China: Xinjiang Users Arrested For Not Installing State Spyware

Chinese police have reportedly set up checkpoints to ensure that ethnic minorities in the western Xinjiang province have downloaded state-mandated spyware to their mobile devices.

The surveillance app, known as Jingwang, is said to search the device for files that match those blacklisted by the authorities for terror-related content.

It can also prevent the spread of certain content via social media and online chat platforms and block access to illegal and malicious sites, according to reports.

The new rules are only in place in Xinjiang, which has a large population of Uyghur Muslims and a history of social unrest.