The New York Times reports the Trump administration is considering placing limits on Hikvision, one of the world’s largest surveillance firms, from buying American technology. This would place Hikvision on a U.S. blacklist. Hikvision products track people around the country using facial recognition and body characteristics. Officials also use the technology to monitor unusual activity, such as crowds. If finalized, American companies would need government approval before selling components to Hikvision. This move effectively limits the company’s access to needed technology. The administration is expected to announce a final decision within the coming weeks. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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