Basic Information - Mass Surveillance

While I was following the news of the current Novel Coronavirus, I was caught by the China Surveillance State and their surveillance techniques. The government claims that these are what is helping to track the citizens' exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus. It was estimated that the Chiese government has 200,000,000 CCTV cameras monitoring its citizens on Mainland China. The monitoring is part of standardizing the assessment of its citizens' and businesses'economic and social reputation. This is known as their Social Credit System. The consequences of falling short of the government's expectations include being denied tickets to high-speed rail and airlines, to those who have been blacklisted.

After reading about that, the information junkie in me started to read about mass surveillance worldwide.

In the News - Mass Surveillance