China can use people's fridges and laptops to spy on them

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  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-could-spy-millions-britons-200000192.html

     
  2. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    The sole source in this article is a "report" written by some consultants with a vested interest in getting clicks from doomsday predictions.
     
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Good work, Dustin! I was fooled into thinking it was just a prank essay by malicious Chinese schoolboys! :)
     
  4. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    It looks like it's specifically to demonize 5G. Otherwise, they would have used "mobile network" or just "internet".

    It's not the first time that China has been accused of possible spying or espionage with its chips, but it is the first time that it sounds like it's pure fear-mongering instead of at least partial truths.
     
  5. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I noticed that specific call out of 5G too. I wasn't sure why it was relevant but considered maybe there was something about the tech I didn't know.
     
  6. Vicki

    Vicki Active Member

    Heck, I am sure I am already being spied upon with all the smart tech I have. Cell phone included.
     
  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Probably just because it's the newest and latest. Demonize the bandwagon everybody's on. No sense in trying to create fear with stuff that's getting obsolete and being abandoned.
     
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