digital security



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...

China will struggle to keep its state secrets – group

From the Reuters: “The spread of technology and demands for more market transparency will make it impossible for China to prevent the release of all information deemed a state secret, a human rights group said on Thursday. That could put pressure on China to reform its state secret laws, although the government is expected to […]

Wireless security tops U.S.-China trade talks (EE Times)

“China and the United States will square off in Washington on Wednesday (April 21) for the annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, a forum where officials haggle over trade disputes and promote commercial agendas. For the technology community, this week’s meeting has taken on added importance in light of recent clashes between the […]



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