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‘Always on and watching’: A former Xinjiang prisoner describes life inside China’s detention camps

For 10 months in 2018, Ovalbek Turdakun was a prisoner in one of China’s notorious detention camps, where he was tortured, subject to horrific conditions and under constant surveillance. In a makeshift courtroom inside the detention camp he was being held, Turdakun was not permitted to speak and was made to sign papers he was…

9:20 am PDT • April 13, 2022
‘Always on and watching’: A former Xinjiang prisoner describes life inside China’s detention camps

If efforts by states and cities to pass privacy regulations curbing the use of facial recognition are anything to go by, you might fear the worst for the companies building…

Despite controversies and bans, facial recognition startups are flush with VC cash

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US towns are buying Chinese surveillance tech tied to Uighur abuses

This story was reported in partnership with video surveillance news site IPVM. At least a hundred U.S. counties, towns and cities have bought China-made surveillance systems that the U.S. government has linked to human rights abuses, according to contract data seen by TechCrunch. Some municipalities have spent tens of thousands of dollars or more to…

8:00 am PDT • May 24, 2021
US towns are buying Chinese surveillance tech tied to Uighur abuses

The Trump administration is set to finalize regulations this week that ban the United States government from working with contractors who use technology from five Chinese companies: Huawei, ZTE, Hikvision,…

US government may finalize ban on federal contractors using equipment from Huawei this week