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China is working on a big data Minority Report system

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    Think there’s a limit to how far countries can go to monitor their citizens? Think again. China’s new plan to create software to track a wide variety of data to predict who might commit terrorist acts pushes the envelop into the realm of science fiction, a la Minority Report.

    Last December, I wrote about China's planned Social Credit System, which takes invasion of privacy to terrifying new levels by going well beyond Western-style credit scores to create a mandatory scheme to "rate the trustworthiness of citizens in all facets of life, from business deals to social behavior,” according to the New Republic. The national database will combine records of Internet data with financial information and government data into a score designed to determine eligibility for all kinds of things, including credit, employment and access to social benefits.

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