US government adds Chinese facial recognition firms to entity list

US government adds Chinese facial recognition firms to entity list

A total of 28 Chinese organizations have been added to the US government’s “entity list,” including eight tech corporations that specialize in video surveillance, facial recognition and artificial intelligence. The administration has effectively prohibited them from working with and buying from suppliers in the US over human rights concerns. In a filing (PDF) to be…

An overall of 28 Chinese organizations have actually been added to the US federal government’s “entity list,” including 8 tech corporations that focus on video security, facial recognition and artificial intelligence. The administration has actually successfully restricted them from working with and buying from providers in the United States over human rights concerns. In a filing(PDF) to be published by the Department of Commerce, the federal government stated the companies were blacklisted for the role they play in the “implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, and high-technology surveillance versus Uighurs, Kazakhs and other members of Muslim minority groups” in the Xinjiang province.

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