Chinese messaging app WeChat banned by Australia's Defence Force

Technology 13-3-2018 Mashable 46

Last month, U.S. intelligence agencies weren't so into the idea of people using Chinese phones.

The heads of the CIA, FBI and NSA told a Senate committee in February they didn't recommend products or services by China's Huawei or ZTE be used by Americans, concerned about companies or entities becoming "beholden to foreign governments."

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Now, in Australia, that suspicion has seemingly extended to Chinese apps. Messaging platform WeChat has reportedly been banned from being installed on phones belonging to the country's Department of Defence, according to the Australian Financial Review. Read more...

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