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Popular Apps In Google's Play Store Are Abusing Permissions And Committing Ad Fraud

Following a BuzzFeed News investigation, Google removed six apps from the Play store that belonged to a major Chinese developer.

A Canadian Government Committee Is Investigating Foreign Interference And Espionage

China, Russia, and other countries are running influence and espionage operations in Canada, according to the committee.

This Man’s Aunt Was Jailed Days After He Met With Mike Pompeo Over China’s Muslim Crackdown

Ferkat Jawdat, who lives in Virginia, told BuzzFeed News that China was using his relatives “as hostages.”

Israel Election: Twitter Suspended Dozens Of Hebrew-Language Accounts Run By A Strange Chinese Religious Sect

Twitter's lack of disclosure raises questions about the company’s commitment to transparency around removing accounts during global political events.

A Chinese Woman Carrying Four Cellphones And Malware Was Arrested At Trump's Mar-A-Lago Resort

The woman, identified as Yujing Zhang, was charged with unlawfully gaining access to Trump's Palm Beach resort and lying to federal agents.

China Has Also Been Targeting Foreigners In Its Brutal Crackdown On Muslims

Turkey is one of the few Muslim-majority countries to call out China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims. A BuzzFeed News investigation finds that several Turkish nationals have also disappeared, something that has never been publicly acknowledged by Turkey.

Reddit Has Become A Battleground Of Alleged Chinese Trolls

“Bad enough to have to deal with Russian Ops and the Alt-Right, but now we have to deal with Chinabots as well.”

Mark Zuckerberg Tried Hard To Get Facebook Into China. Now The Company May Be Backing Away.

“As we build our infrastructure around the world, we've chosen not to build data centers in countries that have a track record of violating human rights like privacy or freedom of expression,” Zuckerberg wrote on Wednesday.

A Leaked Memo Says Chinese State TV Registered As A Foreign Agent "In The Spirit Of Cooperation"

"It's already hard describing who we work for," one CGTN source said. "This makes it even more complicated and uncomfortable when talking to anyone on the outside."

Her Reporting Led To The Firing Of Canada’s Ambassador. That’s Made Her A Target For China’s State Media.

“I’m starting to feel unsafe even though I’m in Canada,” Joanna Chiu wrote on Twitter.

George Soros Said The Biggest Threat To The World Is China’s Development Of AI

“It will subordinate the fate of the individual to the interests of the one-party state in ways unprecedented in history.”

China Has Blocked Microsoft Bing, The Only Major Foreign Search Engine Its Citizens Could Access

Bing is the latest foreign internet service to be blocked by the “Great Firewall,” a system of censorship controls employed by China’s authoritarian government.

Release Detained Canadians Now, Former Foreign Ministers, Diplomats And Academics Tell China In Open Letter

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in December, apparently in retaliation for the arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada.

This Week On The Inter Webz: We 💖 Intergenerational Meme

Plus: Your new Tinder bio, some weird toe pics, and an extremely haunted doll.

2019年、ネットの「ほっこりニュース初め」はこれで決まり。

正月休みが明けたばっかなのに、実家に帰りたくなっちゃったよ。

LinkedIn Censored A Pro-Democracy Activist’s Profile In China

"I feel threatened and outraged," Zhou Fengsuo, who left China after the Tiananmen Square protests, told BuzzFeed News.

For The First Time, A Rover Has Landed On The Far Side Of The Moon. China Sent It.

The landing opened "a new chapter in human lunar exploration," according to China's space agency.

Apple Blames Business Slowdown On Chinese Trade Tensions And Fewer iPhone Upgrades

The company also blamed weakened iPhone sales on customers taking advantage of a $30 battery replacement program.

Chinese Police Officers Have Raided Mosques In A New Crackdown On Religion

The raids are the latest in a Chinese move against unregistered religious institutions.

A Bunch Of Countries Just Joined The US In Condemning Chinese Hacking

The accusations that China steals secrets from companies and gives the secrets to its own businesses isn't new, but a joint international condemnation is.

Please Welcome China’s WeChat To The #Resistance

Negative articles and comments about Trump were censored on the Chinese internet as recently as this summer. But now the floodgates appear to be open.

Apple Is Being Banned From Selling Many iPhone Models In China, According To A Chinese Court Ruling

The court order presents a headache for Apple in moving some of the company’s older models in China, the world’s largest market for smartphones.

Trump Called Himself A “Tariff Man,” And Then The Market Plunged. Here’s Why.

Trump is overstating progress on trade negotiations with China, and investors are noticing.

Trump Says He's Negotiating To Get China To Stop Hacking. Obama Already Did That.

China hasn't even acknowledged that the topic came up when Trump and President Xi Jinping met in Buenos Aires.

Another Woman In China Is Pregnant With A Genetically Engineered Baby

At a meeting in Hong Kong, Jiankui He said he has created 31 gene-edited human embryos so far.

The US Loves To Charge Other Governments' Hackers With Crimes. What Happens When One Of Those Countries Returns The Favor?

As the US grows increasingly comfortable with "name-and-shame" tactics against hackers who work for China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia, it's only a matter of time before US government hackers are outed.

Nicki Minaj Allegedly Flew All The Way To China For A Concert That Turned Out To Be A Scam

In a video seemingly addressing the issue, Minaj said she'd return to China "with a better partner."

Dolce & Gabbana Has Canceled A Show After Apparently Calling Chinese People "Ignorant Dirty Smelling Mafia"

A series of DMs from one of the brand's cofounders and official accounts made racist remarks about its show's host country. The brand says it was hacked.

Interpol's Last Director Disappeared In A Corruption Probe. The Next One May Be Russian.

The possibility that a Russian may be appointed to head the international police agency alarmed Western officials.

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Chinese Film Star Yunxiang Gao Has Lost A Bid To Have His Rape Accuser Testify At Committal

Yunxiang Gao's lawyers said they had to cross-examine his accuser on her story, but a judge ruled the woman did not need to give evidence at a pre-trial hearing.

乗客と運転手が殴り合っていた結果、バスが川へ転落 13人が死亡

監視動画には女性と運転手が殴り合う様子が映し出され、その直後にバスは下を流れる長江に転落し、少なくとも乗客13名が死亡した。

No Goop, Jade Vaginal Eggs Are Probably Not A "Strictly-Guarded Secret" From Ancient China

This represents another blow to Goop's most controversial product.

China Will Now Let Tiger Bone And Rhino Horn Be Legally Used In Medicine

The new rule, limited to parts gathered from animals in captivity, has activists concerned about a spike in black market trade.

Chinese And Russian Spies Are Reportedly Listening To Trump's Cellphone Calls

White House officials are hoping the president doesn't mention any classified information, the New York Times reported. Trump has denied the claims.

A Newspaper Banned In China Is Now One Of Trump's Biggest Defenders

The Epoch Times, a newspaper with links to the Falun Gong movement, is the purest outlet of the Trump movement.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story

"I feel they should retract their story. There is no truth in their story about Apple. They need to do the right thing."

An Australian Resident Returned To China — Then She Vanished

Up to a dozen Uighurs with residency in Australia have come up missing after traveling to China, activists say. One woman’s family fears the worst.

The Arrest Of A Chinese Spy Is Another Sign Of Mounting Tensions Over Economic Espionage

The alleged spy, Yanjun Xu, would be the first operative of China's Ministry of State Security to face a US court.

A Chinese Journalist Was Arrested For “Slapping” A Volunteer At A Pro–Hong Kong Democracy Event

But the Chinese embassy in London said the woman was herself assaulted, and called for an apology.

Trump’s Evidence Of Chinese Meddling In The Midterms Is An Ad In An Iowa Newspaper

China has tried to pressure Trump by raising tariffs on crops grown by farmers in red states. It also took out a multipage ad in an Iowa paper.

A Swedish TV Show Said Chinese Tourists Poop In Public And People Are Pissed

The program also told Chinese tourists that if they "see a person with their dog on the street, this does not mean they have just bought their lunch."

Trump Gets The World To Agree That Illegal, Addictive Drugs Are Bad

Even countries Trump has accused of waging “almost a form of warfare” against the United States for their role in the opioid crisis signed.

The US Has Imposed Sanctions On A Chinese Military Agency And Its Head For Buying Weapons From Moscow

The sanctions were the first application of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which became law more than a year ago.

Google Employees Are Quitting Over The Company’s Secretive China Search Project

“If it was true, I was pretty sure immediately I couldn’t continue working there,” one former Google employee told BuzzFeed News.

The United States Is Turning To China For Help Fighting The Opioid Epidemic

US officials say China has been cooperating with US efforts to curb fentanyl production.

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