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China is Banning Windows(software) but also need to ban US hardwares   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-5-26 22:55:09 |Display all floors
BigWang Post time: 2014-5-26 22:53
there still risks remaining. The cancer not cured yet.

What risks? The risk of using a sub standard product?

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Post time 2014-5-26 23:17:49 |Display all floors
Yep, one step closer to total control of the Chinese user.
Every home grown software comes with the "Green Wall" - software which cannot be uninstalled by the user.

Regards from NSA (I am pretty sure China can do even better than they)

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Post time 2014-5-26 23:37:55 |Display all floors
China to ditch US consulting firms over suspected espionage

May 26, 2014

State-owned Chinese companies will cease to work with US consulting companies like McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group over fears they are spying on behalf of the US government.

US consulting companies McKinsey, BCG, Bain & Company, and Strategy&, formerly Booz & Co., will all be snubbed by state-owned Chinese companies, the Financial Times reported, citing sources close to senior Chinese leaders.

“The top leadership has proposed setting up a team of Chinese domestic consultants who are particularly focused on information systems in order to seize back this power from the foreign companies,” a senior policy adviser to the Chinese leadership was quoted by the FT as saying.

“Right now the foreigners use their consulting companies to find out everything they want about our state companies,” the adviser said.

McKinsey is the largest global consulting group operating in China, and about one-third of clients are state-owned enterprises. McKinsey has 650 employees in China.

Last Thursday China announced that all foreign companies would have to undergo a new security test. Any company, product or service that fails will be banned from China. The inspection will be conducted across all sectors - communications, finance, and energy.

China has already banned Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system from government computers, according to Chinese state media agency Xinhua.

“Under President Xi Jinping, technology and implementation will look to be converging, so foreign tech firms should be very worried about their prospects,” Bill Bishop, an independent consultant based in Beijing, told the FT.

Chinese officials have said that government ministries, companies, universities, and telecoms networks are victims of US hacking, and will try to avoid using US technology in order to protect “public interest”.

The dictate follows the US Justice Department’s indictment of five Chinese military officers it suspects of committing cyber crimes against a number of major US companies, including US Steel, Westinghouse and Alcoa. The US accused the army officers of stealing trade secrets and even published their photos.

Beijing responded by calling the US a ‘robber playing cop’, and more recently said the US is a “mincing rascal” and involved in “high-level hooliganism”.

The US-China fallout came after revelations made by NSA contractor Edward Snowden that the US uses economic cyber espionage to spy on international competitors, including China.

The dispute is only the latest setback in relations between the world’s two largest economies. Issues like Ukraine, Syria, and North Korea have been divisive topics between the two superpowers.

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Post time 2014-5-26 23:41:25 |Display all floors
BigWang Post time: 2014-5-26 23:25
risk of being hacked which is 100 Times worst than sub standard.
Just like your wife cheating on yo ...

As usual you can not answer questions sensibly and ave to resort to childish insults.

Maybe you should mature a little before posting more, that way you may be taken seriously.

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Post time 2014-5-26 23:46:38 |Display all floors
Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft push back on surveillance gag orders

May 24, 2014

A number of large tech companies are pushing back against US government orders that they not disclose the number of data requests made as part of ongoing investigations, according to court documents unsealed on Friday.

The government gag orders are related to US intel requests to turn over information deemed of interest to national security, the details of which became public through leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden beginning last year.

The so-called “national security letters” forbid tech companies from disclosing information regarding the intel requests. The Snowden leaks made waves among a number of Silicon Valley heavyweights upon their publication, as they implied to critics that private customer data was ripe for the taking.

Documents filed in April with the 9th Circuit Court in California now reveal that Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft have all mounted legal challenges to the government’s gag orders, arguing that they infringe on their First Amendment rights as a form of prior restraint, reports the Washington Post.

According to the newly unsealed legal records, the tech companies are pushing for the privilege to disclose “more detailed aggregate statistics about the volume, scope and type of [national security letters] that the government uses to demand information about their users.”

All of the tech companies in question suffered a public relations headache when the NSA’s data requests became public knowledge, and it now appears that they are moving to disclose a greater scope of information to customers in a bid for transparency.

Posting on its blog on Friday, Microsoft noted the unsealed court information as a “new success in protecting customer rights,” pointing to the company’s challenge of the national security letter to protect its “longstanding policy of notifying enterprise customers if a government requests their data.”

“The government attempts to sidestep the serious First Amendment issues raised in this case by arguing that there is no First Amendment right to disclose information gained from participation in a secret government investigation," the companies said in their court filing. "That is incorrect."

Yahoo has said that it intends to push further against the gag orders. "The U.S. Government should allow Yahoo and other tech companies to disclose more about the volume, scope and type of National Security Letters (NSLs) they receive."

Google echoed the same sentiments to the Post. "We hope the court recognizes how damaging it can be when laws prevent companies from being open about government actions that can infringe on civil liberties.”

Beyond pushing back against non-disclosure of data requests, tech companies have also been responding to further NSA intrusion into their proprietary technology. Microsoft, for example, announced that it will be rolling out expanded encryption across its services, along with reinforced legal protections for customer data.

Along with greater levels of encryption, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo say they are striving to provide better transparency reports to customers. The latest unsealed court documents appear to suggest that Silicon Valley is striving to strike a balance between its cooperation with government requests and the appearance that they are complicit in unfettered data collection.

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Post time 2014-5-27 12:32:10 |Display all floors
Bans and trade barriers go both ways. Every action has a reaction.

But maybe you didn't think so far ahead?

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