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‘Automated racism’ — facial recognition software targets Uyghurs

In a front-page story in today’s New York Times print edition (link to newspaper front; link to story online), tech reporter…

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Nanjing is using location-tracking smartwatches to spy on street cleaners

An extremely disturbing video, making rounds on the Chinese internet, shows street cleaners in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, being forced to…

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Conditions are worsening for foreign journalists in China

Last year, foreign journalists in China saw the greatest level of surveillance, interference with sources, and visa denial or control…

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Spying on the Uyghurs

“Spying on the Uyghurs: A first-person account from a Han Chinese student” is the title of a translated essay on…

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Ningxia to learn from Xinjiang ‘experiences in promoting social stability’

Since China’s mass detention of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang was first documented in detail earlier this year, observers have wondered…

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Couple find spy camera hidden in apartment rented online

A couple in Beijing claims to have discovered a secret camera hidden in the bedroom of an apartment they rented…

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China gives ‘sewage surveillance’ a shot as part of its own war on drugs

A recent Scientific American article details China’s use of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) — the process of chemically analyzing sewage water for…

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$9 billion spent on surveillance tech in Xinjiang in 2017

Evidence of a vast system of “re-education camps” in Xinjiang  is growing even as the Chinese government continues to deny…

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No sleeping in class: Chinese high school installs cameras to monitor student facial expressions

A network of surveillance cameras backed by facial-recognition technology has been introduced to every classroom at a high school in…

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Chinese live-streaming site Qihoo 360 shuts down surveillance feature

TechNode reports that Qihoo 360, the video streaming service that was revealed last week to be broadcasting hundreds of live…

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‘Please stop watching us’: Live-stream video platform accused of privacy violations

 Online live broadcast service Waterdrop Livestream 水滴直播, operated by internet company Qihoo 360, is under fire after a video…

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China’s 170 million surveillance cameras know your face

Jeremy Goldkorn’s selection of the top stories from China on June 27, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina newsletter, a…

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Garratts recount dark odyssey through China’s security apparatus

Three months after returning to Canada, the Christian couple spoke to The Globe and Mail in detail about their experiences…

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