China’s mass surveillance of 35,000 Australians revealed

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Important notes from the article: * This effected 2.4 million people. 250,000 people’s data was able to be reconstructed and the breakdown listed was: 52,000 on Americans, 35,000 Australians, 10,000 Indian, 9,700 British, 5,000 Canadians, 2,100 Indonesians, 1,400 Malaysia and 138 from Papua New Guinea. * While much of the information has been “scraped” from open-source material, some profiles have information which appears to have been sourced from confidential bank records, job applications and psychological profiles. * Zhenhua boasts it has about 20 “collection nodes” scattered around the world to vacuum enormous amounts of data and send back to China. Two of the nodes have been identified as being in Kansas in the United States and the South Korean capital Seoul. The Australian node has not been detected. * The company had a contract with University of Technology Sydney until 2019. This goes beyond what the normal data collection a government might do on other governments and officials. Specifically this comment by a professor interviewed for the article >”If you’re a 14-year-old daughter of a politician, then we now know that China’s intelligence service is monitoring your social media commentary, and recording pieces of information that are of interest or may be of interest in the future,” he said.” Is really weird and invasive.


Chinese government is a totalitarian regime that will fall like all of its predecessors, history repeats


Meanwhile /r/sino are preparing the thousands buh buh buh America responses.


China hacked the OPM in the US 6 years ago and stole the personal information fo 20+ million Americans, including DoD personnel along with former and current US military personnel.


Cut all ties Australia, and yes I understand such will be painful but nearly as much so as not doing it.