China moves to take full control over Hong Kong with a proposed national security law in China’s National People’s Congress

China moves to take full control over Hong Kong with a proposed national security law in China’s National People’s Congress

The National People’s Congress (NPC) in China is starting its bimonthly meetings and at the top of the agenda is a new national security law for Hong Kong.

Shhhcretly Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s Warning Cry

Shhhcretly Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s Warning Cry

Meanwhile, the seven refugees and their lawyer Mr. Tibbo are under pressure from the Hong Kong authorities.Human rights lawyer Nowak has first-hand experience of the conditions in Hong Kong, where the seven migrants are currently stuck.

Is your photo album subversive? How border phone checks are intimidating visitors to China

Is your photo album subversive? How border phone checks are intimidating visitors to China

Yet, news reports about Chinese immigration officers conducting phone checks at border checkpoints have recently provoked concerns of privacy and fear among travellers to China.A staff member from Wing On Travel replied that their tours to China were not affected and there was no reported case of a phone check at the border.

Exhibition in China reflects on loss of anonymity to recognition technology

Exhibition in China reflects on loss of anonymity to recognition technology

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - An art exhibition exploring the impact of facial recognition technology has opened in China, offering a rare public space for reflection on increasingly pervasive surveillance by tech companies and the government.

China introduces mandatory face scans for customers who have been issued new phone numbers

China introduces mandatory face scans for customers who have been issued new phone numbers

Though the Chinese government has pushed for real-name registration for phone users since at least 2013 — meaning ID cards are linked to new phone numbers — the move to leverage AI comes as facial recognition technology gains traction across China where the tech is used for everything from supermarket checkouts to surveillance.

Why Hong Kong protesters don’t just want privacy from China, they need it to survive

Why Hong Kong protesters don’t just want privacy from China, they need it to survive

Protesters in Hong Kong aren’t just faced with opposition from the Chinese government, they’re also faced with opposition from international corporations that acquiesce to China’s demands and party line to avoid damaging their access to the lucrative Chinese market.

Apple removes police-tracking app used in Hong Kong protests from its app store

Apple removes police-tracking app used in Hong Kong protests from its app store

Apple said in a statement that it had began an immediate investigation after "many concerned customers in Hong Kong" contacted the company about the app and Apple found it had endangered law enforcement and residents.

Hong Kong Protesters Combat the Surveillance State

Hong Kong Protesters Combat the Surveillance State

Though Hong Kong is politically autonomous under the "one country, two systems" model, local authorities have wired up the city, enabling them to keep an eye on every corner of public life—and protesters suspect they may be sharing that information with the Chinese government.

Here's that hippie, pro-privacy, pro-freedom Apple y'all so love: Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store

Here's that hippie, pro-privacy, pro-freedom Apple y'all so love: Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store

Apple has banned an app that allows people in Hong Kong to keep track of protests and police activity in the city state, claiming such information is illegal.

Hong Kong protests: Authorities to announce face mask ban

Hong Kong protests: Authorities to announce face mask ban

The laws would grant Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, the authority to "make any regulations whatsoever which he [or she] may consider desirable in the public interest" in case of "emergency or public danger".Last used in 1967 to help stop violent riots in the territory's trading hub, the laws could also give the government greater authority to make arrests, censor publications and search premises.

Hong Kong protesters personal data leaked by Russian website

Hong Kong protesters personal data leaked by Russian website

He said the protests had hurt Hong Kong's reputation of being a safe city for tourists and businesses.Tsui said that Beijing's efforts may also reflect the Chinese authorities' fear toward the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

As protesters march on, Private Internet Access VPN has been blocked in Hong Kong

As protesters march on, Private Internet Access VPN has been blocked in Hong Kong

It’s now clear that the government’s plan to limit the protests from a technological perspective are starting with the VPNs. It is now official: The Great Firewall of China has expanded to block in Hong Kong.

Exclusive: Messaging app Telegram moves to protect identity of Hong Kong protesters

Exclusive: Messaging app Telegram moves to protect identity of Hong Kong protesters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, will allow users to cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard Hong Kong protesters against monitoring by authorities, according to a person with direct knowledge of the effort.

Hong Kong Protestors Using Mesh Messaging App China Can't Block: Usage Up 3685%

Hong Kong Protestors Using Mesh Messaging App China Can't Block: Usage Up 3685%

That's exactly what Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are doing now, thanks to San Fransisco startup Bridgefy's Bluetooth-based messaging app.Rios: Bridgefy is a messaging app that works with or without Internet.

To end HK protests, the government plans to force ISPs to block apps used by protesters

To end HK protests, the government plans to force ISPs to block apps used by protesters

The Hong Kong government has drawn up plans to use executive orders to force internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict certain applications in Hong Kong as a way to disrupt the successful mass organization of those in the HK protests.

Urgent Statement of HKISPA on Selective Blocking of Internet Services

Urgent Statement of HKISPA on Selective Blocking of Internet Services

Such restrictions imposed by executive orders would completely ruin the uniqueness and value of Hong Kong as a telecommunications hub, a pillar of success as an international financial centre.

Telegram: the messaging app driving Hong Kong’s decentralized revolution

Telegram: the messaging app driving Hong Kong’s decentralized revolution

Hong Kong authorities have also attempted to clamp down on Telegram group members, which protestors say is taking cues from the ways China polices the Internet.

Cathay Pacific data hack hits 9.4 million passengers

Cathay Pacific data hack hits 9.4 million passengers

Cathay Pacific says the personal data of up to 9.4 million passengers have been accessed in the latest security breach to hit the aviation industry. The Hong Kong carrier said a wide range of personal information was accessed including passport details, identity card numbers, travel history and email addresses.