The University of Toronto’s online security watchdog, Citizen Lab, revealed that Tencent’s social-media app, WeChat, secretly monitors content generated by users outside of China. The content is then used to bolster censorship within China. The research group conducted experiments where they created politically sensitive Chinese images and sent them between Canadian-registered WeChat users in a...
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Hi, welcome to the Weekend.It might seem against the holiday spirit to say so, but does anyone really love gift-shopping these days? Even pre-pandemic, it was a stress-inducing affair, loaded with decision fatigue, toy-of-the-year FOMO and ghosts of bad presents past.Into this consumerist minefield has stumbled a strange new entrant: livestream shopping. In this week’s issue, writer Janet...
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