Alibaba's security team was the first to discover the Log4j vulnerability. Though Alibaba Cloud was not compromised, the company is nevertheless facing consequences for failing to notify Chinese regulators within two days as required by new laws passed in September 2021.
Chinese Internet users have become much more vocal about what they perceive to be potential breach of privacy by China Internet Giants - Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent.
Apple's commitment to user privacy and human rights called into question by ignoring a second request to testify before Congress on Chinese censorship and a recent vote that saw over 40% of its shareholders express that the company should stop removing apps when the Chinese government demands it.
The Trump administration set the internet ablaze when it issued an executive order that sets a firm date for a TikTok ban. That Tencent-owned WeChat would also be included was something of a surprise.
The Chinese government is in a race to crack the code invented by social media users to circumvent government censorshop on discussions related to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Chinese government claims that the NSA is conducting cyber espionage with repeated attacks on an aerospace and space research university funded by Beijing.
China has added a "color code" in their national surveillance system to mark citizens according to their level of COVID-19 contagion risk and flag those with yellow and red codes for quarantine.
The attribution of the Wuhan cyber attack was followed by an announcement from Chinese authorities that a "highly secretive global reconnaissance system" run by US intelligence agencies would be exposed.
China released new rules on data collection of personal information to prevent app developers from sharing user data without permission and collecting data not required for the functioning of app.
Ride hailing giant Didi's exile into the wilderness appears to be ending, and the Chinese government's harsh wave of regulatory crackdowns has taken sharper focus, as the investigation has concluded and a fine of $1.2 billion has been announced.