The COVID tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state
From concentration camp to Amazon Warehouse. Heat-sensing cameras and face recognition systems may help fight coronavirus, but they also make many companies complicit in the high-tech oppression of Uyghurs. In this excerpt of his new book, “In the Camps”, Darren Byler - an assistant professor of International Studies - reveals how mass incarceration and rights abuses in Xinjiang have close ties to American tech companies too, and reflects on the issues that the world’s powers have with surveillance.
From MIT Technology Review