Chinese social media giant Wechat has temporarily suspended new user registrations as Beijing ramps up its crackdown on domestic tech firms. The messaging platform, which is owned by Tencent, said it was upgrading its security technology “to align with relevant laws and registrations”. “During this time, registration of new Weixin [Wechat] personal and official accounts has been temporarily suspended. Registration services will be restored after the upgrade is complete, which is expected in early August,” the company said in a statement. It comes as Chinese regulators tighten rules around privacy and data security as part of a wider clampdown on … Continue reading WECHAT REGISTRATION TEMPORARILY BANNED