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Trump's WeChat ban has potential to take a cleaver to US-China links - at a corporate and personal level. Here's why:

- #US companies in China – think Starbucks, McDonalds, Disney, Apple - rely on #WeChat for payments, promotions and sales #Thread…
2. #WeChat – combining functions of Facebook, Twitter, Apple Pay etc into a single app - is a *utility* for the millions of Chinese diaspora globally.
Not just for making calls to family/friends back in China (who all use it), but for payments & other services
3. If @Apple is banned from hosting #Wechat on its China app store, sales here would plummet. Same applies to @Starbucks et al
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"At this time, action must be taken to address the threat posed by one mobile application in particular, TikTok," says @POTUS executive order.
Executive order prohibits, 45 days from now, "any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd" (parent of @tiktok_us). Image
Excerpt about his @tiktok_us executive order in letter sent by @POTUS to @SpeakerPelosi as part of the formal notification. Image
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How much of a difference can 100 miles and effective social media surveillance make? A whole lot if you take Taiwan’s success against #COVID19 into consideration.
#Taiwan, is only around 100 miles away from the coast of south eastern China. The country has a lot of trade and exchange with #China and yet is at a healthily low 159th position when it comes to the COVID19 standings. Taiwan only has a paltry 455 cases and 7 deaths.
If someone were to place a bet on Taiwan having only 455 cases after 6 months of #COVID19, that too without nationwide lockdowns, that person would have become a billionaire now. #Taiwan owes its success to technology. Period.
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1/ Maak je gebruik van #TikTok? Think again.

De app verzamelt bakken persoonlijke gegevens. Vrijwel alle manieren worden gebruikt om gegevens over jou, je contacten en je apparaat bij elkaar te sprokkelen.

Lees en geef het door! #privacy #spyware

2/ Voorbeelden van wat er verzameld wordt. Informatie over...

→ De hardware van je telefoon.
→ Andere geïnstalleerde apps.
→ Het netwerk dat je gebruikt.
→ Waar je je bevindt (GPS).
→ Je telefoon-contacten.
→ Je SMS-verkeer.
→ De inhoud van je telefoongeheugen.
3/ Het lijkt erop dat de app zelfs externe code kan downloaden en uitvoeren. Dan zijn de mogelijkheden eindeloos:

→ Alle toetsaanslagen opslaan.
→ Je telefoon in een botnet gebruiken.
→ Wachtwoorden verzamelen.
→ Foto’s downloaden.
→ Meeluisteren met telefoongesprekken.
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Left Bangalore last night and just landed in Shanghai today afternoon. I am surprised by how Pudong Airport and this metro city has been running, under the #COVIDー19 challenge. Here are some of my observations:

Key words: Color card, QR code, Self-protection.
My flight from Singapore to Shanghai is 80% Chinese passengers. It's easy to identify Chinese from other nationals because they do self-protection in the next level:

100% wear masks(so are other nationals), 10-20% wear goggles, 5% wear protective clothing, some even gloves..
After landing in Shanghai, passengers took turns to get out of the plane, which took 2+ hours. India is not among the 24 serious countries so I was in second batch. Passengers came from London is the highest risk so last batch. A passenger lived with a patient was separated.
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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🍿On #Bond, #China, #Coronavirus🍿

Ah… it’d be great to watch this new film on streaming services, but the back-deals involving #JamesBond @007 #DieAnotherDay are likely more complicated than one realizes.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer entered into a deal w/ China’s #Tencent… (1/5)
… in 2015 to grant the Chinese surveillance giant (which owns #WeChat) EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS to market #JamesBond in #China.


Less than a month ago, the #Bond franchise announced that they‘d be scrapping their whirlwind China Premier over #COVID19🦠… (2/5)
… which was big a loss since #China‘s the world’s 2nd largest box office market.

To get films screened in China, artists must compromise themselves & their craft to appease #CCP censors (ask #Tarantino, whose film was recently #BannedInChina. (3/5)

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China tech's response to #nCoV continues to be fascinating. (thread)

After years of developing online-to-offline services, it's amazing how much software is available to help manage an epidemic.

Here's Tencent Health's mini-program from #WeChat:
The Health app had a little red dot this morning, letting me know there were updates

I didn't download the Health app.

It's one of several default mini-programs in WeChat Wallet. Basically everyone in China has WeChat, so everyone has the Health app.
Universal adoption of WeChat means everyone is familiar using the software, so there's little education barrier in an emergency like this.

The amount of data-sharing is likely reassuring for people not used to this much transparency from their government.
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1/ #WeChat Work v3.0.4 is out today, headlined by an upgrade to free audio/video conferencing up to 300 simultaneous users

The video conferencing feature was rebranded in December to 'Meeting', matching Tencent's new standalone conferencing app '腾讯会议'
2/ Audio/video conferencing is one of the few features that other enterprise messengers are trying to monetize (the other being cloud storage).

The update to 300 free seats puts them exactly 10x ahead of DingTalk, and way ahead of Bytedance Lark (飞书) and Huawei WeLink.
3/ This version's release notes are themed to highlight Tencent's part in enabling remote work in light of the novel Corona Virus epidemic.

In addition to free 300-person conferencing, there's also a new section in the WCW app store called "Epidemic Zone" (疫情专区) #nCoV2020
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Vamos a iniciar una recopilación de los hilos de Dinastía Chip publicados durante este año. Principalmente sobre sector tecnológico chino y China🇨🇳 en general.

Considérese un hilo de hilos:
Sobre el arrollador éxito de #KFC en China y las claves de su buena adaptación a dicho mercado:

Sobre la expansión del competidor chino de #Starbucks: #Luckin. (Algo desactualizado, pues es de enero, un año es mucho tiempo en China). Luckin sigue quemando dinero, pero no tanto como antes:

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🚨Thread Alert! 🚨
Yes we are at this again!

Let's talk #HoloFuel ⚡️

In the recent events of #HoloPorts being shipped by the end of 2019, everyone's asking about the HoloFuel. We know you want to know so here we go 💥

#Holochain #Holo
▶️1/2 This week we’re taking an in-depth look at the HoloFuel transactor, which operates “under the hood” of the HoloFuel UI we discussed in the Dev Pulse 52. This will give you some insight into how HoloFuel’s agent-centric design has an advantage over other digital currencies
▶️2/2 Understanding how the transactor works is important, not only for hApp devs, but also for promoting network user adoption as a way to provide asset backing of the currency. Holo & Holochain are promoting HoloFuel as the micro-currency that powers the Holo Hosting network.
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In case you haven't heard, #ZAO is a Chinese app which completely blew up since Friday. Best application of 'Deepfake'-style AI facial replacement I've ever seen.

Here's an example of me as DiCaprio (generated in under 8 secs from that one photo in the thumbnail) 🤯
It's already under a lot of fire for user privacy protection under their terms and conditions. So consider this my sacrifice to demonstrate so you don't have to give up your portrait identity rights 😅
It’s clear that #ZAO isn’t really going for "accuracy" per se, but rather a "subjective" good looking result. Similar to a beauty cam, it retains facial structure of the original actors, so the cherry picked results more or less always looks good and encourages users to share.
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Un po' di info interessanti su #Libra, la nuova criptovaluta di #Facebook

Prima cosa da sapere: è una cosa ENORME, e tra un anno la userà chiunque in occidente. C'è dentro Mastercard e VISA, ma pure Uber, PayPal, Spotify, eBay. C'è di mezzo pure Coinbase, società finanziaria che finora era stata famosa soprattuto perché vendeva #Bitcoin facilmente.
Il video con cui viene presentata #Libra è particolarmente interessante per la narrazione: viene presentata come la *valuta globale*, che permetterà di superare i limiti delle attuali monete e permettere a tutti (a prescindere dal luogo) di partecipare al mercato globale.
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Happy #ChineseNewYear! 新年大吉

2019 is the Year of the Pig 🐷 This plump pig was made in Cyprus nearly 2,000 years ago – it’s a terracotta rattle that might have been used as a child’s toy.
People born in the Year of the Pig are thought to be modest and honest, with lots of friends. What’s your zodiac animal?

Find out what your zodiac animal says about you in our #ChineseNewYear blog post:
Did you know we’re also on #Weibo and #WeChat? Follow us!


WeChat: search for 大英博物馆BritishMuseum.
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Found in the #WeChat source code:

One of their guy like the f word:

"fucking samsung"
He managed to use fuck 3 times in the same sentence
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A complicated situation on the ground: Writers face opaque and ever-shifting rules on banned subjects. Most self-censor to some degree to avoid repercussions that could end their careers. But many are also unwilling to avoid sensitive subjects.…
Despite many frustrations, there is still relatively more freedom of expression in online publishing, compared to traditional print. The prominent role of #socialmedia in #China has made creative fields more democratic as consumers have more ways to support creators.
As online censorship restrictions tighten, a deleted post is the least of some users’ worries. Writers and organizations have to contend with the possibility
that their social media accounts will get shut down entirely, or that administrators will get arrested.
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#THREAD: I am at the #COMMA2017 content summit conference. I'll be discussing #ASEAN integration, the digital media landscape and the #millennial agenda.

What is the future of news and media in ASEAN?

Stay tuned!
#CeritalahASEAN started with Ceritalah 25 years ago in the early 90s - during the height of print media. In those days, The Economist, The Straits Times, The New York Times, were really flourishing. Much of the 80s and 90s, I met with and talked to editors across the world.
Those publications were really dynamic and powerful.

But we've seen those publications come down. WSJ stopped printing in Asia. Jakarta Globe stopped printing in 2015. KiniBiz, Volume in Thailand also stopped printing....

What has come up to replace those institutions?
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