#China

‘TikTok Spies On You and Transfers Data to Chinese Authorities.’ But Is It All That Bad? ‘TikTok Spies On You and Transfers Data to Chinese Authorities.’ But Is It All That Bad?

Recently, the news broke that TikTok, a popular Chinese online platform and mobile app for sharing short-form mobile videos, collects user personal data in an amount unusual for a social media app.

How Binance Hides Its Legal Structure From Users and Regulators How Binance Hides Its Legal Structure From Users and Regulators

Binance exchange took off in 2017. In a few months’ time, it became one of the leading platforms by trading volume. By now, it’s got a multitude of new services and clients all over the world.

Zoom to Introduce New Censorship Features After Doing China's Bidding Zoom to Introduce New Censorship Features After Doing China’s Bidding

If you are into discussing private matters or sensitive topics like the Tiananmen Square tragedy over video calls, don’t use Zoom for that. The service announced a new feature that would make it easier to ban people from the desired country at their government’s request.

Eastern Europe Hit by Massive Russia and China-backed Cyberattacks, Including Strong Propaganda on Social Networks, Analysis Suggests Eastern Europe Hit by Massive Russia and China-backed Cyberattacks, Including Strong Propaganda on Social Networks, Analysis Suggests

This spring, an array of European countries faced a massive cyberattack campaign, with nearly 80 critical infrastructure institutions in Eastern and Central Europe affected. The attacks reportedly were in favor of Russia’s and China’s interests in Europe.

Internet as Battlefield: War Between Authoritarian and Democratic Paradigms for Digital Tomorrow Internet as Battlefield: War Between Authoritarian and Democratic Paradigms for Digital Tomorrow

In the 21st century, the internet has rapidly abandoned its role as a new means of communication. The 2010s saw it transform from a global village where everyone can offend someone else’s mom with no consequences into a military domain, similar to land, sea, air, and space. Unseen to many, the digital war between the […]

Chinese Province Wants to Label Citizens by Their Health Rating Using Data on Their Sleep, Eating, and Exercising Chinese Province Wants to Label Citizens by Their Health Rating Using Data on Their Sleep, Eating, and Exercising

The Chinese province of Hangzhou has proposed that authorities assign a permanent health rating to its residents, which would be based on people’s medical records and lifestyle habits. The move comes after China introduced and successfully deployed a similar QR system amid the coronavirus outbreak in an effort to hinder the further spread of the […]

Safety Over Freedom: How Governments Introduce Surveillance Under Veil of Coronavirus Control Safety Over Freedom: How Governments Introduce Surveillance Under Veil of Coronavirus Control

“A big battle has been raging in recent years over our privacy. The coronavirus crisis could be the battle’s tipping point.” That’s a warning from a Financial Times’ article by Yuval Noah Harari, the author of “Sapiens,” about the loss of freedom in a time when many are willing to sacrifice everything for the feeling […]

China’s Digitization Endeavors Continue: National Blockchain Platform to Go Live in April China’s Digitization Endeavors Continue: National Blockchain Platform to Go Live in April

While our society is being taught a hard lesson about the benefits of digitization, governments and businesses scramble to put together all sorts of online solutions. Although, China may have had a head start in going digital with a national blockchain infrastructure expected to go live next month.

Tone Vays: Miners Have Largely Left China. People Just Don’t Want to Believe It Tone Vays: Miners Have Largely Left China. People Just Don’t Want to Believe It

In our recent piece we’ve talked about the COVID-19 epidemic shaking both crypto and traditional markets. The apparent recession got to the levels unseen in years, and in some cases—decades. It isn’t yet clear when the situation will get back to normal and what comes next.

Justin Sun’s Secret Projects, or What Lies Beneath Tron Founder’s Empire

From the moment of its inception, the Tron platform and its founder Justin Sun have garnered significant attention from news media within the crypto-industry. There are perfectly legitimate reasons for this, such as important technological releases or major acquisitions. There is also an abundance of much more controversial news hooks, surrounding the person of this […]

Exclusive: CZ Binance on His Wealth, Values, Russia and China

Binance’s founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao, 42, made his way from a small town in China to a Forbes cover and became a shy rockstar of the bitcoin-industry. Widely known as CZ, today he runs one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the world which offers a wide range of services from spot trading to […]

China Considers Ban on Bitcoin Mining – Report

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), a central government agency in charge of formulating macroeconomic policies, has labeled cryptocurrency mining as an “undesirable” industry, recommending local governments to eliminate the sector in the country.

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