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China just made it even harder for people in the country to access WhatsApp and Threads

The Chinese government made Apple remove two apps – just as US considers the same thing for TikTok.

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Here's what Apple will say if a US TikTok ban becomes law

Sometimes Apple (and other Big Tech companies) have to compromise to stay in business in other coun…

Peter Kafka   


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Apple's China nightmare is about to get worse

Certain foreign apps, like Facebook and WhatsApp, can be accessed in China using Apple's App Store.…

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WeChat owner bans spanking, lip-licking, and nose-picking on the messaging app's live-stream content

Tencent has published a list of "violations" on WeChat's live-streaming platform, including fortune…

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Encrypted messaging app Signal appears to be blocked in China alongside Jack Ma's Alibaba browser, as Beijing cracks down on social-media platforms

Signal, the encrypted messaging app, is the second social-media app to be reportedly blocked in Chi…

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Indian Army sources say the ban on use of Facebook and Instagram by the forces has been successful

The ban imposed by the Indian Army on the usage of 89 smartphone applications, including social med…

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Despite ban, TikTok becomes highest grossing app globally in 2020

Netflix app was at the 10th spot with grossing $209 million worldwide. At 850 million, Ti…

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India’s Defence Ministry introduces “import embargo” on 101 items to boost Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

The Indian government, on August 9, announced that it is introducing an import embargo on 101 ite…

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Facebook, Google, and the US government each have their own reasons to make you believe that TikTok is scary — but they're all self-serving

In a rare occurrence, the Trump administration and US tech companies have found themselves as allie…

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Indian Army officers in a flurry to leave WhatsApp groups after announcement of spot-checks

It’s not just the groups that have unknown members but even golfing groups and regimental gr…

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Banned for hosting porn, TikTok cites damage to free speech in its appeal to India’s Supreme Court

About 39% of the video streaming platform’s 500 million users are from India, most of them…

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Trump's ban on WeChat leaves many people, especially Chinese Americans, scrambling to find ways to stay in contact with loved ones in China

Many people rely on WeChat as the only way of keeping in touch with family and friends in China, wh…

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China to crack down on online fan culture in light of recent celebrity scandals

China’s cyberspace regulator plans to crack down on the online celebrity fan culture in light of th…

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One-third of the latest Chinese mobile apps banned by India are dating services

India’s crackdown on Chinese apps has led to the ban of notable apps like the battle royale Play…

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While TikTok is getting the most attention, Trump's ban will eviscerate WeChat, which serves as a lifeline to China for the app's millions of US users

WeChat will be banned in the US on September 20, and unlike TikTok there's no clear path for the re…

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What is a honey trap ⁠— the reason why the Indian Army banned Tinder, Bumble, and OK Cupid

The increasing frequency of such incidents has led the Indian government to ask Indian Army so…

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TikTok is under fire from Hong Kong to US, days after ban in India

Days after being banned in India, Chinese video sharing app TikTok is pulling out of Hong Kong and …

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China has withdrawn approval for Facebook's new venture in the country, where it remains banned

Facebook had said on Tuesday it planned to create an "innovation hub" to support local start-ups. T…

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