In September, thousands of people followed the path of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou‘s flight back home using Flightradar24, a website that allows internet users to obtain instant information about travelling jets, the South China Morning Post reported.
Now these flight-tracking sites and the equipment they use to monitor origin and destination, position, altitude, speed and aircraft type, have become targeted by Chinese national security authorities.
Regulators confiscated hundreds of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast devices used by Flightradar24 and its peers to capture aviation data. Two days later, Flightradar24 was removed from app stores in China.
Read the full report: South China Morning Post