Exclusive: Google Banned Major Chinese App Developer CooTek From The Play Store And Its Ad Platforms
CooTek apps continued to bombard users with disruptive ads even after the company said it had stopped.
A Google VP Told The US Senate The Company Has “Terminated” The Chinese Search App Dragonfly
But Karan Bhatia did not explicitly rule out working on tools for China in the future.
Exclusive: Google Is Banning A Play Store Developer With More Than Half A Billion App Installs
The Do Global ban comes after BuzzFeed News revealed it was committing ad fraud and violating other Google policies.
A Chinese Diplomat Got Called Racist For Tweeting About DC While Defending Muslim Internment Camps
The deputy chief of mission in China’s embassy in Pakistan then pivoted to dunking on racism in the US and fighting with a former US national security adviser before deleting the tweets.
China Is Trying To Spy On Pakistan’s Uighurs
A group funded by the local Chinese Embassy is collecting data on Pakistan’s Uighurs, worrying the community. The embassy claims it’s never heard of the group.
An American Reporter Was Denied A Visa To China. She Said It’s Because She Criticized The Communist Party.
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, a Washington, DC–based freelance journalist, applied for a journalist visa with AFP last year. AFP was told to find another journalist.
As Stores Scramble To Deal With China Tariffs, Their Competitors Expect To Benefit
Shoppers on the prowl for a deal at discount retailers may not see a big impact on their wallets as new taxes on Chinese imports take effect.
US Lawmakers Want An Examination Of The US Money Funding Surveillance Tech In China
Following a report from BuzzFeed News, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Tom Suozzi want to scrutinize the ties between US institutional investors and two successful Chinese facial recognition companies, SenseTime and Megvii.
This Woman Is Running To Save The Love Of Her Life
Zheng Churan’s husband disappeared four years after she was arrested for protesting sexual harassment on public transportation.
27 Heartbreaking Pictures From The Tiananmen Square Massacre
A look back the China's pro-democracy protests of 1989, presented by Getty Images. (Warning: graphic images.)
Here’s How China Uses An App To Repress Muslims
For the first time, the app used by police in China to collect huge amounts of people’s personal information has been reverse engineered.
US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State
Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii. The Chinese government is using their technologies to surveil and profile its own citizens.
There’s A Growing “Boycott Apple” Movement In China Because Of The US Trade War
There’s been a flurry of anti-Apple and anti-US messages posted on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, following new US–China tensions over Huawei.
Forget The Trade War. TikTok Is China’s Most Important Export Right Now.
Silicon Valley may have begun the era of social media, but its future could be in China.
Popular Apps In Google's Play Store Are Abusing Permissions And Committing Ad Fraud
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation, Google removed six apps from the Play store that belonged to a major Chinese developer.
16 Out Of This World Pictures From An Actual Mars Training Facility
Located in the arid isolation of the Gobi Desert, the C-Space Project Mars simulation base offers visitors a taste of what it's like to travel to the red planet.
A Post About China's "996" Workweek Went Viral On GitHub. Now Microsoft Employees Want To Protect It From Censorship.
A viral GitHub project that discusses the grueling demands on Chinese tech workers could be a target for state censorship.
This Man’s Aunt Was Jailed Days After He Met With Mike Pompeo Over China’s Muslim Crackdown
Ferkat Jawdat, who lives in Virginia, told BuzzFeed News that China was using his relatives “as hostages.”
A Canadian Government Committee Is Investigating Foreign Interference And Espionage
China, Russia, and other countries are running influence and espionage operations in Canada, according to the committee.
Israel Election: Twitter Suspended Dozens Of Hebrew-Language Accounts Run By A Strange Chinese Religious Sect
Twitter's lack of disclosure raises questions about the company’s commitment to transparency around removing accounts during global political events.
A Chinese Woman Carrying Four Cellphones And Malware Was Arrested At Trump's Mar-A-Lago Resort
The woman, identified as Yujing Zhang, was charged with unlawfully gaining access to Trump's Palm Beach resort and lying to federal agents.
Chinese Kids Are Getting Their Parents, Their Parents’ Parents, And Their Parents’ Parents’ Parents Involved In A Meme
I'm not crying, you're crying.
China Has Also Been Targeting Foreigners In Its Brutal Crackdown On Muslims
Turkey is one of the few Muslim-majority countries to call out China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims. A BuzzFeed News investigation finds that several Turkish nationals have also disappeared, something that has never been publicly acknowledged by Turkey.
Reddit Has Become A Battleground Of Alleged Chinese Trolls
“Bad enough to have to deal with Russian Ops and the Alt-Right, but now we have to deal with Chinabots as well.”
Mark Zuckerberg Tried Hard To Get Facebook Into China. Now The Company May Be Backing Away.
“As we build our infrastructure around the world, we've chosen not to build data centers in countries that have a track record of violating human rights like privacy or freedom of expression,” Zuckerberg wrote on Wednesday.
A Leaked Memo Says Chinese State TV Registered As A Foreign Agent "In The Spirit Of Cooperation"
"It's already hard describing who we work for," one CGTN source said. "This makes it even more complicated and uncomfortable when talking to anyone on the outside."
Her Reporting Led To The Firing Of Canada’s Ambassador. That’s Made Her A Target For China’s State Media.
“I’m starting to feel unsafe even though I’m in Canada,” Joanna Chiu wrote on Twitter.
George Soros Said The Biggest Threat To The World Is China’s Development Of AI
“It will subordinate the fate of the individual to the interests of the one-party state in ways unprecedented in history.”
China Has Blocked Microsoft Bing, The Only Major Foreign Search Engine Its Citizens Could Access
Bing is the latest foreign internet service to be blocked by the “Great Firewall,” a system of censorship controls employed by China’s authoritarian government.
Release Detained Canadians Now, Former Foreign Ministers, Diplomats And Academics Tell China In Open Letter
Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in December, apparently in retaliation for the arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada.