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Chinese media labels Apple iPhone a Threat to National Security

2014-07-11 10:11 by


Chinese state media has branded Apple's iPhone a threat to national security because of the phone's ability to track users locations and time-stamp them. A researcher interviewed by CCTV criticized the "extremely sensitive data" that could possibly be revealed by the iPhone's "Frequent Locations" function that allows users to be tracked.

Apple has been under close scrutiny and frequent attacks from Chinese state media, who have also accused the company of providing user data to U.S. intelligence agencies.

Apple is not the only U.S. company under Chinese attacks. Google services in China have been disrupted for over a month, the central government procurement office has banned new government computers from using Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. Other U.S. hardware companies including Cisco Systems and IBM have also come under fire after U.S. spying revelations released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.


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