Google said it has stopped cooperating with data requests from Hong Kong authorities, unless they go through diplomatic channels, in the wake of a sweeping new national security law. Western tech companies are increasingly distancing themselves from Hong Kong since the enactment of national security law in July that gives Beijing more power over the former British colony. The Washington Post...
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