Virgin’s subsidized smartphones come with unremovable Chinese malware

Ross LaJeunesse left Google last April after he advocated within the company for years for a human rights program that formalize free speech and privacy principles. The US Navy has issued a policy banning the social media app TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, saying the China-owned video messaging service is a “cybersecurity threat.” “China flight systems jammed by pig farm’s African swine fever defences.” That headline from the South China Morning Post sums up this strange story.

Link: Virgin’s subsidized smartphones come with unremovable Chinese malware
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