Flightradar 24 Removed from Chinese Services

Radar App, ADS-B devices Seized Over NatSec Concerns The aircraft tracking and route viewing app Flight radar 24 recently disappeared from online stores in China, and hundreds of ADS-B devices have been seized in what seems to be a government crackdown on aviation hobbyist data collection. Chinese national security authorities claim that various foreign institutions have been trying to recruit citizens to share data with them in an apparent effort to track and monitor the transit of aircraft throughout the country. While such services are perfectly legal in many countries, the collection and transfer of such information could be deemed illegal under Chinese data law.

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