China Is Harvesting 'Masses' of Data on Western Targets from Social Media


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on Saturday January 01, 2022 @11:34AM from the friend-requests dept. The Washington Post reports: China is turning a major part of its internal Internet data surveillance network outward , mining Western social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to equip its government agencies, military and police with information on foreign targets, according to a Washington Post review of hundreds of Chinese bidding documents, contracts and company filings. China maintains a countrywide network of government data surveillance services — called public opinion analysis software — that were developed over the past decade and are used domestically to warn officials of politically sensitive...