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China should include computer programming in its basic education curriculum to support its ambitions of becoming a tech powerhouse, Ding Lei proposes. The tech CEO is making the proposal for the Two Sessions, an annual meeting of China’s two main political bodies.
Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the issue of video game addiction at the ‘two sessions’ political gathering in Beijing, reigniting debate. Proposed solutions from legislators range from facial recognition and real-name registration to banning celebrity endorsements.
Baidu chief calls for coordinated Chinese government approach for personal data collected during pandemic
Central and provincial governments have pushed to gather and analyse more data to contain the spread of the coronavirus during the pandemic. To reduce the risks of data leakage and abuse, Baidu chief executive Robin Li proposes that government bodies standardise the management of such data.
Apple is creating a series of augmented-reality experiences for all Apple Stores that feature work from world-renowned contemporary artists.
Police in eastern Jiangsu province have arrested employees of a company that sold schoolchildren’s personal data online. China has toughened its data privacy measures, including the implementation of a law protecting children’s personal information in 2019.
What a difference two years can make: When Google introduced its Cardboard virtual reality (VR) headset at its I/O developer conference in 2014, many considered it a joke. A cheap way to poke fun at Facebook for spending US$2bil (RM7.82bil) on Oculus that same spring.
At least six apps highlighted in CCTV’s annual consumer rights exposé have been removed from app stores. The move comes as Beijing intensifies scrutiny on personal data collection by tech companies.
Study ranks 50 countries on how extensively they use facial recognition and other biological tools as well as privacy protections for individuals. China scores maximum points on every measure except one.
As facial recognition tech races ahead of regulation, Chinese residents grow nervous about data privacy
Generally believed to be more accepting of trading privacy for security, Chinese residents are increasingly voicing concerns about facial recognition. A law professor in east China recently sued a wildlife park after it introduced a facial recognition-based entry system.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd led a second day of frenetic selling among China’s largest tech firms, driven by fears that antitrust scrutiny will spread beyond Jack Ma’s Internet empire and engulf the country’s most powerful corporations.