Apple’s data sharing with firms tied to the Chinese government may endanger dissidents

Matthew De Silva
Apple’s data sharing with firms tied to the Chinese government may endanger dissidents

Chinese users may want to be careful about searching the web through Apple’s Safari browser. The partnership, which began with iOS 11 in 2017, has raised eyebrows among privacy advocates who worry about Tencent’s close ties to the Chinese government (paywall). It’s possible that Tencent could flag or censor websites at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party.