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tech-power

Chinese Antivirus Companies Don’t Flag Chinese Border Malware

After a joint investigation found China installing malware on tourists’ phones, several antivirus companies started flagging the app. Several Chinese companies did not, however.
Joseph Cox
7.12.19
tech-power

Antivirus Companies Now Flag Malware China Installs on Tourists’ Phones

After a collaborative investigation found Chinese authorities were planting malware on the phones of travellers, Symantec, Malwarebytes and other cybersecurity firms have updated their products.
Joseph Cox
7.3.19
tech-power

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.
Joseph Cox
7.2.19
AFTERTHOUGHT

Chinese Government Forces Residents To Install Surveillance App With Awful Security

Last year, authorities told residents of a Muslim-populated part of China to install JingWang, an app that scans for certain files. Now, researchers have found it transfers the collected data with no encryption.
Joseph Cox
4.9.18
china

The Most Mesmerizing Bazaar in China Is Overflowing with Camel Milk and Sheep Stew

With its abundance of yak yogurts, laghman noodles, and bleating sheep—and a general lack of Han Chinese—Kashgar doesn’t feel like a city in China.
Clarissa Wei
4.30.17
Chinese food

A Brief Introduction to Muslim Chinese Food

With a Muslim population of roughly 23 million, China has more followers of Islam than many Arab countries, and an entire subset of Chinese cuisine has developed as a result.
Clarissa Wei
4.25.17
china

Chinese Authorities Are Reportedly Forcing Muslims to Sell Alcohol

Chinese authorities are reportedly cracking down on teetotaling shop owners in one village in Xinjiang, a northwestern province with a Muslim majority population, in order to destabilize Islam in the region.
Munchies Staff
5.6.15
Boston

How a Rock Musician from China Brought Uyghur Food to Boston

After years playing in one of China’s biggest rock bands, Payzulla Polat came to America to study music and serve up the cuisine of his forefathers—the embattled Uyghurs of northwest China.
Brent Crane
3.20.15
VICE News

Fourteen Ukrainian Soldiers Died While Fighting Pro-Russia Separatists

And more bad news from across the world.
VICE Staff
5.24.14