“10 years after the Shenzhen trip, Venezuela is rolling out a new, smart-card ID known as the ‘carnet de la patria,’ or ‘fatherland card.’ The ID transmits data about cardholders to computer servers. The card is increasingly linked by the government to subsidized food, health and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive. And ZTE, whose role in the fatherland project is detailed here for the first time, is at the heart of the program.” Reuters: How ZTE helps Venezuela create China-style social control. (This is not your father’s internet…)