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China is using DJI drones to spy on the US Government, claims leaked memo

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Exactly where is the data from your drone ending up and who's using it?

A leaked US Department of Homeland Security memo has suggested that the Chinese government is tapping into drone technology to spy on the US and other countries.

In particular, drone manufacturer DJI has been named amid claims that it could be "providing US critical infrastructure and law enforcement data to the Chinese government", according to the New York Times.

US government officials are highly concerned about the situation, the New York Times adds, with the memo detailing the supposed motivations of China. The memo suggests that China is using DJI technology to target government and privately owned organisations.

With the aim of rattling the US government and its approach to data protection, China is thought to be developing strategies to "collect" and "exploit" sensitive data in the country.

China is using the drones to obtain "proprietary and sensitive critical infrastructure data". They,...(continued)

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