The head of the NSA told politicians at the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on cyber threats that China could invade and close down vital American computer systems.
Admiral Michael Rogers,who runs the NSA, told the committee that China and one or two other countries could attack power utilities, aviation and financial firms. more»
China has expanded its Great Firewall of China to include a major hosting and cloud services company.
According to internet freedom watchdog GreatFire.org, the EdgeCast content delivery network (CDN), which “provides cloud services to thousands of websites and apps in China”, has been partially blocked. more»
While Android Open Source Project (AOSP) smartphone growth was a staggering 211 percent in 2013, things are slowing right down, and a projection is growth will fall to 18 percent in 2015.
ABI Research said the previous growth figures were driven by the rise of Indian and Chinese handset vendors targeted at the domestic market, growth in the Chinese market is slowing. more»
The US is going to spend $325 million on two new supercomputers, one of which may eventually be built to support speeds of up to 300 petaflops.
Deeply embarrassed by the fact that China has been ruling the super computer league tables for a while now, the US government is taking steps to unseat them from the top. more»
Intel boss Brian Krzanich has been consulting his i Ching and expects ARM to be a spent force in China within a few years.
He claims that new semiconductor partners in China will migrate to Intel and give up on ARM technology more widely used in smartphones and tablets. more»
Chinese government hackers are suspected of breaching the computer networks of the United States Postal Service, compromising the data of more than 800,000 employees — including the postmaster general.
According to the FBI, the intrusion was discovered in mid-September, said officials, who declined to comment on who was thought to be responsible. more»
Qualcomm is facing a little trouble in Big China as it is starting to look like its antitrust investigation is going pear shaped. Meanwhile problems collecting royalties could harm its business in China next year.
To make matters worse it is facing similar investigations in the United States and Europe. more»
China’s Xiaomi, the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer, is stepping sideways and getting into television.
Writing in its official Weibo microblog the company said it will invest $1 billion in building television content.
The big idea is that providing TV content will help enrich the company’s content and becoming a ‘leading bellwether for the industry.’
Details of the move are sketchy at the moment, but Xiaomi is entering a rocky sea where many leading bellwethers, including Microsoft, Intel and Apple have run aground. more»
Samsung has released two premium designed, mid-tier handsets designed to give its low-priced Chinese rivals a good kicking.
The company has been suffering lately and its global market share down on year for the third straight quarter and its profit scraping at a three-year low. more»
An alliance of US tech companies including Novetta and Microsoft hasbeen targeting the Hikit malware and have worked out a way to disrupt the Chinese cyber espionage gang Axiom’s antics.
Dubbed Operation SMN, the coalition of security companies has apparently given the hackers a Chinese burn after it detected and cleaned up malicious code on 43,000 computers worldwide infected by Axiom. more»
Chinese authorities are staging a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack on Apple’s iCloud after previous attacks on Github, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.
The man-in-the-middle attack is a form of spying in which the attacker makes independent connections with the victims and relays messages between them, making them believe that they are talking to each other. more»
China and the European Union have decided to bury the hatchet over subsidies made to telecoms giant Huawei and others.
The EU was worried that the government of China was subsidising Huawei and ZTE, so threatening European vendors’ ability to compete. more»
Just one week and a day after assuming her new roll as AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su announced a reduction in force amounting to seven percent of the AMD’s current workforce of 10,149 employees.
The fallowing of ~700 people follows two rounds of layoffs under Rory Read’s three year tenure. more»
The Chinese government appears to be cracking down on Hong Kong protesters who use an iPhone or iPad.
Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. more»
Hong Kong’s activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any mobile phone connection.
The move comes about because of fears that the Chinese government would block local phone networks to stop protestors organising.
However activists have turned to the FireChat app to send supportive messages and share the latest news. more»