So strange that articles like this don’t get anywhere near as much attention as “ANONYMOUS SAYS TIK TOK BAD”. Like why don’t the more newsworthy and detailed stories that show the atrocities committed by the CCP get as much traction as the less detailed or unconfirmed ones on Reddit?? :/
This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 92%. (I'm a bot)
Lookout found links between eight types of malicious software - some previously known, others not - that show how groups connected to China's government hacked into Android phones used by Xinjiang's largely Muslim Uighur population on a scale far larger than had been realized.
Google's researchers discovered that hackers had infected websites frequented by Uighurs - inside China and in other countries - with tools that could hack their iPhones and siphon off their data.
Savvier Uighurs took to owning a second "Clean phone," said Mr. Byler, who lived in Xinjiang in 2015.On the streets of Xinjiang, the police began confiscating Uighurs' phones.
"Lookout found links between eight types of malicious software — some previously known, others not — that show how groups connected to China’s government hacked into Android phones used by Xinjiang’s largely Muslim Uighur population on a scale far larger than had been realized."
"China’s minders were determined to follow Uighurs as they fled China for as many as 15 other countries."
"The tools the hackers assembled hid in special keyboards used by Uighurs and disguised themselves as commonly used apps in third-party websites. Some could remotely turn on a phone’s microphone, record calls or export photos, phone locations and conversations on chat apps. "
"The authorities dragged Uighurs off to detention camps for having two phones or an antiquated phone, arbitrarily dumping a phone, or not having a phone at all, according to testimonials and governement documents. "
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