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China Unveils ‘Super Surveillance Camera’ That Can Link To Its Social Credit System

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Device can identify individual faces out of crowds of tens of thousands; Will take mass surveillance to a new level

A new camera with a resolution five times more detailed than the human eye, able to monitor thousands of people in real time and identify individual faces has been unveiled by Chinese scientists, prompting renewed fears about mass surveillance.

ABC News in Australia reports that the new 500 megapixel cloud camera AI system, dubbed a ‘super camera’, was revealed at China’s International Industry Fair last week.

The camera system, equipped with state of the art facial recognition utilities, was designed by Fudan University and Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The designers claim that the system can detect and identify thousands of human faces or other objects in real time and instantly locate specific targets in environments such as crowded stadiums.

Of course, it would work equally as well at protests.

The designers suggested that police could set up the camera system in the center of Shanghai and monitor the movement of crowds, while cross-checking the images with medical and criminal records.

Li Daguang, a professor at the National Defense University of the People’s Liberation Army in Beijing told the Global Times that the system could “very easily be applied to national defense, military and public security.”

Technology like this in the hands of Communist Chinese authorities, who already operate a citizen social credit system, does not bode well for privacy rights and freedom.

“The Party-state has massive databases of people’s images and the capability to connect them to their identity, so it isn’t inconceivable that technology like this is possible if not now then in the future,” Samantha Hoffman, an analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute noted.

The social credit system, which rewards ‘good behavior’ with incentives and punishes disobedience by restricting and banning people from buying travel tickets, is currently enforced using a vast network of over 200 million surveillance cameras, as well as other tracking tools.

However, the 500 million pixel ‘super camera’ would take surveillance capabilities to a different level.

Scientists noted that the current crop of cameras are able to monitor thousands of people at once, but each face is in the wide shot can only be represented by a few pixels, meaning “you couldn’t clearly see your targeted person at all”.

The data from the video will be “fed into a pool of data that, combined with AI processing, can generate tools for social control, including tools linked to the Social Credit System” said the ASPI’s Hoffman.

Of course, this kind of thing is all fine because it’s all the way away in China, right?

Wrong.

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Instagram Censors Evolutionary Biologist For Post Pointing Out Men Are Physically Stronger Than Women

This is what anti-science looks like

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Facebook owned Instagram has censored Evolutionary biologist Colin Wright after he posted a chart that proves men are biologically stronger than women in a range of sports, even if they have undergone gender transitioning treatment.

Instagram removed Wright’s post which contained a chart from a scientific study titled Transgender Women in the Female Category of Sport: Perspectives on Testosterone Suppression and Performance Advantage.

The peer-reviewed study was published in the journal Medicine & Sports, which has been in wide circulation since 1969. 

The study by researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm found that biological males categorically have performance advantages over biological females across sports that are contested in the Olympics.

Wright also noted that he wasn’t able to appeal the censorship, despite Instagram claiming he could do so:

The study, one of several to conclude the same thing, found that the use of typical testosterone suppression methods doesn’t diminish the performance advantage that exists between biological men and women by a significant amount.

The study, which was published before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, also found that even after three years of hormone therapy, transgender women on average still retain strength advantages over biological women.

However, as far as big tech is concerned, on this occasion the science is hate speech:

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    Report: Google Ordered By Government To Track Americans’ Searches

    Forbes obtained the information via ‘accidentally unsealed’ court documents

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    A report by Forbes has detailed how the U.S. government are secretly issuing keyword warrants to Google, ordering the search engine company to track and provide user data on anyone who searches specific names, addresses or phone numbers.

    Forbes obtained the information via ‘accidentally unsealed’ court documents, which show that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security may have used the method to track suspects.

    Critics argue that the practice violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches, and have described such cases as “effectively fishing expeditions.”

    Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union warned that “Trawling through Google’s search history database enables police to identify people merely based on what they might have been thinking about, for whatever reason, at some point in the past.”

    “This never-before-possible technique threatens First Amendment interests and will inevitably sweep up innocent people,” Granick added, further warning “especially if the keyword terms are not unique and the time frame not precise.”

    “To make matters worse, police are currently doing this in secret, which insulates the practice from public debate and regulation,” Granick urged.

    Google responded to the news with a statement defending its actions.

    “As with all law enforcement requests, we have a rigorous process that is designed to protect the privacy of our users while supporting the important work of law enforcement,” the statement claimed.

    Forbes notes that “Similar orders were served on Microsoft and Yahoo for their respective search engines.”

    While the actual data the tech companies handed over remains sealed, the orders on Google can be read herehere and here, while the Microsoft and Yahoo orders can be found here and here.

    The issue made headlines briefly last year, and has been ongoing for some time:

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    Report: Fauci Oversaw Dangerous, Torturous Experiments On Dogs

    “Fauci is increasingly becoming Dr. Evil. Over and over again”

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    In addition to overseeing funding of gain of function coronavirus experiments in Wuhan, and then lying about it, it has now emerged that Dr Fauci was in charge of funding horrid experimental research on dogs, including purposefully infecting the animals with parasites known to be contagious to humans.

    The report from the White Coat Waste Project draws on information gleaned from a FOIA request which revealed that $400,000 was pumped into National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious Disease experiments to infect beagles with parasites from biting flies.

    The report outlines how the dogs “endured months of pain, and once researchers were done with them, they were killed.”

    The NIAID task order states that “28 beagles were to be allowed to develop infections for three months before being euthanized for blood collection.”

    The records obtained under the FOIA request show the dogs “vocalized pain” during the experiments.

    Torturing and killing dogs, the most loving and innocent creatures on Earth, with deadly parasites that are also extremely dangerous to people.

    Can this guy get any more evil?

    What’s next? Funding for research on what temperature it is best to roast new born babies?

    Breaking down the report, Fox News host Ben Domenech noted that “If Dr. Anthony Fauci thought Rand Paul was mad at him, wait until the animal activists see this.”

    As noted by Justin Goodman, one of the authors of the report, experimental and cruel research on dogs was ended a long time ago by the EPA and other agencies, because there’s very little of use to us that can be gleaned scientifically from it, yet Fauci’s agency continued with it nonetheless.

    Host Lara Logan chimed in, commenting “How could you not love dogs? This has to be something that people everywhere are united on,” adding “In fact, they’re supposed to be far fewer experiments on animals, particularly dogs, because so many people are really just horrified by it. There’s ethical considerations, moral considerations and of course, there’s the practical considerations.”

    “We know these things happen, but should they be happening with taxpayer money? Dr. Fauci is increasingly becoming Dr. Evil. Over and over again, the decisions that he made that have just destroyed millions of lives all over the world are becoming more apparent by day,” Logan added.

    Logan further pointed out “We still don’t know so much about what he’s doing. We don’t know what they’re doing at the NIH with animals. We don’t know what research they’re funding with gain of function.”

    Fox News states that unsurprisingly neither Fauci nor the NIH has responded to requests for information on this matter.

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