China Spies on UK Citizens with smart Satellites and Thousands of CCTV Cameras

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Last week, the UK government received an alarming signal that the Chinese government is monitoring the country’s population through its artificial intelligence satellites and thousands of surveillance cameras.

Fraser Sampson, the commissioner for biometrics and CCTV cameras, wrote a detailed report to Michel Grave, a member of the Council of Ministers, reporting on the dominance of Chinese companies in the supply and deployment of CCTV equipment in the UK. Sampson is extremely concerned about the dominance of two companies – Dahua and Hikvision, which have captured about 60% of the CCTV market share in the UK. Since both companies are controlled by the Communist Party of China (CPC), Fraser believes that both firms can use the cameras at any time for the purposes of the Chinese government.

Most of the cameras produced by these companies are installed in schools, NHS trusts, army headquarters and universities. And a third of them have backdoors that can be used to access images and data from cameras without the owner’s permission.

According to estimates conducted by the British group Big Brother Watch, there are about 164,000 Hikvision cameras installed in public places in the UK, while Dahua has more than 14,000 cameras installed on the territory of various government agencies.

According to experts, China may use surveillance cameras to launch targeted missile strikes. This is possible due to the comparison of the location of CCTV cameras with satellites and the subsequent use of artificial intelligence technology to launch missile strikes based on satellite indications and the coordinates of CCTV cameras.

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