In its attempt to monitor its employees’ temperatures in the workplace, Amazon reportedly bought thermal cameras from a blackliststed Chinese company Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co Ltd.
The firm was blacklisted in the U.S. because it allegedly helped the Chinese government detain and monitor Muslim minorities in China.
Amazon reportedly spent close to $10 million on 1,500 cameras from the company, and 500 of them were intended for use in the U.S.
The Trump administration blacklisted Zhejiang Dahua along with seven other companies last year for being part of Chinese “repression, mass arbitrary detention, and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups.”
But apparently, Amazon is not concerned with China’s human rights violations or with following U.S. regulations meant to keep American companies from participating in them.
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