China says apps should get user consent before tracking

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  1. mood

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    China says apps should get user consent before tracking
    June 5, 2019
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/05/china-data-security-laws/
     
  2. EASTER

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    If you ask me they should OUTLAW tracking PERIOD with JAIL TIME determined when they're discovered doing it.

    That would shut that garbage down for good and it would also stop webpages from hopping all over the dam place the second they open making it a menace.

    This internet is turning into the craziest wild west show ever devised in history and I would be all for BANNING the sob's from defacing and prepping websites to infect users as well.
     
  3. mirimir

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    It's odd to hear about the Chinese government protecting users' privacy.
     
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    True-really makes no sense since it's the rest of us getting assaulted and in-your-face attacked by gobs of garbage by the increasing number of many websites blasting their way through trying to scratch our eyes out while they cash checks at the bank every week.

    It's getting so fierce and foolish it's beyond the charts to keep up or even deal effectively with simply trying to read a webpage without the crap hopping all over the pages like a frog.

    Pure stupidity and arrogance at it's lowest.
     
  5. Reality

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    I couldn't agree more. This really has no other name than stalking, certainly worth jail time.
     
  6. guest

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    @mirimir That is a logical move, you have to be Asian or live in a communist country to understand.

    Communist govs are (in theory) ideologically made to care of the peace and well-being of their citizens and society, so they have set of laws, more or less strict, depending the situation, to enforce it.(which can be seen as extreme by western societies, but Asia isn't the West)
    They hunt society disorders, activism and anti-government groups are considered as such.

    Now companies aren't government, they are not tracking for the society sake, but for maximum profit (Asian people are usually very business-oriented).
    If those companies are perceived by the government as threatening the "society order", they will be put back in line with all the gov power.
     
  7. mirimir

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    That's really not very different from the EU. Although EU governments are generally far less intrusive than China's is.

    In the US, it's almost reversed. Private companies and individuals both have Constitutionally protected rights. But government rights are, in theory at least, constrained.
     
  8. lofac

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    well they said 'apps' not government lol
     
  9. mirimir

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    True, but if I lived in China, I'd worry a lot more about the government than about apps tracking me.
     
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