China’s security agencies are using a range of new technologies to build a surveillance system for social control in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP

Human Rights Watch decodes surveillance app used to classify people in China’s Xinjiang region

  • Program analyses personal data collected by officials and decides if an individual should be put under closer observation
  • Big data used to decide the 36 ‘person types’ of most interest to the authorities
Topic |   Xinjiang

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China’s security agencies are using a range of new technologies to build a surveillance system for social control in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
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