China can spy on anyone in the UK through smart fridges, light bulbs and other appliances controlled through an app, a report warned yesterday
Microchips embedded in cars and domestic appliances pose a ‘wide-ranging’ threat to national security because China could ‘weaponise’ them to spy on millions of Britons
A report published by the Washington-based consultancy, Observe, Orientate, Decide, Act (OODA), said the UK Government should do something before it was too late.
Written by a former diplomat in Beijing, Charles Parton, the report warned: ‘It’s time to wake up – free and open countries should ban Chinese-manufactured modules from their supply chains as soon as possible.’
According to the report, three Chinese companies – Quectel, Fibocom and China Mobile – dominate 54 per cent of the global market in smart devices.
This month, it emerged that security services had dismantled ministerial cars and found at least one of the devices, sparking fears China could track everyone from the Prime Minister downwards.
In 2020, the Government said it would remove Huawei technology from Britain’s mobile infrastructure by 2027 amid fears of spying.
Foreign affairs committee chairman Alicia Kearns told The Daily Telegraph: ‘Because they are in so many of our mundane day-to-day objects, the risk if someone was to weaponise them is significant.’
Tory MP Ms Kearns added: ‘You could track someone and work out where the Prime Minister is going to be, for example, and that would be useful information for terrorists.’
RELATED: China Is Using QR Codes On Kitchen Knives In Order To Track Them
Throughout the last decade, China’s technological surveillance systems have strengthened the grip of control the CCP has on its citizens.
Its facial recognition systems can track the majority of its citizens and even fine them for petty violations such as jaywalking but people aren’t the only thing that the CCP is tracking.
Since 2017, China has been tracking kitchen knives by putting QR Codes on them.
Knives are predominantly tracked in the Xinjiang region which mostly consists of the Uighur ethnic group.
Meanwhile in China… By law, even your kitchen knife needs to be QR coded to track you down… in case you rebel against the government.pic.twitter.com/wN74E7VHDv
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 23, 2023
In China, by law, you need to chain your kitchen knives too. pic.twitter.com/kA5zXvCkNR
— Songpinganq (@songpinganq) January 23, 2023
A knife salesman in the city of Aksu, who was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, stated he has spent thousands of dollars on mechanical machines that put a customer’s photo, ethnicity, ID Number and address into a QR code which is then placed on the blade of the knife.
The CCP claims they place the QR codes on knives in order to track a knife back to its owner if it’s used for a crime.
In Aksu, we interviewed a salesman at a knife shop that had to spend thousands of dollars on a machine that turns a customer's ID card data into a QR code and laser-etches it into every knife they sell. pic.twitter.com/T1FMkhdnHR
— Josh Chin (@joshchin) December 19, 2017
Many China analysts believe the QR code is being used to prevent any uprising from occurring against the government.
Anyone who is advocating for guns to be banned in the United States should be careful what they wish for because their kitchen knives could one day be tracked if the 2nd Amendment was ever abolished.
By: Miss Cherry May Timbol – Independent Reporter