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China Dismisses Concerns About Olympic Participants’ Cyber Security

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2022
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The Chinese government has slapped down criticism after several countries’ national Olympic committees advised their athletes not to take personal mobile devices to Beijing for the upcoming Winter Games due to hacking and surveillance risks.

Organizers of the controversial games defended the security of a mobile app which all participants and attendees are required to download and use. Expert researchers in Canada have raised concerns about “a simple but devastating flaw” in the Chinese-designed app, which will hold users’ demographic information, health and travel history, and other personal data.


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