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Chinese Citizens Will Now Have to Scan Their Faces To Use the Internet

China has taken its internet censorship one step further by releasing a new regulation requiring its citizens to pass a facial recognition test before they can have their internet installed or buy a new phone.

According to Daily Mail, this new law, which will take effect starting December 1, will require those who’d like to subscribe to an internet plan to get their faces scanned by Chinese authorities to prove their identity.

What is ‘UwU’ and Why Do People Keep Saying It?

Memes are hard. Not only are we struggling as a society to understand where these staples of internet irony source from, half the time we’re not sure what they mean in the first place.

Not to worry. NextShark has you covered today on a particularly viral meme — one that sources from anime fixations and kawaii energy. We’re referring, of course, to “uwu,” which is…an emoticon? A noise? Both?

South Korea Fines Facebook $369,400 for Throttling Its User’s Connections

South Korea’s telecom authority is fining Facebook for illegally limiting user access which resulted in slowed connections in 2016 and 2017.

On March 21, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said that Facebook violated the law after rerouting some users’ access to networks in Hong Kong or the United States — instead of local internet service providers (ISPs) — without due notification.

Meet the Indian American Man Destroying the Open Internet As We Know It

In the year of nuclear-wielding dictators and influential sexual predators, 44-year-old Ajit Pai has managed to become one of the most hated people known to the internet.

The former Verizon employee, who currently chairs the United States Federal Communication Commission, has earned everybody’s ire after vowing to destroy the open internet by axing current net neutrality rules.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Begs Net Neutrality ‘Activists’ to Stop Harassing his Wife and Kids

The Federal Communications Commission has come under fire for its attempt to rollback net neutrality, and caught in the crossfire between the U.S. government and activists is FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family.

Pai spoke with Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” on Monday and addressed a rather disturbing sign believed to have been posted outside of his home. As seen in a tweet by Brendan Bordelon, the sign reads, They will come to know the truth. Dad murdered Democracy in cold blood.

Foreign Internet Celebrities Are Making Up to $60,000 Per Post in China

Expected to surpass $14 billion next year, China’s internet celebrity economy has never been more lucrative. This is why it’s not surprising to hear more and more people coming up with all sorts of antics — from disgusting to deadly — to become full-fledged “Wang Hong”.

However, the industry is not all about locals. It turns out that foreigners are also cashing in on the trade, making thousands of dollars in at least one social media platform.

Rich North Koreans Are Using the Internet for Facebook and Porn

Top-level North Koreans are able to access the internet and use it to browse Facebook, watch porn and do other common online activities, a new report has found.

Threat intelligence company Recorded Future partnered with nonprofit Team Cymru to run a comprehensive study that analyzed how North Koreans use the internet and questioned the implications of such usage in terms of the regime’s plans.