Foreign tourists in China looking to buy a bottle of water or a taxi ride are finding themselves out of luck, with many merchants only accepting money by QR code.
Mark Zuckerberg suggested that social media is a “Fifth Estate”; in fact, social media is a means by which the Third Estate — commoners — can seize political power. Here history matters…
As pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong, the tech giant’s troubling relationship with an authoritarian regime has come into focus.
The Chinese government has been working for several years on a comprehensive Internet security/surveillance program. This program is based on the
China is taking every measure it can to verify the identities of its over 850 million mobile internet users. From a report: From Dec. 1, people applying for new mobile and data services will have to have their faces scanned by telecom providers, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology sa...
Leak spells out how social media app advances China’s foreign policy aims
Het laatste nieuws over privacy en vrijheid.
China is intercepting texts from WeChat users living outside of the country, mostly from the U.S. Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia. NPR reports:
The popular Chinese messaging app WeChat is Zhou Fengsuo's most reliable communication link to China. That's because he hasn't been back in over two dec...
Promo video of a Chinese military drill in Hong Kong started making the rounds on patriotic sections of China’s TikTok
At its core, artificial intelligence is a military technology. Why is the company sharing it with a rival?
It occupies a spot next to 'Black Mirror' and Big Brother in popular imagination, but China’s social credit project is far more complicated than a single, all-powerful numerical score.
From Marxism to hip hop, China’s appropriations from the West show that globalisation makes the world bumpy, not flat
If there is a new tech cold war, it is one with shots fired over a decade ago, largely by China. The questions going forward are about both leverage and values.
The former Google CEO also claimed that employees building the search engine, Dragonfly, knew what they were working on — contradicting what they have said.
Children are interrogated. Neighbors become informants. Mosques are monitored. Cameras are everywhere.
David Kong felt shattered after a recent business trip to Chongqing.
What the rest of the world doesn't know about Chinese AI
Filmmaker Hao Wu discusses the issues brought to light by his documentary ‘People’s Republic of Desire.’
A group of employees said Google made hundreds of changes to smartphone apps for the controversial project, thought to be defunct.
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Tech companies, democratic governments, and civil society need to work together to fight back against growing surveillance and censorship online.
Google reassigned several groups of engineers away from a planned censored search engine after a rift over its use of real internet queries in China for testing.
I worked as a research scientist at Google when Dragonfly was revealed and resigned in protest after a month of internally fighting for clarification.
Google's secret project to build a censored Chinese search engine bypassed the company's own security and privacy teams
Publicly, Google executive Ben Gomes has called the censored search engine “an exploration.” Privately, he wanted it completed “as soon as possible.”
Google’s plan for a censored search engine in China also blacklists terms like “Nobel Prize” and “human rights.”
How to: beat Chinese social media image-filtering
Eight years after Google initially took a stand against Internet censorship by exiting the Chinese search market, we are disappointed to learn the company has been secretly re-considering an extended collaboration with the massive censorship and surveillance-wielding state....
Lokman Tsui said a planned censored search engine will put Google in a weak position and alienate employees.
The company sampled searches from a Beijing-based website to hone its blacklists.
After The Intercept revealed Google's censored search engine for China, employees are “upset and scared” as executives restrict information, sources said.
A bug in iOS 11.3 – fixed in iOS 11.4.1 – revealed that Apple censors the Taiwanese flag on iPhones whose region is set to China …
Xi Jinping wants to wrest control of global cyber governance from the market economies of the west.
Redditor claims Chinese border guards installed malware on his phone
Chinese law professor: AI will end capitalism
China is rolling out a high-tech plan to give all of its 1.4 billion citizens a personal score, based on how they behave. But there are consequences if a score gets too low, and for some that's cause for concern.
Chinese jaywalkers are identified and shamed by facial recognition, and now they'll get warnings over text message
No matter what anyone tells you, we’re not ready for the massive societal upheavals on the way.
The PRC’s “social credit” scheme might have consequences for life in cities everywhere.
Chinese transit cops deploy face-recognition glasses to spot indebted people, oppressed ethnic/religious minorities and criminals
Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”
YouTube has suspended the video account of popular Chinese dissident Guo Wengui amid a mounting pressure from the Beijing government.
By pulling VPN apps from the App Store in China, Apple joins a long list of tech companies that have given in to censorship.
China forces Xinjiang Uyghurs to install mobile spyware, enforces with stop-and-frisk
China orders mobile app stores to remove VPN apps
Chinese wives, denied legal rights, hire "mistress dispellers" to keep their marriages intact
Chinese law requiring internet companies to spy on users comes into effect this week
Meet the Chinese netizens who combine a hatred for the ‘white left’ with
a love of US president Donald Trump.
Sinds deze week moeten autobezitters in de regio Sinkiang, waar 25 miljoen mensen wonen, verplicht een Chinese GPS-tracker in hun auto installeren zodat de overheid hen kan volgen. Wie dat niet d
China's private data-brokers will sell you full dossiers on anyone in the country
Typical English village mystified by its cult status among Chinese tourists
Mirror-filled Chinese bookstore seems infinite
Geen land ter wereld heeft zo'n omvangrijk systeem voor online censuur als China. Met sinoloog Tabitha Speelman zocht ik uit: wat kunnen we van de successen en mislukkingen van dit systeem leren?