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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2021
With former US President Trump and his administration out of the office, many wondered if the new US President Biden would lift the ban on Huawei. We previously reported that the new US administration is probably not interested in removing the ban, so Huawei has decided to ask the court to overturn the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s decision for labelling them as a national security threat.
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2021
WhatsApp recently introduced a new policy that requires you to share your data with Facebook. If you're not willing to agree to the new policy, which instant messaging app should you jump ship to?
Last Updated: Sep 03, 2020
A few weeks ago, we reported that the India Government was looking into banning several mobile apps from China due to security reasons. They have already banned TikTok in their country and now with the latest update - a total of 118 mobile apps are blocked.
Last Updated: Aug 11, 2020
So not only TikTok is in trouble, but so as WeChat since US President Trump released an executive order to ban the social app on 7 August 2020. Should the app be banned, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the iPhone global shipments could decline 25-30%, but why?
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2020
While Microsoft is in the middle of a negotiation with TikTok, the latest news is that Twitter Inc may be interested in acquiring the company as well. According to Reuters, the information was shared by two anonymous people on this matter as Twitter have already approached ByteDance, TikTok's parent company.
Trump released executive orders to ban TikTok & WeChat, but what could this mean for other China apps?Last Updated: Aug 07, 2020
Tension for TikTok is rising as US President Donald Trump has just issued an executive order to ban the app in 45 days. It's not just TikTok though, as WeChat just got pulled into the situation as well for the same days given for the ban. That said, WeChat belongs to Tencent Holdings Ltd in China, so does this mean that the ban could extend to PUBG Mobile and other video game companies (partially) owned by them?
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2020
If you still remember the "Remove China Apps" news, looks like it's not over yet. According to sources, it seems that the India intelligence officials have taken this matter into their own hands and actually prepared a list of apps that are deemed "dangerous" in terms of security risk.
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020
Previously, we reported that dark mode is coming soon for WeChat. Well, the wait is finally over and the new update was launched just yesterday but here's the thing - only the iOS version for WeChat has the update. Android WeChat users will have to wait for theirs!
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2020
Covid-19 (aka Coronavirus) is a big topic of the year. Not only has the virus taken thousands of lives in China, but also spread to other countries and regions at a fast pace. The circumstance has led people to discuss it widely on the Internet, be it sharing new updates or providing ways to prevent the virus. However, there are some platforms in China that censor words that are related to the virus, and one of them is WeChat.
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2019
Yesterday, U Mobile has announced a partnership with WeChat to launch the WeChat GO Malaysia Mini Program. The aforementioned program serves to aid travellers coming from mainland China by allowing them to purchase items and services via their own currency, Renminbi(RMB) via the WeChat app.