Celia Chen

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13 Nov 2018 | 7:30 AM

DJI fixes security flaw that potentially could have given hackers access to user data

The vulnerability, if exploited, would have allowed hackers to steal drone users’ DJI account, allowing access to other online assets such as flight logs.

The vulnerable data would have included user profiles and flight logs, which indicate the exact location of a drone during its entire flight, as well as photos generated during those flights. — SCMP
12 Nov 2018 | 12:00 PM

Digital economy and AI key to China’s post-Internet future

Tencent will allocate US$140mil (RM 585mil) to establish an award for young researchers in fundamental science and cutting-edge core technologies.

The World Internet Conference, the brainchild of disgraced former Internet tsar Lu Wei, has been held annually since 2014 in the picturesque canal town of Wuzhen in northern Zhejiang province. — SCMP
8 Nov 2018 | 7:41 AM

JD billionaire founder Richard Liu a no-show at high-profile events in China as US rape accusation hangs

Liu was arrested and released by Minneapolis police in August on suspicion of rape founder did not attend World Internet Conference in Wuzhen and other industry events since arrest

5 Nov 2018 | 4:00 PM

Tencent to require all gamers to verify their identities with police database from next year

Tencent Holdings will require all players of its mobile and personal computer games to verify their identities against police databases from next year as part of its attempts to assuage government concern that excessive gaming is hurting the health of the country’s young.

Tencent is serious about complying with the Chinese government's rulings against videogame addiction among the young. — SCMP
15 Oct 2018 | 1:47 PM founder Liu and wife attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding amid US rape case

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14 Sep 2018 | 6:00 PM

Life after midnight in China without Didi: unlicensed taxis, police and pedal power

Across China, millions of people who use Didi to hail taxis, book private-car rides or arrange for shared trips have found themselves having to adjust their late-night routines because of the suspension.

As part of its safety upgrade, Didi is said to be considering sending automatic reminders and alerts when a driver deviates from a route. — SCMP
14 Sep 2018 | 5:00 PM

Tencent and Lego to restart China’s games market with new offering

Internet giant Tencent Holdings has teamed up with The Lego Group to launch a new video game next week.

China’s gaming market, however, is dominated by top players such as Tencent and NetEase. — SCMP
12 Sep 2018 | 8:00 PM

QQ, China's 'granddaddy' of social media scene, gains new life by appealing to Gen Z

In China’s fast-changing technology space where new options pop up almost every day, the ability of platforms to maintain a loyal following can often mean life or death.

When QQ was first launched, each user was simply issued with a unique QQ number, user name and profile, which enabled them to chat with other desktop PC users. — SCMP
30 Aug 2018 | 11:00 AM

China’s smaller city net users are mobile junkies, prefer short videos over chatting

Over 80% of netizens in lower tier Chinese cities described the mobile phone as their favourite pastime and said they were happy to spend almost all their leisure time on it.

According to the report, China’s internet users have more than tripled the amount of time they spend watching short videos in the last year. — AP
8 Aug 2018 | 7:30 PM

Tencent Cloud says 'improper operations' led to data loss for client

Tencent Cloud said employees broke operational rules concerning data relocation and improvements are being made.

Tencent Cloud announced a series of improvement measures in the statement, without offering the customer an immediate solution. — SCMP