• Nov 16, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

120,000 US smartphones found to send private data back to China; millions of Chinese presumably still affected

A secret backdoor in some Android smartphones has been discovered by Kryptowire, an American security firm. Kryptowire announced their findings in a press release early Tuesday morning. The backdoor was made by Shanghainese company AdUps at the behest of an unnamed Chinese phone manufacturer. The backdoor is located in the smartphone’s firmware and was discovered on … Continue reading “120,000 US smartphones found to send private data back to China; millions of Chinese presumably still affected”

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  • Nov 8, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Under new cybersecurity law, companies in China will store your connecting ip address for six months

China today passed a new cybersecurity law that is designed to combat foreign hackers and strengthen China’s position as an “internet power.” What China’s new cybersecurity bill will actually do is increase the number of Chinese VPN users. The law will require Chinese companies to de-anonymize their users, store that data in China, and provide … Continue reading “Under new cybersecurity law, companies in China will store your connecting ip address for six months”

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China will start prohibiting ad blocking on September 1st

The ad blocking industry is facing a stark challenge from the Chinese government. China’s new Internet Advertising laws includes wording that explicitly prohibits “tampering with or blocking other businesses’ advertisements.” The “Internet Advertising Interim Rules” (Chinese text) were drafted after the tragic death of Wei Zixi, a cancer patient that underwent an unsuccessful experimental cancer … Continue reading “China will start prohibiting ad blocking on September 1st”

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