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China pays 2 million to monitor Internet
AFP ^ | Oct 5, 2013 | AFP

Posted on 10/05/2013 9:12:57 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Edited on 10/05/2013 10:15:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

China is employing two million people to keep tabs on people's Internet use, according to state media, in a rare glimpse into the secret world of Beijing's vast online surveillance operation.

Many of the employees are simply performing keyword searches to monitor the tens of millions of messages being posted daily on popular social media and microblogging sites, the Beijing News said.


(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; internet; nsa

1 posted on 10/05/2013 9:12:57 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Why don’t they just pay the NSA? Or better yet, just ask obama to give them the info.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 9:34:01 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ching ping chu chow... there, did anyone get that?


3 posted on 10/05/2013 9:38:16 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (I wish I lived in Texas.)
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To: Thorliveshere
我們聽到你響亮而清晰
4 posted on 10/05/2013 9:42:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Thorliveshere

“we hear you loud and clear”


5 posted on 10/05/2013 9:44:57 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Thorliveshere

I thought I had that for lunch at the dimsum place last week.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 9:54:48 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: VerySadAmerican

NSA Outsourced 2 Million Jobs

....there....corrected it.


7 posted on 10/05/2013 10:02:56 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: Jet Jaguar

I wonder how many of those 2 million are fluent in English and have FR accounts to counter anytime someone suggests raising import tariffs on China.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 10:44:11 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Jet Jaguar
Two million eavesdroppers! That's about the size of the army (PLA), or 0.15% of the population. That is a staggering number, even given the size of China's population. With improving English skills and direction from the Communist Party, China has the ability to influence and distort Internet discussions around the world. They could, for example, assign five of those two million to participate full-time in Free Republic.

A Chinese economist studying here told me last night that if the Communist Party gets out of line, then the Chinese "will just throw them out".

I don't think so!

9 posted on 10/05/2013 10:52:18 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Jet Jaguar

So what?


10 posted on 10/06/2013 12:21:19 AM PDT by 867V309 (Stupidity is ordained; Ignorance is a choice.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thread Bump.


11 posted on 10/06/2013 12:52:15 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

On The Internet:

http://freebeacon.com/tag/china/

http://freebeacon.com/tag/cyber-espionage/

http://freebeacon.com/tag/cyber-warfare/


12 posted on 10/06/2013 12:56:04 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar
好好看看你儿子主席茂!!!!
13 posted on 10/06/2013 7:49:13 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: DannyTN

You’re against free trade, and thus a dirty commie! :)


14 posted on 10/06/2013 9:38:20 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Jet Jaguar

Why can’t the author write a little better? I thought they were paying $2 mil for people to watch the internet.


15 posted on 10/06/2013 9:47:48 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: EEGator
"You’re against free trade, and thus a dirty commie! :)"

You're for free trade which has allowed a real communist country to devastate our industries, rack up a huge trade deficit with us, allowing them to buy large amounts of our debt and worse our manufacturing firms and know how. And in the process they have caused us high unemployment, which is worsening our government debt problem.

And you call me the commie??!

I'm for raising the trade tariffs back up to where our founding fathers had them and to where they were our first 190 years. I'm for bringing back American industry and putting American workers back to work.

16 posted on 10/06/2013 7:47:54 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

There is a smiley face at the end of my post. That indicates that I was joking with you.


17 posted on 10/06/2013 8:18:20 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Ah, very good.
That :) did seem in-congruent.


18 posted on 10/06/2013 8:24:00 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Jet Jaguar; a fool in paradise

Hey, China! I’ll do it for a $ million.


19 posted on 10/06/2013 8:25:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DannyTN

I agree with your ideas. I was just trying to have a little fun.
Take care. :)


20 posted on 10/06/2013 8:32:33 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

It’s good to know that there are people on FR who agree with me.

I think more people are coming around to the realization that Free Trade has hurt us.


21 posted on 10/06/2013 10:24:05 PM PDT by DannyTN
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