November 2, 2017
China is cementing itself as the world leader in surveillance technology. At the 16th China Public Security Expo, global titans of industry paraded the future of Big Brother tech and police gear. Companies hawked drone-busting laser rifles, big-data algorithms that sift personal information and facial recognition cameras that read people’s moods. Yet all this gadgetry in the hands of law enforcement is raising eyebrows among authoritarian watchdogs. Businesses and other governments are taking notice, too.
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