The Great Firewall of China — web of control

https://www.ft.com/content/e19b3022-40eb-11e9-9bee-efab61506f44

Absher is a Google-approved Saudi government app that tracks women in keeping with the country’s guardianship laws

Absher was released by the Saudi Government in 2015. The app is listed under “productivity” by both Apple and Google and essentially acts as a gateway for Saudi citizens to use Ministry of Interior services. The app is described as “the official individuals eServices Mobile Application that provide[s] the services of Absher portal in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

https://www.newsweek.com/what-absher-google-approved-saudi-government-app-tracks-women-1350005?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution

“They’re more attractive than real boyfriends.” Inside the weird world of Chinese romance video games

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/china-love-games