Yesterday

Winter Olympics: Athletes advised to use burner phones in Beijing

A mandatory Covid monitoring app to be used by all Games attendees has security risks, analysts warn. Read more on bbc.co.uk


Olympic athletes advised to take burner phone to China as smartphone app has security flaws

Olympic committees in countries including the U.S. have asked athletes to leave their phones and computers at home out of concern they will be monitored. Read more on newsweek.com


Olympics-Athletes warned against speaking up on human rights at Beijing Games

Athletes travelling to next month’s Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Read more on reuters.com



This week

My2022: Beijing Olympics app vulnerable to data breaches, analysts warn

A mandatory Covid monitoring app to be used by all Games attendees has security risks, analysts warn. Read more on bbc.co.uk


Weibo Influencer Banned for Offering Advice on How to Boost China’s Birth Rate – Vision Times

Weibo Influencer Banned for Offering Advice on How to Boost China’s Birth Rate Read more on visiontimes.com


‘Picking quarrels’: China critics overseas at increasing risk

New report finds Chinese authorities trying to coerce critics thousands of miles from home into returning. Read more on aljazeera.com


China’s Manipulation Of Covid Data: The Two Smoking Guns™

Official Chinese figures expose two “smoking guns” showing that Covid data is being concealed. The mortality figures are much higher. Zero-Covid is a fiction. Read more on forbes.com


Why You Shouldn’t Buy Huawei Phones If You Care About Privacy

If you’re worried about the privacy implications of your Huawei phone, here’s what you need to know. Read more on makeuseof.com



Last week

Co-op are using cameras made by Chinese state-owned company

Hikvision cameras have been listed as a national security threat in the US while the UK’s Ministry of Defence has issued guidance not to use the equipment. Pictured: Stock image of Co-op store. Read more on dailymail.co.uk


Chinese Regulator Flags a $50,000 Fine Against Walmart

A local Chinese regulator and state media highlighted this week a roughly $50,000 fine the company paid last year, keeping a spotlight on the U.S. retailer. Read more on wsj.com


Microsoft suspends auto suggest function for Bing search engine in China

Internet companies have been hit over the past year by a regulatory crackdown Read more on thenationalnews.com


Expatriates rally for Hong Kong press freedom across UK, as scuffle ‘severely condemned’ by Chinese embassy

Hongkongers living in the UK have organised a series of human chain protests and assemblies in 11 cities. It followed a national security police raid on Stand News and the arrest of seven people co… Read more on hongkongfp.com


Dutch Athletes Warned to Keep Phones and Laptops out of China: Media

Dutch athletes competing in next month’s Beijing Winter Olympics will need to leave their phones and laptops at home in an unprecedented move to avoid Chinese espionage, Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant reported on Tuesday. Read more on ntd.com


Part 3: Anomalies In The Chinese Covid Data Evidence Of Manipulation?

Zero Covid is a valid public health objective. But once Zero was declared as the target by Beijing, it mobilized the bureaucracies medical, governmental, military to make the number,and the shortest short cut to achieve that number is to fudge the data. Read more on forbes.com


Intel deletes mention of Xinjiang in letter after China backlash

US chipmaker was criticised in China for asking suppliers to avoid the sanctions-hit region, and now faces ‘cowardice’ accusation at home Read more on theguardian.com