The US tech is the key to sort out Chinese surveillance data in the name of genocide
NVidia and Intel are two tech giants that sell chips to China, which monitors cities and towns in the Xinjiang region (with Urumqi as capital), where suppressed people are held. This raises questions about the ethics of the tech industry.
The surveillance that is commonplace in the Xinjiang region and others in China piles up millions of gigabytes of data each day. This data has to be processed, sorted, and indexed for further use.
The Xinjiang is informally known as a large prison for Uyghurs, one of the people that are under genocide in China today. They were all packed to this region & it is packed with prisons and surveillance cameras.
Urumqi Cloud Computing Center is today recognized as one of the world’s most powerful and it can handle surveillance of every person in the region, gathering, sorting, classifying, and interpreting data. The official reason is to prevent street criminal forces from organizing. An unofficial and truthful one was just told to you. In addition to video handling, the center watches the cars and tracks phones.
How building such a center with ardent participation of American companies correlates with the love of freedom and democracy in the US? Intel and NVidia say they were unaware of the usage of their chips for such purposes.