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
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

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
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
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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