Did Apple build-in iPhone features to appease the Chinese government? One expert believes so.

Apple has built-in censorship features that are apparently in place to placate the Chinese government, according to a report by Wired magazine.
“Basically, Apple added some code to iOS with the goal that phones in China wouldn’t display a Taiwanese flag,” Patrick Wardle, a former NSA staffer, told Wired.
According to Wardle, “there was a bug in that code.”
How was this discovered?
According to the report, Wardle was attending a security conference in San Francisco, when a Taiwanese friend asked to meet for coffee and to tell him she believed China was hacking her iPhone.
Wardle, who is also a “prominent Apple-focused hacker who founded Digita Security,” was skeptical.
But something strange was happening. Every time the Taiwanese flag emoji appeared on his friend’s phone, the app that displayed it caused the phone to “instantly crash,” Wired reported.
Essentially, anyone could crash her phone by sending her a text message with the flag.
“I could send her

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