US Firms are Helping Build China's Orwellian State
Should U.S. Companies Be Free to Aid Totalitarian Surveillance States?
The Chinese government is leveraging American tech to build and maintain a massive civilian surveillance network. The Communist Party of China is using facial recognition software, voice recognition, GPS tracking, and other PID surveillance products to monitor political and religious dissidents, mostly from the minority Uighur ethnic group. Victims of the surveillance state are often sent to “re-education” camps and subjected to harsh living conditions, indoctrination, and sometimes torture.
Recent reports show that Silicon Valley tech giants and Boston area think tanks are inadvertently aiding this process by developing and selling many of these surveillance tools. What may seem like a fun face filter on an app in America may have a more devious use overseas.
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