Shenzhen-based digital lock manufacturer has been accused by cybersecurity police of insulting the national bomb-disposal unit, triggering outcry from the public.

The trouble began when Kaadas Technology—a manufacturer of smart locks that support fingerprint scanning and touch-screen passwords—ran an off-color advertisement. 

Viewers took offense to the final scenes of the ad, in which a soldier fails to dispose of a nuclear bomb and is blown up, leaving only a dismembered hand.

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Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com