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How China is harnessing Big Tech to expand its surveillance state

Posted on AllSides June 27th, 2022
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Mark Lennihan, Associated Press

The latest evolution in surveillance technology will be used by the People’s Republic of China to predict citizen unrest and criminal activity before it happens, according to The New York Times.

Chinese tech companies have been commissioned to develop platforms that gather and consolidate data on the daily life of individuals, focusing their attention on “not only those with a criminal past but also vulnerable groups, including ethnic minorities, migrant workers and those with a history of mental illness.”

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