Dystopian Deeds: How China's top-notch mass surveillance system threatens global freedoms By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 10th August, 2020, 22:35

Every millimeter of Beijing is monitored by state-of-the-art surveillance cameras, according to the Beijing Public Safety Bureau. Facial recognition algorithms matched with images filed away in a secret…

Dystopian Deeds: How China's top-notch mass surveillance system threatens global freedoms

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The 38-year-old Buttigieg's surprise decision was set to shake up the race this week when 14 states vote on "Super Tuesday"


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 Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden has launched a hunger strike from his prison cell


Turkish drone strikes 'kill 19 Syrian soldiers' Turkish drone strikes 'kill 19 Syrian soldiers'

Tensions in Idlib escalated sharply last week when at least 33 Turkish soldiers are killed in an air strike


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Mayor Francis Zamora of San Juan in the Philippine capital said the gunman, who was armed with a pistol, shot one person at the V-Mall


202 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection reported on Chinese mainland 202 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection reported on Chinese mainland

All the deaths are in Hubei Province, according to the National Health Commission


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The number of cases in Italy surpassed 1,000 on Saturday


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US has pointed the finger at Iran-backed groups within the Hashed al-Shaabi


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The epicenter, with a depth of 29.47 km, was initially determined to be at 51.176 degrees north latitude and 179.8093 degrees west longitude


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The two devices were fired eastwards over the sea from the Wonsan area on the east coast


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It is the second death in both Washington state and King County


Israel votes for third time in 12 months Israel votes for third time in 12 months

All settlements are considered illegal by the international community


Death toll from N. Brazil shipwreck hits 6 Death toll from N. Brazil shipwreck hits 6

Authorities says that the rescue team led by the Navy will continue to search for more victims


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The latest figures, based on WHO and national counts


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The declaration of a state of emergency also allows the use of the Washington National Guard, if necessary


Japan's leader announces $2.5B package to help fight virus Japan's leader announces $2.5B package to help fight virus

Abe said at a news conference that Japan is at critical juncture to determine whether the country can keep the outbreak under control ahead of this summer's Tokyo Olympics


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Police said that Section 144 is imposed as a "precautionary measure" in the wake of the communal violence in northeast Delhi


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At least 2,900 people have died and more than 86,000 were infected globally in the virus


Chinese doctors complete lung transplant for COVID-19 patient Chinese doctors complete lung transplant for COVID-19 patient

The donated lungs came from a brain death donor and were transported by high-speed rail from outside the province


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It was a signal to citizens not to fear their neighbors as a new virus from China spreads, with Italy established as Europe's hotspot


Afghan peace deal hits first snag over prisoner releases Afghan peace deal hits first snag over prisoner releases

President Ashraf Ghani's comments pointed to the first hitch in implementing the fragile deal


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Netanyahu pledges 'immediate' annexation steps if re-elected Netanyahu pledges 'immediate' annexation steps if re-elected

Final polls pointed to another tight race between Netanyahu's right-wing Likud and the centrist Blue and White party, led by ex-military chief Benny Gantz


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On February 17, a person named Shubhangkar Sarker asked if the prime minister possessed citizenship documents


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The police say they recovered cocaine, cannabis, cannabis plants, cash and designer items including customised watches


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The country recorded 573 new virus cases and 35 more deaths in 24 hours through midnight Saturday (February 29), according to the National Health Commission


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Muhyiddin Yassin, a seasoned politician who once famously quipped that he is Malay first and Malaysian second, is sworn in at the palace Sunday


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His 79-year-old wife is also infected with the disease during the cruise and remains in a Perth hospital

 


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Mr Johnson, 55, and Ms Symonds, 31, become the first unmarried couple to occupy Downing Street when they moved in last year


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Trump says 5,000 US troops would leave Afghanistan by May and he would meet Taliban leaders in the near future, without specifying where

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