China's Border Guards Secretly Installing Spyware App on Tourists' Phones

    Date 03 Jul 2019
    Category Hacks/Cracks
    1914
    Posted By Brittany Day
    Xinjiang BXAQ FengCai Spyware

    Chinese authorities are secretly installing surveillance apps on smartphones of foreigners at border crossings in the Xinjiang region who are entering from neighboring Kyrgyzstan, an international investigation revealed.

    Xinjiang (XUAR) is an autonomous territory and home to many Muslim ethnic minority groups where China is known to be conducting massive surveillance operations, especially on the activities of Uighurs, a Muslim Turkic minority group of about 8 million people.

    The Chinese government has blamed the Muslim Turkic minority group for Islamic extremism and deadly attacks on Chinese targets.

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