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Apple ‘Assessing’ Hong Kong National Security Law as Other Tech Companies Pause Data Requests

Apple is assessing a new Hong Kong security law that makes “subversion” of the government illegal and raises concerns about the criminalization of protests, reports Bloomberg. China last week implemented legislation allowing local authorities to supervise and regulate internet access in Hong Kong. The new measures criminalize acts that were previously considered protected speech under […]

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WhatsApp Stops Processing Requests for User Data From Hong Kong Authorities

WhatsApp has suspended its processing of requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement agencies, in response to China’s imposition of a new national security law on the city, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company is “pausing” such reviews “pending further assessment of the impact of the National Security Law, including formal human […]

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Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Live for Hong Kong Residents, Apple Pay Octopus Officially Launches

Apple has updated its Maps app to include real time transit directions and data for Hong Kong residents. Image credit: @HappyETwmc From today, local Apple Maps users can search for metro train stations, bus routes and ferry piers, and get real time transit information for services. The only limitation appears to be a lack of […]

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Galaxy A40s is the latest Samsung phone to get Android 10 update

Samsung has released the Android 10 update for yet another mid-range smartphone, following the release of the update for the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 in India last month. Android 10 is rolling out for the Galaxy A40s in China and Hong Kong today; this is the third non-flagship Galaxy phone to be getting One […]

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Tim Cook Defends Removal of Hong Kong Mapping App From App Store in Leaked Memo

Apple CEO Tim Cook has written to employees defending the company’s controversial decision to pull an app used by Hong Kong protestors to coordinate gatherings and avoid large concentrations of police. Apple removed HKMap Live from the App Store on Thursday following the app’s approval last week, which itself only came after an internal review […]

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Cette messagerie peer-to-peer a connu une hausse de 3 685 % avec les manifestations de Hong Kong

Si tout le monde utilisait des applications comme Bridgefy, on serait moins dépendant d’internet et on compliquerait peut-être le travail des services de renseignement. Développée par une startup basée à San Francisco, cette application permet aux gens de communiquer sans passer par internet ni par les services des opérateurs. Au lieu de circuler sur les […]

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