Selling customer data such as banking records, vehicle registration and mobile phone usage is big business in China. Recent data theft of 130 million clients of Huazhu Hotels Group saw the stolen payment and contact information going for about US$56,000.
Tencent Suspends New User Registrations for WeChat, Citing Security Upgrade to Comply With New Chinese Laws
WeChat has suspended new user registrations until at least "early August" as it rolls out a security upgrade, assumed to be prompted by recent Chinese laws regarding the storage and transmission of the personal data of the country's citizens.
WeChat Privacy Flap: Login Records Show Unknown Devices for Some Users, Company Claims Manufacturer Device Settings Are To Blame
The WeChat privacy questions stem from numerous users posting logins from unknown devices to their accounts, sometimes at very late and odd hours. Users are speculating about Chinese law enforcement inspecting accounts using some sort of a backdoor.
Chinese government is using AI-Powered smart glasses inbuilt thermal imaging capability to screen residents for coronavirus as authorities ease the lockdown restrictions on Hubei province.
State Censorship Accused of Reaching Into China’s Cloud-Based Word Processors; Author Claims Access to Document Blocked Due to “Sensitive Content”
Popular cloud-based word processor app WPS, one of the most widely used of its type in China, may be facilitating state censorship of user’s private documents. User complained million-word document was locked due to "sensitive content."
Apple’s Silence on Chinese Censorship Raises Questions About the Company’s Commitment to User Privacy and Human Rights
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.
China's new data laws formalizes a legal architecture for Chinese government control over domestic data; a basis for the CCP to claim – and claim oversight over – information, including that of private companies.
Top Chinese telecom operators have jointly introduced a new 5G messaging service based on the GSMA RCS standard that seeks to replace WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app.
China's Social Credit System is scores the reputation of citizens and businesses operating within its sovereign border, using data collected from social media, financial institutions and government records. The purpose is to increase trust, transparency and confidence in the domestic marketplace but at what cost?
Pinduoduo, a popular Chinese shopping app has been suspended from the Google Play Store after traces of malware were found in the code of previous app versions. Suspected purpose was to pore through user data and find information related to competing shopping apps.