How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times

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In China, a sheltered internet has given rise to a new breed of app, and American companies are taking notice. What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse at the future.


With companies like Alibaba, WeChat, and Tencent US companies have taken notice to a new generation of Chinese technology companies.


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yea, like Google doesn't know which restaurant I went, which airplane ticket I purchased, what website I visited and what porn I watched AT ALL.

Author — Pug A

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Legend says that The man with the big vacuum still is on the app

Author — Superuanted Gaming

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Somebody please tell the new york times about the nsa and edward snowden.

Author — AlanUy212

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Western world cannot see anything good in China.

Author — Xiaosong Rong

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I am from China, YouKu is noting like YouTube, trust me, I can use WeChat instead of facebook or twitter, but I cannot stand using YouKu.

Author — 刘人宇

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People in the western world are so naive. You really think your privacy is protected? In this age there is no privacy once you get online or use a smart phone. The difference is that the Chinese government is doing it openly while the NSA (of the USA) is doing it "secretly"!

Author — SunDevil527

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The U.S Companies are also forced to share info, all the U.S Government has to do is ask for it. Anyone remember all those anti-terrorism laws?

Author — Pragmatic

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don't just say 1 app does do you think Twitter, FB, Whatsapp, Google and others are NOT spied on by the FEDS such as the NSA, on and ?!!! They are just the In my opinion, if you done nothing wrong.... you got nothing to why we should be scare of the get a life and behave!

Author — Mustafa Ali

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Do you know that in China, CCTV are every where, but we feel safe instead of scared. I lost my bike and got it back in three days by checking video clues.

Author — Elijah Hua

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I've lived in Shanghai for 10 years, and yeah, Wechat is a game changer. It's only really become what it is now in the last two years. You can pretty much do everything, and I mean everything, from it. I have friends who basically haven't used cash, debit or a credit card in months to pay for things. Everything is done through Wechat on their phone. It's cool and kind of weird at the same time.

Author — matterofact

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0:35, uses Japanese characters on the matrix overlay...

Author — TPG - The Pro Gamer

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Facebook, Twitter, Google, Paypal and many more US companies are first to exploit user data. All the western world is jealous of Chinese Global Rise.

Author — WALEED AFZAL

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Whatever WeChat does with our personal information, so as FB and YouTube.

Author — Salahudin346

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LMAO, and after Cambridge Analytica??

Author — Ye P

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lol china stalks ppl as if usa doesn't

Author — gotentk4

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Yup, I live in China and use Wechat for everything

Author — Nick Waln

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The problem with western is they think they only change the world but now china is rising so america become un secure .

Author — Shubham Kothare

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the beginning part just makes audiences assume wechat is also a copycat and every succeed app in China is based on Chinese firewall. good job.

Author — dseven

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Google, Microsoft & Apple collects all this information as well. To better "advertise" to us and "help improve our experiences".

Author — cyb3r tooth

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No denying China over the last couple of decades has emerged as leaders in innovation- whether copying & evolving products to fit their needs or developing a genuine original idea.

Author — PieEyedPiper