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China’s Tencent Games is the developer of the mobile version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a vastly popular game that Wapack Labs has identified as being used to create botnets for conducting industrial fraud.  This report examines the relationship between Tencent and the Chinese government to explore the question of whether Tencent is a witting participant in this activity or being used by malicious actors in the government.…

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China hosted its World Internet Conference on 7-9 November 2018 in Wuzhen, the fifth conference in this series.  As in past years, the conference was attended by Chinese political and corporate figures as well as representatives from several major Silicon Valley companies.  However, the level of foreign participation was significantly reduced from last year.  Tim Cook of Apple and Sundar Pichai of Google, featured speakers in 2017, skipped the…