It’s been a whirlwind few days for messaging app Telegram. The service, founded by Pavel Durov who created ‘Russia’s Facebook,’ first found itself (briefly) booted from the Google Play store on account of sticker drama, before a major DDOS hit its servers. Read More
China began cracking down on VPN services last month, and now the country’s internet regulator has turned its attention to domestic websites and services. New regulations announced by the Cyberspace Administration of China today [link in Chinese] require users of social media, websites, forums, and other online services to register their real name and official ID from March 1. Read More
When Mihir Joshi chose to sing the word “Bombay,” he stumbled into one of India’s many unresolved tugs of war over history and identity.
Evernote’s Chinese service, Yinxiang Biji, has temporarily disabled its public note feature, a spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch today. It’s unclear why public notes was taken down or when it will be restored. We’ve asked the company for more information. Yinxiang Biji (a separate service launched by Evernote especially for China) users can continue sharing and… Read More
China has made it increasingly difficult to use Google services, including Gmail, this year. Now Gmail users are blocked from a workaround that allowed them to access their emails through third-party services. Previously, people could still download messages through apps like Apple Mail and Microsoft Outlook, which use POP, SMAP, and IMAP. Now it appears that these servers have also have… Read More