As reported in an Inquirer.net’s exclusive, a department in Armed Forces of the Philippines managing territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, modern communication devices are not allowed and internet connection is not available. These are all for the reason of countering any Chinese attempt to intercept military secrets especially when it has to do with West Philippine Sea.
Moreover, personnel are required to use local dialects and are not allowed to use Filipino or English to communicate. USB ports are not used, and couriers are utilized instead of email. According to Inquirer’s source even AFP is also on the lookout for traditional spies posing as businessmen, vendors or fishermen.
It was previously reported that China is using a Chinese telecommunication company, Huawei, in spying for the Chinese government. Huawei provides different telecommunication services and product like smartphones, cloud computing, data center, and wireless communication.