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Chinese app on ‘education’ raises concern

A widely downloaded Chinese propaganda app that quizzes users on Communist Party heroes and military achievements may be “studying them right back” through data collection, Open Technology Fund, a U.S.-based internet freedom campaign group, says.

The app — called “Xuexi Qiangguo” or “Study to make China strong” — has accumulated 130 million users since its launch by the Communist Party’s propaganda arm in January. Marketed as an education tool, it “maintains a level of access that no app would normally have over a user’s device”, said OTF.

Source: thehindu.com

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