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  • Bokhari: Leftists Are Learning that Big Tech Already Has a ‘Social Credit’ System

    01/24/2020 7:58:01 AM PST · by bitt · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/22/2020 | Alum Bokhari
    More left-wing journalists are waking up to the fact that unaccountable Silicon Valley corporations are ranking Americans with a system that bears a growing resemblance to China’s totalitarian “social credit” system — almost a year after Breitbart Tech pointed out the same thing. China’s “social credit” system assigns citizens with a “score” based on good or bad behavior, which is in part determined by one’s compliance with Beijing’s totalitarian communist value system. Those who fall below a certain score are excluded from basic services. There’s no escape, either; to track everyone’s behavior, China subjects its citizens to mass surveillance, powered...
  • China’s Social Credit Tyranny with American Characteristics and American Technology

    11/30/2019 2:27:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    International Policy Digest ^ | Nov. 2019 | Felix Imonti
    For China, technology is a weapon that is to be used to dominate the world. A number of American high-tech corporations are helping China to achieve the objective.Long before Xi Jinping introduced in 2014 the Social Credit system that is supposed to be fully functioning by 2020, a forerunner existed for more than a century in the United States. The early form of what is a credit bureau appeared in 1899 under the name of the Retail Credit Company to be rebranded Equifax in 1975. It has been followed by Trans-Union and Experian that comprised the three main bureaus in...
  • KSL investigates the secret score that determines how a company will treat you

    11/09/2019 11:37:31 AM PST · by bgill · 28 replies
    ksl ^ | Nov. 8, 2019 | Sloan Schrage
    If you have ever owned a smartphone, shopped online, bought an airline ticket or used a credit card, you are being secretly scored in ways that can impact your wallet. The scorers are businesses we buy products and services from every day. They are called Customer Lifetime Value or CLV scores. All sorts of retailers and businesses use them to judge our value as consumers... most businesses will not tell you what your score is. “It’s not your right as a consumer right now,” Thomas said. “Nobody has legislated that it’s your right to see it and to have input...
  • VIDEO: CHINESE SOCIAL CREDIT SCORE PUBLICLY SHAMES BAD CITIZEN FOR JAYWALKING

    11/05/2019 11:18:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Infowars ^ | 10/05/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Coming soon to a dystopia near you. A video out of China shows a citizen being publicly shamed and having his photo and ID card flashed up on a big screen for crossing the road on a red light.“Chinese facial recognition system to discourage minor traffic violations. Cross the road when you shouldn’t and a picture of you with your name, ID card number pop up on the big screen for everyone to see,” tweeted Matthew Brennan.The Communist country’s vast network of facial recognition surveillance cameras are being linked to citizen ID cards, producing the kind of dystopia that would...
  • China's social credit: Everyone gives Chicoms photos of their faces ... just to see the zoo

    11/05/2019 7:43:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/04/2019 | Monica Showalter
    To go to a zoo and see the gorillas in socialist China, you've got some pre-conditions to fulfill first. You now have to give them a print of your face. And if you're a passholder, you'd better give it or else, because No Refunds.That's what's prompted some pushback from a guy in Hangzhou, who's launched what's a probably hopeless lawsuit to protest the Orwellian practice, which falls into the same sort of doings that come with China's social credit system.  According to the Wall Street Journal: BEIJING—A Chinese law professor has raised a rare legal challenge over how facial-recognition technology is deployed in a...
  • China pushing ahead with controversial corporate social credit rating system for 33 million firms

    09/19/2019 9:23:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 09/19/2019 | Frank Tang
    * China's National Reform and Development Commission has completed its initial assessments, which will be used to label firms excellent, good, fair or poor. * Foreign firms fear they will be targeted in the event of a trade dispute or to give domestic firms a commercial advantage. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ China is moving forward rapidly its plans for a controversial social credit rating system that will include 33 million companies, raising fears of reprisals among foreign firms as Beijing seeks to extend its control over the business environment in the country. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is pushing ahead with...
  • Is China's 'Social Credit' System Coming to the West?

    09/09/2019 7:40:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2019 | H.K. Rivera
    There exists in China a “Social Credit” system, which is used to decide an individual's status as regards the state. This system works much like a traditional credit score does in the way of permitting you credit to make purchases. Each individual is granted an original score of 1000, and loses points for each social “offense.” Social score decides what you can do and even what you can be punished for. First implementation began in 2014 and it is expected to be fully functional by 2020. “Social Credit” information shall be used, among other things, to check who will be...
  • Trump Administration Considering Social Credit Score System To Determine Who Can Buy A Gun

    09/04/2019 9:32:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 160 replies
    Summit News ^ | 09/04/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Would partner with Big Tech to use spy data from Amazon, Google and Apple.The Trump administration is considering launching a social credit score-style system in coordination with Big Tech that would use spy data collected from Amazon, Google and Apple devices to determine whether or not an individual can own a gun.“The proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department,” reports the Daily Caller. “The new agency would have a separate budget and the president would be responsible for appointing its director.”HARPA...
  • Fast Company: Silicon Valley Is Building a Communist-style ‘Social Credit’ System

    08/26/2019 3:52:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Aug 2019 | Allum Bokhari
    Fast Company has caught on to what Breitbart News has been highlighting for some time: that the Big Tech Masters of the Universe are developing systems to monitor and regulate personal behavior that closely resemble China’s totalitarian “social credit” system. The “social credit” system assigns all Chinese citizens a “social credit score.” A citizen’s score drops if he engages in a range of disfavored activities, ranging from littering to supporting political dissidents. Citizens whose score drops low enough can find themselves subject to strict punishment, including bans from the use of public transport, exclusion from top jobs, and prohibitions on...
  • Silicon Valley Copycats China's Orwellian Social Credit Scheme

    08/26/2019 12:04:18 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8,26/19 | Stephen Green
    In a piece headlined "Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system," Fast Company's Mike Elgan reports on similar, albeit extralegal efforts to create something similar right here in the United States. Ever gotten out of an Uber and given your driver a low rating because his car was dirty or he drove unsafely? Well, he can rate, you too, as can other "gig" service providers. Elgan writes:
  • Is China's 'social credit' surveillance system coming to America?

    08/28/2019 7:49:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/28/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    China's "social credit" system, a high-tech operation that tracks and assigns points in relation to the daily activities and behavior choices of its citizens, is being developed in Silicon Valley.The Communist government's digital efforts, which have been in place since 2014, to control the actions of the people has been extensively utilized to manipulate them into compliance with their preferred way of conduct.Reports indicate that it is increasingly common for Chinese people who refuse to go along with what the regime deems as good behavior to be denied the ability to travel by air or business class train tickets, among...
  • Silicon Valley Copycats China's Orwellian Social Credit Scheme

    08/26/2019 11:23:03 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    PJ Media Vodka Pundit ^ | 8/26/2019 | Stephen Green
    In China, it's becoming common for subjects of the Communist state's growing digital apparatus to be denied air travel or business class train tickets, have their internet bandwidth throttled, have their kids denied admission to better schools, denied employment in certain sectors, or even have their dogs taken away. It's called "social credit," it's kept track of digitally and with zero transparency, and Beijing is trotting it out in stages by 2020 as a sort-of kinder, gentler totalitarianism. Think of it as a digital Stasi. Your neighbor catches you smoking in a non-smoking area, and reports on you with his...
  • Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system

    08/26/2019 11:49:18 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    fastcompany.com ^ | 8/26/19 | BY MIKE ELGAN
    In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. U.S. companies are increasingly doing something similar, outside the law. Have you heard about China’s social credit system? It’s a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward better behavior. The ultimate goal is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step,” according to the Chinese government. In place since 2014, the social credit system is a work in progress that could evolve by next year into a single, nationwide point system for all Chinese citizens, akin to...
  • Uh Oh, Silicon Valley Is Building Chinese-Style Social Credit System

    08/26/2019 6:50:36 AM PDT · by gaijin · 39 replies
    Fast Company ^ | Mike Elgan
    Have you heard about China’s social credit system? It’s a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward better behavior. The ultimate goal is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step,” according to the Chinese government. In place since 2014, the social credit system is a work in progress that could evolve by next year into a single, nationwide point system for all Chinese citizens, akin to a financial credit score. It aims to punish for transgressions that can include membership in or support for...
  • Line just went Orwellian on Japanese users with its social credit scoring system

    06/27/2019 7:37:09 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    fastcompany.com ^ | 06/27/19 | MICHAEL GROTHAUS
    It appears other countries besides China are heading toward a bleak dystopian future where a human being is scored by their online activities. Only this time, it’s a tech company and not a government implementing the social credit score. While not as bleak as China’s social credit system, today Line, Japan’s dominant social media company, introduced a slew of new products—the most alarming among them, Line Score, reports the Verge. Line Score will use AI to give a social credit score to Line users. The strength of their social credit score will allow them to get access to better special...
  • Financial Blacklisting: Sleeping Giants, Soros-Backed Group Pressure Mastercard To Censor The Right

    06/26/2019 6:55:32 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-26-2019 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    A coalition of far-left political activist organizations known for peddling smears about conservatives held a protest at Mastercard’s annual general meeting (AGM) today, aiming to pressure the international credit card giant to financially blacklist wider sections of the political right. The groups’ proposal to form a “human rights committee” did not sway shareholders, who voted the measure down. At Mastercard’s AGM this morning, the far-left groups SumOfUs and Sleeping Giants circled the venue with a mobile billboard stating: “Putting hate groups out of business? #Priceless.” According to a press release published by the two organizations, this was coupled with a...
  • Hate Agent List

    06/14/2019 7:27:04 PM PDT · by WellyP · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 June 2019 | Allum Bohari
    Facebook monitors the offline behavior of its users to determine if they should be categorized as a “Hate Agent,” according to a document provided exclusively to Breitbart News by a source within the social media giant.
  • Facebook’s Secret “Hate Agent” Formula Leaked by Insider

    06/18/2019 5:02:42 AM PDT · by Windflier · 35 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 15 June 2019 | Tyler Durdan
    An internal Facebook document reveals that the social media giant monitors its users’ offline behavior as part of how the company determines whether a person should be classified as a “Hate Agent,” according to Breitbart’s Allum Bokhari who has reviewed the document. Titled “Hate Agent Policy Review,” the document reveals that Facebook employs a series of “signals” which include a person’s behavior both on and off the platform. Once determined to be a “hate agent,” a person is banned from the platform. If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you...
  • Exclusive: Facebook’s Process to Label You a ‘Hate Agent’ Revealed

    06/13/2019 7:23:53 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 June 2019 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Facebook monitors the offline behavior of its users to determine if they should be categorized as a “Hate Agent,” according to a document provided exclusively to Breitbart News by a source within the social media giant. The document, titled “Hate Agent Policy Review” outlines a series of “signals” that Facebook uses to determine if someone ought to be categorized as a “hate agent” and banned from the platform. Those signals include a wide range of on- and off-platform behavior. If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate...
  • China's Social Credit System -- Coming To America?

    06/01/2019 4:57:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 05/31/2019 | Patrice Lewis
    The world has been watching China’s social credit system with grim fascination, a real-life compulsory Orwellian horror in which citizens’ lives are determined by their social score. Daily activities are monitored and tracked, then distilled into a single number according to rules set by the government. Intended to be fully implanted by 2020, its goal is to “standardize the assessment of citizens’ and businesses’ economic and social reputation.” Standardize. That word alone should send shivers down your spine. Let the meaning sink in: standardize. That means conformity is enshrined and individuality and innovation are attacked. When criticized about its draconian...