India bans more Chinese apps as tensions remain high

Hong Kong (CNN Business)India has banned dozens more Chinese apps, drawing a rebuke from Beijing and further straining already tense relations between the world’s most populous countries.”We firmly oppose the Indian side’s repeated use of ‘national security’ as an excuse to prohibit some mobile apps with Chinese background,” Ji Rong, spokesperson for China’s embassy in…

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Apple’s global security chief and two members of Sheriff’s office indicted for alleged bribery

(CNN Business)Apple’s global head of security and two members of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office have been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly requesting and offering bribes for concealed weapons licenses.Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung and Captain James Jensen “managed to extract” a promise from Thomas Moyer, Apple’s chief security officer, that…

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Now Snapchat has a TikTok copycat, too

(CNN Business)For years, social media platforms have blatantly copied some of Snapchat’s most creative features. Instagram and parent company Facebook ripped off Stories — posts that disappear after 24 hours — which Snapchat created in 2013. Others followed suit with their own versions, including YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and just last week, Twitter. Facebook and Instagram…

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Alibaba CEO strikes conciliatory tone on China’s plans for tougher tech regulation

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang has described plans by Chinese regulators to tighten restrictions on internet companies as “timely and necessary.”The remarks from Zhang come as Alibaba (BABA) finds itself in the crosshairs of Chinese regulators. News of an imminent crackdown sent shares in the company and other Chinese tech giants plunging earlier…

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