TC Roundup: China says controls on internet needed to maintain stability
China says controls on internet needed to maintain stability: Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, saying its model for cyberspace regulation can be the framework for spawning commercial successes like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
The comments, made at the start of the World Internet Conference (WIC), show China is unlikely to loosen its tight grip on the medium even as it has begun a transformation of its economic model. (Reuters)
Apple and others encrypt phones, fueling government standoff: The No. 2 official at the Justice Department delivered a blunt message last month to Apple Inc. executives: New encryption technology that renders locked iPhones impervious to law enforcement would lead to tragedy. (The Wall Street Journal)
Twitter update makes all public tweets searchable: Twitter updated its search tool Tuesday to allow any public tweet on the company's servers to be searchable. Previously, when you ran a search on Twitter.com or within the app, the search results prioritized tweets with high engagement (favorites and retweets), but didn't include all tweets that might fit that search query. Now, every tweet relevant to each query will show up in results — you may just have to scroll for hours (days?) to get to it. (Recode)