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Yikes. In the past few months, the threat of hacks originating from high-up sources in China has gone from essentially nothing to nearly weekly. Regardless of whether nefarious Internet acts were coming from China in the past, it has only recently become a mainstream issue. With the U.S. and Chinese governments trading blows and exchanging blame, a new Forbes report suggests that Chinese government hackers could be responsible for spreading Android malware. It sounds like something that could only happen in an HBO plot, but it's seemingly realm. A report released Monday by the Citizen Lab, shows... Read more...
This should be a clear indication of just why China has even opened Internet addiction clinics, shouldn't it?Chinese gamers spent USD 1.7 billion on online games in 2007, up 71 per cent from the prior year, according to market intelligence firm Niko Partners.The firm expects online revenue to reach USD 2.5 billion this year and USD 6 billion by 2012 - a 29 per cent compound annual growth rate for the five-year period."China's spending on games is up thanks to their booming economy," said Lisa Cosmas Hanson, managing partner of Niko Partners.It is interesting that the same report indicated that... Read more...
“IBM has licensed its next-generation technology for manufacturing processors to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., the largest Chinese chipmaker, the companies said Wednesday. The partnership spotlights the growing technical abilities in China, a country that's already a manufacturing powerhouse for lower-tech products. Terms of the IBM deal weren't disclosed.”Acquiring 45nm technology could very well be the first step in China's eventual entry into the mainstream CPU arena.  There are already numerous home-grown chips being developed and even manufactured in China, but it would... Read more...
China has been instituting controls to prevent marathon gaming sessions like this, but apparently they aren't secure enough. A Chinese man dropped dead after playing Internet games for three consecutive days, state media said on Monday as China seeks to wean Internet addicts offline. The man from the southern boomtown of Guangzhou, aged about 30, died on Saturday after being rushed to the hospital from the Internet cafe, local authorities were quoted by the Beijing News as saying. "Police have ruled out the possibility of suicide," the... Read more...
While most of the world associates China with being on planning & execution end of intellectual property theft and scams/viruses that attempt to steal private/sensitive personal data from infected machines, it seems that one university student is going to attempt to flip the tables on the American software giant Microsoft by accusing them of violating his privacy.A court case filed by disgruntled OS purchaser, Lu Feng, describes Windows XP's gathering and transmission of personal data (along with relevant WGA/hardware data) to Microsoft as a breach of his privacy.  Lu contends that by forcing... Read more...
Waterloo-based Research In Motion Ltd. has recently penetrated the Chinese market after a grueling eight-year effort. Last month, the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry gave RIM a pass to sell its handsets in China. According to a manager at RIM’s Beijing office, the company plans to launch the 8700g in Chinese shops at the end of August. The company has received about 5,000 pre-orders for the 8700g, mostly from foreign multinationals with operations in China and from local corporate customers. Moreover, reports say that RIM is even considering the production of devices in China itself. In... Read more...