Chinese military authorities ban smartwatches and wearables on security grounds

In 2015, Chinese authorities banned the 1.6 million members of the country's People's Liberation Army from using smartwatches and other wearable technology in order to prevent security breaches. Army leaders announced the decision after a soldier in the city of Nanjing was reported for trying to use a smartwatch he had been given to take pictures of his comrades because automatic connections could mean the devices uploaded voice and video to the cloud in violation of national security regulations. 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11604642/Chinas-army-banned-from-wearing-smartwatches.html

Writer: Nicola Davison
Publication: Daily Telegraph