Thursday December 01, 2016

China Turns Big Data Into Big Brother

This story wouldn't be so damn weird (okay, yes it would) if I hadn't just watched Black Mirror on Netflix last night. Could you imagine living in a society that used "social credit" scores? eek!

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Planning documents apparently describe the system as being created to "allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step." The Journal claims that the system will at first log "infractions such as fare cheating, jaywalking and violating family-planning rules" but will be expanded in the futureآ—potentially even to Internet activity.