Big Brother is watching: How technology endangers human rights (Canadian Museum for Human Rights)

Cell-phone hacks, internet monitoring, face-recognition cameras, predictive policing and biometric surveillance. Once the stuff of dystopian science fiction, these technological tools are increasingly used to violate human rights and supress dissent in countries around the world.

American investigative journalist Megha Rajagopalan was forced to leave China last year after probing state surveillance of ethnic Uighur Muslims of the Xinjiang region, with many sent to “political education camps”. She has also investigated the spread of mass surveillance technology in the Persian Gulf. She will share her eye-opening experiences during an October 1 event at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), as part of its President’s Lecture Series.

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