Third Eye: this is how China ensures that workers are not distracted
Checking if you are working seems to be a necessity for many companies and in China technologies with this function are consolidated.
Surveillance technology is a growing market which has many focuses. Beyond its use in security matters, such as airports or busy areas in cities, it is also gaining space in many companies that want control the productivity of your employees. In this area it seems that China is beginning to take the lead.
As reported in Business Insider España, in many Chinese companies 9-9-6 is imposed: work from 9 in the morning to 9 at night 6 days a week on strenuous days that are also watched over by what they have called the Third Eye, whether in offices or teleworking.
The DiSanZhiYan surveillance technology (known as Third Eye) is in charge of monitoring at every moment what the worker does with his computer, so much so that alerts if at any time a file is opened that does not correspond to its function or a video is seen online, as explained by some affected by this control.
The main advance of this technology compared to others that are handled globally is that “In addition to collect data from chats in real time to indicate what each worker is doing, the service alerts the employer when someone on its staff is watching streaming videos or entering employment pages“.
This causes that there are also reports on every minute spent on the computer and statistics with behaviors that they can get out of what the employee should be doing during that time by not allowing a second break.
In the company website the software is sold as “almighty, controlling and stable“and valid for any type of surveillance in real time. The problem, of course, is that no one is able to work for 12 hours without stopping for a second or being distracted. This leads to technology serving so that the pressure, or the dismissal itself, looms at any moment on the worker during the marathon days.