A PLA officer takes photos on his mobile phone at the Zhuhai air show in 2014. The military warned personnel this week in its daily newspaper that car hailing apps could use a phone’s GPS system to reveal sensitive information. Photo: ReutersA PLA officer takes photos on his mobile phone at the Zhuhai air show in 2014. The military warned personnel this week in its daily newspaper that car hailing apps could use a phone’s GPS system to reveal sensitive information. Photo: Reuters
A PLA officer takes photos on his mobile phone at the Zhuhai air show in 2014. The military warned personnel this week in its daily newspaper that car hailing apps could use a phone’s GPS system to reveal sensitive information. Photo: Reuters

Warning shot: Soldier alerts PLA to military threat from car-hailing apps

Smartphones’ GPS location services can reveal personnel’s identity and exact location, army newspaper reports

Topic |   China’s military
A PLA officer takes photos on his mobile phone at the Zhuhai air show in 2014. The military warned personnel this week in its daily newspaper that car hailing apps could use a phone’s GPS system to reveal sensitive information. Photo: ReutersA PLA officer takes photos on his mobile phone at the Zhuhai air show in 2014. The military warned personnel this week in its daily newspaper that car hailing apps could use a phone’s GPS system to reveal sensitive information. Photo: Reuters
A PLA officer takes photos on his mobile phone at the Zhuhai air show in 2014. The military warned personnel this week in its daily newspaper that car hailing apps could use a phone’s GPS system to reveal sensitive information. Photo: Reuters
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