In the past, before social network revolution, people in the United States did treasure privacy more than now. Since the Internet’s social network revolution, privacy is being demoting slowly, but many people are still treasuring privacy. A lot people though, they rather upload just about anything including their most vivid framed candid moments onto their social networks. Most social networks have ways to allow members to set limitation to prevent strangers from viewing certain private pictures and contents, but many people who use such social networks may not even restrict strangers from viewing their closely guarded pictures and contents. So, privacy is slowly becoming an outdated concept as social network revolution continues to evolve.
In China, Chinese people view the government and the ruling party as the father figures of the family, and so they do not care much when the government and the ruling party inquire about their daily lives. Nonetheless, since I’ve never been to China, and so I don’t know the level of the intrusiveness of the Chinese system. Nonetheless, I surmise that the people in China would care less about their privacy than the people in the West. So, it’s not a surprise for me to see that the Chinese people are embracing technologies that enhance data collection of individuals. For an example, in the video right after the break, Chinese people are embracing facial recognition technology to the point that people can just take money out of their bank account through ATM machine by using just their face.