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Apple knew a supplier was using child labour but took 3 years to fully cut ties, despite the company’s promises to hold itself to the ‘highest standards,’ report says

Apple discovered that Suyin Electronics, one of its Chinese-based suppliers, relied on child labour on multiple occasions, but still took three years to fully cut ties,The Information reported on Thursday. Ten former members of Apple’s supplier responsibility team told The Information the company has refused or has been slow to […]
Apple knew a supplier was using child labour but took 3 years to fully cut ties, despite the company’s promises to hold itself to the ‘highest standards,’ report says
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Huawei reportedly worked with 4 additional companies to build surveillance tools that track people by ethnicity, following recent revelations that it tested a ‘Uighur alarm’

Huawei has worked with at least four partner companies to develop surveillance technologies that claim to monitor people by ethnicity, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Last week, The Post reported that Huawei in 2018 had tested a “Uighur alarm” – an AI facial recognition tool that claimed to identify members […]
Huawei reportedly worked with 4 additional companies to build surveillance tools that track people by ethnicity, following recent revelations that it tested a ‘Uighur alarm’
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A senior TikTok executive admitted the company used to censor content critical of China, ‘specifically with regard to the Uighur situation’

TikTok used to censor content that was critical of China, a senior executive admitted Wednesday. TikTok’s UK director of public policy, Elizabeth Kanter, made the censorship admission while appearing before a UK parliamentary committee on forced Uighur labour on Wednesday. When asked whether the video-sharing app censors content critical of […]
A senior TikTok executive admitted the company used to censor content critical of China, ‘specifically with regard to the Uighur situation’
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US says it will blacklist 11 Chinese companies accused of human rights abuses against Uighurs — including subsidiaries of a company that ships coronavirus tests worldwide

The US Commerce Department said it was adding 11 Chinese companies to an export blacklist (or Entity List) over their alleged ties to forced labour of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. Two of the companies are subsidiaries of BGI, a company that provides coronavirus tests worldwide. BGI, a […]
US says it will blacklist 11 Chinese companies accused of human rights abuses against Uighurs — including subsidiaries of a company that ships coronavirus tests worldwide
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These Chinese firms were blacklisted for Uighur oppression. Now they want to sell COVID-19 surveillance tools to the West.

Chinese companies blacklisted by the US for their involvement in Uighur oppression are rapidly expanding to sell COVID-19 surveillance tech, a report from Top10VPN shows. The companies are touting thermal screening and facial recognition technologies, and are finding customers in Western countries including Amazon. “It is important that governments around […]
These Chinese firms were blacklisted for Uighur oppression. Now they want to sell COVID-19 surveillance tools to the West.
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Leaked Chinese documents give unprecedented insight into how Muslim detention centres in Xinjiang control detainees’ every move

Leaked documents from the Chinese government show the inner workings of the detention camps in Xinjiang, where reports have found that millions of Uighur Muslims are held and brainwashed under the guise of counter-terrorism efforts. The highly classified documents, referred to as “The China Cables,” were obtained by the International […]
Leaked Chinese documents give unprecedented insight into how Muslim detention centres in Xinjiang control detainees’ every move
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China may have used a recent massive iPhone hack to target Uighur Muslims

A huge iPhone hack disclosed by Google security researchers last week was reportedly a state-backed Chinese campaign targeting Uighur Muslims, sources told TechCrunch. Forbes echoed TechCrunch’s reporting, adding that the hack affected Android and Windows devices as well as iPhones. Google’s initial report said the hack was an indiscriminate attack […]
China may have used a recent massive iPhone hack to target Uighur Muslims