Wechat

Busted

Look at This Massive Click Fraud Farm that Was Just Busted In Thailand

Over 500 cellphones and 350,000 SIM cards were seized.
Louise Matsakis
6.12.17
Spending Patterns

China Is on Track to Fully Phase Out Cash

Experts believe it won’t be long before China, the first country to introduce paper money, becomes the first to go totally cashless.
Jamie Fullerton
5.10.17
Facebook

Facebook Is a Black Market For Vietnam’s Wildlife Traffickers

A year-long investigation revealed that Facebook has unwillingly become a safe haven for wildlife smugglers.
Sarah Emerson
11.15.16
Features

Hong Kong's Sex Workers Are Ditching Their Pimps for iPhones

Online forums and chat apps are putting the power back in the hands of "compensated daters."
Justin Heifetz​​
8.17.16
short circuit

We Asked Microsoft’s Chat Bot What It Thinks About Satya Nadella's A.I. Rules

This went about as well as we could have hoped.
Nicholas Deleon
6.30.16
short circuit

Why Would Tencent Want to Buy UFC?

UFC could be a lucrative source of content for Tencent’s home market of China.
Nicholas Deleon
6.23.16
Features

Smartphone Classes Are Reconnecting Beijing Seniors With Society

“Without learning how to use these things we will be abandoned by the times.”
Jamie Fullerton
6.23.16
short circuit

Facebook Messenger Is the New Facebook

Facebook used its f8 developer conference to lay out its vision for Messenger.
Nicholas Deleon
4.12.16
china

WeChat Blocks Uber (Again) In Ongoing China Rideshare War

The parent company of WeChat and Uber competitor Didi Kuaidi has “permanently” blocked Uber accounts.
Kari Paul
12.5.15
short circuit

Apple Names Top 25 Malware-Infected Apps, Including 'Angry Birds 2' and WeChat

Apple is still dealing with the fallout of the first major malware incident on the App Store.
Nicholas Deleon
9.24.15
short circuit

Here’s How Apple Plans to Prevent Another App Store Malware Invasion

Pay attention, developers.
Nicholas Deleon
9.22.15
Motherboard Blog

All Eyes Are on WeChat, Including the Chinese Government's

The Chinese social media app is 300 million strong and growing. It's also really fun. But how safe is your data?
Eveline Chao
3.14.13