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Spyware Used on Phones at Xinjiang Border

The ongoing mass detentions in Xinjiang are accompanied by an intense security and surveillance program across the region. In 2017, for example, some Urumqi residents were reportedly forced to install a surveillance app called Jingwang on their phones. Subsequent research found that the app...

Gmail Users Warned of State-Sponsored Attacks

Google has begun to issue warnings to people whose accounts or computers it believes may have been targeted by unnamed state-sponsored actors. The announcement on the company’s security blog did not specify any particular...

Traveling Light in a Time of Digital Thievery

Central to the recent story of US citizen Ge Xun’s detention in Beijing was his captor’s determination to harvest data from his laptop and other electronic devices, and to obtain login information such as his Twitter...

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