The Download: China’s possible surveillance sanctions, and hacking locusts

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The world’s biggest surveillance company you’ve never heard of You may never have heard of Hikvision, but chances are you’ve already been captured by one of its millions of cameras. The Chinese company’s…

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The Download: Trolling text scammers, and China’s social media censorship

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The people using humor to troll their spam texts The other night, I received a mysterious WhatsApp message. “Dr. Kevin?” it began, the question mark suggesting the sender felt bad for interrupting my…

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