Both China and Russia have gone ‘dark’, shutting off major parts of the Internet that insures privacy and access to global content. The clear intent is to limit dissent against their governments, leaving propaganda in its place.
July 30, 2017
When AI and facial scanning are perfected, check-in at the gate can be totally automated and anyone on the no-fly list can be immediately carted off to detention. Technocrats apparently see nothing wrong with this scenario.
This is the worst possible news for privacy advocates because Apple has chosen to help China, a Technocracy, to censor its citizens. This action follows Apple’s battle with U.S. Intel over encryption of its iPhone, which now seems hollow. Worse, if Apple will cave to China’s political demands, it could cave to anyone else.