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Chinese state surveillance supercomputer uses US chips

Intel and Nvidia technology is no secret, and there are plenty of indications that Beijing uses it for monitoring

At the end of a desolate road lined with prisons, amid a complex filled with surveillance cameras, technology developed in the United States powers one of the most invasive parts of China’s state surveillance apparatus.

The computers inside the complex, known as the Urumqi Cloud Computing Center, are among the most powerful on the planet. They can track more surveillance images in one day than a person could watch in a year. They look for faces and patterns of human behavior, track cars and monitor phones.

Read more in portuguese at Folha de S.Paulo.

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