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China reportedly spying on ‘tens of thousands’ of Americans via cellphones

China has been using telephone companies in the Bahamas and Barbados to spy on “tens of thousands” of American citizens, a mobile-phone security expert told Britain’s Guardian newspaper.

“The attacks qualify as mass surveillance, which is primarily for intelligence collection and not necessarily targeting high-profile targets,” said Gary Miller, founder of Exigent Media, a Seattle-area media-production company specializing in cybersecurity issues. “These occur primarily while people are [traveling] abroad.”

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