist at Google whose work on machine learning work was used to improve Google's search results; now he's quit the company over its Project Dragonfly, a once-secret plan to launch a censored Chinese search engine; Poulson called the move a "forfeiture of our values." Tech companies find it hard to qualify skilled engineers at any price, and machine learning specialists are especially prize, commanding salaries of $1MM/year or more. "
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Chinese companies using GPS tracking device smartwatches to monitor, alert street clean... - 0 views

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    "Following backlash, the company said it removed the alarm function from the smartwatch, but reports maintain the employees are still being required to wear the device so their location can be tracked."
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Leaked Chinese database of 1.8 million women includes a field indicating whether they a... - 0 views

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    " discovered an insecure Chinese database of 1.8 million women, aged 15-39"
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