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23:15  13 october  2019
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There may be a bit of a truce forming between the NBA and some aspects of the China controversy.

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Chinese technology company Tencent, the NBA’s exclusive digital partner in the country, quietly returned a pair of preseason games to streaming status. They did, however, leave most other games — including those of the Houston Rockets — blocked off.

It doesn’t look like a total thaw in relations, but it’s something after suspending broadcasting earlier in the preseason. There may still be high demand for NBA content in China despite the controversy, and that could factor into the decision.

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It doesn’t completely solve the NBA’s issues with the Chinese government. It also wouldn’t do anything to fix the controversy they face at home and accusations of stifling free speech.

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Andre Drummond holding a basketball: Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) and guard Derrick Rose (25) fight for the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers center Marques Bolden (1) during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena on October 11, 2019. 

Apple defends the way it shares Safari browser data with Google or Tencent .
Security analysts and journalists over the weekend expressed concern Apple was being cavalier with users' privacy.The concerns came from press reports over the weekend that focused on Apple's "fraudulent website warning" system. The feature, which is built into Apple's Safari web browser for Mac computers, iPhones and iPads, is designed to warn people when they visit sites that hackers create to trick them into sharing login passwords for banks, email and social media.

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