Senior Adviser MAG Consulting, Ayman Al-Bannaw, expected the application war to ignite between the United States and China, with the increasing targeting of applications between the two countries.
Al-Bannaw added, in an interview with Al-Arabiya, that the war between Beijing and Washington aims to lead in 3 areas (artificial intelligence, fifth-generation communications services, and self-driving cars).
Al-Banaw explained that the United States, some time ago, prevented the export of advanced silicon chips to curb China’s development and the subsequent development of America in this field.
And he continued, “A war could develop between the two countries, and China began carrying out operations similar to what the United States did, which everyone hopes will not lead to an economic war.”
He stressed that everyone will lose from this war, and everyone will suffer as a result.
A new CNN investigation revealed that the Chinese shopping app Pinduoduo contains malware that could allow the Beijing government to access sensitive information.
Digital security experts from Finland, America and Israel who examined the application unanimously agreed that it exploits techniques that allow it to escalate its powers without the user’s permission.
And the Google Store deleted the “Pinduoduo” application last March due to the malware it contains, as it can spy on other applications on the user’s phone, even if the user deletes it.
Experts have yet to confirm whether the Chinese government gets access to the information the app gets.
The app has 750 million monthly active users.