The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, Dec.14 that it discovered Huawei is significantly involved in government surveillance for people programs after analyzing more than one hundred presentations by Huawei corporation (PPT). Many of these documents have “confidential” written on them.
Huawei has eluded questions about its role in supporting the CCP in national surveillance for a long time. They claim to be solely in the business of selling networking equipment for ordinary use.
At the end of 2020, Huawei posted the disclosed data on a public website, but it has since been replaced with some basic stuff. The date on the document pages is Sept. 23, 2014. However, the most recent modification to the dataset occurred in 2019 or 2020.
According to the information on these slides, Huawei has assisted the CCP with technological activities in human surveillance, such as identifying individuals through voice, monitoring and tracking political figures of interest, managing the ideological education of Xinjiang prisoners, and working with companies to track employees and customers using facial recognition.
According to the report, Huawei has openly denied its involvement with the CCP. These Huawei-branded presentations, on the other hand, go into great detail about how their equipment is utilized for monitoring, reports The Washington Post.
Cooperate with sanctioned companies and use large voice databases for surveillance
Huawei uses the iFlytek Fingerprint Management Platform for individual voice recognition. The platform supports the administration’s national security and defense goals, including political dissent, religious gatherings, Hong Kong and Taiwan policy, ethnic relations, and Economic stability determination.
In October 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce sanctioned IFlytek as one of 28 entities for breaching the human rights of Muslim Uighurs in China.
Assist in the oversight of jails and detention centers
Based on the intelligent jail integration platform, Huawei assisted in the technological design of the forced labor and re-education project.
According to Huawei’s introduction, the company offers software to manage detainee schedules, including their participation in private education sessions, in addition to physical controls such as video cameras and intelligent doors. In prison, there is a shift in both mind and labor.
According to Huawei, the technology has been used in jails in Inner Mongolia and Shanxi provinces and Xinjiang’s treatment clinics for drug criminals. It is also used to assist police in locating and tracking dissidents.
Huawei develops the “Uighur alarm”
According to the Huawei slide, in 2016, the “Uighur alarm” system covered all traffic hubs around Uzbekistan; in 2017, the system made more than 50 million comparisons with library staff; In 2018, the system made thousands of accurate warnings.
In addition, Huawei has software designed for businesses, including software that records employee laziness or identifies customers, NTDTV reported.
However, Huawei denies participating in the sensitive surveillance project of the Chinese Communist Party. “Huawei knows nothing about the projects mentioned in the “Washington Post” report,” Huawei replied.