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China is set to expand the use of its social credit system by banning those with poor scores from taking trains and planes. The bans will only last for about a year each, but is a clear indication for the kind of social control the government seeks to impose on its citizens. According to the announcement, those ...
Dick's versions of surveillance are the reality of social control today." Unlike their DFA debut, New Path standouts "Substance M" and "Les Agents des Stups" have a racing intensity, with scattered 909 drums and more sinister modular synths, while tracks like "Les Aphides"and "New Path" provide some ...

Not sure how Bown could have overlooked the most right-wing video games of all: Tetris insidiously rewards players for "fitting in," Sim City teaches social control, and Pac-Man, Doom, and BioShock all commit the ultimate P.C. sin: "othering." Maybe Bown would feel better if he carried around a little plastic ...
Afterward, the Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang, from China took over, imposing strict social controls and a long period of martial law through 1987. With the democratization that came under Nationalist President Lee Teng-hui in the 1990s, people began searching for their own identities. Fortunetelling ...
Instead, the CCP has sought to reshape and harness the internet as a tool to enhance its social control, while still allowing a vibrant digital economy to thrive within certain parameters. Xi Jinping articulated the objective for China to become a 'cyber superpower' (网络强国), to be not only the world's largest ...
The problems in the United States' criminal justice system go all the way back to slavery, according to Dominique DuBois Gilliard, who directs racial reconciliation work for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Both slavery and incarceration are means of racial and social control, said Gilliard, who sees these ...

Qian's major accomplishment wasn't nukes, though: it was popularizing "systems thinking" among Chinese elites, and with it, the belief that technocrats could find the best course of action, and then engineer public support for it using pervasive systems of social control. This approach has its roots in the ...
Samantha Hoffman, a consultant with the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, says the program is tied to long-standing efforts to build a digital surveillance infrastructure and is "specifically there for social control reasons". The smart cities initiative builds on 1990s systems engineering ...
Back at home in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman can count on a loyal media, strict social controls and arrests to ensure his controversial rule goes ... MBS has been praised for his efforts to shake up Saudi Arabia by removing the most onerous of its Islam-inspired social controls. Women ...
Orwell believed that we would be destroyed by the things we fear - surveillance and thought-control; Huxley thought that our undoing would be the things that delight us - that our rulers would twig that entertainment is more efficient than coercion as a means of social control. Then we invented the internet, ...
A NEW kind of vehicle is taking to the roads, and people are not sure what to make of it. Is it safe? How will it get along with other road users? Will it really shake up the way we travel? These questions are being asked today about autonomous vehicles (AVs). Exactly the same questions were posed when ...
In 2016, the Jena group reported that Pulotu data support the so-called social control theory, according to which human sacrifice stabilized societies as they became more stratified, by legitimating class distinctions and political authority. It is probably no coincidence, Watts says, that the victims were often ...
Greenfield writes about China's "Citizen Scores", a rapidly growing system of social control that marries your credit report, internet usage, location data, snitching by your peers, and other factors (like your perceived "sincerity") to determine whether you can borrow money, use high-speed transport, get a job, ...
With most of China getting into the swing of the Lunar New Year holiday, two crime suspects in the southern city of Guangzhou could have been forgiven for thinking the local police force was taking a break too. Unfortunately for them, the city's network of surveillance cameras equipped with facial ...
China is not only reviving Mao-era social controls, but augmenting them through cutting-edge technology. ... and become manifest through not only the reassertion of the institutions and instruments of social control of the Maoist era but their augmentation via 21st century technological innovations.
The terror attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school that claimed 17 lives on Valentine's Day shows all the marks of the so-called Lone White Wolf Network (LWWN). The motives of the perpetrator, now in custody, remain unknown, but news reports show he fits the profile of previous LWWN attackers ...
In a country where sexual harassment is rampant, some might characterise Anwer's efforts as insane but she is not budging from her goal to challenge taboos, defeat social control of women and fight political Islam. "The Islamists invented sexual harassment to force women to wear the hijab and totally ...

Yet, the carbon intensity of economic growth is not something beyond social control. There are ways to grow--meeting human needs and desires--that greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the global warming impact. Most macroeconomic analyses, however, focus simply on growth without consideration of how this growth would ...
The motives of the perpetrator, now in custody, remain unknown, but news reports show he fits the profile of previous LWWN attackers, with a record of gun worship, Domestic Violence, depression, racial chauvinism, and aspirations for complete impunity from social control. BACKGROUND: LWWN is an ...
Authoritarian submission," defined as "favoring uncritical, respectful, obedient, submissive support for existing authorities and institutions." "Authoritarian aggression," defined as "favoring the use of strict, tough, harsh, punitive, coercive social control." Duckitt and his colleagues created a survey designed to ...
With most of China getting into the swing of the Lunar New Year holiday, two crime suspects in the southern city of Guangzhou could have been forgiven for thinking the local police force was taking a break too. Unfortunately for them, the city's network of surveillance cameras equipped with facial ...
Perhaps spurred on by their distaste for everything implied by such liberality, the Chinese government has become convinced that a far greater degree of social control is both necessary and possible. It now has access to a set of tools for managing the complexity of contemporary life that it believes will ...
The author writes, "oligarchs, though they speak of deconstructing the administrative state, actually increase deficits and the size and power of law enforcement and the military to protect their global business interests and ensure domestic social control. The parts of the state that serve the common good ...
"The censorship and self-censorship are some of the parallel topics that are part of the exhibit, the different forms of social control over the body and the sexual impulse, the deconstruction of the masculine supremacy and the erotic desire from different sexual orientations and gender expressions, the ...
Basically, his point is that under capitalism, denial, surveillance and social control have major, profitable stakeholders who game the outcomes, so it doesn't matter if you're using sensors to detect pollution because hydrocarbon barons will refuse to allow anything to be done about it; it doesn't matter if ...
If the public washroom is a place where acceptable gender performances are reinforced, as Sheila Cavanagh argues in her book, Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality and the Hygienic Imagination, then the SWSA's grassroots initiative challenges the social control of gender on campus. In degendering ...
Foucault, who connected philosophy to psychology, history and social control, addressed the relationship between power and knowledge and was a huge influence on subsequent thought in France and the rest of the world. Among his best-known works were Madness and Civilisation and The Order of ...
The current clamour for liberation from social controls imposed in the name of religion is one of the many surprising turns in the Middle East. Another one is the quest for "moderate Islam". Key leaders of the region, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, Mohammed bin Zayed, the crown prince of the United ...
Instead of acting as a go-between by funding after-school programs for youth, it decided to hire youth organizers who would work directly with young people to strengthen collective efficacy -- the sense of community and informal social controls required to decrease crime. Damien Smith, 46, was one of the ...
Among the proposals put forward in the referendum initiated by Moreno were: a ban on indefinite re-election, changing the structure of the Council of citizen Participation and social control, CPCCS, and repealing the speculation superprofits tax levied on the sale of land properties and real estate ...
In China, millions of Catholics go to church every week. And when they do, around half of them are breaking the law. That's because many Catholic Churches in the People's Republic of China operate in a legal gray area. These so-called underground churches are not registered with the official Chinese ...
The Ecuadorean government issued a statement Tuesday night defending the legality of the recent referendum called for by President Lenin Moreno in response to a ruling by the Inter-American Commission on human rights in favor of members of the Council for citizen Participation and social control, ...
The plan articulated China's ambition to become the world's "premier AI innovation center" by 2030--and its intention to pursue a range of applications of artificial intelligence, including for social control and defense. In December, the White House released a new US National Security strategy, which ...
The bills would institute a level of bureaucracy in monitoring business negotiations in the state, constituting a dangerous erosion of democratic social control. If a company responded to a citizens' BDS campaign to divest its interests, for example, that company would no longer be eligible for certain state ...
China is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control--with implications for democracies worldwide. Imagine a society in which you are rated by the government on your trustworthiness. Your "citizen score" follows you wherever you go. A high score allows you access to faster ...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- While the Bible teaches that God designed humans -- and only humans -- in His image, evolutionary scientists continue to try to explain the origin of humans' superior intellect when compared to primates. Researchers at Kent State University now seem to think the answer might lie ...
Some of the issues are the elimination of indefinite reelection, the derogation of the Surplus Value Act, and the dismantling or replacement of the citizen's Participation and social control Council. The list of questions also includes sanctioning officials sentenced for corruption by banning them for life to ...
Some connect the idea of antidepressants with social control, half remembering previous decades' scandals with tranquillisers prescribed to "keep the peace" to women unhappy with their husbands. Some believe antidepressant prescription medicalises normal human experiences, with tablets as a ...
China's credit ratings plan: from social media to medium of social control. Online histories will be trawled in a new system to decide the debt-worthiness of 1.4 billion Chinese. If you need a loan, it might be time to unfriend that human rights lawyer - and 'like' that Communist Party official. By Tom Holland.
The Council for citizen Participation and social control represents the fifth power of the Ecuadorean state, along with the executive, legislative, judicial and electoral powers. It is in charge of designating the state attorney, all superintendents, the ombudsman, the public defender, the attorney general, the ...
... who cannot rest on these surfaces. The UK-based artist Stuart Semple has created a campaign to try and raise awareness about these often subtle forms of social control. Today, he launched a website, Hostile design, as a platform where people can easily and quickly spread word about these designs.
The tendency to hard work is reinforced by the strong culture of social control created by elite professional organizations. On the one hand, this is comforting. Some professionals I have studied refer to their firms as being like a "family," or something even more intense. As one consultant described it, "When I ...
Now Chinese women are rallying behind the #WoYeShi hashtag, attacking misogyny and sex pests despite strict social controls and government censorship that forbids campaigning about social issues. In an online blog, Luo accused Chen Xiaowu, a computer scientist at Beihang University in Beijing, ...
A team of researchers has now used a novel technique to form a hypothesis on the origins of our rich cognitive abilities. They did so by profiling the chemicals buzzing around our brains. These compounds, known as neurotransmitters, are the signaling molecules responsible for key brain functions.
Larissa's broad research interests lie in the areas of gender, social control, feminist political economy, welfare and criminal justice. More specifically, her research aims to provide a more nuanced understanding of the combined effects of changes in welfare and criminal justice policies on the everyday lives ...
"Agencies like the police service are just addressing one form of social control but we have a broader consideration to look at, the issues of around the family, the church, education, the community, all those are key institutions of social control," he said. He said these institutions must be strengthened if the ...
PORT OF Spain, Trinidad (CMC) -- The Trinidad and Tobago police Service Monday appealed for support from law-biding citizens as the twin island republic recorded the highest number of murders in the month of January for any one year. At least 59 people were murdered here since the start of the year ...
The motivation for these and other recent attacks is to instil fear in local people and to use that fear for social control. The only way to break this cycle of bullying is to expose those involved to the full rigours of the law and thereby put an end to this most repulsive form of anti-community violence.
However, these values tend to move charity to a subtle form of social control where the poor are offered assistance based on merit or adherence to conservative standards, rather than on the basis of generosity and a commitment to a more equitable society. Providing social charity becomes less about if ...
On the other hand, they consider unconstitutional and a form of coup d'etat the proposal to cease the functions of the Council of citizen Participation and social control and its replacement by a transitional entity appointed by the president. Finally, they also reject the repeal of the so-called Goodwill Law, ...


 

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