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Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

Associated Press - By YANAN WANG and DAKE KANG, Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million people in western China, updated constantly with GPS coordinates of their precise whereabouts. Alongside their names, …

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