Newley Purnell

Newley Purnell


?Wall Street Journal reporter covering tech & business. ?@ColumbiaJournMA, @EmoryUniversity alum. ?⚽️ Member, GKs’ union. ?Got a tip? DM for WhatsApp/Signal

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NEW: WhatsApp to Suspend Processing Law-Enforcement Requests for User Data in Hong Kong WSJ scoop:

Facebook, Twitter and Google are up against a new test of their free-speech credentials in Hong Kong. Story with @evawxiao ⁩:

The culture that is Chevy Chase, MD. Leaf blowers distracting knowledge workers toiling from home. Cc @tylercowen ⁩ @ATabarrok ⁩

Facing #ChinaAppBan , new TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer said in letter to Indian officials viewed by @WSJ  that Chinese authorities had never requested the data of their Indian users, and even if they had, the company wouldn’t comply. By @rovingrajesh  @Liz_in_Shanghai :

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‘A Conflicted Cultural Force’: What It’s Like to Be Black in Publishing

Public libraries here in Hong Kong have removed several books by pro-democracy figures from circulation, amplifying concerns that China’s sweeping new #NationalSecurityLaw  will be used to restrict political discussion. @DanStrumpf  has the story:

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Updated story: * Facebook also stops processing requests for user data from HK law-enforcement agencies after China imposes #NationalSecurityLaw  * FB spox: We "support the right of people to express themselves w/out fear for their safety or other repercussions” w/ @joyuwang 

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U.S. lawmakers from both parties launch bill to give refugee status to Hong Kong residents at risk of persecution under new national-security law, @Kate_OKeeffe  reports. Led in Senate by @marcorubio  @SenatorMenendez .

Australia plans to require Google and Facebook to pay local media orgs for their content, latest development in a global debate over whether the tech giants are unfairly benefiting from news articles on their platforms. @Mike_Cherney  has the story:

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“Whatever precautions businesses take in mainland China—for example, ensuring that laptops and mobile devices do not contain sensitive, unencrypted data of interest to Chinese authorities—should now be extended to HK,” report from consultancy Teneo warned.

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