A few weeks back a US House of Representatives intelligence panel report basically accused two Chinese technology companies – ZTE and – as being threats to the US’ security. The allegations were made because of these two companies’ ties with the Chinese government. The report further stated that US companies should refrain from doing business with these two firms. [Read more…]
Is paranoia starting to set in the American political landscape?
According to a report made by the House of Representatives’ intelligence panel that is reportedly going to be released this coming Friday, concern has been raised regarding the Huawei and ZTE, two of the largest telecommunications manufacturers in the world. The concern is with regards to the two companies’ alleged ties to the Chinese military and government. The report states that China can use telecommunication companies for “malicious purposes.” [Read more…]
Chinese electronics manufacturers are known in the west not so much for their own products for the fact that they are usually used as OEM companies by more established companies from the west. But this close relationship with the giant electronics companies only means that technology transfer happens and these companies benefit from the relationship.
Two companies that are getting a lot of benefits from its role as an OEM are both ZTE and Huawei. These two companies are actually extremely huge and successful companies from the east that are rarely known outside of the region. But both companies have a desire to enter the western market and they are going to do it this year. [Read more…]
Through the strength of our cloud-based security and abuse detection systems*, we recently uncovered a campaign to collect user passwords, likely through phishing. This campaign, which appears to originate from Jinan, China, affected what seem to be the personal Gmail accounts of hundreds of users including, among others, senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (predominantly South Korea), military personnel and journalists.Â (Official Google Blog)
Although Google isn’t directly accusing the People’s Republic orchestratingÂ these attacks, they did note how unusual it was for those engaged in Phisihing campaigns to target specific users instead of going after the general audience.
Google thwarted the Phishing campaign and is encouraging everyone to utilize their 2-step verification feature to prevent similar attacks in the future.
Note: Is it me, or does it seem like China is either instigating or turning a blind eye when it comes to these types of attacks?
The ongoing riot in Tibet displays Chinaâ€™s Internet censorship prowess at its finest. Other countries pay attention and jot down notes. It turned out blocking YouTube and Google News is just an initial salvo.
BusinessWeek reports the Chinese government has banned journalists and tourist from entering Tibet to control the flow of information. To make matters really worse, there is a stricter measure implemented over the Internet.
All comments in different blog-hosting companies are filtered to be consistent with the news release from state-controlled media companies including China Central Television and Xinhua News Agency.
Even popular search engines like Baidu, Yahoo! China and MSN China are playing safe to avoid suffering the same fate as Google News. These leading sites only add news coming from state-owned media companies.
It goes to show how China is obsessively compulsive when it comes to suppressing freedom of speech and flow of information. However, it should not underestimate the power of the frustrated online mob for it has the power bypass all these controls.
Itâ€™s inevitable. Reuters reported that Beijing-based research firm BDA claims China has outpaced US as the worldâ€™s biggest Internet market in terms of its users.
However, these are all based on projections and not on actual count. Based on data from China Internet Network Information Center, Internet users in the Great Firewall of China reached 210 million in 2007. Nielsen/NetRatings, on the other hand, records that US Internet population totaled 216 million in the same period.
Analyst Bin Liu said that if you simply assume the growth rates of both markets will remain the same as in 2007, you can easily conclude China is now ahead of US. Though China will certainly outpace US, this projection fails to factor in market trends shaping this industry in both countries and simply assumes all things to be equal.