How an exposed Chinese database gave a glimpse of real-time monitoring in Xinjiang

//How an exposed Chinese database gave a glimpse of real-time monitoring in Xinjiang

How an exposed Chinese database gave a glimpse of real-time monitoring in Xinjiang

The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details.It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million people in western China, updated constantly with GPS coordinates of their precise whereabouts. Alongside their names, birth dates and places of employment, there were notes on the places that they had most recently visited – mosque, hotel, restaurant.The discovery by Gevers, a Dutch cybersecurity researcher who revealed it on Twitter…

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