surveillance state

Russian Schools Test Facial Recognition Technology

Russian state media reported on Tuesday that dozens of Russian schools have deployed advanced biometric security systems, including facial and silhouette recognition technology, to prevent people “wanted by the authorities or potentially dangerous” from entering school grounds.

Nikolai Grunin, an employee at NtechLab, the company that won the city's tender to supply the facial recognition technology, demonstrates the technology during an interview with AFP on February 5, 2020. - A vast and contentious network of facial-recognition cameras keeping watch over Moscow is now playing a key role …

Hayward: Coronavirus Helps China’s Totalitarian Social Credit System Spread Worldwide

While addressing a virtual summit of G20 nations on November 21, Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested the entire world should adopt a “QR Code” health tracking system similar to the one used in China. The suggestion, if adopted, would mark Communist China’s latest effort to gain political advantage from the pandemic it unleashed, and bring the free world one step closer to implementing China’s totalitarian “social credit system.”

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 20: Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army's Honour Guard Battalion wear protective masks as they stand at attention in front of photo of China's president Xi Jinping at their barracks outside the Forbidden City, near Tiananmen Square, on May 20, 2020 in Beijing, China. China's government …

China Defends Hong Kong Crackdown: ‘Free Speech Is Not Absolute’

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Global Times on Thursday accused critics around the world of overreacting to the national security law Beijing has imposed on Hong Kong, arguing that measures to curtail the speech and political activity of dangerous “separatists” are appropriate and fall in line with actions taken by other world governments.

HONG KONG, CHINA - MAY 27: Riot police stand guard during a protest against a planned national security law at Admiralty district on May 27, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday during the National People's Congress that Beijing would establish a sound legal system …