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Life Under Surveillance: Living in Xinjiang, China

Living Under the Watchful Eye of the Chinese Government

Swiping an ID card to get in and out of your neighborhood sounds crazy to us. The police checking your home and scanning your door for proof sounds like something out of a futuristic novel.

This was a reality for Josh Summers and his wife when they lived in Xinjiang, China a few short years ago. He shares with us what it was like to live with the burden of so much government surveillance and why we need to empower privacy in our lives.

Josh Summers is the man behind All Things Secured, a YouTube channel and website that tries to break down complex security and privacy problems into manageable solutions for the average internet user. He doesn't claim to be a cybersecurity expert or an IT guru, but he does know what it feels like to be put under surveillance and he has spent the past decade learning as much as he can about what it means to be secure and to take control of your own privacy online.

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Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy founded The Secure Dad in 2016 with the aspiration to help families live safer, happier lives. What started as a personal blog about family safety has turned into an award-winning podcast, an Amazon best-selling book, and online courses. He focuses his efforts in the areas of home security, situational awareness, and online safety.


Andy is a husband and father. His interests include coaching youth basketball, hiking, and trying to figure out his 3D printer.

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