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Hong Kong protests: bring back app or risk 'complicity' in repression, Apple told

US lawmakers including Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez write to Tim Cook urging him to restore HKMapp app A bipartisan group of seven prominent US lawmakers has urged Apple chief executive Tim Cook to restore the HKMap app used in Hong Kong.Earlier this month, Apple removed the app that helped track police and protester movements, saying it was used to target officers. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Asia Pacific, Apple, Technology


Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for its decision to take down an app at the request of the Chinese government. Signed by Senators Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Congressional Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mike Gallagher and Tom Malinowski, the letter was written to “express… strong concern about Apple’s censorship...
Tags: TC, Apple, China, E-commerce, Firewall, Hong Kong, iOS, iTunes, Marco Rubio, National Basketball Association, Ron Wyden, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton


Several Democratic, Republican lawmakers criticize Apple and Blizzard in letter

In two joint letters, several lawmakers from both major political parties called out gaming and tech giants Apple and Blizzard amid the Hong Kong protests.
Tags: Gaming, Activision Blizzard, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Apple, Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz


AOC, Marco Rubio, and 5 more lawmakers just wrote a letter to Tim Cook calling Apple's decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters 'deeply concerning' (AAPL)

Lawmakers including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) called Apple's decision to remove an app that Hong Kong protesters used to track police activity "deeply concerning" in a letter to CEO Tim Cook. The letter comes after some politicians have criticized the decision on Twitter. Apple said it removed the app because it was posing a threat to law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Seven United States lawma...


Apple and Blizzard Slammed Over China Censorship by Top U.S. Lawmakers

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Friday cosigned letters sent to the chief executives of Apple and Blizzard expressing “deep concern” over recent decisions by the American companies that have negatively impacted users overseas “at the behest of the Chinese government.”Read more...
Tags: Umbrella Revolution, Hong Kong


Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a Chinese state regulator days after controversially booting a Hong Kong map app from the App Store

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with the chief of China's market regulator on Thursday in Beijing. Cook and Xiao Yaqing, the head of China's State Administration for Market Regulation, discussed topics including Apple's investment in China, consumer rights protection, and corporate social responsibility, the regulator said. Apple has come under fire for removing an app, HKMap.live, that allowed Hong Kong protesters to track police movements, with Cook defending the decision on the grounds that the app ...


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed threats to free speech in a rare public address on Thursday. Zuckerberg said he was concerned by the spread of laws that restrict free speech online, admitted that Facebook and other social media platforms run the risk of restricting their users' speech, and said that people are trying to redefine what types of speech are dangerous. Zuckerberg slammed China for allegedly censo...


TikTok hired former US lawmakers to review its content policies after facing backlash and accusations of censorship

TikTok is a popular short-form video app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, the highest-valued private company in the world. Internal documents viewed by The Guardian showed that the company had censored content that could anger the Chinese government.  TikTok's US general manager posted a statement announcing that two former members of Congress will be part of a team reviewing new content moderation policies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. TikTok announced on Tuesday t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Congress, China, US, Trends, Turkey, The Guardian, Marco Rubio, Silicon Valley, Hulu, Wall Street Journal, Tiananmen Square, CFIUS


Clearlake and TA Associates complete investment in DigiCert

Clearlake Capital Group LP and TA Associates have closed their previously announced investment in DigiCert Inc, a provider of security solutions for identity and encryption. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE LEHI, Utah (October 16, 2019) — DigiCert, Inc., the world’s leading provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions, announced today that leading private equity firms Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (“Clearlake”) and TA Associates have completed their previously announced investment ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Trends, Tech, Ta, ACME, John Merrill, Clearlake, PKI, PE Deals, TA Associates, Clearlake Capital Group LP, TA Associates TA Associates, Boston Menlo Park London Mumbai, Clearlake Capital Group L P, Jason Werlin, DigiCert


Google's decision to remove a game that let users play as a Hong Kong protester has reportedly ignited a debate among employees (GOOG, GOOGL)

Employees at Google are fighting internally about the company's decision to remove a game from the Google Play Store that let users play as a protester in Hong Kong, Recode reported. Google removed the game last week, The Wall Street Journal reported. The debates are reportedly happening primarily on internal mailing lists at Google. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google employees are engaged in a company-wide debate on the pro-democracy Hong Kong protests, according to a...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Verizon, Hong Kong, China, Trends, Taiwan, Blizzard, Wall Street Journal, AT T, Recode, Memegen, Blitzchung, Shirin Ghaffary, App Store the Journal, Google Blizzard


Booqed, a Hong Kong-based platform for on-demand work spaces, raises $1.675 million in seed funding

Booqed, a Hong Kong-based platform for booking short-term work spaces, announced today that it has raised $1.675 million in seed funding. Participants included Colliers International, the commercial real-estate management company, Techstars and Lazard Korea. The company participated in Proptech Accelerator, the Toronto-based accelerator program for property and real estate startups run by Colliers and Techstars, in 2018. Launched in September 2016, Booqed currently has 1,600 listings for spaces ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Real Estate, Singapore, Toronto, Tech, WeWork, TechStars, On-demand, Colliers, Hong Kong Shenzhen, Colliers International, Booqed


Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Event as It Tries To Contain Backlash

Activision Blizzard, reeling from harsh reactions after it punished a tournament player for backing Hong Kong's anti-Beijing protesters, canceled a New York launch event for an edition of its Overwatch game. From a report: The event, scheduled for Wednesday at Nintendo's store in Rockefeller Center, was planned to support the release of Overwatch: Legendary Edition for the Nintendo Switch portable game machine. Nintendo tweeted Tuesday that Blizzard had canceled the promotion. Blizzard, which di...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Tech, Beijing, Nintendo, Rockefeller Center, Chung Ng Wai


Elizabeth Warren says she won't accept major donations from tech executives after vowing to break up big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon

Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign won't accept major donations from executives in tech and finance, the senator announced Tuesday. Warren has campaigned on the argument that Facebook, Google, and Amazon are monopolies that should be more heavily regulated. She also urged other presidential candidates to disclose how much tech executives are donating to their campaigns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will no longer accept large donations from e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Warren, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Facebook Google, Verge Warren, Vox Warren


TikTok taps corporate law firm K&L Gates to advise on its U.S. content moderation policies

As TikTok continues its rapid U.S. growth, the company is being challenged to better explain its content moderation choices. Why, for example, is the short-form video app censoring the Hong Kong protests but not U.S. political content? Why is it banning political ads, but supports hashtags like #trump2020 and #maga, each with millions, or even hundreds of millions, of views? TikTok so far has struggled to answer these questions. Now, it’s hoping to change that with the formation of a new committ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Hong Kong, Washington Post, Tech, United States, Treasury, HK, Sen Marco Rubio R FL, U S House, Committee on Foreign Investment, Jeff Denham, K L Gates, Steven Mnuchin, Bytedance, Tiktok


TikTok taps corporate law firm K&L Gates to advise on its US content moderation policies

As TikTok continues its rapid U.S. growth, the company is being challenged to better explain its content moderation choices. Why, for example, is the short-form video app censoring the Hong Kong protests but not U.S. political content? Why is it banning political ads, but supports hashtags like #trump2020 and #maga, each with millions, or even hundreds of millions, of views? TikTok so far has struggled to answer these questions. Now, it’s hoping to change that with the formation of a new comm...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Hong Kong, Washington Post, US, Tech, Policy, United States, Treasury, HK, Sen Marco Rubio R FL, U S House, Committee on Foreign Investment, Jeff Denham


Entrepreneur First, the ‘talent investor’, pulls out of Hong Kong

Entrepreneur First (EF), the Greylock-backed “talent investor” that recruits and backs individuals pre-team and pre-idea to enable them to found startups, is pulling out of Hong Kong, TechCrunch has learned. According to sources, the London HQ’d company builder has told provisional candidates for its 2020 Hong Kong cohort that they should instead apply to one of its other international outposts, which includes Berlin, Paris, Singapore, Bangalore, London and (most recently) Toronto. The immediate...
Tags: TC, Hong Kong, Europe, London, Berlin, Toronto, Tech, Clifford, Greylock, Matt Clifford, Entrepreneur First EF, Paris Singapore Bangalore London


Disney+ unleashes an epic tweetstorm. And Amazon invades Google turf: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our daily newsletter. You can also get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Disney’s power move Why tweet once when you can tweet hundreds of times? Disney+, the upcoming streaming service, just pulled off a clever stunt: In an epic tweetstorm, it spent hours tweeting out posters of movies...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hong Kong, China, Advertising, Disney, Netflix, Nba, Finland, Rockets, Espn, Lebron James, Angela Lansbury, Houston Rockets, Alexa, Ashley Madison


Hong Kong Protesters Rage Against Corporate China's Growing Control

(Bloomberg) -- The black-clad protesters pushing back against China’s influence in Hong Kong aren’t just focusing on Carrie Lam and the police. They’re also targeting mainland-based brands such as Bank of China Ltd., China Mobile Ltd. and Huawei Technologies Co. with fire bombs, metal bars and spray paint.A walk down the primary route used by Hong Kong’s anti-government marchers shows how big a chunk of the city China owns. Mainland-affiliated supermarkets, drugstores, hotels, Pacific Coffee sto...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Bloomberg, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Xiaomi, Chinese communist party, Starbucks, Causeway Bay, Lenovo, Huawei, Jack Ma, Mainland, Communist Party, China Mobile


This is how the world ends, not with a bang but a tweet: Sports Media Brief

Welcome to the another edition of Ad Age Sports Media Brief, a weekly roundup of news from every zone of the sports media spray chart, including the latest on broadcast/cable/streaming, sponsorships, endorsements, gambling and tech. The Undoing Project One day soon, when we’re living in some sort of post-apocalyptic “Fraggle Rock,” only with wayyy more cannibalism and the puppets all have knives, we’ll tell our horribly mutated offspring about the time an NBA exec managed to bring on End...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, New York Post, Japan, New York, Nbc, Abc, China, Boston, Advertising, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Toronto, Fox, United States, Spurs


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Booking Holdings has joined MasterCard, Visa, eBay, and others in withdrawing from Facebook's cryptocurrency project Libra. Facebook's deteriorating relationships with Libra partners, combined with intense scrutiny from lawmakers, leaves the future of the initiative uncertain. Mark Zuckerberg responded to reports that he's been hosting private dinners with prominent conservatives. Zuckerberg defended his off-the-record dinners,...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, China, Trends, Motherboard, WeWork, Libra, Alexa, Zuckerberg, Holdings, Amazon Alexa, Hearthstone, J Allen Brack


China's new cybersecurity rules ban foreign companies from using VPNs to phone home

For decades, it was a commonplace in western business that no one could afford to ignore China: whatever problems a CEO might have with China's human rights record could never outweigh the profits to be had by targeting the growing Chinese middle-class. Businesses tied themselves in knots trying to reconcile this. Exactly 15 years ago, I challenged the Chairman of Google's Board at the Web 2.0 Conference over his company's decision to censor its search-results to help the Chinese state sup...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Hong Kong, Post, News, Yahoo, China, US, America, Eu, Sergey Brin, Nba, App Store, Vpns, Yahoo Mail


What do Hong Kong protests have to do with you? Plenty

If you think Hong Kong demonstrators demanding their freedoms doesn’t have anything to do with you, think again. From Chinese students in Southern California, to tourists, to American diplomats and investors, what matters in the former British colony matters here. Just ask the heads of Activision Blizzard, Apple and the NBA, all of whom this month immediately kowtowed to China when the government made clear it was upset with those organizations over what Beijing considered meddling in Hong Kong’...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, England, News, Law, Washington, Senate, China, US, San Francisco, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, United States, House, Nba


An Apple feature that shares some data from websites you visit in Safari with Chinese tech giant Tencent is attracting attention amid mounting tensions between the US and China (AAPL)

Apple may in some cases share web address information with Chinese tech giant Tencent as part of a safety feature that monitors for phishing scams. Apple shares some web address data with Tencent Safe Browsing and Google Safe Browsing before a user visits a website to ensure that it's not a phishing scam. The feature is attracting attention amid heightened concerns about the relationships between United States tech firms and China. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An Apple ...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Safari, United States, Tim Cook, Tencent, Huawei, League Of Legends, Mark Gurman, Tencent Holdings, Google Safe Browsing, Shenzhen China, China Apple


Meet The Trade Desk's Jeff Green, ad-tech's most loved CEO, who thinks he can save targeted advertising

The Trade Desk is one of the biggest public ad-tech companies and an increasing threat to Google, which is facing antitrust concerns about running an advertising business for both publishers and advertisers. CEO Jeff Green talked to Business Insider about how he grew The Trade Desk into a company with 2019 expected revenue of $653 million and why he thought his firm had the best chance of chipping into Google's programmatic business. He's also trying to set the ad-industry standard for ad tar...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, China, Trends, Green, Aol, Shanghai, Department Of Justice, Adweek, DSP, Shopify, Twilio


Subway System to Shut Down at 10 p.m. Monday: Hong Kong Update

(Bloomberg) -- A Hong Kong police officer was hospitalized after being attacked as protests spread to 18 districts in the latest weekend of unrest.Sunday’s clashes follow a night of sporadic violence and come as some demonstrators debate online on whether to soften their tactics to avoid alienating more moderate supporters. Saturday’s march was called in protest against the government invoking emergency laws, including banning masks at public gatherings. The unrest erupted on June 9 in oppositio...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Post, News, China, Bloomberg, NG, Tim Cook, Joshua Wong, Mong Kok, Apple Inc, CHAN, Wong, Carrie Lam, Paul Chan, Tsim Sha Tsui


This Week in Apps: Apple caves to China’s App Store demands, Q3 trend outlook, more

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. The app industry in 2018 saw 194 billion downloads and more than $100 billion in purchases. Just in the past quarter, consumer spending exceeded $23 billion and installs topped 31 billion. It’s a fact: we spend more time on our phones than we do watching TV. This week, the only thing on everyone’s minds was App Store censorship and A...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Hong Kong, China, Censorship, Tech, App Store, This Week In Apps


China's Global Reach: Surveillance and Censorship Beyond the Great Firewall

An anonymous reader shares a report: Those outside the People's Republic of China (PRC) are accustomed to thinking of the Internet censorship practices of the Chinese state as primarily domestic, enacted through the so-called "Great Firewall" -- a system of surveillance and blocking technology that prevents Chinese citizens from viewing websites outside the country. The Chinese government's justification for that firewall is based on the concept of "Internet sovereignty." The PRC has long declar...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, China, Tech, Nba, PRC, Twitter Google, People s Republic of China PRC


Hong Kong lawmaker who relied on the banned HKMap Live app warns Apple from becoming an 'accomplice for Chinese censorship'

  A prominent Hong Kong legislator and IT entrepreneur, Charles Mok, has warned Apple from becoming "an accomplice for Chinese censorship and oppression" in an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple has come under fire in recent days for withdrawing a map app which showed the location of police during the Hong Kong protests from the App Store. Mok's letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, published on Twitter, said the app's removal "cause problems for normal Hong Kong citizens trying to avoid police ...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Hong Kong, Cook, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Information Technology, Tim Cook, Nba, Tim Cook Apple, Mok, Hong Kong Police Force, AppStore, Hong Kong Legislative Council


How The Trade Desk’s Jeff Green became ad-tech’s most-loved CEO and one of Google’s biggest critics, and how he plans to save targeted advertising

The Trade Desk is one of the biggest public ad-tech companies and an increasing threat to Google as it faces antitrust concerns about running an advertising business for both publishers and advertisers. CEO Jeff Green talked to Business Insider about how he grew The Trade Desk into a company with 2019 expected revenue of $653 million and why his firm has the best chance of chipping into Google's programmatic business. He's also trying to set the ad industry standard for ad targeting with a ne...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, China, Trends, Green, Aol, Shanghai, Department Of Justice, Adweek, DSP, Shopify, Twilio


Google funds climate change deniers while touting environmentally friendly policies

Google has been funding organizations which deny climate change and actively lobby against climate legislation, the Guardian reports. Google donates to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, an organization that was reportedly key to President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. A spokesperson told the Guardian that just because Google donates to these groups, it does not mean the company endorses their "entire agenda." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Trends, Atlantic, Paris, The Guardian, Guardian, CEI, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, James, Trump, Heritage Foundation, Guardian Google, Competitive Enterprise Institute CEI, Competitive Enterprise Institute



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