[ExI] China copying US by tracking phones of protestors

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 16:49:11 UTC 2022

China's Lockdown Protests Show Why You Shouldn't Let Government Weaken
Encryption, Anonymity

Too many Western governments want to follow in the footsteps of
authoritarians when it comes to tech privacy.

Scott Shackford | 11.29.2022

The Wall Street Journal reports that protesters are using encrypted
apps like Telegram to organize, start group chats, and communicate
about possible sites to organize and avoid the police. And Chinese
police, in turn, are using whatever tools they have to try to track
the protesters through social media and their phones.

Just as the US tracked phones on the Congress Jan 6 protest, China is now
rounding up all the lockdown protestors via their phone location data.

Probably all governments will be doing this.

The public will quickly realise the dangers of phone and social media tracking.


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