China only needed 7 minutes to capture reporter

Credit: Flickr/JonathanMcIntosh
Credit: Flickr/JonathanMcIntosh

Stop whatever you’re doing and watch the video below about China’s surveillance!

The video was linked to an article titled China’s CCTV Surveillance Network Took Just 7 Minutes To ‘Capture’ BBC Reporter

A challenge experiment was just conducted in Guiyang, China to see how long it would take to locate and capture a BBC reporter who was mixed in at random with the general population of 3.5 million people.

After the police snapped his picture and fed it into the massive facial recognition database, which contains the facial image of every Guiyang resident, the reporter took off. They gave him a head start as he mingled in on the crowded city streets; then a request for his apprehension was given to the computer equipped with the latest AI security software….

It took a total of 7 minutes before police physically apprehended him. Assuming it took a few minutes for police to assemble and walk/run to his location, the actual identification could have taken as little as two minutes. Yes, just two minutes to find a single subject in a city of 3.5 million!

For the full article, click here.

I would love to hear what you think about China’s ability to conduct surveillance? What are implications for the church and ministry in China?

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