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Chinese officials are forcing tourists to install an invasive app that downloads their texts and scans their phones at the border of one of the most surveilled regions in the country
|July 2, 2019||Posted by TravelKinds.Com under General||
- Chinese officials are reportedly forcing tourist visiting the Xinjiang region to install a malware app on their phones at the border, according to a joint report from Motherboard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Guardian, The New York Times, and NDR.
- The malware reportedly seizes all of the text messages on a phone and scans for a variety of files linked to Islam, ranging from extremist content to academic research and music.
- Officials in Xinjiang use invasive technology to monitor the Uighurs, a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority living in the region.
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Source : BusinessInsider.Com