Today’s Tech Sightings:
A Harvard University study says the Chinese government fabricates up to 488 million social media comments every year – the equivalent of a day of global tweets – to distract its citizens from sensitive political issues. Harvard scholars started their study with a Chinese propaganda outfit called the Fifty Cent Party. The online group is tasked with highlighting positive trends that favor Beijing and the symbols of its Communist regime.
The future of China’s technology is shaping up in Shenzhen – a region near Hong Kong that was formerly concerned with fishing. The region is home to millions of migrant workers, and many of China’s tech companies already have their headquarters there. Now, young Chinese tech entrepreneurs are looking toward Shenzhen to shape their future.
A new product from Mobile identity solutions provider TeleSign enables web and mobile apps to analyze users’ behavior and provide continuous authentication. This means various behavioral patters, including the way you use your mouse and keyboard and how you behave online, are collected on a continuous basis. The company says the technology is very accurate. How it affects the last vestiges of privacy remains to be seen.
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