The harsh potential penalties under the new national security law have spooked many internet and smartphone users in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock
The harsh potential penalties under the new national security law have spooked many internet and smartphone users in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock

Hongkongers, spooked by Beijing’s new national security law, are scrubbing their digital footprints

  • Hong Kong officially adopted a new national security law imposed by Beijing on July 1
  • Internet users worried of falling afoul of the new law are using encrypted messaging apps, scrubbing their social media posts and installing VPN software

The harsh potential penalties under the new national security law have spooked many internet and smartphone users in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock
The harsh potential penalties under the new national security law have spooked many internet and smartphone users in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock
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