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Prohibitions inside China’s Great Firewall are trickier to navigate. It won’t surprise you to hear that the double-digit categories of material censor everything from foot fetish videos to political spoofs, and posting on Twitter. In interviews conducted by The New York Times, China’s Twitter users shared harrowing tales of long interrogations and threats made to them and their families. Over the past decade, China has banned a plethora of foreign social media websites, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Most young ...
Internet giant Google will invest $550 million in Chinese second largest e-commerce house, JD.com. Google is making all efforts to compete with Amazon in online shopping and exploring Asian fast-growing markets. On the other hand, JD.com plans to take on Jack Ma’s Alibaba, the leading e-commerce site of China. In a joint release, both the online powerhouses stated that they have “collaborated on a range of strategic initiatives, including joint development of retail solutions in Europe, the U.S. and Southeast Asia.” Google Chief Bus...
One of the world’s first live-streamers, Jennifer Ringley, then 19, drew close to a million views, as she shared every uncensored detail of her college dorm life.  Believe it or not, Ringley was internet-famous even before the Kardashian learned to break the internet. At its peak, her site, JenniCam got seven million hits a day. She appeared in a major newspaper and was profiled on the Late Show with David Letterman. This was 20 years ago, and although we still treat live-streaming as a distraction, as an entertainment, it’s the first...
The Internet kingdom fails to stop and despite some or the other issue it keeps growing day by day. People and countries are trying hard to expand the domain of Internet so that everyone on this planet can enjoy the perks of having it and take the necessary benefits from it. Chinese markets are no exception to it. The Chinese government will invest approximately $22 billion by the year 2020, in order to spread the Internet connectivity in the most underserved and remote areas of the country. As a part of plan, the target is to ...
Apparently to avoid censor issues in China, Apple disables access to Apple News App in China for iPhone users. According to insiders, it is predicted that the strict rules regarding the online expression and media being implemented by the Chinese Government on the foreign companies are giving them a hard time. In June, the Apple News application was made available for its customers across the United States, and it was being tested for users in Australia and Britain. Apple customers, who have registered themselves for using the app...