China: WeChat deletes dozens of university LGBT accounts
China's messaging platform WeChat has allegedly deleted more than a dozen LGBT accounts run by university students.
Biden replaces Trump-era order to ban TikTok with a review order to examine risks of foreign-controlled apps
Washington/IBNs: US President Joe Biden has scrapped the Trump-era executive order to ban popular apps Tikok and WeChat and ordered a Commerce Department review to examine security risks posed by such foreign controlled applications to the people of the United States and their data, according to media reports.
Article on press freedom: China summons British envoy
Beijing: The Chinese foreign ministry has summoned Britain’s ambassador to Beijing to lodge stern representations over an “inappropriate” article she wrote defending recent international media coverage on China, media reports said.
WeChat is now emerging as surveillance tool in China
Beijing: China's WeChat app has turned out as one of the most powerful tools in Beijing for monitoring the public, censoring speech and punishing people who voice discontent with the government, media reports said.
US to block downloading of WeChat and TikTok apps
Washington: People in the US will not be able to download TikTok and WeChat apps, officials said on Friday.