Beijing to Use Cell Phones to Track Citizens, Says It's No Big Deal

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praack

Because there would be no need to capture details such as individual cell number or other identifying information for the police would there? not if you are just tracking flow of people

how this will work with this explanations is beyone me- it would mean that all cell phones would need to be on at all time- or could be traced at all time- so not really turned off only in sleep mode.

but of course a benevolent, open government like this would not use all this information for bad purposes. not one that arrests people just in case they might say something in protest....

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praack

Because there would be no need to capture details such as individual cell number or other identifying information for the police would there? not if you are just tracking flow of people

how this will work with this explanations is beyone me- it would mean that all cell phones would need to be on at all time- or could be traced at all time- so not really turned off only in sleep mode.

but of course a benevolent, open government like this would not use all this information for bad purposes. not one that arrests people just in case they might say something in protest....

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Gezzer

What?!? Every one doubts China's integrity?

I mean does anyone doubt their claim to Tibet and Taiwan..... okay maybe a bad example.

But does anyone doubt their record on human rights.... okay bad one again.

Well I'm sure their aim is to use technology only when it enhances the lives of the citizenry.

Right? Right?

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D00dlavy

China is cancerous.  Their newfound prosperity makes me fearful that the rest of the world will start using Orwell’s novels as how-to manuals instead of cautionary tales.

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jgrimoldy

What a very benevolent and helpful government!

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Eddd

...it's no big deal.

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