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China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and US

China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and US Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, TikTok, currently the world’s hottest social media app, welcomed […]

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FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers Recently released documents revealed the FBI has for years secretly demanded vast amounts of Americans’ consumer and financial information from the largest U.S. credit agencies. The FBI regularly uses these legal powers — known as national security […]

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Uber reports a sharp rise in government demands for user data

Uber reports a sharp rise in government demands for user data Uber says the number of legal demands for riders’ data made by U.S. and Canadian authorities has risen sharply in the past year. The ride-hailing company said the number of law enforcement demands for user data during 2018 are up 27% […]

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Twitter says government demands for user data continue to rise

Twitter says government demands for user data continue to rise Twitter says the number of government demands for user data are at a record high. In its latest transparency report covering the six-months between January and June, the social media giant said it received 7,300 demands for user data, up by 6% […]

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Amazon says U.S. government demands for customer data went up

Amazon says U.S. government demands for customer data went up Amazon said the U.S. government asked more data from the company during the first-half of 2019 than on the previous six-month period. The latest figures landed in the company’s transparency report, published quietly on its website late Wednesday, said the number of […]

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Apple reveals App Store takedown demands by governments

Apple reveals App Store takedown demands by governments For the first time, Apple has published the number of requests it’s received from governments to take down apps from its app store. In its latest transparency report published Tuesday, the tech giant said it received 80 requests from 11 countries to remove 634 […]

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Cloudflare expands its government warrant canaries

Cloudflare expands its government warrant canaries When the government comes for your data, tech companies can’t always tell you. But thanks to a legal loophole, companies can say if they haven’t had a visit yet That’s opened up an interesting clause that allows companies to silently warn customers when the government turns […]

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Vietnam threatens to penalize Facebook for breaking its draconian cybersecurity law

Vietnam threatens to penalize Facebook for breaking its draconian cybersecurity law Well, that didn’t take long. We’re less than ten days into 2019 and already Vietnam is aiming threats at Facebook after it violating its draconian cybersecurity law which came into force on January 1. The U.S. social network stands accused of […]

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Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism

Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism After the driver of a speeding bus ran over and killed two college students in Dhaka in July, student protesters took to the streets. They forced the ordinarily disorganized local traffic to drive in strict lanes and stopped vehicles to inspect license […]

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In revamped transparency report, Apple reveals uptick in demands for user data

In revamped transparency report, Apple reveals uptick in demands for user data Apple’s transparency report just got a lot more — well, transparent. For years, the technology giant released a twice-a-year report on the number of government demands it received. It wasn’t much to look at in the beginning; a seven-page document […]

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