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Bits: Daily Report: Facebook Courts China With Censoring Software

Photo Facebook ads at a mobile internet conference in Beijing this year. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press.. Facebook has been in the spotlight for the last few weeks over issues including how fake news on the social network may have influenced ...

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Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China

The current and former Facebook employees caution that the software is one of many ideas the company has discussed with respect to entering China and, like many experiments inside Facebook, it may never see the light of day. The feature, ...

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Trump Adviser Takes Stake in China Ride-Sharing Company

Photo A woman in Shanghai placed an order at a station for the ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing. Credit Imaginechina/AP Images A hedge fund billionaire who was an economic adviser to President-elect Donald J. Trump during the campaign has taken a ...

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Secret Backdoor in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

Photo Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in text messages. Credit Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press WASHINGTON — For about $ 50, you can get ...

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China Hunts for Scientific Glory, and Aliens, With New Telescope

“Astronomy is an ultimate expression of ‘pure’ science that has little immediate practical benefits,” Luis C. Ho, the director of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, said by email. “It is a luxury that only the ...

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Bits: Farhad’s and Paul’s Week in Tech: Apple’s China Conundrum and Samsung’s Recall Conundrum

Paul: I do think the Chinese are still in love with the iPhone, but as with any relationship that goes on long enough, some of the thrill has gone. The main problem Apple is facing at the moment is a ...

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China Launches Quantum Satellite in Bid to Pioneer Secure Communications

Photo A rocket with the world’s first quantum communications satellite lifting off from Jiuquan, in Gansu Province, on Tuesday. Credit Jin Liwang/Xinhua, via Associated Press BEIJING — China launched the world’s first quantum communications satellite from the Gobi Desert early ...

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How China Is Changing Your Internet

By JONAH M. KESSEL and PAUL MOZUR | Aug. 9, 2016 | 5:45 In China, a sheltered internet has given rise to a new breed of app, and American companies are taking notice. What was once known as the land ...

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Bits: Daily Report: What Tech Happens in China Stays in China

Photo Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive, in Beijing in January. Credit Wang Zhao/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images To get a good sense of tech in China, it’s useful to think about the last 5,000 years, particularly as they relate to ...

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China, Not Silicon Valley, Is Cutting Edge in Mobile Tech

The future of online payments and engagements can be found at Liu Zheng’s noodle shop in central Beijing. Liu Xiu’e, 60, and her neighbor, Zhang Lixin, 55, read about the noodle shop on WeChat. Then they ordered and paid for ...

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