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#924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

26:36 | Jul 5th, 2019

3 recommendations
The Chinese government is using face recognition, DNA samples and more to track the Uighur population. Americans — some unknowingly — have helped build this surveillance state....Show More


aliceko recommended:Jul 10th, 2019

A truly horrifying example of what can go wrong with advanced face recognition & DNA samples. I pray for the man featured in this episode. Thx for the reco @loopaleep.

matresstester recommended:Jul 10th, 2019

They are so fearful of the voice recognition in Chinese surveillance state they had to hire an actor to read the interviews!

loopaleep recommended:Jul 9th, 2019

What foreign governments are doing to their citizens is nuts. How fast this system can be abused is terrifying. Great listen.

alicekoJul 9th, 2019

This sounds so interesting! Adding to my 'listen list' :)