China moves into “Minority Report” territory with its latest surveillance project aimed at identifying citizen threats before they strike.
To some, the availability of big data in China signals a shift toward democracy. But technocrats within the government also see it as a way to create a more efficient form of authoritarianism. Aeon Magazine reports.
(June 28, 2011) China releases human rights activist Hu Jia from prison, subject to ‘supervision’.