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China’s internet regulator warns app operators over data privacy and says more rectification is needed

China’s internet regulator has said that a large number of mobile apps need to take rectification measures for the over-collection of personal data, clamping down on the practice as the country’s over 800 million mobile users increasingly shop and order services exclusively online.The National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team issued its half-yearly report on Tuesday, saying a national response to the problem was necessary. Beijing authorities last month censured several… Source link

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Short-video app leader ByteDance tries again to break WeChat’s hold on social networking in China

ByteDance Technologies may have carved out a swathe of China’s online traffic with its popular short-video and news aggregation apps, but the Beijing-based company has yet to break Tencent Holdings’ grip on social networking. It’s not for want of trying.In at least the third attempt in the past year, ByteDance will try to crack the market for social networking among China’s 829 million internet users, with a group chat within its popular Douyin short-video app. Friends who follow each other’s… Source link

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Download now: AsiaOne launches new app to replace existing app, Singapore News

Calling all followers — AsiaOne has launched a new app that is now available for download. AsiaOne’s previous app will stop receiving new content from Aug 5 so users are advised to download the new app if they wish to continue getting the latest in news, entertainment, lifestyle and tech. HOW TO GET THE NEW APP Search for “AsiaOne” in Apple’s App Store or Google Play store. Alternatively, you can download the iOS app here and download the Android app here.  FAQ Is this an app update or a separate app? This is not an update. AsiaOne has…

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ByteDance upgrades AI tool to identify vulgar content on news app Jinri Toutiao

ByteDance, the world’s most valuable technology start-up, has launched an updated artificial intelligence (AI) tool to better identify violent and sexual content on its popular news aggregation app, Jinri Toutiao, amid Beijing’s efforts to clean up the internet in China.The AI tool called Lingquan, which roughly translates to “dogs with good sense of smell”, has already been adopted by more than three million of Jinri Toutiao’s regular users and content producers, providing them with “health… Source link

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Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun ran a hook-up app before his US$4.6 million Buffett lunch bid

Before hogging headlines for missing a US$4.6 million lunch with Warren Buffett, cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun Yuchen was known for creating voice live-streaming app Peiwo, which has pushed the boundaries of social networking in China.Peiwo, which translates as “accompany me” in English, was released in 2014 and targeted millennials. The app connects like-minded users via live audio chats based on 10-second voice samples they recorded on the platform.Unlike popular social media-turned… Source link

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SingHealth’s MyCare app allows patients easy access to their medical information, Digital, Singapore News

Patients at Singapore General Hospital may soon be able to access all their individual care information any time they wish simply by turning to the iPad by their bedside. A collaboration between SingHealth nurses, doctors, allied health professionals, Office for Service Transformation and IT specialists from Integrated Health Information Systems, the MyCare app gives patients easy access to their daily care schedule and updates on their medical information. The custom app also comes with interactive features such as a messaging function that allows patients to ask specific questions about their care…

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Facebook-like social media app launched in Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    The ‘made in Việt Nam’ Gapo social app aims to attract  50 million users by 2021. — Photo vietnamnet.vn       HÀ NỘI — Gapo Technology JSC on Tuesday officially launched a “made in Việt Nam” social network, called Gapo, in an effort to shift users to a local platform amid a strong presence of global players in the market. The mobile app lets users create personal profiles, upload video, images and share posts to a Facebook style “news feed”. It…

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NBA invests in Jeremy Lin-backed basketball AI app

The National Basketball Association (NBA) led investments in a basketball analytics app backed by Toronto Raptors point guard Jeremy Lin as part of the league’s efforts to embrace advanced technology.NEX Team, developer of the HomeCourt app, raised US$8.5 million in its recent series A funding round led by the NBA, which has also become a strategic partner. The app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to track and analyse how a basketball player makes shots during training or in a game. Its… Source link

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Tencent said to be in talks for bigger cut of video game sales from mobile app stores

Tencent Holdings is pressing China’s top smartphone vendors and app stores to boost the cut of revenue it gets from video games sold through their platforms, people familiar with the matter said, stepping up efforts to claw back profits as the company’s business slows.The gaming and social media giant is seeking as much as 70 per cent of the sales generated from its video games, up from 50 per cent at present, said the people, who requested anonymity discussing private negotiations.That would… Source link

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Singapore women fall victim to DeepNude app, Singapore News

Using app to doctor photos of people to make them appear naked is a criminal offence similar to taking a nude photo, lawyers warn She posted an innocuous selfie on social media more than a year ago. Last week, her photo appeared on a sex forum with a startling difference – she is naked. Yesterday, the 27-year-old woman, who wanted to be known only as Rose, was aghast when The New Paper told her her photo had been doctored using artificial intelligence to show her in the nude. She is…

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