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A cybersecurity report allegedly discovered a censorship feature on Chinese smartphones

A cybersecurity report allegedly discovered a censorship feature on Chinese smartphones

Margis Apokevicius, Deputy Minister of Defense of Lithuania, recently presented the results of a study conducted by the National Center for Cyber ​​Security, which recommended that Lithuanians, and more broadly Europeans, no longer buy Chinese smartphones, or even to change the device quickly. Under investigation, an application is able to identify and monitor more than 449 terms banned by the Chinese authorities, among them “ free tibet “,” Long live Taiwan independence ” where ” democracy movement “, as specified Reuters.

The tool will be able to work on various applications of the owner’s store, including the browser, and collect personal data of users. For Europe, this program is supposed to be deactivated initially, but the authorities indicate that it can be restarted at any time and remotely.

In addition, a major security breach was detected in Huawei P40 5G
. However, the manufacturer confirmed that the data was not transferred, when Xiaomi on its part denied any censorship. No flaw will be spotted on the side of OnePlus smartphones.

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