China tech crackdown: Tencent’s app update suspension seen as a shot across the bows of other app developers

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China’s move to suspend internet giant Tencent Holdings from upgrading apps or launching new ones is a warning to all tech firms in the country that Beijing means business when it comes to rectifying data collection practices, according to analysts.They said the new app freeze imposed on Tencent, which operates the country’s super-app WeChat and is the world’s biggest gaming company by revenue, is a message from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) to app developers that…

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