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A Creepy Database In China Has Been Tracking The ‘BreedReady’ Status Over Nearly 2 Million Women

A server in China was found to have a database of over 1.8 million women. The database was completely open at time of discovery and had personal information of the women including their addresses and phone numbers.

However, it’s the term “BreedReady” that is skeeving people out the most.

The database was discovered by Victor Gevers, a researcher for GDI Foundation. The GDI Foundation is a nonprofit that works to make the internet safer.

Gevers shared his findings in the database through a series of partially redacted tweets. He blocked out identifying information but showed the categories attached to the profiles.

The information is eye opening.

Because of the location of the server, and the addresses of profiles in the database, he drew a connection between China’s shortage of women and the profiles. The value of “BreedReady” becomes a very dark term under this mentality.

As Gevers states, the youngest woman in the database with a BreedReady value of 1 is 18-years-old, while the oldest is 39-years-old. All women included in the database are single.

Others have pointed out that it’s possible there’s a language barrier, twisting the term into something darker than intended. Some said that “BreedReady” could be “Receptive” alluding to the idea the women are wanting children. Others believe it’s stating if the woman already has children.

However, the age range who have a “BreedReady” value of 1 makes this unlikely. It would imply there’s no woman over 39 who’s had a child.

While speculation on what the field could mean, people are already calling reality the worst dystopia.

It’s unknown who owns this server at this time. If Gevers has more information, he has not announced it.

Gevers searches out many unsecured databases in his role as a researcher for GDI. He recently found a database owned by a surveillance company. However, it’s protecting the internet that is his focus.

He told The Guardian,

“More than this, we don’t have at the moment. Our primary concern is that it gets secured ASAP.”

Other fields in the database included labels of “political,” “hasvideo,” and strangely enough a link to Facebook profile pictures for some of the women. This is odd as Facebook is blocked in China, so it’s only accessible by VPNs.

At this time, the database has become unreachable. This does not mean it’s necessarily been secured, but could have just been switched off.

Victor Gevers is currently asking for more information to try and identify the database through his Twitter.


Written by Ben Acosta

Ben Acosta is an Arizona-based fiction author and freelance writer. In his free time, he critiques media and acts in local stage productions.