The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Monday, January 08, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Garbage-sorting violators in China now risk being punished with a junk credit rating
Quartz, January 8, 2018

Beijing bets on facial recognition in a big drive for total surveillance
The Washington Post, January 7, 2018

大数据面前无隐私,到底谁才是老大哥 (No privacy in front of big data, so who is the Big Brother?)
People’s Daily, January 7, 2018

An Orwellian future is taking shape in China
The Sydney Morning Herald, January 8, 2018

百度回应被消保委起诉:没有能力监听电话,也不会申请这权限 (Sued by Consumer Protection Commission, Baidu asserts it has no capacity to tap phones and won’t seek such authorization)
The Paper, January 5, 2018

中央网信办、发展改革委、工业和信息化部联合开展公共信息资源开放试点工作 (CAC, NDRC, and MIIT launch joint pilot program to build interactive database for open information resources in Beijing, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Fujian, and Guizhou by end of 2018)
Cyberspace Administration of China, January 5, 2018