Social control cards for an uncontrolled Government

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CARACAS, Venezuela—In April 2008, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dispatched Justice Ministry officials to visit counterparts in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen. Their mission, according to a member of the Venezuela delegation, was to learn the workings of China’s national identity card program.
“What we saw in China changed everything,” said the member of the Venezuelan delegation, technical advisor Anthony Daquin. His initial amazement, he said, gradually turned to fear that such a system could lead to abuses of privacy by Venezuela’s government. “They were looking to have citizen control.”

The following year, when he raised concerns with Venezuelan officials, Daquin told Reuters, he was detained, beaten and extorted by intelligence agents. They knocked several teeth out with a handgun and accused him of treasonous behavior, Daquin said, prompting him to flee the country.

Government spokespeople had no comment on Daquin’s account.

The project languished.
But 10 years after the Shenzhen trip, Venezuela is rolling out a new, smart-card ID known as the “carnet de la patria,” or “fatherland card.” The ID transmits data about cardholders to computer servers. The card is increasingly linked by the government to subsidized food, health and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive.

And ZTE, whose role in the fatherland project is detailed here for the first time, is at the heart of the program.

As part of a $70 million government effort to bolster “national security,” Venezuela last year hired ZTE to build a fatherland database and create a mobile payment system for use with the card, according to contracts reviewed by Reuters.
SOURCE URL: https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-zte-helps-venezuela-create-china-style-social-control_2715582.html


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  • Posted by freedomforall 1 year, 6 months ago
    Any doubt that the looters in DC would love to have such a direct system to control US?
    Damn constitution always getting in the way of progress.
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    • Posted by 1 year, 6 months ago
      We must always protect and defend the constitution especially from domestic enemies.
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      • Posted by term2 1 year, 6 months ago
        There are so many domestic enemies. I voted for Trump so we would get 4 years of slowing down of collectivism. I think we have gotten what we are going to get in that regard. At this point, he will lose to O'Rourke in 2020 and we will continue down the collectivist path.
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        • Posted by 1 year, 6 months ago
          Not a chance Term2.
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          • Posted by term2 1 year, 6 months ago
            I say that because of all the pent up hatred of trump from the dems and the apathy on the right to support him when he needs them. Plus the fact the dems have learned how to manipulate around Trump's appeal from the 2016 election. And also, I can tell they are going to rally around O'Rourke for 2020. They call him the modern day Kennedy, and funded 80 million for that trial balloon in texas against Cruz. He almost won there
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            • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 year, 6 months ago
              The R’s see blood in the water, and view Trump as eroding their part of the deep state. They will let him fail naw and seek another RINO for the next term.
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              • Posted by term2 1 year, 6 months ago
                It’s all about self interest and re election with politicians. I think the only one different is trump
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                • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 year, 6 months ago
                  I just wish he understood how to present himself better. He emotes a lightning rod, but I wonder if he can withstand the repeated strikes.
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                  • Posted by term2 1 year, 6 months ago
                    I wonder that too They will kick him out in 2020 I think
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                    • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 year, 6 months ago
                      May be the first sitting president that doesn't win his own primary.
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                      • Posted by 1 year, 6 months ago
                        Trumps supporters love him.
                        His rallies had tens of thousands of supporters .
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                        • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 year, 6 months ago
                          But the RINOs are fleeing. Power is more important than substance.
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                          • Posted by 1 year, 6 months ago
                            Fleeing or resigning there never was any substance.
                            https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcca...
                            Future proves past.
                            News unlocks.
                            You have more than you know.
                            "….and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s chief of staff, John Burks."
                            When did Paul Ryan announce he was retiring?
                            Why would the Speaker of the House retire?
                            Age of Paul Ryan?
                            Sometimes reading between the lines demonstrates those complicit in treasonous / traitorous acts are no longer (or soon to be) in positions of power.
                            Forced?
                            R's easier to remove than D's?
                            D's holding on to power as long as possible hoping to sway pending action [cover]?
                            Think DECLAS.
                            Think SC.
                            ………..
                            How many senior FBI & DOJ officials have been removed?
                            None left by choice.
                            Nothing To See Here.
                            Nothing is being done.
                            The Biggest 'ACCURATE' Conspiracy….
                            FAKE NEWS ATTACKS DEMONSTRATE WHAT?
                            Q
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  • Posted by chad 1 year, 6 months ago
    Rather than the 'Fatherland Card' here I suspect it will be the ACA card, just to ensure those who deserve medical care can get it. It is the best way to sell it to the general public.
    The ability for the government to control its people to this degree is a temptation that the governors will quickly give in to.
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  • Posted by term2 1 year, 6 months ago
    We all should pay close attention to Venezuela with a series of TV episodes to show us how todays liberalism will go down. The idiot Ocasio-Cortez should go live in venezuela before she opens her mouth again.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 1 year, 6 months ago
    If china gets 5G before we,.. they will rule 1/2 the planet.
    I am beginning to think we should abandon the internet or at least, do our most sensitive work on a computer that is not connected...they have thousands of hacking spies.
    It's a digital war folks and if we lose...we'll all be a digit on governments server, one step out of line...ZAP! like a mosquito.
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    • Posted by term2 1 year, 6 months ago
      The internet is very convenient to be sure, but it means that more and more of what we do is available to the powers that be.

      Whats the big deal about 5G? Sounds just like its faster than 4G, but so what?
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      • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 1 year, 6 months ago
        If you build it, they will come. Whom ever builds it first, rules the world.
        Yes it is faster, and possibly more harmful to human health. I have heard both sides and they both sound credible...Natch! I suppose we will find out too late.

        The Fear that China will employ their 'in real time' social behavioral/punishment system on 5G is a credible concern but that doesn't mean the powers that be in the west might create the same perversion too...just look at googie and fascist book. 5G will make it 10X plus more powerful and harder to avoid because everything you buy, everything you need in your household will be connected to the 5G network...one would have to dig a hole and jump in to escape it.

        Cowardly new anti-world...
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        • Posted by term2 1 year, 6 months ago
          I guess I missed why 5G is so good. I thought it was just faster than 4G, but maybe there are other characteristics that are important. The harmful to human health is interesting. Is it that it uses some different frequency?
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          • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 1 year, 6 months ago
            It is faster than 4G, more bandwith which can handle more information and can be beamed from a satellite, I think...
            China and the real time capabilities is a concern, hacking made easier?, everything electrical having two way 5G capabilities...A Big concern!

            Why the hell do you need every appliance to have this capability?...dumb you down, take away responsibility? gain a digital nanny to see to all your needs and tattle on your every move...no thanks!
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            • Posted by term2 1 year, 6 months ago
              I have started to rebel from increased appliance complexity. That also means more repairs and breakdowns. Give me a mechanical light switch, and a reliable car that you can actually easily fix when it stops. My little Kia Soul is so computerized that if it just stops, I will be stranded. Hopefully thats NOT in a bad area. My old 1950 Plymouth was pretty easy to get going again, at least to a safe place.
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              • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 1 year, 6 months ago
                Exactly!...I have spent extra money on the appliances that have shit the bed since 97 and replaced them with simple stupid...it cost more but at least they will last and be repaired easily.

                My wife wants me to replace my Ranger, [220K miles] and I say, for what! at least I can fix the Ranger and I own it.
                I'm looking for Older cars, not newer.
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                • Posted by term2 1 year, 6 months ago
                  One is beholden to the repair shop to fix most all issues that give you the "check engine" light. And there are so many tubes, valves, and operators all over the cars that will give that light. And when you get the light, it wont pass a smog check so you HAVE to fix it.
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