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WeChat is censoring messages about coronavirus in China

WeChat currently has over 1.15 billion monthly active users, and censoring important information about the outbreak only puts them in more danger.

‘The Entire System Is Designed to Suppress Us.’ What the Chinese...

As China’s economy slows and rising wages make manufacturing less competitive, the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is turning to technology to arrest the slide. Strategic technologies such as AI are a key focus.

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.

China social media: WeChat and the Surveillance State

If you want to have a normal life in China, you had better not say anything controversial about the Communist Party and especially not about its leader, Xi Jinping.

Why China Silenced a Clickbait Queen in Its Battle for Information...

The silencing of Ms. Ma, better known in China by her pen name, Mimeng, reflects a broader campaign by President Xi Jinping to purge the public sphere of popular voices that the ruling Communist Party finds threatening, no matter how innocuous they may seem.

‘I’m being watched’: Anne-Marie Brady, the China critic living in fear...

New Zealand academic says Chinese intimidation tactics she has studied are now being used against her. It’s just gone midday at Canterbury University and Professor...

Twitter allegedly subject to Chinese censorship reach through hacked accounts and...

When Chinese human rights activist Aizhong Wang logged into his Twitter account this week, he was shocked to find all his tweets...

China’s edge in the tech race is vast amounts of data

The willingness of Chinese citizens to share their data with tech firms is giving China an edge. A vast number are sharing medical...

A Chinese University’s Surveillance Plan Has Sparked Public Backlash

A Chinese university’s plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire, illustrating the limits of the population’s tolerance for surveillance.

Freedom on the Net 2018: The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism

Fake news, data collection, and the challenge to democracy By Adrian Shahbaz The internet is growing less free around the world, and democracy itself is withering under...

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