In China, the government forced residents to install "monitoring applications" on smartphones
ByOffice of Naval Research
Freedan Asia Denki (RFA) reports that a notice was issued in Ili-Kazakh Autonomous Region located in the northern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China to call on the smartphone owned by residents to install a "monitoring application" .
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According to RFA, the notification is a chat application ·Concern (WeChat)It was sent on July 10, 2017 by using.
Notice asking for installation written in Uygur and Chinese. Although QR code is stated, please do not read it.
The application for which residents were asked to install is what is called "Jinwang". The purpose is "to confirm that you do not have pictures, photos, files related to terrorists or illegal religion", so you can order deletion if there is a corresponding file.
When installing Jinwang, confidence, SNS "Weibo" log, SIM card information, Wi-Fi login information etc. are sent to the server, but refusing the installation or installing Jinwang once installed If you delete it, you may be bound for up to 10 days.
According to analysis by Chinese users, this Jinwang is similar to the security application "farmer name safety" developed by the police of Urumqi City in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in April 2017.
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Maya Wang, a senior researcher at Human rights NGO "Human Rights Watch" said, "No one can refuse the police's request in China, especially in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which is a tough situation," the authorities will protect the public safety It is responsible, but this massive data collection is privacy invasion. "