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Microsoft's Bing access restored to some users after outage in China
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Microsoft's Bing access restored to some users after outage in China

Should Bing be blocked, it would mark Microsoft’s second setback in China since November 2017.

Iran's 'halal net' is a net neutrality supporter’s nightmare; resembles China's 'Great Firewall'
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Iran's 'halal net' is a net neutrality supporter’s nightmare; resembles China's 'Great Firewall'

The idea of Iran setting up its own “halal,” or “permissible,” internet first came in 2011 in the wake of the 2009 protests.

China urges hotel companies to review their websites and apps to fix China's territorial presence
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China urges hotel companies to review their websites and apps to fix China's territorial presence

The move expands the Chinese government’s efforts of recent days to police how foreign businesses refer to parts of China

Apple's Tim Cook says that 1.8 million developers using its platform have earned $17 billion from the App Store in China
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Apple's Tim Cook says that 1.8 million developers using its platform have earned $17 billion from the App Store in China

Tim Cook shared the data on Sunday during a speech at China’s top public cyber policy forum, organised by the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC).

Donald Trump to use Twitter in China despite the Great Firewall
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Donald Trump to use Twitter in China despite the Great Firewall

Trump could also use an alternative temporary phone as another way to avoid the risk of compromising his smartphone in a country which is often accused of hacking.

Local Chinese court uses targeted ads on WeChat to shame debtors: Report
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Local Chinese court uses targeted ads on WeChat to shame debtors: Report

It said the court in Wenzhou’s Ouhai district had released the names and photos of 20 local defaulters owing a total of 10.7 million yuan ($1.61 million)

WeChat will now disclose user information to the Chinese government on request
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WeChat will now disclose user information to the Chinese government on request

Earlier this year, various Chinese social media platforms like WeChat, Baidu Teiba, Weibo had come under the Chinese scanner for alleged violation of cybersecurity laws.

China will create national data repository to strengthen cyber-security
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China will create national data repository to strengthen cyber-security

The law is the latest in a series of moves by Chinese authorities designed to guard core infrastructure and private enterprises against cyber attacks.

Amidst VPN bans in China, Facebook authorizes a photo-sharing application called Colourful Balloons
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Amidst VPN bans in China, Facebook authorizes a photo-sharing application called Colourful Balloons

The app was released in China by a company called Youge Internet Technology and without any hint that Facebook is affiliated with the company.

Chinese app developers file complaint against Apple for 'abuse of App Store control'
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Chinese app developers file complaint against Apple for 'abuse of App Store control'

Apple is facing regulatory problems in China after a group of 28 app developers filed a complaint accusing the company for abuse of App Store control.

As VPNs come under scanner, internet users in China fear further restrictions in web access
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As VPNs come under scanner, internet users in China fear further restrictions in web access

Millions of people are estimated to use VPNs to bypass Chinese internet restrictions, getting access to blocked websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Apple will have to toe govt line to overcome increased competition and dropping revenues in China
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Apple will have to toe govt line to overcome increased competition and dropping revenues in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out in defence of the company’s stand on removing major virtual private network (VPN) apps from its App Store in China.

Apple is putting more efforts in the Chinese market as smartphone share takes a dip
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Apple is putting more efforts in the Chinese market as smartphone share takes a dip

Apple's China revenues have stalled, falling for a fifth straight quarter in January-March, when sales grew in every other region.

China plans to upgrade Great Firewall with crackdown on VPNs and similar tools
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China plans to upgrade Great Firewall with crackdown on VPNs and similar tools

The latest moves come after dozens of popular China-based VPNs have been shut down in recent weeks, and there have been rolling attacks on overseas VPNs.

WhatsApp users in China report service disruption sparking fear of censorship
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WhatsApp users in China report service disruption sparking fear of censorship

WhatsApp users in China on Tuesday reported problems with the messaging app, sparking fears that the service could have been blocked by authorities.

China calls for more strict regulations on the internet citing terrorism and fake news
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China calls for more strict regulations on the internet citing terrorism and fake news

Chinese officials and business leaders speaking at the third World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen last week called for more rigid cyber governance, pointing to the ability of militants to organise online and the spread of false news items during the recent U.S. election as signs cyberspace had become dangerous and unwieldy.

China adopts controversial cyber security law amidst opposition from foreign businesses and right groups
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China adopts controversial cyber security law amidst opposition from foreign businesses and right groups

China adopted a controversial cybersecurity law on Monday to counter what Beijing says are growing threats such as hacking and terrorism, although the law has triggered concern from foreign business and rights groups.

Twitter's new China Chief was a watcher on the Great Firewall
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Twitter's new China Chief was a watcher on the Great Firewall

Kathy Chen, Twitter's managing director for China, built internet filtering products along with Beijing's ministry of public security

Step aside, India! The real moral police is here: China bans 120 ‘obscene’ songs
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Step aside, India! The real moral police is here: China bans 120 ‘obscene’ songs

China's Ministry of Culture has released a blacklist of 120 songs that "trumpet obscenity, violence, crime or harm social morality," and ordered website administrators to remove them from their sites

China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts
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China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts

Some of China's largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said.