Thursday, June 04, 2015
Smartwatch security advice from the People's Liberation Army
Last month a rather odd report appeared in the People’s Liberation Army Daily, itself a rather odd 'newspaper' which acts as military mouthpiece for Chinese government policy. The report - and I use that term very loosely as on closer inspection I suspect that 'work of fiction' would be more appropriate - seems to warn members of the PLA against buying or using wearable devices as they are a risk to national security. The story itself is very confusing, as it relates to a soldier who was apparently using a smartwatch to take a selfie with his comrades in arms. Odd as it sounds, I think the People's Liberation Army may just have a point, and one that the enterprise might do well to at least consider.