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After China Got Mad, Marriott Fired a Social Media Manager for Liking a Tweet About Tibet

After the passage of China’s new cybersecurity laws, watching out for international consequences might be par for the course for brands that do business there. Per a report in the Wall Street Journal, hospitality chain Marriott International Inc. fired 49-year-old Roy Jones, who was making just $14 (£10) an hour, after he liked a tweet praising the chain for listing Tibet “as a country, rather than part of China, in an online survey.” Read More >>

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New Terms Censored on Chinese Social Media Include ‘Disney’, ‘Wheel of History’, and ‘Personality Cult’

Next month, China will amend its constitution to scrap the 5-year term limit for the presidency. The move paves the way for the current president, Xi Jinping, to be leader for life and China’s internet censors are working overtime to erase disparaging remarks about the decision. Censors are erasing any mention of new banned words, like “Disney,” “change the law,” and “Brave New World.” Read More >>

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WhatsApp Becomes the Latest Victim of China’s New Wave of Internet Censorship

Facebook is desperate to do business in China, but authorities in the country are increasingly comfortable with shutting out foreign companies and tightening restrictions on internet communications. On Tuesday, Facebook’s only major product that is still permitted by authorities fell victim to the “Great Firewall” and all signs indicate that we’re entering a new age of censorship. Read More >>

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Report: US Wants China to Stop North Korean Hacks With “Blocking Action”

Well, this is a weird twist. Just hours after we learned that North Korea wanted to work with the United States on a joint investigation into the Sony Pictures hack, The New York Times is reporting that the US now wants China's help in stopping North Korean hackers. Apparently, US officials want to unleash the Great Firewall on North Korea. Read More >>

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Report: Chinese Authorities are Now Targeting iCloud Users

Right on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch, Chinese authorities are now reportedly extending the Great Firewall to include iCloud services. That includes the iMessages, Contacts, and Photos of any of its citizens that own an iPhone. In other words, China's government could be tracking their every move. Read More >>