Month: September 2021

China’s ‘midnight patrol’ cracks down on young gamers

Chinese gaming giant Tencent is rolling out facial recognition to stop children playing between 22:00 and 08:00. The “midnight-patrol” technology will stop “tricks” circumventing the government curfew, introduced in 2019 with a cap on what young gamers could spend on in-game transactions, it says. The bans require gamers to register with their official IDs, linked to a …

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Newport Wafer Fab: Chip plant’s purchase by Chinese company reviewed

The prime minister’s national security adviser is examining the purchase of the UK’s largest computer chip plant by a Chinese-backed company. Boris Johnson said he had asked Sir Stephen Lovegrove to look at Nexperia’s takeover of Newport Wafer Fab. The prime minister told MPs: “We are looking into it. I have asked the national security adviser …

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