September 11 Tuesday

Inside China's Digital Surveillance State, Megha Rajagopalan, BuzzFeed world correspondent

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 12:05PM - 1:30PM
  • Room 122
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Description

China's government is implementing mass surveillance programs that are aggressively targeting ethnic minorities and threatening individual privacy rights. Bolstered by tools like facial recognition cameras, predictive policing techniques and data-extraction devices for smartphones, these high-tech programs represent an ambitious effort to reshape and control the behavior of swathes of the country's populace. This talk will offer a window into how people live under surveillance in one of the world's most powerful authoritarian states as well as what it's like to be a journalist there.

Megha Rajagopalan is a world correspondent for BuzzFeed News covering technology. She worked as a journalist in Beijing for six years, first with Reuters, then as the first China bureau chief for BuzzFeed News. She was a research fellow at the New America Foundation and a Fulbright scholar, and she has covered stories ranging from the North Korean nuclear crisis to the drug war in the Philippines.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, Paul Tsai China Center