China's Hikvision says takes cybersecurity seriously: China Daily

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd takes cybersecurity seriously and abides by applicable laws and rules wherever it operates, the China Daily newspaper quoted the company on Thursday as saying. “Hikvision takes cybersecurity very seriously as a company and follows all applicable laws and regulations in the markets we operate in,” it cited the company as […]

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Twitter limits the number of accounts you can follow – here’s why

In the hopes of deterring spammers from its platform, Twitter has introduced new limitations to the number of accounts you can follow each day. While users were previously able to follow 1,000 new accounts each day, now you can only follow 400. Twitter explained: “Follow, unfollow, follow, unfollow. Who does that? Spammers. So we’re changing the number of accounts you […]

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Exposed Chinese database reveals scope of citizen surveillance

BEIJING — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million people in western China, updated constantly with GPS coordinates of their precise whereabouts. Alongside their names, birthdates and places of employment, there were notes on the places that they had […]

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Apple warns app developers to stop snooping on users

Apple just gave an ultimatum to app developers: Quit snooping on our customers or get kicked off the iPhone. In the latest push in Apple’s widening campaign for digital privacy, the tech giant is cracking down on apps that secretly use screen-recording code in order to track user activity on the iPhone and other Apple gadgets on the mobile iOS […]

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