At Winter Olympics, cybersecurity worries linger in background


A woman looks at her phone as she passes an Olympic logo inside the main media center for the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Beijing. Now that the Games are ending, and some 16,000 athletes, organisers, journalists and other visitors are heading home, concerns turn to what malware and other problems those who failed to heed the warnings might be carrying with them. — AP

BEIJING: Warnings to use disposable “burner” phones and laptops. Privacy-protecting software. Concerns about a security flaw in an official Games smartphone app.

Such precautions fuelled unease about data privacy for competitors and attendees at the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Not everyone heeded them.

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