privacy

Mandatory Olympic Athlete App Gives China Data Goldmine

Less than a week after Team USA advised Olympic athletes to purchase disposable “burner” phones to thwart Chinese surveillance of the Beijing Winter Olympics, researchers at the University of Toronto are warning of serious security issues in the “MY2022” smartphone app China is requiring all athletes, journalists, and spectators to download on their smartphones.

All those attending the Olympics in Beijing have to download MY2022, an app China says is to monitor Covid, but which anaylsts warn has "devastating" security flaws

Facebook’s WhatsApp Sues Indian Federal Government

The Facebook-owned instant messaging application WhatsApp sued the Indian federal government on Wednesday to challenge newly passed regulations by New Delhi that could allow Indian security officials the right to trace people’s private messages.

A data sharing deal will allow Facebook to target advertising at WhatsApp users who are also on the social media platform

Chinese State Media Undermines TikTok PR with Nationalist Pride for ‘Entertainment App’

The TikTok messaging platform has been frantically trying to convince the rest of the world – including boycott-minded Indians and possibly ban-minded American officials – that it’s not a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) company, but rather a fully private and independent company that just happens to be headquartered in Beijing until it can find somewhere else to live. The CCP did the company no favors on Wednesday by running a state media editorial brimming with nationalist pride for the popular “Chinese short-video sharing app.”

The ByteDance logo is seen at the entrance to a ByteDance office in Beijing on July 8, 2020. - Video sharing app TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, announced on July 6 it was pulling out of Hong Kong, less than a week after a new national security …