September 17, 2019
China has accused Apple of monitoring its users through spyware on its phones and computers.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today that the world should be wary about the US tech company because it had assisted Washington to spy on ordinary users as well as country leaders ‘for as long as 10 years’.
Beijing’s spokesperson made the allegation after the United States claimed Chinese company Huawei could be collecting intelligence for Beijing and urged its allies to block the firm from their 5G networks.
Hua Chunying, a spokesperson from the Ministry, also accused American IT provider Cisco of secretly collecting information from its users through the firm’s devices.
Washington has accused Huawei of spying on its users for Beijing – allegations the Chinese tele-communication giant and Beijing have repeatedly denied.
In May, US President Trump issued orders to block Huawei and its subsidiaries from using American components, suppliers and technology out of concerns over national security.
Google then cut ties with the Shenzhen-based company, blocking it from using its Android system on phones.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 4:19 am