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The Integrated Joint Operations Platform: the heart of mass surveillance in Xinjiang

This repository includes the press release and the 68-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, “China’s Algorithms of Repression: Reverse Engineering a Xinjiang Police Mass Surveillance App.” It also includes translations of the press release and the report’s summary and recommendations in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, French, Spanish, Turkish, Uyghur. In addition, it includes the digital forensic artifacts discovered or developed during the course of the 2018-2019 HRW investigation reported in ”China’s Algorithms of Repression” (available at: https://www.hrw.org/node/329384).

If you have questions about the report, the IJOP android application, or the decompiled code excerpts published here, please write us at ijop@hrw.org .

Reports

Type Language Link
Full report English https://www.hrw.org/node/329384
Report summary and recommendations Arabic https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/201905china_ijop_sum_rec_arabic_0.pdf
Report summary and recommendations Bahasa https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/201905china_ijop_sum_recs_bahasa_0.pdf
Report summary and recommendations French https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/201905china_ijop_sum_rec_french.pdf
Report summary and recommendations Spanish https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/201905china_ijop_sum_recs_spanish_0.pdf
Report summary and recommendations Uyghur https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/201905china_ijop_sum_recs_uyghur_1.pdf
Report summary and recommendations Turkish https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/201905china_ijop_sum_recs_turkish.pdf
Report summary and recommendations Chinese https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/201905china_ijop_sum_rec_chinese.pdf
Press release English https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2019/05/02/china-how-mass-surveillance-works-xinjiang
Press release Arabic https://www.hrw.org/ar/news/2019/05/02/329665
Press release Chinese https://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2019/05/02/329666
Press release German https://www.hrw.org/de/news/2019/05/02/china-wie-massenueberwachung-xinjiang-funktioniert
Press release Bahasa Indonesian https://www.hrw.org/id/news/2019/05/02/329562
Press release French https://www.hrw.org/fr/news/2019/05/02/chine-recours-une-application-pour-la-surveillance-de-masse-au-xinjiang
Press release Spanish https://www.hrw.org/es/news/2019/05/02/china-como-funciona-la-vigilancia-masiva-en-xinjiang
Press release Turkish https://www.hrw.org/tr/news/2019/05/02/329642

Licenses

All HRW documents (including the text of the original report in English, and the translations of the summary) in this repository are provided under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US) which is available in full here and summarized here. The Creative Commons License referred to here is perpetual for the duration of the applicable copyright of the work.

Technical Information

Forensic Artifacts: This repository contains selections of code decompiled from the IJOP android application, which may be further updated. Selections that were included were those identified as relevant to the 2018-2019 HRW investigation reported in China’s Algorithms of Repression report.

Redactions: All decompiled code that is released will be reviewed the research team and HRWs Information Security team to redact any API-keys, usernames, passwords or other authenticating information. All redactions will be noted in the redaction log.

APK Hashes: HRW does not have plans to release the full application (APK) as it can be freely downloaded by the public from existing websites. If you would like to verify that the application you downloaded is the same as the application that analyzed by the HRW research team you can compare it to the following hashes

Hash Type Hash Filename
md5sum c0d0eb41dee70910eee1dc8f468051db yitihualianhezuozhanpingtai_downcc.apk
sha1sum 861d574183889de45543143149c0145032c02302 yitihualianhezuozhanpingtai_downcc.apk
sha256sum 7171fbde943355f18dc7585acc08e7b9c5fffd02ab8fc6870c6fafd1665ec186 yitihualianhezuozhanpingtai_downcc.apk

Source Code: The decompiled code was extracted from the original APK using jadx using the following command. jadx -d source_code yitihualianhezuozhanpingtai_downcc.apk You can view the full list of decompiled code contained in the application in the file-tree.

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