J ust three months ago, as the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests approached, exiled Chinese dissidents gathered at Harvard to talk about the demonstrations that paralyzed Beijing for weeks before the government cracked down. They agreed that such a massive public outpouring of hundreds of thousands of students, workers, and others could never happen again in China. Chinese government surveillance, augmented by innovations like facial recognition, would enable communist officials to prevent it. I first visited Hong Kong as a young journalist more than 40 years ago, in , and have covered it ever since as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News.
Popular Chinese streamer exposed using de-aging filter during broadcast
Loan apps exposed real-time location data on millions in China - CNET
In China, livestreaming is an even bigger industry than it is in America. The BBC reports that the Asian superpower is currently home to over million video content producers. But many performers use image filters, makeup, and plastic surgery to make themselves more appealing in such a crowded field. Indeed, one popular Chinese streamer just accidentally revealed her public image was more artifice than reality. Though she used filters to portray herself as a young woman, the performer is actually in her late 50s. Qiaobiluo Dianxia had a large and generous following on the Chinese social network DouYu, before being exposed. Her dedicated audience of , users lavished her with four-figure donations.
Chinese debtors named and shamed on cinema screens during Avengers: Endgame film premiere
Updated April 30, Chinese authorities appear to be ramping up a practice that shames debtors into paying back the state by projecting their names and photographs onto the big screen ahead of popular films. What began as isolated reports last year that cinemas were screening a "reel of shame" — one in south-western Sichuan province showed the details of business executives who defaulted on their debts — is now being rolled out more widely. It comes as the Asian superpower utilises multiple technological tools to monitor the behaviour of its 1.
One of the facial recognition databases that the Chinese government is using to track the Uyghur Muslim population in the Xinjiang region has been left open on the internet for months, a Dutch security researcher told ZDNet. The database belongs to a Chinese company named SenseNets, which according to its website provides video-based crowd analysis and facial recognition technology. Yesterday, Victor Gevers, a well-known security researcher that made a name for himself in the past few years by finding leaky MongoDB databases did what he does best and found one of SenseNets' MongoDB databases that had been left exposed online without authentication.