Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

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China’s use of technology for social control of its citizens is extensive – but it could affect users elsewhere too, says security analyst Samantha Hoffman

Ian Tucker Sat 26 Oct 2019 16.00 BST

Chinese firms have signed deals with cities around the globe that include facial recognition software. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Samantha Hoffman is an analyst of Chinese security issues at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Aspi). She recently published a paper entitled Engineering Global Consent: The Chinese Communist Party’s Data-Driven Power Expansion.

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Source: The Guardian

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