Revelations of surveillance regimes in China detail wide range of repressive projects
- An investigation of a database used by the Ürümqi City Public Security Bureau and the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau reveals elements of the internment regime, the use of informants, and the monitoring of phone, financial, medical, and online records of Uyghur residents.
- The investigation follows recent revelations of the development of facial recognition technologies designed to identify ethnicity and flag individuals for authorities.
- Officials routinely detain Uyghur individuals as “preventative” security measures, often using trumped up accusations of religious extremism that effectively criminalize religious activities and other cultural practices.
“Revealed: Massive Chinese Police Database” (The Intercept | January 2021)
Patenting Uyghur Tracking – Huawei, Megvii, More (IPVM | January 2021)
“Huawei tested AI software that could recognize Uighur minorities and alert police, report says” (The Washington Post | December 2020)