China is force-installing spyware onto Muslim citizens' phones, to monitor them


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What’s next? A goose neck camera attached to every phone in China?

"“Chinese police are so powerful, particularly in Xinjiang, [that] anyone being stopped is unlikely to be able to refuse the police’s requests,” Maya Wang, a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch, told Mashable.
“The authorities have a lot of explaining to do about this software, including what it does,” she added. “While the authorities have the responsibility to protect public safety, including by fighting terrorism, such mass collection of data from ordinary people is a form of mass surveillance, and an intrusion to privacy.”