Tag Archives: Chinese

Chinese Apple Staff Suspected of Selling Private Data

Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation run by Apple employees selling computer and phone users’ personal data. Twenty-two people have been detained on suspicion of infringing individuals’ privacy and illegally obtaining their digital personal information, according to a statement Wednesday from local police in southern Zhejiang province. Of the 22 suspects, 20 were Apple… Read More »

Alibaba revenues jump 60% as Chinese growth continues

Revenue at e-commerce giant Alibaba jumped 60% in the first three months of the year, powered by a growing customer base in China. More than 450 million Chinese shoppers used its sites during the quarter, with the average annual spending up by about a third, Alibaba said. The growth pushed revenues for the period to $5.6bn (£4.3bn). But… Read More »

VW’s Audi steps up collaboration with Chinese tech groups

Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) luxury car unit Audi has agreed to deepen collaboration with Chinese internet technology groups to offer more digital services in the world’s largest car market. Audi and FAW-Volkswagen, VW’s joint venture with FAW Car Co Ltd (000800.SZ), have signed letters of intent with Alibaba (BABA.N), Baidu (BIDU.O) and Tencent (0700.HK), Audi said on Sunday. Financial terms… Read More »

British businesses ‘lazy and fat’, pro-Brexit trade minister says

Britain as a trading nation has become “too lazy and too fat” and business leaders are more interested in playing golf on Friday afternoons than in seeking new export markets, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox was recorded saying. Fox, who was a prominent campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union and says the country must forge new… Read More »

South China Sea: Chinese social media urges mango boycott

Philippine mangoes, considered by some to be the best in the world, have emerged as the latest victim of the South China Sea ruling. After an international tribunal on territorial disputes ruled against China and in favour of the Philippines, Chinese netizens used social media to call for a boycott of the Philippine fruit, as well as to… Read More »

Personal Data of Chinese Elites Purportedly Leaked on Twitter

The purported personal details of numerous Chinese business moguls and poltically-connected elite have been posted to an anonymous Twitter account, an embarrassing leak for authorities that has raised concerns about the security of official records. The data disclosure, including national identification numbers, birth dates and addresses, would be one of China’s highest profile such public leaks of sensitive… Read More »