China rolls out 'social credit scores' as part of total surveillance plan

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Simon Denyer is China Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.
Photo courtesy of the Washington Post. 

In China, facial recognition technology is pushing the country toward complete surveillance of its 1.4 billion residents. Cameras are now in banks, airports, hotels, and even public toilets. They track where you are, who you hang out with, what you’re doing. That data gets paired with your online activity. Then you get a so-called social credit score based on how trustworthy the government thinks you are.


China is assigning people "social credit scores" based on security cameras,
facial recognition tech, and internet usage. Photo by Gilles Sabrie.