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Activists Worried as China Shares CCTV Tech Across Asia – ST

 

Asian activists are worried about data and surveillance equipment built by China being installed in other nations, The Straits Times reported.

China’s facial recognition CCTV cameras were set up in Myanmar and Cambodia last year to track political opponents of the ruling government, said the report, leaving activists there “afraid.” China’s surveillance technologies and tactics are now being rolled out in more than 50 countries, the report went on, where there are also social media bans and online information blocks.

Read the full report: The Straits Times

 

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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.

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