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Chinese company leaves Muslim-tracking facial recognition database exposed online

zdnet.com/article/chines… #tip @techmeme
@Techmeme The database contained profiles for Uyghur Muslims, complete with periodical GPS data points as the company's facial recognition software would spot individuals in video streams across a city.

Most GPS coordinates were from the Xinjiang province.
@Techmeme This is the same region where the Chinese government has been forcing the Muslim minority to install spyware on their phones, and where it's been sending Muslim to "re-education camps" (which some call forced labor camps).

bleepingcomputer.com/news/governmen…

vox.com/2018/8/15/1768…
@Techmeme Some of the descriptive names associated with location of some surveillance cameras contained terms such as "mosque," "hotel," "police station," "internet cafe," "restaurant," and other.
@Techmeme The database wasn't some dead storage space. It received a constant stream of new GPS coordinates on a daily basis. It was secured earlier today, after the researcher contacted the company. He only later figured out what it does and now regrets notifying them, for obvious reasons
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