A Double Agent App Targets Hong Kong’s Protesters

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A mobile app marketed as a tool for activists is actually a spying program, protesters have discovered.

Tear gas and government warnings haven’t stopped the protesters demanding democratic elections in Hong Kong. But a bit of spyware injected into the activist movement may have been sent to do the trick.A mobile app marketed as a tool to help activists organize is actually a spying program, protesters have discovered.

Two weeks ago, spam text messages started pinging the mobile phones of Hong Kong residents associated with the protests.

“Check out this Android app designed by Code4HK for the coordination of Occupy Central!” was the message protesters received, according to the theSouth China Morning Post, which first reported on the app.


Pro-democracy protesters rest around empty buses as they block off Nathan Road, a major route through the heart of the Kowloon district of Hong Kong, on September…

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