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Amazon buys heat-sensing cameras from blacklisted Chinese firm

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Cameras to check workers’ temperatures amid coronavirus come from Dahua, which allegedly helped Beijing detain Muslims

Amazon has bought cameras to take the temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the US previously blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

China’s Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co Ltd shipped 1,500 cameras to Amazon this month in a deal valued close to $10m, one of the people said. At least 500 Dahua systems are for Amazon’s use in the US, another person said.

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