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Rubio Warns on Surveillance Firm With China Ties – Protocol

US Senator Mark Rubio says companies marketing surveillance technologies developed in China should not be allowed near critical US infrastructure, such as a Florida rail line


Surveillance cameras are seen near a real estate project in Shenzhen, November 8, 2021. Security experts and a US senator say Chinese surveillance equipment should be avoided in the US. Photo: David Kirton, Reuters.

 

Remark Holdings – a company with AI-based surveillance technologies that “have deep but mostly hidden ties to China” – has a deal with a Florida rail provider, but US Senator Marco Rubio and analysts have voiced concern that Remark is pursuing more infrastructure projects in the United States, a report by Protocol says.

Rubio said “invasive” surveillance systems developed by Chinese firms “should not be allowed anywhere near critical infrastructure in America,” and he included the 67-mile private rail link from Miami to West Palm Beach run by high-speed provider Brightline in that category, the report said.

Read the full report: Protocol

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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