QQ Messenger, a popular Chinese instant messaging app by Tencent, was caught scraping web browser history with their desktop client.
Update 10/14/19 2:37AM ET: We should clarify that Apple integrated Tencent Safe Browsing into Safari for China users after the WWDC 2017 announcement, and now, it appears that this is being rolled out to non-China devices as well.
In April, China’s State Administration of Press and Publication introduced sweeping changes to approval guidelines in the gaming industry. Because, as we all know, if there’s one thing that makes video games objectively more fun it’s censoring violence.
Taiwan is not the only country with concerns over soft power influence that the Chinese government can and does wield with their involvement with companies like Tencent and Baidu.
International civil society groups can assist users and democratic governments by maintaining up-to-date digital security guides available in Chinese, documenting the extent to which content outside China is censored or monitored on WeChat and exploring legal recourse for those whose rights may have been violated by Tencent’s practices.
Advertisement The apparently impending Reddit-Tencent marriage is complicated by the fact that Reddit, one of the most popular websites on the internet, is regularly—and is currently—blocked in China as part of the world’s most notorious and sophisticated censorship regime , the Great Firewall of China.
REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s cyber watchdog said on Wednesday it had deleted more than 7 million pieces of online information as well as 9,382 mobile apps, and it criticized tech giant Tencent’s (0700.HK) news app for spreading “vulgar information”.
This means that Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome, Vivaldi, Opera, and Brave, are all affected. "We successfully exploited Google Home with this vulnerability," the Tencent Blade team said in a security advisory this week.