News Snapshot: More than 20 major Shenzhen -based companies, including video gaming and social media giant Tencent Holdings and telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co , on Friday vowed to bolster user data safeguards ahead of the roll-out of China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) on November 1. The companies, all of which operate popular apps used by consumers and businesses, pledged to abide by 10 initiatives that promote the “healthy and sustainable development” of the internet industry at a conference on Friday, organised by authorities in the tech hub known as China’s Silicon Valley , according to a report by local…