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One Chinese app briefly gave the country’s Internet users access to long-banned websites like Facebook Inc and Google, setting off speculation about the future of Beijing’s censorship practices.
Powered by fear, anger and big tech’s algorithms, the QAnon conspiracy movement has exploded from the US political fringe into the global mainstream during the pandemic.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma stepped down as chairman of the e-commerce giant a year ago, but the 56-year-old is still regarded as a leader in the Chinese business community. Jack Ma was face of Alibaba, the company he founded in his Hangzhou apartment in 1999 together with 17 others, for nearly two decades.
President Donald Trump’s bans on two popular Chinese social media apps – TikTok and WeChat – are the latest moves in an escalating US-China rift, and point to a future where technology and innovation are increasingly walled behind political barriers.
A tie-up of TikTok with Microsoft could extend American dominance of the online and social media world. But it may have some unintended, negative consequences too for US firms and the open Internet.
In a bid to salvage a deal for the US operations of TikTok, Microsoft Corp chief executive officer Satya Nadella spoke with US president Donald Trump by phone about how to secure the administration’s blessing to buy the wildly popular, but besieged, music video app.
China is building tens of thousands of 5G base stations every week. Whether it wins technological dominance or not, domestic supply chains may be revived and allow the country to maintain – and advance – its position as the factory floor of the world.
In a video posted online in December, Anastasia Radzinskaya, a six-year-old YouTube star who goes by Nastya, plays a tough-talking cop. At the start of the skit, the pixyish blond performer looks in the mirror and pulls on a police cap.
Misinformation is impacting on efforts to quell the coronavirus pandemic as even "very well educated" people share false cures, hoaxes and conspiracy theories online, experts warned as recorded cases continued to climb March 20.
Europe may have lost the battle to create digital champions capable of taking on US and Chinese companies harvesting personal data, but it can win the war of industrial data, Europe's industry policy chief said on Feb 15.