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In what seems to be a tit-for-tat move, Chin has announced a ban on products from US chip maker, Micro. The reasons for this are vague with the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC) saying it is for National Security reasons. This move comes after the US has banned a couple of technology companies from China for the same reasons and as social time-wasting platform TikTok comes under greater scrutiny in possible preparation of a nationwide ban on the platform. Montana has already signed a ban into law although this ban might not bear the scrutiny of a Constitutional Review.

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Yesterday we reported that Apple had lost a big to toss out a patent suit aimed at their iPhone and iPad in China. This was quite a blow to the company that has made China its manufacturing home. Normally Apple can get its way when dealing with patents simply because of the mythology they have created.  However this has not always held up in China as we have seen multiple decisions go against Apple.

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China Mobile, the Chinese telecom operator which is owned by the state, recently launched its very own 4G mobile network throughout China.

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Friday, 06 December 2013 06:34

China bans Bitcoin

Alan Greenspan, former head of the FED, the US Federal Reserve and also the most influential financial institutions, called the recent rapid growth in the value of Bitcoin a speculative bubble. His word in the financial world have very great significance, and the People's Bank of China reacted immediately and banned banks that were carrying out transactions in that virtual currency.

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Apple was found guilty of infringing on the copyright of three Chinese authors by allowing their books to be purchased through iTunes. The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court found that Apple should have known the books were protected under copyright and not posted them. This was even more true considering that one of the plaintiffs, Mai Jia has works that have been on the Best Seller lists in China.

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Thursday, 04 April 2013 13:36

Chinese competition for Google Glass


Chinese search engine Baidu.com is working on a device that is worn like glasses called Baidu Eye, which reminds us of Google Glass. Looks like it was just a matter of time when we will start seeing something similar to Google’s praised product.

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Saturday, 23 March 2013 20:28

China will release their own OS based on Ubuntu

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In April this year, Kylin operating system will appear on the Chinese market, which is collaboration between the Chinese government organizations and Canonical. It represents a customized version of Ubuntu Linux for the Chinese market.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013 18:37

China leads the way in smartphones


It is expected that China will end this month with 246 million active "smart" mobile phones and tablets based on Android and iOS, while in the U.S. there will be around 230 million, according to the market research company Flurry. For comparison, in late January in the U.S. there was 222 million "smart" devices, while in China was 221 million, again according to Flurry.

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Over the past year or two we have watched as companies like Microsoft, Crytek, Ubisoft and others push their business model into the cloud. At the same time we have watched as the number of cyber-attacks and data breaches increase. These attacks have also increased in sophistication and in some cases have not been detected until after the breach has been made and data lost. Still companies try to make the claim that their services, out of all of the others, are secure. Simply put (as we have always said) there is no such thing as a secure service, operating system, network or anything else. If it is connected or even powered on it is in danger.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013 21:19

China looking to un-ban consoles


In China, for 12 years now, sales of consoles have been banned. According to local authorities, these devices are intended solely for entertainment and that is corrupting children's health, and therefore they are not desirable. [Ed – sounds like some of the politicians that are in the US…]

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