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WhatsApp Ordered To Help US Agents Spy On Chinese Phones

U.S. federal agencies have been using a 35-year-old American surveillance law to secretly track WhatsApp users with no explanation as to why and without knowing whom they are targeting. In Ohio, a just-unsealed government surveillance application reveals that in November 2021, DEA investigators demanded the Facebook-owned messaging company track seven users based in China and Macau. The application reveals the DEA didn't know the identities of any of the targets, but told WhatsApp to monitor the IP addresses and numbers with which the targeted users were communicating, as well as when and how they were using the app. Such surveillance is done using a technology known as a pen register and under the 1986 Pen Register Act, and doesn't seek any message content, which WhatsApp couldn't provide anyway, as it is end-to-end encrypted.

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China's Locked Down City Thrown Into Chaos After Covid App Crash

China's Covid-19 health code system that strictly governs people's movements crashed in Xi'an this week, worsening conditions in the locked-down city where the country's worst outbreak since Wuhan has been unfolding. The crash has complicated efforts to weed out cases through mass testing, created hurdles for people seeking care at hospitals and led to the suspension of a top official, the latest among a slew of bureaucrats to be punished as Beijing fumes over the situation.

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How Chinese Police Track Critics on Twitter and Facebook

The Chinese government, which has built an extensive digital infrastructure and security apparatus to control dissent on its own platforms, is going to even greater lengths to extend its internet dragnet to unmask and silence those who criticize the country on Twitter, Facebook and other international social media.

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China's New Privacy Law Leaves US Behind

China enacted its Personal Information Privacy Law earlier this month, following Europe as the second major international player to have its own sweeping data privacy regulations. The law, regarded as China's version of Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, is a set of rules for how businesses can collect, use, process, share and transfer personal information. Another Chinese data regulation, the Data Security Law, went into effect Sept. 1. The laws aim to protect Chinese citizens from the private sector, while the Chinese government still has easy access to personal data.

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Chinese AI Gets Ethical Guidelines For the First Time, Aligning With Beijing's Goal of Reining in Big Tech

China has revealed its first set of ethical guidelines governing artificial intelligence, placing emphasis on protecting user rights and preventing risks in ways that align with Beijing's goals of reining in Big Tech's influence and becoming the global AI leader by 2030.

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China Passes Data Protection Law

The law, called the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), is set to take effect on November 1, 2021. It was proposed last year -- signalling an intent by China's communist leaders to crack down on unscrupulous data collection in the commercial sphere by putting legal restrictions on user data collection. The new law requires app makers to offer users options over how their information is or isn't used, such as the ability not to be targeted for marketing purposes or to have marketing based on personal characteristics.

It also places requirements on data processors to obtain consent from individuals in order to be able to process sensitive types of data such as biometrics, medical and health data, financial information and location data. While apps that illegally process user data risk having their service suspended or terminated. Any Western companies doing business in China which involves processing citizens' personal data must grapple with the law's extraterritorial jurisdiction -- meaning foreign companies will face regulatory requirements such as the need to assign local representatives and report to supervisory agencies in China.

A Lei de Segurança de Dados da China entra em vigor dia 1º de Setembro

Prepare-se para o compliance: a Lei de Segurança de Dados da China contém disposições que cobrem a utilização, coleta e proteção de dados no país. Violações serão punidas com multas e até mesmo suspensão de negócios e revogação de licenças e permissões.

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China’s Data Security Law in Effect Sept. 1, 2021

Prepare for Compliance: China’s Data Security Law contains provisions that cover the usage, collection, and protection of data in China. Violations will trigger penalty fines and even suspension of business and revocation of license or permits.

Protocolo de Conhecimento Zero (ZKP) 3D

O banco PingAn, um dos maiores da China, lançou um relatório sobre como ele utiliza o ZKP para empoderar o seu negócio.

[Advanced] 3D Zero Knowledge Protocol

PingAn bank, one of the biggest bank in China, released a report that shows how they use the ZKP to empower its business.

[Advanced] Data Is Power

If the United States does not shape new rules for the digital age, others will. China, for example, is promulgating its own techno-authoritarian model, recognizing that shaping the rules of digital power is a key component of geopolitical competition.

Os dados são poder

Se os Estados Unidos não moldarem novas regras para a era digital, outros países o farão. A China, por exemplo, está promulgando seu próprio modelo tecno-autoritário, pois reconhece que a definição das regras do poder digital é um componente chave da competição geopolítica.

[Simple] Tech giants join China as superpowers calling the shots

Australia is presently embroiled in two major showdowns with superpowers. One is with China. The other is with Google and Facebook.

[Simples] Gigantes da tecnologia juntam-se à China como superpotências comandando os tiros

A Austrália está atualmente envolvida em dois grandes confrontos com superpoderes. Um é com a China. A outra é com Google e Facebook.

[Intermediário] Estratégia chinesa de país como plataforma da para influência global

À medida que as plataformas continuam a crescer, o controle sobre o comércio de bens e serviços está mudando dos países para as plataformas digitais. E, à medida que o comércio, a mão-de-obra e o dinheiro se tornam cada vez mais digitalizados e trocados em plataformas, os países precisam repensar suas posições no fluxo global desses bens. Para obter uma vantagem competitiva, os países precisam buscar cada vez mais uma estratégia de plataforma.

[Intermediate] China’s country-as-platform strategy for global influence

As platforms continue to grow, control over the trade in goods and services is shifting from countries to digital platforms. And as trade, labor, and money grow increasingly digitized and are exchanged on platforms, countries need to rethink their positions in the global flow of these goods. If they are to gain a competitive advantage, countries need to increasingly pursue a platform strategy.

Chinese firms Baidu, Tencent in launch of distributed identity alliance

A consortium of 17 firms launched a new distributed identity alliance (DID Alliance) in China. The consortium is led by state-owned China Banknote Blockchain Technology Research Institute and Feitian Technology and includes numerous big names such as Baidu, Tencent Cloud, WeBank, and UnionPay Electronic Payment Research Institute.

Empresas chinesas Baidu e Tencent no lançamento de aliança de identidade distribuída

Um consórcio de 17 empresas lançou uma nova aliança de identidade distribuída (DID Alliance) na China. O consórcio é liderado pelo China Banknote Blockchain Technology Research Institute e pela Feitian Technology e inclui vários nomes importantes, como Baidu, Tencent Cloud, WeBank, e UnionPay Electronic Payment Research Institute.

Covid-19: China pushes for QR code based global travel system

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a "global mechanism" that would use QR codes to open up international travel. The codes will be used to help establish a traveller's health status. But Human Rights advocates warn that the codes could be used for "broader political monitoring and exclusion".

Covid-19: China pressiona por sistema global de viagens baseado em código QR

O presidente chinês, Xi Jinping, pediu um "mecanismo global" que usaria códigos QR para facilitar as viagens internacionais. Os códigos serão usados ​​para ajudar a estabelecer o estado de saúde do viajante. Mas os defensores dos direitos humanos alertam que os códigos podem ser usados ​​para "monitoramento político mais amplo e exclusão".

Na terra do big data, a China define direitos de privacidade individuais

O esforço para reforçar a privacidade de dados na China é visto como uma medida para proteger e legitimar o setor de Internet de país, que está crescendo rapidamente, além de reforçar as salvaguardas no movimento de valiosos dados chineses no exterior.

In land of big data, China sets individual privacy rights

China's parliament is set to approve a new law enshrining individuals' right to privacy and protection of personal data.

I Took DNA Tests in the U.S. and China. The Results Concern Me

Privacy is big question, as governments seek access to DNA data.

App attempts a rare trick in China: Online Privacy

In a country where privacy protections are considered weak and anything-goes data collection has become the norm, Chinese tech entrepreneur Yang Geng stands out. His service, LeakZero, helps people surf the web anonymously, protect passwords and send encrypted messages. By design, he can’t find out the names of the app’s users or even know how many there are. It doesn’t have a so-called ‘back door.’