Masha Borak
Masha Borak
Hong Kong
@mashaborak
Reporter, Technology
Masha Borak is a technology reporter. Before joining the Post, she reported on China tech from Beijing.

Huawei has the full-time equivalent of 19 lobbyists on payroll in the EU, more than Big Tech rivals, as it tries to fight curbs to its market access.

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China’s strict personal information law draws inspiration from Europe’s GDPR but goes further as Beijing moves to shore up privacy and national security.

More mobile apps have been taken down over privacy issues as China readies its Personal Information Protection Law, with some of the world’s strictest rules on data usage.

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China’s AI industry may triple to 453.26 billion yuan in value by 2025 from last year, while a broader AI-driven industry may be as large as 1.66 trillion yuan, which underscores the strategic importance of the field in the Made in China 2025 industrial master plan.

Regulators are doubling down on data and automated driving functions of smart vehicles, months after a massive recall of Tesla’s electric cars over safety concerns.

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Overseas-based language-learning apps including Duolingo, Memrise and Beelinguapp have disappeared from some Android app stores in China amid the country’s ongoing edtech crackdown.

The new internet content crackdown targets “illegal news activities”, putting pressure on social media platforms to weed out unregulated content creators.

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The P50 will not support 5G, as Huawei continues to lose relevance in the smartphone market because of Washington’s ban on the company's access to US technologies.

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Grievances have been rising among these new types of workers, and Beijing has not hesitated to raise its concerns about the potential for social unrest with Big Tech.

Data localisation measures imposed globally have doubled since 2017, with the number of such policies in China now far ahead of data-restrictive nations like India and Russia.

Big tech signs up to voluntary antitrust pledge at industry event as Beijing ups its scrutiny of the sector across a range of issues, including data and consumer privacy.

The new regulation seeks to protect computer networks and other information technology infrastructure in the country from hacking, spying and other cyberthreats.

China’s most famous sci-fi writer will work with SenseTime, the country’s top facial recognition firm, on an ‘innovative and immersive offline entertainment experience’.

A cybersecurity review into ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing kicked off a new era in China, as authorities crack down on overseas listings to prioritise data security over tech companies’ pursuit of unfettered growth.

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The crux of the controversy, which has wiped off about US$23 billion off Didi’s capitalisation from its July 1 high, was a misinterpretation over the clarity and forcefulness of the CAC’s instruction for Didi to postpone its New York listing.

Check Point Research said it uncovered malware emailed by a Chinese-speaking hacking group to Afghanistan’s top security agency with the goal of surreptitiously stealing documents over Dropbox.

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