Chinese Big Tech Is Using Zimbabwe Citizens As Guineas Pigs To Identify And Track Black People

Written by Chris White | Source: The Daily Caller Politics | December 03, 2019 12:24 AM

Chinese big tech companies are using Zimbabwe as a large research laboratory to develop facial recognition that will help them identify and track black people, The Financial Times reported Monday.

ZTE and other Chinese tech behemoths are shaping the United Nations’s architectural standards for facial recognition technology, according to leaked documents FT obtained. The standard will reportedly help China’s tech industry open up new markets in the Middle East and Africa.

China’s tech titans are proposing new standards inside the United Nations’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for facial recognition, video monitoring, and vehicle surveillance, among other cutting edge tech developments.

Such standards are often accepted by Africa and other developing nations that lack resources, experts say.

A surveillance camera is seen next to a sign of Huawei outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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