Telegram closes privacy loophole to protect Hong Kong protesters

Encrypted messaging app Telegram yesterday officially announced steps to curtail a vulnerability that could have enabled authorities to match protesters’ real names to their profiles in anonymous groups, explicitly citing Hong Kong’s long-running pro-democracy protests as part of their rationale. Hong Kong’s protesters have heavily relied on Telegram to organize their actions — using its ...

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Blocked Chinese accounts conducted ‘blunt-force’ campaigns for years: researchers

Blocked Chinese accounts conducted ‘blunt-force’ campaigns for years: researchers

Hundreds of Chinese accounts suspended by Twitter were part of a disinformation operation for years targeting critics of China’s ruling Communist Party, Australian...

YouTube pulls plug on channels conducting apparent influence campaign on HK protests

YouTube pulls plug on channels conducting apparent influence campaign on HK protests

Google on Thursday said it disabled a series of YouTube channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against long-running pro-democracy protests in Hong...

Twitter, Facebook disclose massive, China-backed disinformation campaign on Hong Kong

Twitter, Facebook disclose massive, China-backed disinformation campaign on Hong Kong

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have disclosed the existence of a massive, state-backed disinformation campaign — originating on the mainland — that has been using...

A Face in the Crowd: Pro-govt Telegram group seeks to identify, report protesters

A Face in the Crowd: Pro-govt Telegram group seeks to identify, report protesters

More than 10,000 subscribers have joined a Telegram messaging group that specializes in publishing photos of purported pro-democracy protesters’ faces in an apparent bid to...

Take that, Samsung! Apple Pay Octopus may (finally) launch in Hong Kong with iOS 13

Take that, Samsung! Apple Pay Octopus may (finally) launch in Hong Kong with iOS 13

Move it or lose it, Samsung Pay users! After years of watching you ever-so-smoothly tap your phones to card readers to pay via Octopus, Hong Kong’s iPhone users are about to...

Lost in Translation: Hong Kong netizens upset after Google returns pro-Beijing mistranslations

Lost in Translation: Hong Kong netizens upset after Google returns pro-Beijing mistranslations

Hong Kong social media users were shocked and confused overjoyed today after noticing that Google’s translation software was briefly churning out a rather odd suggestion...

Tesla updates battery software following Hong Kong, Shanghai blazes

Tesla updates battery software following Hong Kong, Shanghai blazes

Following an apparent spontaneous combustion in a Hong Kong parking lot last Tuesday, and a similar conflagration in Shanghai last month, Tesla says it has updated its battery...

HK-based firm key player as US indicts Huawei over Iran sanctions, tech theft

HK-based firm key player as US indicts Huawei over Iran sanctions, tech theft

The US Department of Justice today formally announced charges against Shenzhen-based telecoms giant Huawei, its CFO, and two affiliate companies, accusing them of corporate...

Survey finds ‘cyber incidents’ more common than not among Hong Kong SMEs

Survey finds ‘cyber incidents’ more common than not among Hong Kong SMEs

A new survey may make Hongkongers think twice before handing over their credit card for their next cocktail or cup of coffee. The study, conducted by the insurance company Chubb...


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