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Apple implies iPhones were hacked to spy on China’s Uyghur Muslims

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  • Apple downplays the Google security team's research on iOS vulnerabilities from last week, saying it (rather interestingly) only affected websites targeted to the Uighur community. Doesn't say that it couldn't have happened elsewhere, though. It’s really concerning that this implies China went out and

    Apple downplays the Google security team's research on iOS vulnerabilities from last week, saying it (rather interestingly) only affected websites targeted to the Uighur community. Doesn't say that it couldn't have happened elsewhere, though. It’s really concerning that this implies China went out and bought an exploit that allowed it to more easily spy on a people it’s already surpassing and detaining.

  • Given what’s happened in Xinjiang to the Uyghurs, this is almost a footnote by comparison, relatively speaking of course. Though it’s hardly a surprise that China would eventually be able to access this information from iOS devices. For a state that invests heavily in cyber capabilities - especially

    Given what’s happened in Xinjiang to the Uyghurs, this is almost a footnote by comparison, relatively speaking of course. Though it’s hardly a surprise that China would eventually be able to access this information from iOS devices. For a state that invests heavily in cyber capabilities - especially for the purposes of domestic surveillance - it will always be a cat and mouse game between manufacturers like Apple and a nation like China.

  • I wrote about the Uyghur population China is imprisoning, earlier this summer: https://qz.com/1599393/how-researchers-estimate-1-million-uyghurs-are-detained-in-xinjiang/

    And it's no surprise China may be backing surveillance efforts over the population beyond the Xinjiang region, which is already pretty

    I wrote about the Uyghur population China is imprisoning, earlier this summer: https://qz.com/1599393/how-researchers-estimate-1-million-uyghurs-are-detained-in-xinjiang/

    And it's no surprise China may be backing surveillance efforts over the population beyond the Xinjiang region, which is already pretty extensive (Wall Street Journal). And they're reportedly detaining some Uyghur Muslims from other countries (BuzzFeed News). Their control and reach over the Muslim minority, we don't quite yet know.

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  • Scariest thing in the world today is the ability for govt’s (foreign or domestic) to use our own desire for progressive technology against us. Makes 1984 look like child’s play. Just waiting for someone to hack Trump’s Twitter acct and and create a global controversy. 🤔 Although, Trump has managed to

    Scariest thing in the world today is the ability for govt’s (foreign or domestic) to use our own desire for progressive technology against us. Makes 1984 look like child’s play. Just waiting for someone to hack Trump’s Twitter acct and and create a global controversy. 🤔 Although, Trump has managed to do that multiple times all on his own

  • (sigh)

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