China probes social media platforms for 'obscenity'

 Venmo today quietly rolled out a feature designed to make it easier to find friends within its mobile payments app, so you can add them to your connections list or get paid yourself. The feature, found under the new menu option “Scan Code,” is available now in both the iOS and Android version of the Venmo app. When tapped, it launches a new interface that allows you to either use… Read More

Can WeChat Thrive in the United States?

Though the messaging app dominates in China, few Americans have even heard of it.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from MIT Technology Review

Chinese social media 'spreading violence and obscenity'

The Cyberspace Administration of China, based in Beijing, announced today that messenger WeChat, Twitter-like Weibo and the Tieba forum all face official probes.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

China’s top social networks face investigation for hosting porn and illicit content

 China continues to crack down on online media after the government announced that it is investigating three of the country’s most influential social networks for hosting illicit ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from TechCrunch

WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation

The authorities allege Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba are being used for terrorism and rumours.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from BBC Technology

China cyber authority says Baidu, Tencent, Weibo platforms under investigation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top cyber authority said on Friday it is investigating several of China's most popular internet platforms over breaches of cyber laws.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Reuters Technology

Venmo adds QR codes to make finding friends easier

Venmo wants to make it easier for you to find your friends. Instead of searching for their exact quirky handle, the payment service just added QR codes to user profiles. Just click ...

Mon 7 Aug 17 from Engadget

Venmo rolls out QR codes for user profiles in its mobile app

 Venmo today quietly rolled out a feature designed to make it easier to find friends within its mobile payments app, so you can add them to your connections list or get paid yourself. The ...

Mon 7 Aug 17 from TechCrunch

China investigating Baidu, Tencent, Weibo for breaching cyber laws

China's cyber regulator on Friday said it was investigating the country's top social media sites over failing to comply with strict laws that ban content which is violent, obscene or deemed ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from The Hindu

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