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Chinese live-streaming site Qihoo 360 shuts down surveillance feature

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TechNode reports that Qihoo 360, the video streaming service that was revealed last week to be broadcasting hundreds of live feeds around Beijing without users’ awareness, has shut down its platform for the WiFi-operated surveillance cameras in question. The company admitted a “misjudging of user sentiment,” because, it turns out, people do not like not knowing that a private company is broadcasting their everyday activities online. As for Big Brother watching — well, that’s another matter altogether.

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Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.