Enrique Dans
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Enrique Dans

The problem with surveillance states is that they’re not very good at safeguarding information

IMAGE: A wall with 35 surveillance cameras in a matrix of 7x5
IMAGE: Lianhao Qu — Unsplash

The theft and sale of a huge police database with very detailed records of over a billion Chinese citizens highlights the intrinsic weakness of regimes based on surveillance of their populations: if you are going to engage in massive and systematic spying on everybody, you are not only going to have to develop bomb-proof…

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