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As Blasts Kill Afghans, the Taliban Ban TikTok
April 21, 2022

As Blasts Kill Afghans, the Taliban Ban TikTok

By Catherine Putz
Afghans have far bigger problems than quibbling over the morality of TikTok videos, like deepening poverty, hunger, and physical safety

Uzbekistan’s Efforts at Forcing Data Localization Backfire
November 04, 2021

Uzbekistan’s Efforts at Forcing Data Localization Backfire

By Catherine Putz
The head of the state communications regulator was fired swiftly after popular social media sites and apps were restricted for failing to comply with data localization laws.
China’s Tech Companies Are Going Global – and Remaking China’s Image in the Process
June 04, 2021

China’s Tech Companies Are Going Global – and Remaking China’s Image in the Process

By Laura Grunberg
Chinese start-ups are no longer content to focus on the domestic audience, but are targeting global reach from day one.

Explainer: The TikTok Deal for Dummies
September 24, 2020

Explainer: The TikTok Deal for Dummies

By Ben Lowsen
Trump is threatening repercussions to coax ByteDance into a deal, but whether the Chinese and U.S. governments will both assent remains unclear.

Data Brokers: A Weak Link in National Security
August 21, 2020

Data Brokers: A Weak Link in National Security

By Dymples Leong and Teo Yi-Ling
Banning TikTok and other Chinese apps won’t solve a thing if China can simply buy the data it wants from private brokers.

The New US Cyber Policy Has Serious Bite for Chinese Firms
August 07, 2020

The New US Cyber Policy Has Serious Bite for Chinese Firms

By Chauncey Jung
Mike Pompeo’s announcement will hit Chinese internet companies at their most vulnerable spots.

Trump Administration Targets ByteDance and Tencent
August 07, 2020

Trump Administration Targets ByteDance and Tencent

By Shea Cotton
In new executive orders, the Trump administration has taken aim at Chinese companies ByteDance and Tencent -- but the details are yet to be fully outlined.
India’s TikTok Ban Tightens the Government’s Grasp on the Internet
July 30, 2020

India’s TikTok Ban Tightens the Government’s Grasp on the Internet

By Kian Vesteinsson
Restricting access in the name of data security threatens human rights.

Graham Webster on TikTok, Huawei, and the US-China Tech Clash
July 29, 2020

Graham Webster on TikTok, Huawei, and the US-China Tech Clash

By Shannon Tiezzi
“Questions around Chinese government power and the growth of Chinese companies around the world have triggered a heightened awareness of who controls platforms and how they collect, store, or share data.”

Pakistan Warns Chinese TikTok, Blocks Singaporean Bigo Live App
July 21, 2020

Pakistan Warns Chinese TikTok, Blocks Singaporean Bigo Live App

By Associated Press
Pakistani authorities cited widespread complaints about "immoral, obscene and vulgar" content on the apps. 

India Shows the World How to Use ‘Cyberspace Sovereignty’ Against China
July 02, 2020

India Shows the World How to Use ‘Cyberspace Sovereignty’ Against China

By Chauncey Jung
It’s time for liberal democracies to embrace the term -- with a new definition --to defend against China’s predatory cyber practices.
India’s Great Firewall Against China Could Backfire
July 01, 2020

India’s Great Firewall Against China Could Backfire

By Mohamed Zeeshan
The ban of Chinese media apps could do little to harm China, but much to dilute India's free society.

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