TikTok hits back at ‘misinformation’ about its ties to China in submission to Senate inquiry | Technology

Video messaging app TikTok has hit back at what it says is “misinformation” about its connection to China, characterising itself as a global platform with “strict controls around security and data access”. The hugely popular platform has used a submission to the Senate inquiry into foreign interference through social media Continue Reading

Facebook removes fake accounts with links to China and Philippines | Technology

Facebook says it has removed hundreds of coordinated fake accounts with links to individuals in China and in the Filipino military that were interfering in the politics of the Philippines and the US. The company said all the accounts – in two distinct networks based in China and the Philippines Continue Reading

‘I will be cut off’: Chinese Americans feel targeted by Trump’s WeChat order | US news- Tempemail

Chinese Americans have had their daily communications unwittingly swept into the US-China trade war, as the Trump administration threatens to ban China-based messaging platform WeChat. For many Chinese Americans WeChat is a lifeline connecting them to family and friends in China, and within Chinese American communities – one that will Continue Reading

ByteDance to float TikTok Global to allay transparency fears | Technology- Tempemail

A new company set up to allow TikTok to continue operating in the United States plans to float on the stock market in an effort to increase transparency and show the Trump administration that it will adhere to regulatory oversight. TikTok Global plans to hold a public listing, its Chinese Continue Reading

Judge blocks Trump bid to remove WeChat from stores over China fears | Social media- Tempemail

A US judge has blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple and Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late on Sunday. US magistrate judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to Continue Reading

Trump says he approves TikTok Oracle deal which may include Walmart | Technology- Tempemail

Donald Trump has said he “approves a deal in concept” that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the US, after threatening to ban the Chinese-owned app. The president told reporters at the White House he was giving the deal with Oracle “my blessing” and that US national security Continue Reading

China attacks US ‘bullying’ over ban on Tiktok and WeChat | Technology

China has accused the United States of “bullying” and suggested it may take unspecified countermeasures after Washington banned downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat. “China urges the US to abandon bullying, cease (its) wrongful actions and earnestly maintain fair and Continue Reading

How an Australian cybersecurity firm helped decipher Zhenhua Data leak | World news

When a group of international media organisations this week revealed details of a Chinese tech company’s vast database profiling millions of people around the globe, it was in no small part due to a small Australian cybersecurity firm established only last year. The Canberra-based firm, Internet 2.0, was co-founded by Continue Reading

Zhenhua Data leak: personal details of millions around world gathered by China tech company | World news

The personal details of millions of people around the world have been swept up in a database compiled by a Chinese tech company with reported links to the country’s military and intelligence networks, according to a trove of leaked data. About 2.4 million people are included in the database, assembled Continue Reading

Amazon bans foreign sales of seeds in US amid mystery packages | Technology

Amazon said it has banned foreign sales of seeds in the United States after thousands of Americans received unsolicited packages of seeds in their mailboxes, mostly postmarked from China. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in July identified more than a dozen plant species ranging from morning glories to mustard Continue Reading