China’s New Participatory Citizen Surveillance

 51 111984252 16E23778De From Randomwalks blog (link):

China’s Public Ministry of Public Security launches an ID service where mobile phone users can send text messages (SMS) to a government ID database as a way to confirm a person’s identity.

1.) Send SMS with a person’s name and ID card number to ID database

2.) Sender receives an SMS from the gvt database that will either confirm the ID match or alert the sender that the ID is fake.

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