Samtidigt, i FN…

»The United Nations announced earlier this week that it is partnering with Chinese tech giant Tencent to facilitate an international campaign to mark the body’s 75th anniversary. But news of the partnership has raised questions about the security of Chinese tech, especially given Tencent’s role as a comprehensive surveillance tool for the Chinese state.

In a statement, the UN said that Tencent will provide “videoconferencing and digital dialogue tools” to hold “thousands of conversations online” for the anniversary campaign, which aims to “reach out to millions of people across the globe to listen to their thoughts.«

Länk: The UN is partnering with China’s biggest surveillance software company »

Kriget om det fria ordet i virusets Kina

The regime also distributed its new media line: “Sources of articles must be strictly regulated, independent reporting is strictly prohibited, and the use of nonregulated article sources, particularly self-media, is strictly prohibited.” Social media providers were told they were under “special supervision.” Moreover, the regime sent a legion of official journalists to Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province to “report” on the virus. Cheng Yizhong, a newspaper editor fired for reporting on SARS, nearly two decades ago, opined: “All Chinese are suffering the bitterness of CCP monopoly over papers, resources and truth.”

FEE: Why Chinese Communism Could Be the Final Casualty of the Coronavirus »

Oro för censur med FN:s nya resolution om cyberbrott

The Daily Mail rapporterar:

»The United Nations has approved a Russian-backed cybercrime treaty that has alarmed America and Western powers who fear it will censor the internet.

The General Assembly approved the resolution, sponsored by Russia and backed by China, on Friday.«

Eftersom detta är en fråga som redan hanteras av en expertgrupp – och eftersom resolutionen stöds av länder som Ryssland och Kina – kan det vara klokt att ana ugglor i mossen. Det förefaller som om man vill förekomma den nuvarande expertgruppen, av politiska skäl.

»The (US) ambassador alongside the Finnish representative speaking for the European Union both stressed that the UN’s existing intergovernmental expert group on cybercrime is already tackling the question of whether a new treaty is needed.

’It is wrong to make a political decision on a new treaty before cybercrime experts can give their advice,’ Ms Chalet said, adding that the resolution ’prejudges’ and ’will undermine’ the experts’ work.«

Länk: UN approves Russia-backed ’cybercrime’ treaty that America and Western powers say will censor the internet »

Kina påstås förbjuda utländska företag att kryptera och att använda VPN

The Gatestone Institute rapporterar:

On December 1, Beijing implemented the Multi-Level Protection Scheme 2.0, issued pursuant to the 2016 Cybersecurity Law. On January 1, China’s Cryptography Law becomes effective.

These measures prohibit foreign companies from encrypting data so that it cannot be read by the Chinese central government and the Communist Party of China. Businesses will be required to turn over encryption keys. Companies will not be able to employ virtual private networks to keep data secret, and some believe they will no longer be allowed to use private servers.

Together, these measures allow Beijing to take all the data and communications of foreign companies.

Vilket är en nyhet som borde få larmklockorna att ringa hos alla utländska bolag som har verksamhet i Kina.

(Detta med reservation för att nyheten än så länge bara har en källa och ännu inte rapporterats i mer etablerade medier.)

Länk: The Big Hole in the China Trade Agreement »

Kina kräver ansiktsigenkänning för mobilabonnemang

»China is taking every measure it can to verify the identities of its over 850 million mobile internet users.

From Dec. 1, people applying for new mobile and data services will have to have their faces scanned by telecom providers, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a Sept. 27 statement (link in Chinese).«

Quartz: Getting a new mobile number in China will involve a facial-recognition test»

Kina: Ansiktsigenkänning för internetuppkoppling

Den kinesiska regimen kopplar ett allt hårdare grepp om medborgarna:

The Chinese regime announced a new rule which requires residents to pass a facial recognition test in order to apply for an internet connection via smartphone or computer.

The rule will be implemented from Dec. 1, 2019. In addition, no cell phone or landline number can be transferred to another person privately.

Länk: Beijing Launches New Rule: Residents Must Pass Facial Recognition Test to Surf Internet »

Kina satar stort på ansiktsigenkänning

Ny Teknik rapporterar:

»Polisorganet Ministeriet för offentlig säkerhet i Kina bygger sedan 2015 ett av världens mest kraftfulla system för ansiktsigenkänning. Det ska kunna känna igen var och en av sina 1,3 miljarder invånare inom tre sekunder. Systemet kan paras med de 600 miljoner övervakningskameror som ska sitta runt om i landet inom två år.«

»– Kinesiska myndigheter verkar ha fått för sig att de kan uppnå ”social stabilitet” genom att placera människor under mikroskop. Men dessa program är övergrepp som sannolikt kommer att fördjupa den fientliga inställningen mot landets styrande, säger Sophie Richardsson, Kina-chef för Human Rights Watch.«

Länk: Kinesiska polisens glasögon identifierar ansikten på millisekunder »

Kina installerar spionprogram på turisters mobiltelefoner

Vice Motherboard rapporterar:

Foreigners crossing certain Chinese borders into the Xinjiang region, where authorities are conducting a massive campaign of surveillance and oppression against the local Muslim population, are being forced to install a piece of malware on their phones that gives all of their text messages as well as other pieces of data to the authorities, a collaboration by Motherboard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the German public broadcaster NDR has found.

Vilket naturligtvis är en oacceptabel integritetskränkning. Men hur skall västvärlden kunna protestera med trovärdighet, när vi själva använder »statstrojaner« och spionprogram? I Sverige är nya lagar om »hemlig dataavläsning« just nu på väg genom det politiska systemet.

Länk: China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border »