Zoom discloses it took down US-based activists’ accounts at China’s behest, says it won’t enforce similar censorship requests going forward

China vows to retaliate after U.S. orders closure of its consulate in Houston “in order to protect American intellectual property and American’s private information,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Wednesday.

AXIOS In 2019, LinkedIn blocked Zhou’s account from being visible in China, telling him in a message it was because of “specific content on your profile.” LinkedIn restored his account after media attention.

  • The company has acknowledged that much of its product development has been based in China, and that some Zoom calls were accidentally routed through Chinese servers.
  • The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said it found serious concerns over Zoom’s security protocols, and said the company’s large workforce in China could make it “responsive to pressure from Chinese authorities.”
  • The government of Taiwan banned official use of Zoom due to security concerns, and schools in New York State, the U.S. Senate, and the German ministry of foreign affairs have discouraged or restricted its use.
  • Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said in early June that the company has chosen not to end-to-end encrypt free calls in order to cooperate with law enforcement.

In May, Zoom announced that it would no longer provide free accounts to China-based users, citing “regulatory requirements.” The company continues to sell paid accounts in China.

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) spies on ever person and what they post on the internet

ByteDance employs members of the Communist Party to work with the other regular employees to enforce the party line and censor anything the CCP does not want said or seen on the internet that contradicts  their ideas.

The citizens must obey.

Surveillance is total.

There is ZERO accountability for CCP members. They do not allow any school anywhere to teach the history the CCP.

The citizens are NOT ALLOWED TO KNOW.

You as a visitor to China are not permitted to speak about it!

Zoom discloses it took down US-based activists’ accounts at China’s behest, says it won’t enforce similar censorship requests going forward

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan

Zoom said that it had shut down the meetings because it did not have the capability to block users individually by country.

The senator also recalled in April when Zoom said it had “mistakenly” routed some users’ calls through servers in China, sparking privacy and security concerns.

The popular video-chat service Zoom said on Thursday that it had blocked the accounts of Chinese human-rights campaigners because China had asked it to.

Zoom closed account of U.S.-based Chinese activist “to comply with local law”
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Initially Zoom said it had suspended Zhou’s account to comply with “local laws” but was not specific about which local laws were being enforced. In a blog post published on Thursday, Zoom confirmed it was the Chinese government that had forced it to shut down multiple users’ accounts after they hosted meetings about Tienanmen Square.

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  • Zoom disclosed on Thursday that it had deactivated the accounts of several US-based human-rights activists at the request of the Chinese government.
  • Zoom said it blocked the hosts’ user accounts because it didn’t have the functionality to block individual accounts by location.
  • It said going forward it would “not allow requests from the Chinese government to impact anyone outside of mainland China.”

VOX Though it originated as Musical.ly, a nearly identical app known mostly for lip-synching and popular with pre-teens, in 2017 the Chinese internet company ByteDance bought the app and relaunched it as TikTok, with all Musical.ly accounts migrating over to TikTok in August 2018. ByteDance is now the world’s largest startup, estimated to be valued at $78 billion.

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