China’s Internet surveillance system has long been comprehensively monitoring online speech, but as for online voices, they are still a blind spot in the surveillance system, especially the recently popular CLUBHOUSE, where Internet users are using altered voices to spread online. China’s State Internet Information Office and Ministry of Public Security have recently interviewed 11 companies, including Alibaba, NetEase Cloud Music and Tencent, in response to this phenomenon, with the aim of closing regulatory loopholes in this area.
China has further tightened its control over Internet companies. The website of the Internet Information Office of China said this Thursday (18) that in order to strengthen the security management of Internet information services and related new technologies and applications with public opinion attributes or social mobilization capabilities, regulate Internet information service activities, and effectively safeguard national security, social order and public interests, recently, the State Internet Information Office and the Ministry of Public Security instructed local Internet information departments and public security organs to strengthen their control over voice social software and social networking software involving “Deep forgery” technology of new Internet technology and new applications security assessment work.
11 Internet companies will cooperate with officials to maintain stability
Ms. Ding, a Chinese Internet activist, said in an interview with the station the same day that the authorities’ move was intended to continue tightening control over Internet applications and to prepare for the next step of nationalization of these companies: “I think the regulation is tightening again, the next one is for Tencent, and the next step for Alibaba is nationalization. Pan Shiyi unsold part, it is estimated that it can not take away (to the outside), now see if people go out.”
The Internet Information Office said that in response to the recent failure to fulfill the security assessment procedures of voice social software and applications involving “deep forgery” technology, the State Internet Information Office, the Ministry of Public Security directed Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Guangdong and other local Internet information departments, public security organs interviewed Xiaomi, Racer, Byte Jumping, Himalaya, Alibaba, Netease Cloud Music, Tencent and other 11 enterprises, urging them to seriously carry out security assessments, improve risk prevention and control mechanisms and measures, and take timely and effective corrective measures for the security risks identified in the security assessment.
Customer or netizen voice will be included in the record
In this regard, Mr. Zhan, a network technician, said in an interview with this station, the official content of the Internet has long been strict requirements, this Time for the voice artificial intelligence technology to monitor, but only to join the monitoring system in the network port. He said: “such as Internet business enterprises involved in taking voice, human voice aspects of the front end, there is a mechanism, such as I send you voice information over, I send voice through Shake Voice or other social software, he will first collect your initial voice as a record, deposited in his server, but this voice is not external, and the public security department will have an interface. “
According to the professional explanation, the so-called “deep forgery” technology refers to the artificial intelligence technology of forging digital content through deep learning, which is essentially an intelligent processing technology of sound, image and video that can imitate a specific person or make a specific person appear to be doing a specific event. The effect can reach the degree of faking, known as “PS technology in the field of audio and video”.
Mr. Zhan said, it is clear that the future of China’s domestic cell phone software or network platform in the collection of personal data, but also to collect personal biological information, including your voice: “equivalent to the public security organs, he has a recourse mechanism for you, did not expect to start in this industry. I know public Internet access places, such as in Internet cafes, five-star hotels in the computer that provides Internet access, the Internet supervision department will have a mirror port at the data entrance, you must go in and out of the data port, which is the data port of the Public Security Bureau.”
Internet companies will submit test reports to the authorities
The Internet Information Office requires Internet information service providers to “carry out their own security assessment, be responsible for the assessment results, and submit reports to the Internet information department and the public security authorities.” Shen Zhi, a Chinese cyber activist, told the station that the authorities’ request that Internet companies take the initiative to submit monitoring data to the authorities indicates that these private companies are joining the Chinese government’s monitoring system and becoming part of the government.
The Internet Information Office also said that, in the next step, the State Internet Information Office and the Ministry of Public Security will continue to guide local Internet information departments and public security organs to increase inspection and checking, and urge local Internet enterprises to strictly comply with relevant laws and regulations, proactively fulfill their security management obligations, and effectively fulfill their corporate responsibilities to jointly maintain the order of Internet communication and create a good Internet ecology.