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Amazon Reportedly Investigating Whether Some of Its Staff Are Taking Kickbacks From Merchants Amazon Reportedly Investigating Whether Some of Its Staff Are Taking Kickbacks From Merchants

Amazon is reportedly investigating whether independent merchants operating on their platform are greasing the palms of staff to divulge confidential information about the site, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Report: Google's Chinese Search Prototype Logs Phone Numbers, Hides Unapproved Pollution Data Report: Google's Chinese Search Prototype Logs Phone Numbers, Hides Unapproved Pollution Data

Google’s widely reported search engine prototype for China, which is allegedly code-named Dragonfly, not only blacklists search terms to comply with the wishes of government censors but ties all searches to devices’ phone numbers, according to a report on Friday from the Intercept.

Juul Labs Gets Restraining Order on 30 Chinese Entities Selling Knockoffs on eBay Juul Labs Gets Restraining Order on 30 Chinese Entities Selling Knockoffs on eBay

Juul Labs, the embattled manufacturer of the eponymous (and extremely popular among teens) Juul e-cigarette, is cracking down on Chinese knockoffs being sold on eBay.

Trump Is Predictably Backstabbing Apple on Tariffs Trump Is Predictably Backstabbing Apple on Tariffs

Apple CEO Tim Cook has done an awful lot of schmoozing with Donald Trump, and to date he’s gotten a lot of out his dance with the devil. Cook has along with other titans of industry sought huge corporate tax cuts, which Trump was more than happy to sign late last year. That helped Apple avoid $50 billion in taxes,…

Chinese Ridesharing Service Didi Chuxing Suspends Carpooling Option After Second Murder of Year Chinese Ridesharing Service Didi Chuxing Suspends Carpooling Option After Second Murder of Year

Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing has suspended Hitch, its free/tip-supported carpooling component that allows passengers to ride along with drivers headed in the same direction, after the second murder of a passenger this year.

Apple Reportedly Kills Off Thousands of Apps in China Because They're 'Illegal' Apple Reportedly Kills Off Thousands of Apps in China Because They're 'Illegal'

Apple has reportedly pulled thousands of apps from its App Store in China, possibly in response to pressure from government-run media outlets in recent weeks.

Twitter Suspends Alex Jones for 7 Days, Leaves InfoWars Account Active [Update: InfoWars Has Been Suspended] Twitter Suspends Alex Jones for 7 Days, Leaves InfoWars Account Active [Update: InfoWars Has Been Suspended]

Alex Jones, America’s most unhinged vitamin salesman, has been temporarily suspended from Twitter. The social media company has sent Jones to what users call “Twitter jail,” meaning that he can’t publish any tweets for the next seven days. The InfoWars Twitter account, which has just over 400,000 followers, is still…

National Weather Service Facility's Intercom, Phone Lines Randomly Overtaken by Message in Chinese National Weather Service Facility's Intercom, Phone Lines Randomly Overtaken by Message in Chinese

Employees at a National Weather Service center in Maryland were randomly interrupted by a “message in Chinese” broadcast over the facility’s little-used intercom system on Wednesday, morningthe Washington Post reported. Bizarrely, it also reached “employees by phone” in the same complex.

China Tests Hypersonic Aircraft Capable of Penetrating U.S. Missile Defense Systems China Tests Hypersonic Aircraft Capable of Penetrating U.S. Missile Defense Systems

China claims to have successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft capable of reaching speeds in excess of Mach 6, or 4,563 miles per hour. The cutting-edge vehicle has the potential to penetrate U.S. missile defense systems and be refitted to include a nuclear warhead.

Airbnb Ditches Plan to Offer Luxury Night on China's Great Wall After Backlash Airbnb Ditches Plan to Offer Luxury Night on China's Great Wall After Backlash

Airbnb, a company that considers everyone’s home to be part of one big hotel, recently decided it might be a good idea to bring cultural heritage sites into its real estate portfolio. But a special offer to spend a night on the Great Wall of China has been canceled after complaints on social media.

Donnie Yen Has Some Insight Into Why Star Wars Doesn't Do Well in China Donnie Yen Has Some Insight Into Why Star Wars Doesn't Do Well in China

China is an increasingly essential part of the global film market, and cracking into success there is a venture that any Hollywood film franchise needs to take seriously. Star Wars has not done exceptionally well, and Donnie Yen, who was in Star Wars himself, has some thoughts as to why.

Senators Demand Answers on Google's Reported Plans for Censored Search Engine in China Senators Demand Answers on Google's Reported Plans for Censored Search Engine in China

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Google has been internally developing a censored search engine that would bring the company back within the confines of China’s Great Firewall. The company has refused to answer questions about the project but it may have to open up. On Friday, a group of lawmakers demanded to…

Christopher Robin Won't Release in China, and It Could Be for a Very Odd Reason [Updated] Christopher Robin Won't Release in China, and It Could Be for a Very Odd Reason [Updated]

Most of the world will get to see the depressing adventures of a grown-up Christopher Robin in Disney’s Christopher Robin live-action movie this month, but China won’t—because the country’s film authorities have just denied the film a release, with rumors swirling about an old meme as the possible reason.

By Outselling the iPhone, Huawei Shows It Doesn’t Need the U.S. to Succeed By Outselling the iPhone, Huawei Shows It Doesn’t Need the U.S. to Succeed

Earlier this year, fueled in part by the U.S. government’s concerns over security and potential espionage, AT&T, Verizon, and Best Buy all backed out of deals to carry Huawei phones in their retail stores. This forced Huawei to shift its attention away from the U.S. and focus more on other markets such as Europe and…

Google Developing Censored Search Engine For China: Report [Updated] Google Developing Censored Search Engine For China: Report [Updated]

China has an army of internet censors who comb through the web and block information that the government doesn’t want its people to see. But the job of the censors is about to get easer if Google has its way. The tech giant is planning to release a new censored version of its search engine and apps in the land of 1.3…

U.S. Airlines Are Changing How Their Websites Refer to Taiwan Under Threat of Chinese Retaliation U.S. Airlines Are Changing How Their Websites Refer to Taiwan Under Threat of Chinese Retaliation

The mainland Chinese government has demanded U.S. airlines change their websites “to reflect China’s claim on the island territory” of Taiwan, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, and they pretty much plan on doing that rather than risk any kind of retaliation.

New 'Amazing Dragon' Dinosaur Species Discovered in China New 'Amazing Dragon' Dinosaur Species Discovered in China

The gigantic, long-necked sauropods are an iconic group of dinosaurs—and it seems scientists have just discovered a new one. Paleontologists were able to define the new species, known as Lingwulong shenqi, using seven to 10 partial skeletons from four separate dig sites in China.

Chinese Police Bust Crypto Betting Ring Allegedly Worth $1.5 Billion Chinese Police Bust Crypto Betting Ring Allegedly Worth $1.5 Billion

Chinese authorities have busted what they said was one of the world’s largest online betting operations involving cryptocurrency, with over $1.5 billion in illicit bets allegedly on the line.

Discovery of Stone Tools in China Shows Early Humans Left Africa Over 2 Million Years Ago Discovery of Stone Tools in China Shows Early Humans Left Africa Over 2 Million Years Ago

Archaeologists working in the Shangchen region of China have uncovered dozens of stone tools, the oldest of which date back 2.1 million years, making them the earliest known evidence of a human presence outside of Africa.

ZTE Is Starting to Resume Operations Under a Temporary Commerce Department Waiver ZTE Is Starting to Resume Operations Under a Temporary Commerce Department Waiver

Chinese smartphone and networking equipment manufacturer ZTE scored another concession from the White House on Tuesday, with Reuters reporting that the Department of Commerce had decided to grant it a “temporary reprieve” from a ban on purchasing components from US companies that recently led to ZTE shutting down its…

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