Tag: Taiwan

Apple Fixes iPhone “Taiwan” DOS Bug

Apple Fixes iPhone “Taiwan” DOS Bug

Apple recently announced that it has recently fixed a bug that causes the iPhone to crash whenever the word “Taiwan” or the Taiwanese flag was mentioned or displayed in any app. Discovered by researcher Patrick Wardle, the bug was fixed in a security update released last Monday, after the release of iOS 11.4.1. Wardle said the devices would crash due to a memory error in how the operating system processes and removes certain emojis when the regional settings are incorrect. In doing so, it would return a “null” value, which caused the crash.   Source: ZDNet

Chinese Govt Takes Down Marriott Website for Tibet, Taiwan Mistake

Chinese Govt Takes Down Marriott Website for Tibet, Taiwan Mistake

China recently shut down the local websites of Marriott International for listing Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as individual nations and accused the multinational hotel company of supporting separatist movements. The government also said that one of Marriott’s social media accounts had liked a post by a group supporting the the Tibetan separatist movement. Shanghai Cyberspace Administration immediately issued an order to close down the Mandarin version website of Marriott, as well as its app. The international website however, is still up. In response, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson apologized last Thursday and reiterated that the hotel group “respects and […]