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Topic Reading-Vol.2560-4/15/2019

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2019/04/15 Topic Reading-Vol.2560-4/15/2019

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Parks in Beijing want to blacklist ‘uncivilized’ visitors

Too preventive or proactive? People with certain criminal records could be restricted from running a public election, getting a passport or visa, applying for a loan or a credit card, or driving a car depending on the crime they committed. Also, they are often limited to find a place to live in or place to work at. In a sense, most societies are proactive based on past criminal records. So, what about preventing people with bad behaviors or conducts, which might have been charged fines but were not prosecuted like driving records, from using public facilities? There are people who steal toilet papers from public restrooms or pick flowers from parks in China. If authorities could get records of such individuals, they can now identify them by using face recognition systems and warn or block the person at the point of entry. That’s what is happening in some part of China, where there are hundreds of millions of cameras monitoring at public places and on the road. Sounds preventive and proactive to maintain the social order, doesn’t it? In the meantime, financial activities and personal profiles are also all tracked by mobile payment platforms. People seem to be tracked all the time and easily identified wherever they go. Feel secure?

Enjoy reading and think about the time when you are greeted by your name at a public toilet.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/china-parks-tourism-blacklist/index.html

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