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China: Beijing to Track People's Movements via Their Mobile Phones
PC World ^ | 03/04/11 | Michael Kan

Posted on 03/04/2011 1:47:54 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Beijing to Track People's Movements via Their Mobile Phones

By Michael Kan

Mar 4, 2011 12:50 AM

China plans on tracking the movements of people in Beijing using their mobile phones, a measure that while aimed at relieving traffic congestion, could set off concerns over misuse.

China announced the plans in an article posted on a government website earlier this week. The system would work by tracking the movements of the 17 million users in Beijing currently signed on with the telecommunications carrier China Mobile. Once the users turned on their phone, the system could pinpoint their location and what direction they were heading.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beijing; cellphone; china; tracking

1 posted on 03/04/2011 1:47:58 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; ...

P!


2 posted on 03/04/2011 1:55:27 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It is easier to fly below radar when your opponent is tracking a hundred million targets, rather than the thousand that matter.


3 posted on 03/04/2011 1:56:21 AM PST by mmercier (hide in plain sight)
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Oh uhbummer gave them out surveilance software too, now they can watch us just like Uhbummer....


4 posted on 03/04/2011 3:54:34 AM PST by aces
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“aimed at relieving traffic congestion”

They always have a nice-sounding excuse for turning up fascism one more notch.


5 posted on 03/04/2011 5:03:56 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So does homeland security, the CIA, and the FBI... At one point in time, J. Edgar Hoover, it was suggested even dig up everyone’s garbage so go figure. Nixon even eve dropped on the opposition. We’re all the same. We are all only human and human beings have this need to ensure his/her security regardless if ChiCom’s or AmImp’s (Am’Imperialists).


6 posted on 03/05/2011 12:48:11 PM PST by EdisonOne
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To: mmercier

That paradigm is no longer fully applicable in the digital age. They can sort out 100 million as easily as 100, and it’s all saved so they can back-analyze at any time in the future, for example to isolate an individual’s movements, contacts, texts etc. Apply brilliant data mining algorithms to sort out the wheat from the chaff.


7 posted on 03/05/2011 8:40:16 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

“They always have a nice-sounding excuse for turning up fascism one more notch.”

Isn’t it applicable to most, if not all governments?


8 posted on 03/06/2011 11:16:16 PM PST by Phoebe From China (I believe we've arrived at another quintessential "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock" moment.)
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