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Apple Bans App That Allowed Hong Kong Protestors to Track Police Movements

Apple has reportedly banned an app that allows Hong Kong protestors to track protests and police movements in the city state, despite increasing international condemnation against the violence used by the authorities. According to The Register, Apple has told the makers of the HKmap Live app that it can’t be allowed in the App Store …

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Competitive Oyster Shucking Is Real, Decadent, And China's Best Party

Many people who visit Beijing take special pleasure in doing a thing they often do, but on the Great Wall. Shotgunning a beer on the Great Wall. Lighting a cigar on the Great Wall. Making a sandwich and then eating it on the Great Wall. I have personally seen a used condom on the Great …

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Popular face-swapping app Zao sparks another privacy outcry

Yet another AI-powered face-swapping app has gone viral, and it's introducing the usual privacy concerns in record time. The iOS app Zao quickly topped China's edition of the App Store since its August 30th launch thanks to its uncanny ability to pu… Source: Engadget | Popular face-swapping app Zao sparks another privacy outcry

China Reportedly Used iPhone Exploits to Target Uyghur Muslims

Last week we reported on Google’s discovery of an old iPhone vulnerability – now fixed by Apple – that enabled malicious websites to steal data from thousands of users over a two-year period. Google described these attacks in its original blog post as “indiscriminate,” however a report over the weekend by TechCrunch suggests the websites …

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Apple Asks U.S. for Import Tariff Exemption on Parts for New Mac Pro After Shifting Assembly to China

Apple has asked the Trump administration to exclude components for the new Mac Pro and various accessories like the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad from being subject to a 25 percent tariff on Chinese imports, according to filings with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative uncovered by Bloomberg. The administration has promised relief if …

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How screwed is Huawei?

After years of public mistrust, the US government has finally, officially laid out its cases against tech giant Huawei. The Chinese company stands accused of a laundry list crimes ranging from wire fraud to trade-secret theft to violating Iranian san… Source: Engadget | How screwed is Huawei?

Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland over alleged spying

Huawei doesn't want further whiffs of suspicion around its motivations, even in cases where it's not directly implicated. The Chinese tech giant has fired Weijing Wang, an employee arrested in Poland over spying allegations despite security official… Source: Engadget | Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland over alleged spying

Chinese tech at CES: Politics is temporary, business is permanent

At the start of 2018, the US imposed a series of tariffs on Chinese products ranging from solar cells through to home appliances. It was the escalation of rhetoric between the two countries over fears that the US-China trade deficit had become too hi… Source: Engadget | Chinese tech at CES: Politics is temporary, business …

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China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its government

It won't surprise you to hear that China keeps a tight lid on homegrown social networks, but it's now doing more to stifle free expression on outside networks, too. The New York Times reported that Chinese law enforcement recently began a crackdown o… Source: Engadget | China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its …

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China detains scientist who claims to have made gene-edited babies

China was quick to halt the work of scientist He Jiankui after he claimed to have created the first genetically edited babies, but that apparently wasn't enough. After weeks of uncertainty surrounding He's whereabouts, the New York Times has learned… Source: Engadget | China detains scientist who claims to have made gene-edited babies

China's first video game approvals in months don't include Tencent

A week after China approved its first batch of video games in nine months, the list is finally available… and who's not included may be more notable than who is. The country's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television… Source: Engadget | China's first video game approvals in months don't include Tencent

Chinese schools keep tabs on kids with 'intelligent uniforms'

Even schoolkids can't escape China's increasing obsession with surveillance. Over 10 schools in the country's southwestern Guizhou province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have made students wear "intelligent uniforms" from Guanyu Technology in… Source: Engadget | Chinese schools keep tabs on kids with 'intelligent uniforms'

GoPro will make 'most' of its US cameras outside of China

China and the US may have declared a tariff truce (however tentative), but GoPro isn't taking any chances. It's moving "most" of its US-bound action camera production out of China by summer 2019 to reduce the effect of any potential tariff increases… Source: Engadget | GoPro will make 'most' of its US cameras outside of …

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China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales, Apple files appeal

A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several devices, including iPhone X, violated two Qualcomm patents related to resizing photos and man… Source: Engadget | China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales, Apple files appeal

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