China Enlists Tech Titans to Help It Track Coronavirus With Colour-Based QR Codes: Report

In its latest dystopian stab at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese government has employed two of the biggest tech giants in Asia to help it roll out a nationwide color-based tracking system to keep tabs on those suffering from coronavirus symptoms, according to a new Reuters report. Read More >>

Safari in iOS 13 Sends Chinese Users’ Browsing Data to Censorship-Friendly Tencent

It seems like Apple’s China-related controversies aren’t over just yet. It appears that Safari in iOS 13 now sends browsing data to Tencent, a giant Chinese conglomerate that owns the country’s biggest digital platforms, including QQ, WeChat, and Qzone. It’s also known for helping the Chinese government keep its iron grip over what citizens can see and interact with on the internet. Read More >>

AOL Could’ve Saved the World

Can you imagine a world where AOL owned YouTube and Facebook? It sounds delightfully boring. And it almost came to be, according to the former AOL CEO Jon Miller. Read More >>

Tencent and Asus Are Expecting One Beefy Baby of a Gaming Phone and We Can’t Wait to See It

Tencent, the Chinese publisher best known for bringing a slew of popular battle royale games to mobile, has teamed up with Asus to make the ROG 2 gaming phone. Read More >>

Reddit, Banned in China, Is Reportedly Set to Land £116 Million Investment From a Chinese Censorship Powerhouse

Who really thinks about where the money is coming from as long as you get the money? Read More >>

Report: China’s Censors Stop Approving New Video Game Titles Amid Industry Crackdown

The Chinese government, no stranger to mass censorship, has halted a stopgap approval process it has been using to vet video games before they can be released to the public amid a broader crackdown on the market, Bloomberg reported this week. Read More >>

‘Men Preferred’: New Report Reveals Sexist Job Ads From Top Chinese Tech Companies

It’s no secret that being a woman in tech comes with its discriminatory disadvantages, but a new report from the Human Rights Watch reveals that in China, recruiting tactics are troublingly sexist. According to the 99-page report published on Monday, Chinese tech companies including Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu openly discriminate in job ads, noting that they prefer male candidates while objectifying female employees as a way to lure men to the company. Read More >>

5 Things to Know About Tencent, the Chinese Internet Giant That’s Worth More Than Facebook Now

While most people in the West still aren’t familiar with Tencent, the Chinese digital media and telecom conglomerate has quickly become one of the biggest players on the internet. Just last week, Tencent’s market cap valuation of £398 billion propelled it past Facebook and into the fifth spot among the largest corporations in the world. Read More >>

Just How Screwed is Snapchat?

Snap is fucked. Following an earnings call on Tuesday, a fifth of the company’s value disappeared in after-hours trading, Mark Zuckerberg is eating its lunch, Snap Spectacles are in the toilet. Yes, things are bad. But are they Vine-levels of bad? Or Twitter-bad? Trick question, Twitter’s very fucked! Read More >>

Chinese Tech Giant’s Office Party Featured Humiliating Simulated Blowjobs 

Tencent, the Chinese tech behemoth, sparked outrage this week when a video from its year-end party leaked online. The video shows employees participating in an incredibly sexist office game. Read More >>

Never Lose Your Kids Again with Tencent’s Trackable Tot’s Smartwatch

Are you the kind of parent that is forever losing your child? Sick of frantically wandering up and down Tesco’s aisles whilst your kid is stuck in a freezer chest, with only a turkey dinosaur for comfort? Well, Chinese tech giant, Tencent, has an Orwellian solution for you, a trackable smartwatch for kids. Read More >>

You Can Get 10TB of Free Cloud Storage If You Trust This Random Company

Cloud storage is great, especially when it comes with free space. Big guys like Google and Microsoft will give you a few GB to get started, but a Chinese tech company called Tencent is offering an insane 10TB. For free. All you have to do is trust them. Read More >>