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(Gizmodo)   Chinese government censoring any mention of 23TB Shanghai police record hack, so it must be true   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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389 clicks; posted to STEM » on 06 Jul 2022 at 5:42 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-06 6:48:05 AM  
23Tb?

Pfft, my pr0n browsing alone contains 23Yb of personal data NOT in a sock.
 
2022-07-06 8:13:00 AM  
If China or Russia denies it, it's usually true. And when it isn't true, it likely will be soon, now that they have the idea...
 
2022-07-06 8:32:09 AM  
That data will end up in the hands of every Foreign Intelligence Agency on the planet. I wonder if governments ever stop to think the data they collect to control their own population can be used by others to control their population.

By all accounts, the answer is No. No they don't consider the potential their weapon will be used against them.
 
2022-07-06 9:52:01 AM  
That is ~23 KB of data per person which doesn't seem like a lot, I am fairly sure google has more than that on everyone.  Maybe just basic info?
 
2022-07-06 9:58:36 AM  

cSquids: That is ~23 KB of data per person which doesn't seem like a lot, I am fairly sure google has more than that on everyone.  Maybe just basic info?


23KB is about 11,500 words. Average book has 250-300 words per page. I'm guessing this is WAY more than 'basic information'.
 
2022-07-06 10:47:10 AM  

Private_Citizen: cSquids: That is ~23 KB of data per person which doesn't seem like a lot, I am fairly sure google has more than that on everyone.  Maybe just basic info?

23KB is about 11,500 words. Average book has 250-300 words per page. I'm guessing this is WAY more than 'basic information'.


Not much more, I doubt it is pure text (unless it the compressed form) and any structure meant to hold the data takes up more space.  It would be missing pictures since 23k would be tiny, I mean maybe it is a subset of information on the system but I have more data from cookies on a single website than that.
 
2022-07-06 10:59:11 AM  

cSquids: Private_Citizen: cSquids: That is ~23 KB of data per person which doesn't seem like a lot, I am fairly sure google has more than that on everyone.  Maybe just basic info?

23KB is about 11,500 words. Average book has 250-300 words per page. I'm guessing this is WAY more than 'basic information'.

Not much more, I doubt it is pure text (unless it the compressed form) and any structure meant to hold the data takes up more space.  It would be missing pictures since 23k would be tiny, I mean maybe it is a subset of information on the system but I have more data from cookies on a single website than that.


Remember that it is a database leak. 23kb of data per person is enough to record who you are, who your friends are, where you work, what your party affiliation is, your social credit score, references to your criminal record, your yearly income, where you went on vacation the last 20 years, etc.

It really doesn't take a lot of data to describe the bits of a person's life a political entity might be interested in.
 
2022-07-06 11:20:13 AM  
I wonder if the NSA or CIA will try to acquire it through a straw purchaser?

/Mossad probably already has it
 
2022-07-07 6:23:57 PM  

Private_Citizen: cSquids: That is ~23 KB of data per person which doesn't seem like a lot, I am fairly sure google has more than that on everyone.  Maybe just basic info?

23KB is about 11,500 words. Average book has 250-300 words per page. I'm guessing this is WAY more than 'basic information'.


Not to be 'Western Alphabetist' but would Chinese characters take up more space?
 
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