Search GSSD

China's Mass Surveillance More Sophisticated Than Thought

Abstract: 
In China's far west region of Xinjiang, there is a minority population of muslims that have been under increased mass surveillance in an effort to reduce terrorism. The government is using mobile apps to track information from electricity usage to religious affiliations, and flagging suspicious behavior along the way. The Humans Rights Watch referred to this surveillance as "virtual fences" that are akin to the political reeducation camps. What I found interesting about this article is that there is no tangible evidence that any of this behavior will cease to exist despite it being a clear human rights violation. The only recommendation by the article is to limit business with China as it is unclear the amount of privacy is possible in transactions. Key Words: 1. Integrated Joint Operations Platform (IJOP) 2. facial recognition technology 3. mass surveillance
Author: 
Blake Schmidt
Institution: 
Bloomber
Year: 
2019
Input By: 
Caroline Kenton
Affiliation: 
MIT
Domains-Issue Area: 
Dimensions-Problem/Solution: 
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Internet & Cyberspace
Datatype(s): 
Events
Indicators