September 2019

Uighurs in China were target of two-year iOS malware attack – reports

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:23
Max Pixel

Android and Windows devices also targeted in campaign believed to be state-backed

Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:22

A number of malicious websites used to hack into iPhones over a two-year period were targeting Uyghur Muslims, TechCrunch has learned.

Uighurs no longer feel safe in Turkey

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:18
Uyghurs and Tibetans demonstrate in Ankara, Turkey on July 5, 2019. Photo: RFA

Semih Idiz
September 2, 2019

Miracle in Istanbul: A Uyghur School in the Turkish Exile

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:15
One of the pupils of Hira’i.

An interview with Lokman Hira’i, a self-taught teacher who keeps alive Uyghur language and culture among refugee children and teenagers in Istanbul.

Protesters In Kazakhstan Demand President Scrap China Visit

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:11
The protesters rallied in front of the mayor's office Zhanaozen, challenging Kazakhstan’s plans to build dozens of industrial facilities in the country with China's financial assistance.

Demonstrators in Kazakhstan's volatile southwestern town of Zhanaozen have demanded President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev cancel his upcoming trip to China.

China’s Prisons Swell After Deluge of Arrests Engulfs Muslims

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:09
Image: SupChina

Arrests, trials and prison sentences have surged in Xinjiang, where Uighurs and Kazakhs also face re-education camps.

Behind the Rise of China’s Facial-Recognition Giants

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:05

Megvii, one of four highly valued Chinese facial-recognition startups, has filed for an IPO. Most of its revenue comes from surveillance and security systems.

Joshua Wong and Alex Chow: The People of Hong Kong Will Not Be Cowed by China

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:03
Josh Wong & Alex Chow moments after their speech in the Admiralty,  on October 11, 2014. Photo: Aaron Guy Leroux

You can arrest us. But more protesters will keep coming out.

‘Our Government Doesn’t Want to Spoil Relations with China’

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 18:57
Serikzhan Bilash attends a hearing in Nur-Sultant on June 7. Photo: RFE/RL

The arrest of a Kazakh activist who advocated for Muslims ensnared in Beijing’s camps is part of a wider effort by China to shape the narrative on its internment system.

Confirmed: Google’s Android Suffers Sustained Attacks By Anti-Uighur Hackers

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 18:55
Photo:  Max Pixel

Thomas Brewster Forbes Staff
I cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms.