China Says The iPhone Is A Security Threat

China Says the iPhone Is a Security Threat

China's (massively influential) state broadcaster has decided that the iPhone is a "national security concern" because of its location-tracking functionality. It said that the data recorded by iOS could help "people" — by which we assume it means "Americans" — gain knowledge of the broader situation in China or "even state secrets."

The Wall Street Journal reports that, in a broadcast aired at noon on July 11, China Central Television said that the "frequent locations" function in iOS could be a security threat to the country.

Oh, China. Maybe it's just an iPhone, and not a conspiracy. [WSJ]

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