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Tencent CEO challenges web companies over security

first_imgHome Tencent CEO challenges web companies over security Tags Apps Tencent works to keep stakes in US gaming companies Previous ArticleUS court deals Qualcomm a blow in FTC fightNext ArticleBlog: South Korea operator Q3 2018 scorecard Joseph Waring Author China targets 33 apps for illegal data collectioncenter_img Tencent boosts investment in high-growth verticals AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 NOV 2018 LIVE FROM WORLD INTERNET CONFERENCE, WUZHEN, CHINA: Pony Ma, chairman and CEO of Tencent, called on internet companies to stop standing on the sidelines and become problem solvers to address challenges in cyberspace.Following increased attention on data privacy, security and child protection issues, he insisted companies must take responsibility and can no longer be “innocent bystanders” watching from the side.“We need to build a community with a shared future, for all global citizens, and work together as the internet moves into uncharted areas which need to be explored.”Charles Chao, chairman and CEO of technology company SINA, agreed, noting governments around the world are trying to figure out how to address these problems on a global basis and the private sector must support those efforts.“We need government and media to work together. And internet companies should be more mindful of their social responsibility to fight things like fake news,” Chao said.More cooperationHuang Kunming, head of the Communist Party of China’s publicity department, said China has 800 million internet users and is ready to play a role as a responsible member of the global network governance system to build a safe internet based on mutual trust.With cyberattacks increasing, he said it’s vital countries put aside differences to guard against the threats by working together and deepening cybersecurity efforts. He explained all countries must respect each other’s network sovereignty and accept different development paths.Shaukat Aziz, a former prime minister of Pakistan, said digital technologies are disrupting industries and the lives of all citizen across the world, but encouraged everyone to move away from thinking this is disruptive in favour of viewing it as constructive.He said the world needs strategic, far-sighted, leadership to effectively guide citizens through this era of significant change. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more SinaTencentlast_img read more