Local authorities in Shanghai’s of Yangpu district are using drones to monitor for people who violate Covid-19 policies, fanning online fury about the potential abuse of surveillance technology. Photo: Handout
Local authorities in Shanghai’s of Yangpu district are using drones to monitor for people who violate Covid-19 policies, fanning online fury about the potential abuse of surveillance technology. Photo: Handout
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Shanghai’s Yangpu district deploys drones to detect violations of Covid-19 rules, leading to complaints

  • An announcement on the local government’s WeChat account last week fanned online fury about the use of drones for monitoring local businesses and communities
  • Local governments across China have used drones for much of the pandemic for spraying disinfectant and warning people about large gatherings

Local authorities in Shanghai’s of Yangpu district are using drones to monitor for people who violate Covid-19 policies, fanning online fury about the potential abuse of surveillance technology. Photo: Handout
Local authorities in Shanghai’s of Yangpu district are using drones to monitor for people who violate Covid-19 policies, fanning online fury about the potential abuse of surveillance technology. Photo: Handout
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