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DHS: Drone Maker "Likely" Helping China Spy on US


The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sent out a memo to US law enforcement and private businesses warning that Chinese drone maker Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) has been spying on the US at the behest of China.

The DHS sent out the memo this summer, on August 9, 2017. In the memo, officials assessed "with moderate confidence that Chinese-based company DJI Science and Technology is providing U.S. critical infrastructure and law enforcement data to the Chinese government."

DHS: DJI sends critical US data to Chinese servers

Officials say that DJI drones come with Android applications that collect information such as usernames, emails, full names, phone numbers, recorded images, recorded videos, facial recognition data, and other. The DHS has a problem with the fact that the apps automatically upload this data to servers located in Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong, "to which the Chinese government most likely has access."

Chinese laws force Chinese companies to collect...(continued)

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