The Chinese government has interfered with WhatsApp, the instant messaging service, in a censorship push ahead of a Communist Party meeting on October 18.
Monetisation of the messaging market is in full swing, and many apps are starting to use advertising to keep the lights on.
Another day, another government fight against encrypted messaging apps.
In China, the mobile payment market is no longer monopolised by Alipay as competition from WeChat has dented its market share.
After last week’s terror attack at the Houses of Parliament, the UK government wants to crack down on the secure ways terrorists can communicate with one another.