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China’s regulator names 33 apps including Baidu, Sogou, iFlytek, Tencent for unauthorised data collection

China’s government has found more than two dozen mapping and text applications to be in violation of data privacy regulations, in an expansion of the nation’s crackdown on the technology and internet industry.Thirty-three applications operated by two dozen companies from Alibaba Group Holding to Tencent Holdings were listed in a notice by the Cyberspace Administration of China on Saturday, mostly for collecting data that was not relevant to their services. The companies were given 10 days to…

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