considered as United State It is the second most monitored country in the world after China, with one camera for every five people in major cities.
A report found that major US cities have, on average, more than 112,000 surveillance cameras, or about 2,200 per 10,000 residents.
And that number is still small for China, which has 15,880,491 CCTV cameras in places like Shanghai, the equivalent of one camera for every man, woman and child.
Other countries that closely monitor residents include the United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Poland, Brazil, Hong Kong and India.
The researchers also looked at the number of times countries requested personal data from their own citizens from Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter.
China ranked first here as well – mainly because it blocks most websites – but Malta surprisingly came second, with 33 data requests per 10,000 people, followed by Singapore, the United States, Luxembourg and Germany.
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To create the surveillance rankings, data from CCTV cameras from 150 of the most populous cities were pulled from government reports, police websites, and news articles, and then compared to the population figures in those cities.
China is the largest surveillance country in the world, with 10,342 surveillance cameras for every 10,000 citizens, and there are more cameras than people in some areas.
Of the 150 cities analyzed in the report, 18 were among the top 20 most watched cities in China.
The report shows that Chinese government requests for data online are low because most platforms are banned, and said: Citizens are forced to use a tightly supervised government social networking site where everything is monitored.
“Citizens are determined to use the heavily supervised government social media site where everything is monitored.
The Chinese government bans Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google, but it is still able to request data from Apple on 94,866 of its citizens.
The United States has the second lowest proportion of people to cameras – 2,232 cameras per 10,000 people in major cities such as New York and Boston.
The US government is also busy monitoring its citizens online, as in 2019 alone, it requested personal data from Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Microsoft and Google for more than 800,000 Americans.
The UK ranks third among the countries with the most surveillance of citizens, with an average of one CCTV camera for every 16 citizens of its major cities – and London alone has more than 6,20,707 surveillance cameras.
And when it comes to cyberspace, the British government has made attempts to obtain the personal data of up to 117,848 citizens in 2019.
Malta came second after China, with 33 requests from the government per 10,000 people, and this may be linked to riots and political unrest after the murder of journalist (Daphne Caruana Galizia) in 2017.
The government of Singapore ranked third for data requests online, with more than 26 requests per 10,000 people, followed by the United States, Luxembourg, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Monaco and Portugal.
Singapore was the most requested information from Google, while the United States led the data requests for Apple, while Malta led the request for data from Facebook.
Japan was the most requested data from Twitter, while Luxembourg was the most data requested from Microsoft.
Poland, Brazil, and Turkey doubled the number of data requests they submitted between 2018 and 2019, and the United States saw the largest increase with nearly 50,000 applications submitted in 2019 compared to 2018.
The report said: The rapid expansion of surveillance and identification technologies, with the adoption of much slower policies to protect privacy and security, means that this intrusive surveillance has become more prominent.
While the report was extensive, it was not completed, as the numbers of CCTV cameras were not available for North Korea, Iran, Syria and many other countries.