A US Senate panel has ruled that hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of US airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of US troops and military equipment.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s year-long probe found the military’s US Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. more»
China’s largest telecom equipment maker, Huawei, has found four employees in violation of the company’s policies on corruption.
The four were discovered during an internal inspection and the case has lead the company to conduct training sessions on how to avoid bribery. more»
The Chinese government, which is currently about to release its antitrust watch-dogs onto US chipmaker, Qualcomm has come up with a novel way for the outfit to avoid trouble.
Qualcomm has been told that if it helps Chinese companies become so competitive that they can give the company a good kicking, then the watchdogs will be sent back to their cages. more»
US companies are moaning that Chinese regulators are ganging up on Western tech outfits in a bid to shut them out.
The American Chamber of Commerce in China is fuming about a series of investigations scrutinising at least 30 foreign firms, as China enforces its 2008 anti-monopoly law. more»
The Chinese government has told Microsoft to explain to its finest antitrust watchdogs why it is an imperialist software outfit hell bent on playing monopoly behind the bamboo curtain.
It is giving Microsoft 20 days to come up with an answer which does not involve a dog eating its homework, the monopoly was being played when Microsoft got there, or the Chinese antitrust laws were chewed by Steve Ballmer who thought they were food. more»
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella appears to be packing his suitcase to visit China in late September in a move which might be an attempt to sort out the government’s rejection of his company’s software.
Although China runs on pirated versions of Windows XP, the government has forbidden its civil servants from using anything more modern than Windows 7. more»
Things are not shaping up well between Microsoft and the Chinese government.
A Chinese antitrust watchdog growled that Redmond had not been fully transparent with its sales data on the software it distributes in China. It is particularly interested in the information regarding the sales of its media player and Internet explorer. more»
A top US hospital operator has admitted that Chinese hackers broke into its computer systems and stole data on 4.5 million patients.
Community Health Systems sheepishly said that the attack occurred in April and June of this year, but it was not until July that it was finally spotted. more»
A bunch of activists has developed a piece of software which is giving the Chinese censors a run for their money.
The program was created late last year by Adam Fisk, a former engineer at the pioneering file sharing service Limewire, which was shut down by a federal judge in 2010. more»
Qualcomm, under investigation for possible monopolistic practices in China, said it had no direct financial links with an antitrust expert.
Zhang Xinzhu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and one of China’s leading antitrust experts was sacked from a government advisory post after state media reported he had received payments from Qualcomm. more»
Cheap as chips smartphone maker Xiaomi has said sorry for spying on its users address books.
The outfit said it has upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books.
Security firm F-Secure Oyg said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission. more»
Microsoft is being seriously spanked by people buying naked PCs and installing pirated versions of its operating system, particularly in China.
Vole said that too few people in emerging markets are willing to pay for legitimate copies and this is holding back the spread of its newest Windows 8 version. more»
The Chinese government has banned anti-virus companies Symantec and Kaspersky Lab from working on government contracts behind the bamboo curtain.
A Chinese media report suggested Beijing is expanding efforts to limit use of foreign technology and Symantec, which is owned by the US and Kaspersky, which has Russian owners are no longer allowed to apply for government contracts. more»
It seems that after claiming the rump of Qualcomm, the Chinese antitrust regulators want to take a bite out of Microsoft.
Apparently representatives from China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC) popped in for a quiet chat to the Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. more»
Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has been accused of running a monopoly by China’s antitrust watchdog.
The state-run Securities Times newspaper reported on Thursday that Qualcomm’s chief executive Steven Mollenkopf held talks in China to see what could be done about the problem. more»