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Interview: China’s ‘Big Brother’ App

Tell me about the IJOP and when we first learned about it? The IJOP is a system of systems. It gathers information from, but not limited to, gas stations, checkpoints on the street, and access-controlled areas such as communities and schools. It pulls information from these facilities, as well as CCTV cameras, integrates them, and monitors them for “unusual” activity or behavior that triggers alerts that authorities then investigate. We reported on the IJOP system in February 2018 by pulling together procurement documents. At the time, we found an app that government officials and police officers…

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