China Is Creating a Database of Its Citizens’ Voices to Boost its Surveillance Capability: Report (TIME)

TIME: China Is Creating a Database of Its Citizens’ Voices to Boost its Surveillance Capability: Report. “The Chinese government has collected tens of thousands of ‘voice pattern’ samples from targeted citizens and is inputting them into a national voice biometric database, according to a Human Rights Watch report published Monday. The idea is that an automated system, thought to still be in development, will use the database to pick out individual voices in telephone and other conversations, boosting the government’s already expansive surveillance capabilities.”