By Lo Shih-hung The US-based global tech giant Apple Inc. is set to hand over the operation of its iCloud data center in mainland China to a local corporation called Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) by February 28, 2018. When this transition happens, the local company will become responsible for handling […]
Source: How Apple is paving the way to a ‘cloud dictatorship’ in China | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP
Is this the end of the end?
Alarming new report claims that China may block Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for good as early as this week.
Source: Are All VPNs To Be Shut Down This Week? – Thatsmags.com
Port 443 and port 80 has been blocked coming into my home IP for a few months now, but it will be interesting to see if this can be pulled off!
Spoiler: Social media app was fined last year for not doing that exact thing
Source: Of course we don’t spy on our users, giggles China’s WeChat • The Register
Just remember, China is the beta test for the west!
BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening control over foreign companies’ internet use in a move some worry might disrupt their operations or jeopardize trade secrets as part of a crackdown
Source: China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great Firewall
We will all have to wait to see how this may or may not affect us, but without a functioning method of bypassing the GFW then many expats, businesses will struggle to enjoy China.
It cannot be denied that a large portion of videos stored on the internet can be found on YouTube. Isn’t it frustrating then that when you navigate to the web interface on YouTube and look for the Picture in Picture button, there isn’t one there? Well with macOS Sierra, it IS possible 。。。。
Source: Picture In Picture with YouTube in macOS — MyProductiveMac
I have been wondering how to do this for almost a year now!
This is an interesting read, I have often said that China is the beta test site for technologies that will be applied in the west.
Source: Chinese Government and Hollywood Launch Snoop-and-Censor Copyright Filter | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Apple Pay has finally caught on in the US, but one year on in China and it is still struggling.
Source: One year on, Apple Pay finding little traction in the Middle Kingdom
I think one aspect that is not mentioned in the article is that UnionPay insist that a PIN is entered when using Apple Pay (and in some circumstances a signature is required). This means that using Apple Pay is not really any different to using your debit or credit card.
The competition such as Alipay and Tenpay simply require the QR code to be scanned and the payment is immediate, a much better experience in my opinion.
It would not surprise me if this situation was intentional to ensure the business and profits stay in China.