China data leak exposes mass surveillance in Xinjiang

China data leak exposes mass surveillance in XinjiangA Chinese technology firm has compiled a range of personal information on 2.6 million people in Xinjiang — from their ethnicity to locations — according to a data leak highlighting the wide extent of surveillance in the restive region. Xinjiang is home to most of China’s Uighur ethnic minority lives and has been under heavy police surveillance in recent years after violent inter-ethnic tensions. Nearly one million Uighurs and other Turkic language-speaking minorities in Xinjiang are reportedly held in re-education camps, according to a UN panel of experts.



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