Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



CYBER WARS
Facebook discretely fields China photo-sharing app
by Staff Writers
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 12, 2017


Facebook's interest in China has led it to discretely create a photo-sharing application released there without the social network's brand being attached.

"We have long said that we are interested in China, and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country in different ways," a Facebook representative said Friday in an email response to an AFP inquiry.

"Our focus right now is on helping Chinese businesses and developers expand to new markets outside China by using our ad platform."

A source close to the matter confirmed a New York Times report on Friday that Facebook took the unusual step of creating an app called Colorful Balloons and releasing it through a local company with no hint that the social network was involved.

Colorful Balloons has features similar to Facebook's Moments application.

Facebook has long been keen to find a way into mainland China, where the social network has been banned since 2009.

Google, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook are among Silicon Valley stars not allowed to operate on China's tightly controlled internet.

Facebook chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has made high-profile visits to China and met with political leaders there, and is even studying Mandarin.

Colorful Balloons was released early this year through a separate Chinese company, according to the New York Times. It quoted someone close to the matter who did not want to be identified, citing the political sensitivity of the situation.

Facebook is interested in learning how apps win fans in China, without having a prominent company name associated with it. This could help explain the quiet approach.

Having a company in China distribute the application can be more efficient due to local business connections and familiarity with local rules.

CYBER WARS
'Oh, bother': Chinese censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
Has Winnie the Pooh done something to anger China's censors? Some mentions of the lovable but dimwitted bear with a weakness for "hunny" have been blocked on Chinese social networks. Authorities did not explain the clampdown, but the self-described "bear of very little brain" has been used in the past in a meme comparing him to portly Chinese President Xi Jinping. Posts bearing the image ... read more

Related Links
Cyberwar - Internet Security News - Systems and Policy Issues


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

CYBER WARS
Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam

US successfully tests missile intercept system

S. Korea speeds up US missile defence over North's missile test

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson completes builders trials

CYBER WARS
Kiev says engine type 'used in N.Korea missiles' made for Russia

General Dynamics receives submarine missile fire control contract

Thailand lined up for Harpoon missile buy worth $24.9M

Raytheon receives $66.4 million contract for SM-3 Block IIA missile

CYBER WARS
DJI announces pending fix for drones following Army ban

Iran rejects US claims of unsafe drone flight in Gulf

Iran drone flies close to US carrier in Gulf: Pentagon

Drones reporting for work

CYBER WARS
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers

North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity

New SQUID-based detector opens up new fields of study with new level of sensitivity

Joint Stars aircraft getting communications upgrade

CYBER WARS
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract

Lockheed Martin receives contract for Squad X infantry technology program

Trump says transgender ban a 'great favor' to military

Northrop Grumman receives $57.7M contract for IED jammers

CYBER WARS
Kratos receives $46.2 million contract for Saudi Arabian defense services

DOD's acquisition, technology and logistics office to get a makeover

BAE plans defense hub in Australia; as group profits soar

Japan's scandal-hit defence chief resigns

CYBER WARS
Estonia 'e-residency' offers Brexit Brits EU loophole

On third MH17 anniversary, families unveil 'living memorial'

US rallies LatAm on Venezuela after Trump military warning

Now Chinese army takes aim at 'King of Glory'

CYBER WARS
New method promises easier nanoscale manufacturing

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption

How do you build a metal nanoparticle?




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement