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China: Big Data Fuels Crackdown in Minority Region

Expand Chinese police patrolling night market near Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, a day before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, June 25, 2017. © 2017 AFP PHOTO / Getty Images (New York) – Chinese authorities are building and deploying a predictive policing program based on big data analysis in Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said today. The program aggregates data about people – often without their knowledge – and flags those it deems potentially threatening to officials. According to interviewees, some of those targeted are detained and sent to extralegal “political…

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