China’s New Cybersecurity Program: NO Place to Hide | China Law Blog

This system will apply to foreign owned companies in China on the same basis as to all Chinese persons, entities or individuals. No information contained on any server located within China will be exempted from this full coverage program. No communication from or to China will be exempted. There will be no secrets. No VPNs. No private or encrypted messages. No anonymous online accounts. No trade secrets. No confidential data. Any and all data will be available and open to the Chinese government. Since the Chinese government is the shareholder in all SOEs and is now exercising de facto control over China’s major private companies as well, all of this information will then be available to those SOEs and Chinese companies. See e.g. China to place government officials inside 100 private companies, including Alibaba. All this information will be available to the Chinese military and military research institutes. The Chinese are being very clear that this is their plan.

Source: China’s New Cybersecurity Program: NO Place to Hide | China Law Blog

Genealogical databases are a goldmine for police, but with few rules and little transparency

““It was devastating to know that there’s information out there,” Fields said. “It wasn’t fair.”

So he persuaded a judge to grant him access to the entire database, the genetic records of more than 1 million people who never agreed to a police search. It was the first court order in the nation for a blanket consumer DNA search, kept secret from those whose genetic code was involuntarily canvassed.”

http://tribunecontentagency.com/

Protestors Wearing Head-Mounted Cameras Scan 13,000 Faces in DC

”Fight for the Future livestreamed the protest, keeping a tally of the number of faces its hazmat suit-clad activists scanned using Amazon’s controversial Rekognition software.

The protestors specifically targeted areas around Capitol Hill as they were hoping to identify lobbyists, journalists, and congresspeople. In the end, they managed to scan 13,740 faces — 25 of which belonged to lobbyists, seven to journalists, and one to Democratic Rep. Mark DeSaulnier of California.”

https://futurism.com/the-byte/protestors-cameras-scan-faces-dc

China’s new ‘super camera’ can instantly pinpoint specific targets among tens of thousands of people – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Scientists have unveiled a 500 megapixel cloud camera system in China that they say is capable of capturing the facial details of each individual in a crowd of tens of thousands of people, raising fears facial recognition monitoring could soon reach a new level.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-26/chinas-new-500-megapixel-super-camera/11539176

GOP Reps: Armed Citizens Have Right to Repel a Tyrannical Government

“He observed that Second Amendment rights include his constituents’ right to “protect themselves against any intruder or people who don’t follow the law, that might risk them and their family’s [lives], but also against tyranny; against the size and scope of a government that wants to look at you and tell you, like a certain Democrat candidate, that they are going to come take your God-given right to bears arms and defend yourself.”

Biggs described private gun ownership as “the last bulwark against tyranny in the world.””

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/18/republican-reps-armed-citizens-have-right-repel-tyrannical-government/

Baltimore officials pitched on putting three surveillance planes in the sky at once, covering most of city – Baltimore Sun

“With these three coverage areas, we would be able to cover areas that include 80 to 90 percent of the murders and shootings in Baltimore,” McNutt wrote in an email last month to Sheryl Goldstein, Young’s deputy chief of staff.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-surveillance-pitch-20190919-dkurugpjdretrjzcevzlc7eabu-story.html