National security law: Hong Kong internet firms ‘will have to comply’ with police requests

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    National security law: Hong Kong internet firms ‘will have to comply’ with police requests
    Analysts say newly adopted law gives authorities unfettered power, raising concerns over online privacy
    July 3, 2020

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong...al-security-law-hong-kong-internet-firms-will
     
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    "Facebook, Google, Twitter halt review of Hong Kong requests for data

    Facebook, which also owns WhatsApp, said it would conduct a human rights review of the new national security law

    Internet giants including Facebook and Google said Monday they will stop reviewing requests from Hong Kong for user data while the companies evaluate a new national security law imposed on the city by the Chinese government..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/07/06/facebook-hong-kong-law/
     
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    WhatsApp and Telegram won’t give Hong Kong user data to Chinese authorities in response to ‘easily abused’ security law
    July 6, 2020
    https://fortune.com/2020/07/06/facebook-whatsapp-telegram-hong-kong-user-data-privacy-china/
     
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    TikTok to exit Hong Kong ‘within days’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53317015
     
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    "Hong Kong Security Law Sets Stage for Global Internet Fight...

    Based on the law, the Hong Kong authorities have the remit to dictate the way people around the world talk about the city’s contested politics. A Facebook employee could potentially be arrested in Hong Kong if the company failed to hand over user data on someone based in the United States who Chinese authorities deemed a threat to national security...

    If Facebook refuses to give national security data, its service may be terminated in Hong Kong, and it will lose access to the Hong Kong market..."

    https://dnyuz.com/2020/07/07/hong-kong-security-law-sets-stage-for-global-internet-fight/
     
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    Zoom suspends data requests from Hong Kong gov’t over national security law concerns
    July 7, 2020
    https://hongkongfp.com/2020/07/07/b...ong-govt-over-national-security-law-concerns/
     
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    Chinese government builds new Great Firewall around Hong Kong
    July 6, 2020
    https://protonmail.com/blog/china-censorship-hong-kong/
     
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    Hong Kong grappling with future under national security law
    July 7, 2020
    https://apnews.com/90bf106390881e00c514b979be9ce46d
     
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    U.S. tech giants face hard choices under Hong Kong's new security law
    July 8, 2020
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...der-hong-kongs-new-security-law-idUSKBN2491I4
     
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    Hong Kong Is Already Being Censored by China’s “Great Firewall”
    July 7, 2020
    https://futurism.com/the-byte/hong-kong-being-censored-chinas-great-firewall
     
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    Hong Kong downloads of Signal surge as residents fear crackdown
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    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy...-of-signal-surge-as-residents-fear-crackdown/
     
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    It's good to see some countries taking in Honk Kongers.
    The Chinese government has gone mad threatening countries lately.
     
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    "VPN Providers [Private Internet Access and TunnelBear] Disable Servers in Hong Kong to Protect Users from China's Security Law

    Private Internet Access and TunnelBear fear their VPN servers could be confiscated in the event Chinese authorities use the new law to seize them...

    Hong Kong-based users will still be able to connect to both VPN services. In TunnelBear's case, the provider is scaling up its VPN operations in Singapore and Japan to offset the loss of the Hong Kong server....

    Private Internet Access's VPN servers collect no logs on user activity. Nevertheless, Private Internet Access indicated it was taking a stand for digital privacy...TunnelBear also said it stores no users’ personal identifiable information over the servers...The only sensitive information stored over the machines are “configuration related keys,” which TunnelBear wants to protect..."

    https://www.pcmag.com/news/vpn-providers-disable-servers-in-hong-kong-to-protect-users-from-chinas
     
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    South Korea's largest web company pulls its data centers from Hong Kong
    The company said the national security law was part of the decision
    July 21, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/naver-hong-kong-security-law-120547523.html
     
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    Google stops responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong government
    Facebook, Google and Twitter suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong in July
    August 14, 2020

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/hong-kong-national-security-law-google-data-requests-1.5686137
     
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    Apple opens up — slightly — on Hong Kong’s national security law
    September 5, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/05/apple-hong-kong-national-security/
     
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