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[liberationtech] FW: urban informatics ?

CAN Consulting canconsulting at
Thu Mar 3 12:04:04 PST 2011

Why go to China when you already have it
at home?


" The Directive requires Member States to ensure that communications
providers must retain, for a period of between 6 months and 2 years,
necessary data as specified in the Directive

    * to trace and identify the source of a communication;
    * to trace and identify the destination of a communication;
    * to identify the date, time and duration of a communication;
    * to identify the type of communication;
    * to identify the communication device;
    * to identify the location of mobile communication equipment."

And by the way, the Chinese equivalent to this seems to be
more free - Chinese citizens can get the stored information.


"Citizens could get the information but would have to pay"

On 03.03.2011 15:49, Michael Gurstein wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Sadoway [mailto:bigbluearth at] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 12:06 AM
> To: Michael Gurstein
> Subject: PRC: urban informatics ?
> Beijing to track all mobile phone users' movements
> Government to monitor 20m people
> Stephen Chen [South China Morning Post, Hong Kong]
> Mar 03, 2011
> Talk about Big Brother! Every Beijing mobile phone user will be tracked
> through the use of the latest global positioning technology, the municipal
> government announced on Tuesday. The project, called the Information
> Platform of Real-time Citizen Movement, aims to watch over more than 20
> million people in Beijing 24 hours a day, local media said yesterday.
> Wherever you are - whether in the bathroom, on the subway or in Tiananmen
> Square - the government will know.
> "Beijing's plan is to integrate the three different mobile service providers
> into one platform so that everyone with a power-on cell phone can be
> tracked," Chen said.
> "Certainly the use of the platform will not be limited to gathering traffic
> information. Officials in other areas, such as anti-terrorism and stability
> maintenance, will also find it useful."=

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