Leaked Chinese government documents detail how the tech escalated the persecution of the Uighurs

Leaked Chinese government documents detail how the tech escalated the persecution of the Uighurs

In less than two weeks, two important reports were published, included leaked Chinese government documents about the persecution of the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China. Details include the extent to which the technique allows to follow the mass surveillance that make it possible, the daily life of the people in an unprecedented scale.

The first was a New York Times article explores, describing more than 400 pages of leaked documents, such as government leaders, including President Xi Jinping, and enforced measures against the Uighurs to be developed. The latest comes from the International consortium of Investigative journalists, an independent, non-profit, and reported on more than 24 pages of documents showing how the government engage with new technologies in mass surveillance and identification of the groups for the arrest and detention in the Xinjiang region of the bearings, and can now keep as many as a million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities, including people who hold foreign citizenship.

These reports are of importance because leaks of this order of magnitude within the Communist party of China is rare, and validate reports of former prisoners and the work of the researchers and journalists that monitor the persecution of the Uighurs, an ethnic group with more than 10 million people in China.

writes the ICIJ reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, the classified documents reviewed by independent experts and linguists, “to demonstrate the power of technology to contribute to the industrial human-rights violations.” In addition, you will also force the members of the mentioned groups in Xinjiang to live region, in “a constant state of terror.”

The documents, the ICIJ Details, such as Integrated Joint Operations Platform (IJOP), an AI-based policing-platform, by the police and other authorities to collect personal data, together with data from facial-recognition cameras and other surveillance instruments to identify the flows in the algorithm, all the categories of Xinjiang residents for the detention. The Human Rights Watch reporting on the IJOP the police began app in early 2018 and the ICIJ report shows how powerful the platform has become./p>

The Human Rights Watch reverse-engineered the IJOP app is from the police, and found that it prompts you to enter a variety of personal information about people you will interview, including height, blood type, license plate number, education level, occupation, recent travel, and even household electric meter readings, the data is then used by an algorithm that determines which groups should be considered by people as a “suspect.”

The documents also say that the Chinese government ordered security forces in Xinjiang, the user to monitor Zapya, which is about 1.8 million users, the links to terrorist organizations. Launched in 2012, the app was created by DewMobile, a Beijing-based startup, the funding of InnoSpring, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Bank and Tsinghua University, and is intended to give the people an opportunity to download the Quran and send messages and files to other users without using the Web connected.

show According to the ICIJ, the documents, that since at least July 2016, the Chinese authorities have been monitoring the app to make some Uyghurs ” phone, in order to flag a user for investigation. To not respond DewMobile ICIJ’s repeated requests for comments. Uighurs, will not hold foreign citizenship or live abroad are free of monitoring, with the guidelines in the leaked documents, the order is monitored, as well.

Allen-Ebrahimian describes the “grinding psychological effects of living under such a system,” the Samantha Hoffman, an analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, says it is aware of: ‚ÄúThis is how state terror works. Part of the fear this creates, is that you don’t know if you’re OK.”

the reports from The New York Times and the ICIJ are important because they insist against the Xi administration to the fact that the internment bearings “vocational education and training centres” intended to prevent extremist violence, and to help minorities Integration into the mainstream of Chinese society, even though many experts describe the persecution and imprisonment of the Uighurs as a cultural genocide. Former prisoners have reported torture, ill-treatment and sexual violence, including rape and forced abortions.

But the Chinese government continues to push its narrative, even as evidence against you. The Chinese Embassy in the UK told the Guardian, a ICIJ partner Organisation, that the leaked documents “is pure invention, and fake news” and stressed that “the preventive measures have nothing to do with the elimination of the religious groups.” (The Guardian, the Embassy published the answer here.)

in October In the United States, eight companies, including sense time, and Megvii placed on a trade blacklist for the role of the Commerce Department, says that technology has played in China’s campaign against the Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities. But the  documents, published by the New York Times and the ICIJ show how deep the Chinese government is rooted in the surveillance technology has

Released on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 07:33:19 +0000

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