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China gaming giant Tencent to verify all players' identities by 2019

World Nov 7, 2018

China gaming giant Tencent to verify all players' identities by 2019

Tencent Holdings Ltd. will expand its age-verification system to encompass its entire games lineup, the firm has announced, in an unprecedented response to growing criticism that it encourages addiction among youths. The Chinese social media and entertainment titan intends to check all gamers' identities against ...

Security spending soars in China's troubled Xinjiang region: report

Asia Pacific Nov 6, 2018

Security spending soars in China's troubled Xinjiang region: report

Spending on security-related construction tripled in 2017 in China's far-western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of detaining as many as 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, an academic analysis of government expenditure found. Beijing says its "vocational training centers" in Xinjiang camps ...

U.K. mass web-spying faulted by European Court of Human Rights

World Sep 13, 2018

U.K. mass web-spying faulted by European Court of Human Rights

Human rights groups and journalists scored a victory against the U.K. government's mass electronic surveillance system Thursday after Europe's top rights court ruled that the so-called "Big Brother" program violated privacy and free speech. The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, eastern France, ...