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The New Big Brother - Season One: Beijing Is Coming
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thinbluemime2
2020-08-05 16:54:01 UTC
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"We will spy on you through your dishwasher" - David Petreaus, CIA *
Why America Is Afraid of TikTok
Story by Michael Schuman JULY 30, 2020
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/07/tiktok-ban-china-america/614725/
JULY 21, 2020
RANKING MEMBER MENENDEZ PUBLISHES NEW MINORITY REPORT: “THE NEW BIG
BROTHER – CHINA AND DIGITAL AUTHORITARIANISM”
https://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/ranking/release/ranking-member-menendez-publishes-new-minority-report-the-new-big-brother_china-and-digital-authoritarianism-
"Standing firm against a rising China is probably the only thing the
right and the left in the U.S. can agree on at the moment. What other
issue could possibly bring together the odd couple of Senate Democratic
leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton, the conservative firebrand,
who jointly called on the government’s intelligence experts to
investigate the security risks posed by TikTok."
https://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2020%20SFRC%20Minority%20Staff%20Report%20-%20The%20New%20Big%20Brother%20-%20China%20and%20Digital%20Authoritarianism.pdf
"TikTok has become a symbol of the new challenge a rising, tech-enabled
China presents not simply to a free society, but to American dominance
in the technology sector. The internet today is largely run—for better
or worse—by American corporations such as Alphabet, Amazon, and
Facebook, and TikTok is the first Chinese company to truly break through
to the American, and global, consciousness, something its compatriots,
including Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent, have yet to do."

"TikTok thus finds itself not simply the symbol of China’s ascendance
and penetration into America, but on the front lines of a new battle
between the U.S. and China."

"TikTok’s fate also tells us if China can continue its historic rise and
challenge American political and economic primacy: Chinese leaders know
that they must transform their country into a technological powerhouse
to reach new heights of economic success and diplomatic clout."
https://www.wired.com/2012/03/petraeus-tv-remote/
"The motivation for blocking TikTok in the U.S. takes us to the same
place—where the state determines what we can and cannot do on the
internet. That puts the American government in the impossible position
of defending our values by undermining them. That can’t be the best way
to confront our fears."
thinbluemime2
2020-08-05 17:12:23 UTC
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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/09/china-ai-surveillance/614197/
"We will spy on you through your dishwasher" - David Petreaus, CIA *
The Panopticon Is Already Here
RANKING MEMBER MENENDEZ PUBLISHES NEW MINORITY REPORT: “THE NEW BIG
BROTHER
https://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2020%20SFRC%20Minority%20Staff%20Report%20-%20The%20New%20Big%20Brother%20-%20China%20and%20Digital%20Authoritarianism.pdf
https://www.wired.com/2012/03/petraeus-tv-remote/
By 2030, AI supremacy might be within range for China. The country will
likely have the world’s largest economy, and new money to spend on AI
applications for its military. It may have the most sophisticated drone
swarms. It may have autonomous weapons systems that can forecast an
adversary’s actions after a brief exposure to a theater of war, and make
battlefield decisions much faster than human cognition allows. Its
missile-detection algorithms could void America’s first-strike nuclear
advantage. AI could upturn the global balance of power.

Even in the U.S., a democracy with constitutionally enshrined human
rights, Americans are struggling mightily to prevent the emergence of a
public-private surveillance state.

Wresting power from a government that so thoroughly controls the
information environment will be difficult. It may take a million acts of
civil disobedience


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