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What If China's Orwellian Olympics Succeeds?

Aug 09, 2008, 21:04 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)

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"These 800,000 people are the public face of Olympic security. Behind the scenes, an unknowable number of people are monitoring all those cameras and microphones; hacking computers and stealing secrets; monitoring web sites and reading e-mail; listening to phone calls and tracking the movements of suspicious people.

"Of course, the terrorist threat to the Olympics is real. But most of the security effort is aimed at snuffing out protest or criticism of the government."

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