Are you familiar with China's new surveillance systems? What are the consequences of their 'cyber sovereignty'?
Like most people, I and others know only what one reads in the media. Some comments though. The system she talks about, the social credit system primarily relies on facial recognition, AI, and personal data to create a ‘citizen‡ score that enhances or subtracts from one’s ability to do things like taking transportation. It is still a works in the making. The rationale is to make governance easier for China’s 1.4 billion people, which represents 20% of the world’s population.Having said that, the US actually has a similar environment, whether we recognize it or not. Our credit score determines how much credit one can get and the interest to take out a loan. Our criminal record and complaints are accessible, for a fee, to all that want to know. Our CCTV security systems, both private and governmental watch us 24/7. Our intelligence agencies keep a huge data base on US citizens, especially if they travel abroad.China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system ‡ here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish youCredit Scores: What are they? How do they work?Criminal Records & Arrest Records | DMV.ORGThe House voted to allow the NSA to keep spying on AmericansMore About Intelligence Agencies (CIA/DNI) SpyingMAINWAY - Wikipedia“United StatesNational Security Agency surveillanceMap of global NSA dataPre-1978ECHELONMINARETSHAMROCKPROMISSince 1978Upstream collectionBLARNEYFAIRVIEWMain CoreThinThreadGenoaSince 1990RAMPART-ASince 2001OAKSTARSTORMBREWTrailblazerTurbulenceGenoa IITotal Information AwarenessPresident's Surveillance ProgramTerrorist Surveillance ProgramSince 2007PRISMDropmireStateroomBullrunMYSTICMonsterMind (alleged)Databases, tools etc.PINWALEMARINAMAINWAYTRAFFICTHIEFDISHFIREXKeyscoreICREACHBOUNDLESSINFORMANTGCHQ collaborationMUSCULARTemporaLegislation[show]Institutions[show]Lawsuits[show]Whistleblowers[show]Publication[show]Related[show]Concepts[show]Collaboration[show]A top secret document leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian in 2021. originally due to be declassifiedon 12 April 2038.Boundless Informant: A system deployed by the National Security Agency to analyze global electronic information. In March 2021. Boundless Informant gathered 14 billion data reports from Iran, 6.3 billion from India, and 2.8 billion from the United States.BULLRUN: a highly classified U.S. National Security Agency program to preserve its ability to eavesdrop on encrypted communications by influencing and weakening encryption standards, by obtaining master encryption keys, and by gaining access to data before or after it is encrypted either by agreement, by force of law, or by computer network exploitation (hacking).Carnivore: A system implemented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that was designed to monitor email and electronic communications. Apparently replaced by commercial software such as NarusInsight.Comprehensive National Cybersecurity InitiativeDCSNet: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s point-and-click surveillance system that can perform instant wiretaps on any telecommunications device located in the United States.Fairview: A mass surveillance program directed at foreign mobile phone users.Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: A bureau of the Department of the Treasury that collects and analyzes financial transactions in order to combat financial crimes.ICREACH: Surveillance frontend GUI that is shared with 23 government agencies, including the CIA, DEA, and FBI, to search illegally collected personal records.Magic Lantern: A keystroke logging software deployed by the FBI in the form of an e-mail attachment. When activated, it acts as a trojan horse and allows the FBI to decrypt user communications.Main Core: A personal and financial database storing information of millions of U.S. citizens believed to be threats to national security. The data mostly comes from the NSA, FBI, CIA, as well as other government sources.MAINWAY: NSA database containing metadata for hundreds of billions of telephone calls made through the four largest telephone carriers in the United States.Media monitoring services, A proposed DHS database for monitoring all global news sources and media influencers.MUSCULAR: Overseas wiretapping of Google's and Yahoo's unencrypted internal networks by the NSA.MYSTIC is a voice interception program used by the National Security Agency.Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative: Under this government initiative, a Suspicious Activity Report(SAR) may be filed by law enforcers, public safety personnel, owners of critical infrastructure or the general public.NSA ANT catalog: a 50-page document listing technology available to the United States National Security Agency (NSA) ANT division to aid in cyber-surveillance.PRISM: A clandestine national security electronic surveillance program operated by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) which can target customers of participating corporations outside or inside the United States.Room 641A: A telecommunication interception facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency.Sentry Eagle: efforts to monitor and attack an adversary's cyberspace through capabilities include SIGINT, Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), Information Assurance, Computer Network Defense (CND), Network Warfare, and Computer Network Attack (CNA). The efforts included weakening US commercial encryption systems.Special Collection Service (SCS): A black budget program that is responsible for "close surveillance, burglary, wiretapping, breaking and entering." It employs covert listening device technologies to bug foreign embassies, communications centers, computer facilities, fiber-optic networks, and government installations.Stellar Wind (code name): The open secret code name for four surveillance programs.Tailored Access Operations: Intelligence-gathering unit of the NSA that is capable of harvesting approximately 2 petabytes of data per hour.Terrorist Finance Tracking Program: A joint initiative run by the CIA and the Department of the Treasury to access the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) transaction database as part of the Bush administration's "Global War on Terrorism". According to the U.S. government, its efforts to counter terrorist activities were compromised after the existence of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program was leaked to the media.Turbulence (NSA): Turbulence is a United States National Security Agency (NSA) information-technology project started circa 2021. It was developed in small, inexpensive "test" pieces rather than one grand plan like its failed predecessor, the Trailblazer Project. It also includes offensive cyberwarfare capabilities, like injecting malware into remote computers. The U.S. Congress criticized the project in 2021 for having similar bureaucratic problems as the Trailblazer Project.US Intelligence Community (IC): A cooperative federation of 16 government agencies working together, but also separately, to gather intelligence and conduct espionage.Utah Data Center: The Intelligence Community's US$1.5 billion data storage center that is designed to store extremely large amounts of data, on the scale of yottabytes.X-Keyscore: A system used by the United States National Security Agency for searching and analysing internet data about foreign nationals.List of government mass surveillance projects - Wikipedia