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In China, Big Brother Is Watching
Your ´Social Credit Score´

Investor´s Business Daily, by John Stossel

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 6/20/2018 6:46:56 AM

Upset because Facebook and Google invade your privacy? Be glad you don´t live in China. Facebook and other Western apps are banned there. The government views their openness as a threat. So the Chinese use platforms like WeChat and Alibaba. Now the Chinese government takes data from those platforms to assign all people who use them a "social credit score." In other words, the government monitors your web activity and gives you a grade. Your purchases, social interactions and political activity will determine what privileges you get. Having a low score — because you smoke, are slow to pay bills or criticize a government

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rinohunter, 6/20/2018 7:45:07 AM     (No. 11669583)

Coming soon to a browser near you...perhaps Commiefornia will be the first state to initiate this process...stay tuned.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/20/2018 8:22:47 AM     (No. 11669621)

I give Democrats and their supporters a low social credit score. I have not targeted them for re-education, because you cannot educate an idiot. I have tuned them out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 6/20/2018 8:39:42 AM     (No. 11669636)

Isn´t that what net neutrality is all about? Maybe I misunderstood!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: konocti95, 6/20/2018 9:19:56 AM     (No. 11669700)

I´m starting a new business: Producing "appropriate" facebook, twitter and internet profiles and posts for people in China seeking to be seen by the government in a good light. I´ll charge just a dollar per month. I´ll be a billionare by the end of summer.

How will the Chicoms sift through all the fake data?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/20/2018 9:24:23 AM     (No. 11669711)

In the USA "Big Brother" is watching, too. It´s all perfectly legal to collect and sell personal data you voluntarily input, including your image. So, have fun, and know full well that your data, from your gasoline or supermarket cards through your Facebook account and browser history, are all being recorded by someone somewhere - wholly within the law and your "user agreement".

Hey, you got nuthin´ to hide...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lucky5, 6/20/2018 9:25:09 AM     (No. 11669714)

Black Mirror status.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 6/20/2018 11:37:21 AM     (No. 11669881)

China has nothing on the NSA. The Equifax credit breach alone provided the detailed life habits of most of the country. Combine that with Facebook, 100% of your email, your medical records and everything you ever bought on Amazon or searched on Google... They know more about you than you know about yourself. Their only problem is the large number of people out here with military service records who still remember why we served.

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