Hú lǐ hú tú (糊里糊涂) is an expression in Chinese that can be used to describe a state of being confused, dazed, or muddled over an issue. It is a suitable term to use for how many people feel regarding all the new privacy laws and cookie opt-in buttons and that are going around recently. But this page needs to be here, so here it is.
If you want to skip the boring stuff below, the most important things to know are the following: What’s on Weibo is an independently run news site and, unfortunately, need some kind of monetization in the form of Google Ads to pay for the upkeep of this site. If you want to see less ads in the future and want to help keep this site safe and secure, you can help donate here.
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Who we are
Log Data and Information Collection & Use
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More on data
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What rights you have over your data
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