Important read. Unless more people push harder for from the companies that collect and sell our data and the govts that buy it, the rest of the world will follow in China's footsteps--the tech (and largely, the will) is already here.

Update: Kashmir Hill's piece in the NYTimes today describes a US startup that's providing law enforcement the exact kind of facial recognition tech I was warning about in China. China's present surveillance state is becoming our future.

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@kyle we are stitching ourselves together into a super organism

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