Apple is unlikely to want to admit this, but according to eyewitnesses, it is the iPhones that Chinese border guards spend the least time hacking…
In the West of China in smartphones, travelers are forced to put a spy app
They do it routinely, with the help of new, but already standard equipment. And the opinions of the owners of smartphones do not even ask – all who cross the border of Xinjiang-Uygur district, forced to take the devices to the procedure of introduction of spyware. And while tourists are indignant, local sigh – now this is the norm.
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region is not a tourist Paradise. Yes, there are a few ecotourism ventures, and rack up a dozen of scenic spots, but the rest is mountains and desert. It is windy, cold, boring and dangerous, because the Chinese authorities are not the first year trying to extinguish the inflating light of separatism among the local population. But first, violators of the order still need to catch, and this is the largest and least populated region of China. So we have to actively use modern technology surveillance. Continue reading