Apple’s Chinese Censorship Features Caused iPhone Crashing Bug

China has no love for Taiwan, and the former's censorship has led to strange issues for some iPhone users. If users have their region set to China and someone sends them the Taiwan flag emoji, a bug in iOS could cause the app to crash. That bug has the potential to allow a remote user to launch a denial of service attack on the message receiver

Apple’s Chinese Censorship Features Caused iPhone Crashing Bug

According to security researcher Patrick Wardle, Apple's efforts to appease the Chinese government led to an annoying iPhone bug that it only just fixed in the most recent software update after ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Extremetech

iPhone bug in China caused the handsets to crash every time they received a Taiwanese flag emoji

Anyone with their Apple ID location set to China were affected by the bug - a setting you can change manually from anywhere in the world. (Stock)

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Daily Mail

Chinese Censorship Run Amuck Crashes iPhones With Taiwan Flag Emoji

China has no love for Taiwan, and the former's censorship has led to strange issues for some iPhone users. If users have their region set to China and someone sends them the Taiwan flag emoji, ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from HotHardware

Apple bug crashed iPhones when you wrote 'Taiwan'

Many tech companies have to write code to adapt to China's strict rules, including its denial of Taiwan's independent status. However, Apple's approach to it may have ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Engadget

iPhone crash? Might have been China's dislike for Taiwan's flag - CNET

A apparent censorship to appease China led to a bug that crashed iPhones when the Taiwan emoji was used, according to Wired.

Tue 10 Jul 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

iPhone crashing bug likely caused by code added to appease Chinese gov’t

Apple fixed the denial-of-service flaw in update released Monday.

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Arstechnica

Apple patches iOS bug that crashed apps due to Taiwanese flag emoji

iOS 11.4.1 patches a bug that caused users' apps to crash if they sent or received messages with the Taiwanese flag emoji.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Techradar

Taiwan flag emoji crashed iPhones 'to appease China'

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

Apple's China-Friendly Censorship Caused an iPhone-Crashing Bug

The bug serves as a reminder of China-friendly censorship code hidden in all iOS devices.

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Wired Security

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