Remember all that hubbub over China hacking US companies a few months ago? It looks like they’re back at it. Surprisingly, according to security experts, the attacks have not only resumed, but are originating from the same source – Unit 61398 in Shanghai. Why they choose to resume operations from [...]Read More »
Alleged Chinese spy’s laptop found to contain porn and pirated movies, not classified information from NASA
Bo Jiang used to work for NASA. He was let go by his employer because congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia claimed that he and other Chinese engineers were a security risk. This was a statement in a press release issued by the congressman:
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“I am particularly concerned that (the) information
Crescent Lake is a beautiful oasis in the Gobi desert in China.Read More »
We’ve all heard about countries wanting to rid the internet of porn — South Korea and Iceland to name a few. China is also one of these countries, and if you’ve ever wondered how they choose their porn-fighters, it’s simple. Like every other job, they post a job listing!
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In 2008, a deadly earthquake hit the southwestern province of China, Sichuan. Tens of thousands were killed and thousands went missing. This past weekend, the province was hit with another massive earthquake, killing 186 people and sending almost 8,200 to the hospitals.
After the devastation, Apple’s Chinese website updated with [...]Read More »
A Chinese website called 7659 is bypassing Apple’s App Store and allowing its users to install pirated apps for free, without the need for jailbreaking. How are they doing this? It’s actually kind of clever.
The website is using Apple’s bulk enterprise licensing to copy and distribute pirated paid apps [...]Read More »
A man in Shanghai, China has been caught after pickpocketing a lady of her iPhone. The crazy part is, as you can probably see above, is that he did so using chopsticks — while she was riding a bicycle. The man’s got skills!
But unfortunately for our chopstick-wielding thief here [...]Read More »
Congress has restricted US government from purchasing Chinese tech, due to “cyber-espionage or sabotage risks”
For better or for worse, Chinese technology companies have been having a hard time making inroads in North America. While lack of innovation can be cited for their failure in the consumer market, fear of Chinese cyber-espionage can be blamed for their inability to enter the commercial and governmental markets. [...]Read More »
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is teaming up with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to create the country’s new ”open and standardised operating system.”
The new version of Ubuntu, which is codenamed Kylin, will be completely tailored for the local needs of Chinese citizens. Baidu maps will be [...]Read More »
The United States has legal elbow room for American companies to pay “grease the wheel” type bribes to government officials in other countries. In other words, it is OK for American companies to pay bribes if a) bribes are a part of the culture in the country and b) if [...]Read More »
That’s gotta be iOS, right? If that image was all you had to go with, I wouldn’t blame you if you thought the copycats in China have managed to make a phone that looks just like the iPhone and runs a real version of iOS. But look a little closer [...]Read More »
Images of what appear to be an unannounced Samsung phone have been uploaded to Chinese forum 52 Samsung. The phone is reportedly being described as the “GT-I9502,” but what makes it interesting is that its specs line up perfectly with the impending Galaxy S 4.
The uploader of the [...]Read More »
We have seen plenty of accusations whirling around the interwebz blaming China for state-sponsored cyberattacks, the most significant being the report of US-based security firm Mandiant which detailes a specific unit in the Chinese military that is dedicated to cyberwar. Now China is hitting back at, claiming US-based hackers are [...]Read More »
If there’s one video that the Chinese government probably wants blocked by its Great Firewall, it’s this latest one that’s been making the rounds on the Internet today.
The video shows Chinese official Yan Linkun wrecking havoc in an airport in Kunming. Linkun and family reportedly missed their second flight [...]Read More »
Is China innocent? New reports claim cyber attacks on Facebook, Twitter, and Apple came from Eastern Europe
After recent cyber attacks on high-profile companies like Facebook, Twitter and then Apple, everyone seemed to be pointing fingers at China. But now reports have surfaced claiming that the attacks on those companies originated from Eastern Europe.
An Eastern European gang, that is determined to sell company secrets like research [...]Read More »
Cyberattacks on the US have been traced, and all signs point to the Chinese military and a single building in China [Report]
According to report by the BBC, the origins of the unusually numerous and high-profile attacks on US companies has been found. It is indeed coming from somewhere in China — Shanghai to be exact. But it doesn’t stop there.
According to Mandiant, a US-based cyber security firm, believes that there’s [...]Read More »
In the wake of (alleged) cyberwarfare by China, US president now has the power to order (preemptive) cyber attacks
According to a report by The New York Times, a secret White House legal review has granted the president of the United States the legal authority to order preemptive cyber attacks against a target (which can be a country), when there is credible evidence of a pending attack.
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An upcoming book co-authored by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen was previewed by The Wall Street Journal, and it looks like China’s reputation as of late isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The book is called The New Digital Age, and it says that China is the ”the [...]Read More »
Some may call it obvious but just having antivirus software installed isn’t going to help you much if hit by zero-day attacks. The New York Times had antivirus from Symantec (Norton) installed on the devices connected to their network, but that didn’t stop Chinese hackers from retrieving usernames and passwords [...]Read More »
The Chinese government banned video game consoles back in 2000 due to fears that it might negatively affect the mental and physical development of the Chinese youth. Gamers in the country have had to get their gaming fix through PC gaming, mobile games, and the black market, where video game [...]Read More »
Apple’s annual supplier audit, which is in its seventh year, has been released. According to the audit, underage workers were discovered in 11 factories, with 106 cases in total being investigated. However, one manufacturer in particular had excessive use of child labor and is getting the boot due. Guangdong Real [...]Read More »
What do you do when you have a nice six-figure salary and are given the opportunity to work from home? Well, outsource your entire job to China of course! Okay, maybe not. But that’s what one US worker did.
Working as a software developer (in his 40s) in the United [...]Read More »
First off, for you eagle-eyed viewers out there, I’m well aware that the photo is of a Japanese neighborhood — it just seemed to fit. Now that’s out of the way, a new policy in China is now requiring all new residences built near fiber optic connections to be wired [...]Read More »
When performing searches on Google’s Hong Kong-based site, Google warns users about potential censorship by displaying a message. The message would usually tell the user that searching for that particular term may “temporarily break your connection to Google” and that “This interruption is outside Google’s control,” due to the results [...]Read More »
Foxconn’s factories have long been criticized for poor working conditions, dragging its associated companies like Apple along with them. A New York Times report published a year ago detailed the poor conditions at Foxconn, and a follow-up report has revealed that things have improved since then.
In an effort to [...]Read More »
Real names on Facebook? That’s nothing. What about your real name tied to every account you use on the Internet, anonymous or not? That’s what Internet users in China might have to deal with if this new policy becomes official. A draft decision proposing a new “identity management” policy has [...]Read More »
When going on a trip to China, don’t expect to be able use sites like Facebook, Twitter or even YouTube — those sites are all blocked by the Chinese mainland’s so-called “Great Firewall,” which is designed to keep out content that may go against China’s policies. Foreigners and even residents, [...]Read More »
Extremely scary transparent glass walkway above Tianmen Mountain in China [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Here on dotTech, we may be afraid of heights (and by “we” I mean Ashraf) but we aren’t afraid of sharing photos that show the heights we scared of. Indeed, we have seen a flimsy looking path above a deep gorge in China. We have seen a glass balcony in [...]Read More »
Apple has announced that the iPhone 5′s weekend launch in China has resulted in two million units sold. This is despite initial reactions to the lines outside China’s Apple Stores being compared unfavorably to the iPhone 4S’s hysteric launch earlier this year.
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“Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has
According to the China Labor Watch, there were “definitely at least three underaged girls working for Samsung supplier HTNS Shenzen Co.” This follows prior allegations of child labor, and an audit that proved otherwise. Samsung is of course, again denying these claims.
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“We have confirmed that there are no underage
Hot on the heels of Apple’s announcement to bring some of its Mac production to the US, Foxconn has also announced plans to expand operations into North America.
There are numerous advantages to having production and assembly based in China, the most obvious being the lower cost of labor. Another [...]Read More »
One of the tidbits revealed by NBC’s TV interview of Apple CEO Tim Cook is actually a significant piece of news. There have been many complaints about Apple’s heavy reliance on Foxconn for its manufacturing, whether it’s because of the alleged poor working conditions in their factories in China or [...]Read More »
Seen Avatar, the movie? These mountains in China inspired the landscape in Avatar [Amazing Photo of the Day]
How many dotTechies have seen Avatar, the blockbuster hit that took the world by storm three years ago? I have. If you have too, then you probably remember the floating rock landscape/scenery in Avatar, most notably during the epic battle scenes towards the end. The following mountains in China are [...]Read More »
To say that Google’s Android phones are a hit in China might be understating it, with news from Analysys International surfacing that Android-equipped smartphones have surpassed the 90 percent mark in the crucial market of China. This is even higher than Android’s 75% global marketshare.
With that kind of dominance, [...]Read More »
In August 2011 Microsoft started an investigation into fake copies of Windows coming out of China. For this investigation, Microsoft employees bought 20 brand new PCs from various Chinese vendors and took them back to HQ to test for forfeit copies of Windows. All twenty machines were found to have [...]Read More »