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High-tech surveillance: from China to Brazil?

Expand    © Weberson Santiago/Veja Imagine you are stopped at a traffic police checkpoint. A policeman asks for your ID. He then checks his cell phone, and immediately knows many things about you. Not only common public domain information, such as your license plate number, but also your height, blood type, political affiliation, religious belief, associates, and whether you socialize with your neighbors. Isn’t that frightening? Of course it is, but it is also a reality for about 13 million people in China. The Chinese government has developed a mass surveillance system that has been used…

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