A former Hong Kong police detective says the force has used Cellebrite’s data-extraction technology for about seven years. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong protests: did police use Israel’s Cellebrite hacking tech to crack protesters’ smartphones?

  • Former Hong Kong police detective says the force has used the company’s data-extraction technology for about seven years
  • Disclosure may explain how investigators got around smartphone security features to gather evidence against protesters
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A former Hong Kong police detective says the force has used Cellebrite’s data-extraction technology for about seven years. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.